Keola Naka'ahiki Rapozo

Name
Keola Naka'ahiki Rapozo
AKA
CAKEZINNI
Favorite place in Hawaii?
Any place from mauka to makai as long as the soil is Hawaiian (20.182473,-157.675781)
One thing you can't live without?
My family
What are you doing when you aren't working?
Golfing!! Haha
Favorite FITTED hat?
Kala
What inspires you?
Hawaiian Culture / our people / the struggle / music / movies / books / architecture / art / design / technology / my son!!

TO HONOR A KING

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Kamehameha day started in 1871 by Lot Kapuāiwa (Kamehameha Ilima), the great grandson of Kamehameha Ekahi; the great warrior who unified our pa’aina under one la’hui, one vision with peace and justice. Every year we have parades full of Paʻu riders, performers, lei, and other ceremonial regalia. Although through the years the parade lost some of its mana, no longer are anyone riding on horses. These days, we travel in other horses like Ford Mustangs and 18 wheeler flatbeds. Still, each and everyone in the parade is beaming with pride because to be apart of this nation of Kanaka is special… extremely special.

I packed up Banks and set up in front of the Kings Guard tent where some friends were taking care of their kuleana and keeping a watchful eye on the statue. Mahalo to ʻIokapo’o and the entire Kingdom of Hawaii Guards for the Aloha!

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SHOOT THE CRUISE

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I love most things vintage; the stories and craft of mid-century pieces gets me flowing. Cars, archeticture, furniture, & household items to name a few are things built with the idea of function & form harmoniously weaved together. Watching this video makes me yearn for an open road jaunt in the vintage. For me it’s windows down, sunroof cracked hearing the tires on the road and the exhaust roaring. That’s a great time in my book. I wish we had more roads and longer destinations in the islands, but nevertheless it isn’t too bad to arrive at the beach with a cooler full!

RONIN-ESQUE

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

THE HUNDREDS IN HAWAIʻI

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

SEATED: MAXIMO RIERA’S TOAD SEAT

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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Designer Maximo Riera, the same designer who created this Octopus chair is back once again with another eclectic chair design: The Toad Seat. Created out of tufted matte, this chair is a guaranteed head turner and conversation piece.

SEATED: HERMAN MILLER PLYWOOD SHELL CHAIR

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

wood-chair

Read about this painstakingly made chair here.

TARRUS WHO DA CROWN FIT

Monday, October 15th, 2012

E HOʻOKANAKA

Friday, October 12th, 2012

KRINK x MODERNICA

Friday, September 21st, 2012

SORRY IS A SORRY WORD

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012