Honolulu Magazine - August 2006

Beautiful Imperfection

When you’re building a $6 million dream home overlooking Kaneohe Bay, it is possible to make things too perfect. These homeowners avoided an overwhelming mansion by roughing things up alittle.

Koa Canoe Blessing

Kahu Kordell Kekoa blesses the recently rebuilt Moloka‘i. After five years of waiting, more than 100 members of the KOA KAI CANOE CLUB gathered at Ke‘ehi Lagoon on July 1 to celebrate the completion of their first Hawaiian koa canoe.…

Letters - August

Letters to the Editor may be e-mailed to: letters_honmag@pacificbasin.net, faxed: 537-6455 or sent to: Honolulu Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI, 96813. “The Music Issue,” June 2006 Our annual music issue focused this time on the “other side”…

How to Cook Washoku

Washoku is a Japanese philosophy that offers a harmonious approach to food in daily life and describes the food produced with this mindset. Elizabeth Andoh has traveled to 27 cities over the past eight months to teach washoku, and, on…

Clipping Service

In the July 3 article “More venues offer diners a taste of Hawai‘i, close by,” San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Vanessa Hua explores the Bay Area’s booming plate lunch business. Warm island breezes are rare around San Francisco Bay, but…

Score a Deal in Waikiki

A “modern 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom villa” in Waikiki can be yours for just $222,799! Your commute is less pleasant than the price tag, however—this Waikiki is a housing development near Perth in Western Australia. The name was adopted by developers in…

By the Numbers

WHERE WE GO AFTER WE DIE 1:1 Ratio of cremations to burials in Hawai‘i in 1980. 2:1 Ratio of cremations to burials in Hawai‘i in 2003. COMMUTING 32.5 Number of miles the average driver in Honolulu clocks daily. 65.2 Number…

A Fresh Look

Koi Ozu turns ordinary items into funky art for the Honolulu Academy of Art’s Showcase 2006.

A Mighty Wind

Maui is on the cutting edge of energy production with a new wind farm—so why isn’t everyone happy?