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12 stories in this Storyboard
    String Revival: The Man Helping Hawai‘i’s Instruments Sing Again

    String Revival: The Man Helping Hawai‘i’s Instruments Sing Again

    In the studio of a Kailua luthier, vintage string instruments awaiting restoration hold charming songs and hidden stories.

    Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    Multi-media artist Tom Sewell sees art where others see decay. In one of his most ambitious installations, he repurposed massive metal plates discarded by Maui’s last sugar mill and assembled them into large-scale sculptures that are sprinkled across his 17-acre estate in Ha‘ikū.

    Enclothed Cognition

    Enclothed Cognition

    The drape of a kīhei. A family heirloom handed down. A body-hugging dress. In the following portraits, we gathered people from all walks of life and disciplines to look at the diverse array of garments that most empower them.

    Shape Shifter

    Shape Shifter

    Arthur “Toots” Anchinges takes off on a wave. The cacophony of surfers pauses for a moment to watch as Toots, in retro boardshorts that hit mid-thigh, channels the 1950s Waikīkī Beach Boys’ hot-dogging style.

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