Dog Eaters

another person preps for the apocalypse

Posted on 06.28.12 under Uncategorized

Deepwater troughs at Aquaponics No Ka Oi, run by Larry and Patty Yonashiro in Kahului, Maui.

Beneath the mango tree, the Yonashiros keep egg-laying chickens.

Larry prepares to provide us with some tilapia.

And there it is! The protein portion of our dinner.

Slack Key Fest

Posted on 06.25.12 under Uncategorized

An all afternoon free slack key festival. Hosted and sponsored by Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This is the 20th anniversary.

Junko, Kaui, and Staci dance as Namaka and Ella sing. It was quite moving as their father, Pekelo Cosmo’s name was invoked. There were tears in the crowd. Pekelo, who died last year, mentored Ikaika Brown (wearing sunglasses). Namaka and Ella’s voices were sweet as angels

Ikaika is in the center

It was _______ at first sight.

Makana! This guy really rocks a slack key guitar. He can play with 100 different tunings — just like Gabby, he said…

Tea Ceremony at Anekona

Posted on 06.22.12 under Uncategorized

Shoichi Ishizaki is the master.

Hokulani Holt is the kumu. Junko Wong is the sensei.

Makiko Miyata is the tea assistant.

Another day in __________…

Posted on 06.20.12 under Uncategorized

If I had boots, I’d be walking. Not sitting…

Or go bananas.

Returned from the sea!

Kenzo Minami schools Microsoft Japan

Posted on 06.17.12 under Kenzo Minami

Ebisu Yamanote Line Platform.

New line of designer “mice,” commissioned by Microsoft. More and more hardware coming out from Microsoft. Whose niche will they invade?

We’ve come a long way, baby…

Early Kenzo work.

And it was an intellectual talk by Kenzo. Not just show and tell…

Kenzo’s Dunnys are in the permanent collection of the MOMA, NY.

A design blogger records for digital posterity.
Note: that is not a Window tablet. That’s a, um, you know. The original. Made by _______.

She’s been “Kenzoed.”

Mayumi Inoha, new CWC illustrator.

“That’s a lovely scarf you’re wearing. Oh, it’s my design?”

Hiding behind a skirt.

A picture is worth a thousand dollars, yen, pounds sterling. Oh, right… A thousand words…

The interior design sense of Microsoft Japan.

Part of the Shinagawa corporate sprawl.

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