Magazine B – Issue 91 (Hawaii)

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Magazine B Issue 91 (Hawaii) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Thinking about an island evokes a strange sense of nostalgia. An island is a place we feel we ought to return to someday, even if we are not from an island. And everyone, at some point, has imagined this idea of “going back” to an island. This imagination can become a driving force in our lives when we need to have a vague feeling that we have somewhere to go back to. The fantasy is kind of a last bastion. That almost primal desire to go to an island, if not motivated by the need to escape the confines of civilization, speaks to our instinctual desire to want to recover our natural state as human beings.

After covering a series of places, including Bangkok, Bali, and Copenhagen, B introduces Hawaii, the world’s most famous archipelago. Many symbols have come to represent the ideal image of Hawaii, too: volcanoes, palm trees, rainbows, Waikiki Beach, the greeting “aloha,” hula, leis, and Hawaiian shirts. For better or worse, tourists consume Hawaii like merchandise rather than a culturally rich region. Before the pandemic, Hawaii was visited by 10 million tourists every year—almost seven-fold its resident population. It was seemingly the place of dreams for everyone in the world, so much so that some began to depreciate it by calling it “cliché” or “stereotypical.”

I admit that I also saw Hawaii as nothing more than a predictable, run-of-the-mill beach vacation destination. But people around me began to talk about why they like Hawaii so much, each citing different reasons, and I became increasingly interested in this elusive paradise on Earth. From people who went to the islands on their honeymoon, people who visit each year for surfing and other activities, and people who moved to Hawaii for a second chance in life to others who flocked there for revitalization, Hawaii seemed to be a place where diverse lives, cultures, and natural environments coexist beautifully. In other words, Hawaii has many faces,, and none are subordinate to or dominant over one another. In an email interview with B, one Hawaii-based photographer said something that clearly summed up the islands’ spirit: “It’s hard to define where my home or my place is. That’s because, although I live in Hawaii, the blood running through my veins is not Hawaiian. So, I prefer to call myself a traveler. I think everyone is a temporary visitor to the Earth.”

Amazingly enough, the different interviewees B met over 10 days in Hawaii all treated their homes and work with a “traveler’s spirit.” Rather than focusing on possessions, they tend to preserve Hawaii’s legacy as a lifestyle choice to hand it down to the next generation. Whether it is architectural styles of the 1950s through the 1970s, street food, or music that is deeply imbued with a Hawaiian flair, everything seems to be respected as being a part of Hawaii and a part of nature. Therefore, anything representing the islands is simple and natural, even if it is a bit unrefined or imperfect. That Hawaiian optimism may come from the traveler’s spirit, and in today’s world that is full of reasons to feel anxious, we all need this spirit.

Eunsung Park—Content & Editorial Director

Discover Magazine B – Issue 91 (Hawaii).

Magazine B is an ad-less monthly publication that introduces one well-balanced brand unearthed from around the globe in each issue. Between its covers, Magazine B not only shares untold stories behind the brand but also its sentiment and culture that any readers interested in brand marketing and management can leaf through with ease. Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. Magazine B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.

Magazine B dedicates each issue to the story of one specific brand, which is one of the well-balanced brands that JOH. discovers from around the world based on four standards: beauty, practicality, price, and philosophy. And each issue is packed with B’s unique insights and in-depth analysis. Magazine B will continue to search brands that it pursues to introduce cover-to-cover, such as Swiss recycled bag manufacturer Freitag and Japanese camping gear maker Snow Peak.

Content

02 INTRO

08 EDITOR’S LETTER

14 MATSUMOTO SHAVE ICE
A historic shop in Old Town Hale‘iwa, O‘ahu, that makes Hawaii’s iconic dessert

22 BAILEY’S ANTIQUES & ALOHA SHIRTS
A mecca of aloha shirts that attracts vintage collectors from around the world

28 MOANA SURFRIDER, A WESTIN RESORT & SPA, WAIKIKI BEACH
Waikiki Beach’s first-ever hotel with a storied history

38 THE MONIZ FAMILY
A grand surfing family in Hawaii that operates their namesake surfing school on Waikiki Beach

44 PETER MERRIMAN
A renowned chef who has led a renaissance of traditional Hawaiian cuisine

50 KĀKO‘O ‘ŌIWI
A nonprofit farm that employs traditional farming techniques to restore the destroyed ecosystem

58 KŌ HANA DISTILLERS
A distillery that crafts locally harvested Hawaiian sugarcane juice into Hawaiian rum

68 LYON ARBORETUM
An arboretum that protects indigenous and threatened species to preserve biodiversity
84 HAKU MAUI
Lei maker Britney Texeira’s lei shop enhances the meaning of the flower wreath, which is an everyday object for the Hawaiian people

92 THE LILJESTRAND HOUSE
A residential space designed by late Vladimir Ossipoff, an important figure in the history of modern Hawaiian architecture

98 OSSIPOFF’S CABIN
A small cabin in Wai‘anae Range that architect Vladimir Ossipoff designed for himself

106 JACQUELINE & IAN
Jacqueline Davey and Ian Eichelberger lead a leisurely life in a mid-century modern house resembling a peaceful hiding place

112 IIAD & KENDALL
Iiad Mamikunian and Kendall Carroll enjoy a life focused on family, nature, and relaxation in their house with a view of sandstone cliffs and the sea

118 ZOOMING IN ON THE ISLANDS
Interesting facts about the Hawaiian Islands

138 OMIYAGE
A way of remembering Hawaii

148 HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
The airline is at the forefront of branding the tourism industry in Hawaii

154 Hawaii STATE ART MUSEUM
The museum is a center for the local community through contemporary Hawaiian art

162 KALANI KA‘ANĀ‘ANĀ
The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s chief brand officer guides the state’s tourism industry with the spirit of mālama

168 MAELIA LOEBENSTEIN CARTER
The Kumu Hula, or hula master, follows a family tradition to carry on the traditional Hawaiian dance

174 KAKA‘AKO
An introduction to Kaka‘ako, a neighborhood in Honolulu that is considered an exemplary urban regeneration project and now leads change across local communities, and its three representative brands

186 MITCHELL KUGA
The fourth-generation Japanese American writer and journalist writes about diverse lives in Hawaii

190 TY MCLAREN
A cofounder of Koa and a Hawaii local who launched a skin care brand based on the spirit of self-care

194 DANE NAKAMA
This artist presents art inspired by
what he experienced as a child of a multicultural family through various media

198 CHINATOWN
Chinatown, the center of Hawaii’s reviving art and culture, and its community hub Bās Bookshop

206 Hawaii NO KA ‘OI
A Honolulu-based music channel that broadcasts popular oldies that left a mark on the music scene of Hawaii

210 ALOHA GOT SOUL
A record label and vinyl shop that discovers soulful and sincere Hawaii- based musicians

216 PEOPLE FROM Hawaii
Scenes of Hawaii as seen through the lenses of three photographers and the stories behind the photos

224 SOUL FROM Hawaii
Five commercial spaces around the globe that spread the unique energy of Hawaii in faraway places

230 OUTRO

Details: Magazine B – Issue 91 (Hawaii)

240 x 170 mm, 192 pages

Published by Magazine B
Manufactured in South Korea
Available in English
Reading situation Beach · Coffee Shop · Home · Mountain hut · Travelling
Article No. bfmagazineb0091
Weight 560 g
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 2 cm

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