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!!

IS SOCIAL CHANGE THE NEW BLACK?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Billions in Change

Personally the idea of constant learning motivates me. Most importantly learning about myself and how I can be better for my Family and the people around me. Outside of that I am incredibly inspired by passion. Plain and simple passion for anything rules my thoughts. I cannot imagine my world without it. So I dig and dig and dig and dig, keeping my piko ī open for anything that comes across my antenna. Today a good friend of mine introduced me to Manoj Bharagav’s story. He is the creator of the 5hr energy drink. Now you may think “Oh that guy!” as did I previously. I have seen his story pop up in my daily before but never took the dive to actually learn about what this man is doing. In my head I come up with my own solutions to social change with my limited knowledge, usually referring to our ancestors and the simple technique of an Ahupuʻa. Or other various simple solutions for pre-contact society, again with my limited knowledge. So after taking the dive, I am even more inspired. Here is a guy that is worth 4 billion dollars and is giving away 99% of it for social change. Health / water / energy and even some for free. Although this is such a novel idea and most countries including ours will most likely find ways to sanction this. I think that the mere passion aspect is inspiring, but add the ideas, execution and ultimate goal. I think this could possibly be one of those moments in time were we can then reference (as an ahupuʻaʻa-esque idea) as a seismic shift in dealing with ideas about social change. It’s not political in nature, it’s more outlaw if anything. You can create your own opinion on what the new black is but what needs to be discussed is the need for solutions for real time issues.

Mahalo

ANGLES – IKE DAILY

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I have always said we need to position our self in places that we can snipe from angles. This is one of those angles! Pololei e Janet, Thank you for pushing yourself and creating a career that you continue to change perspectives! One thing to note, Janet clarifies her closing statement of video piece here in her editorial:

“**This has been updated to clarify my intended focus of this editorial, which has been Hollywood and mainstream media. The video piece is titled “Hollywood’s appropriation of Hawaiian culture” which is addressing an entire system that more often than not silences Native voices, rather truly includes Native voices. I am also aware that though I am centering Native Hawaiian/Kanaka Maoli voices, I do not wish to erase the presence of the people *of* Hawaii, who may not be Native, but who have contributed to local Hawaii culture which also embraces the concept of Aloha.”

IKE DAILY

Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo

PLATE LUNCH, NO GRAVY

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Been enjoying what the Kaplan boys are about since Rod Chmolack first brought them to the warehouse a couple of years ago. These guys carry some serious passion to life when it comes to their brand which is what we love and respect about them. Here is a quick launch video of what makes them who they are! Keep doing what you love boys!! enjoy…

Plate Lunch from Plate Lunch on Vimeo.

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