Author: Photography by Olivier Koning

Honolulu's Best Architecture

Buildings define the personality of a city, even in Honolulu, where the natural environment outshines our built one. Which buildings define Honolulu?

Japanese Kaiseki in Honolulu

Kaiseki: Now and Zen: The evolution of an austere diet of Zen monks into contemporary dining experiences at Nanzan Giro Giro, Hakkei and Wada.

The Tiki Tribe

With mugs, statues, songs and fashion, these kamaaina are carrying the kitschy, tacky, tiki torch.

The Bed and Breakfast Battle in Hawaii

A new city bill purports to solve the simmering issue, but it still won’t be enough. The real problem? The city can’t enforce the current law. We tell you why.

Hawaii's Public Art

On the Hunt: See the city with fresh eyes via this article, an artistic scavenger hunt of Honolulu’s best public art.

Hot Pots in Honolulu Restaurants

What’s trendy in Honolulu restaurants? A commonly found, Asian family meal with a thousand-year history. Here’s why it seems so new.

The World of Towing in Hawaii

Tow This: It’s a necessary part of city life, but it’s also one of the most hated. A look into the rough-and-tumble world of towing.

63 Merchant Reborn

After being covered up in plaster for decades, one of Honolulu’s most historic buildings gets a dramatic new look.

Poke: Past and Present

For locals, few things say “home” as much as poke. Here’s the story of the evolution of this quintessential Hawaii food.

Car Crazy in Honolulu

We may hate to commute in Honolulu, but we love our cars. Meet some of the everyday Honoluluans who race, collect and adore their automobiles.

Photo Essay: Machine Age

About 22,000 Hawaii people work in factories and plants the rest of us never see, set off in industrial parks, tucked behind bland walls. Here are six places where the artistry of machinery is revealed.

Builder’s Delight

Kawika Dowsett builds luxury homes for a living. But when it came time to create a place of his own, he went for simple, open and Island-style.

On Stage

Does Honolulu want another big-league restaurant? Thomas Sorensen is betting $3 million it does.