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North Shore 2

April 19th, 2014

I Want My North Shore 2 from I Want My North Shore 2 on Vimeo.


Yancy Medeiros prepares for UFC 172

April 19th, 2014

Yancy Medeiros comes from the humbles shores of Makaha on the Westside of Oahu. Yancy is a part of a strong group of fighters representing Hawaii in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Be sure to tune in on April 26th as he takes on Joe Ellenberger in Balitimore, Maryland in UFC 172.

Batman vs Superman Trailer

April 18th, 2014

Pretty dope Fan made trailer

Wood Prints by Bryan Nash Gill.

April 17th, 2014

Bryan Nash Gill’s photo-realistic large scale prints from the cross-sections of trees are stunning. Through relief printing and a laborious rubbing technique, Gill translates the actual scale (some prints being over 4 feet wide), texture and pattern of the wood grain onto paper. Each detail is delicately imprinted, forming an intimate map of tree rings, not only revealing the age of the tree, but the unique cracks and insect holes are a document of each specimen’s life. Unfortunately, Gill passed away last year.


Bacardi Pool Party is back on May 26 at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

April 17th, 2014

Bacardi Pool Party Teaser 2014 from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo.

Okay, this is for real the official “New Day” by Kimie video…

April 16th, 2014

#Olukai #Holomua #Hawaii

April 15th, 2014

The Holomua is OluKai’s most technical slipper yet. Holomua is the top of the line water ready sport slipper built for anything: sand, water, trails, reefs and rocks. The design was informed by, field tested, and approved in partnership with the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association.

I’ll be honest, I thought the metal buckle on the strap was a bottle opener. If you’ve ever had to run in slippers, you know how genius that design feature is.

Clubbing with Creditor

April 14th, 2014

Shake and the Creditor hit the town.

Fix Your Back!

April 14th, 2014

Okay, I’m not going to lie. I have a Diablo III Demon Hunter that has like a hundred something Paragon levels. In short, I’ve dedicated too many hours to a computer chair. Don’t judge me. I know you guys are just looking at cats on Tumblr, online shopping, and binge watching entire seasons of television shows on Netflix.

Lifehacker posted a short video with a simple exercise that can be done to alleviate some of the aches and pains associated with spending so much time at your computer. The exercise is pretty simple and both strengthens and stretches in order to keep your body aligned for all that XPing and loling you need to take care of this week.

[via Lifehacker]

TRACK[S] OF THE WEEK w/ Nicole Naone

April 14th, 2014

Nicole Naone is one of the most productive artists I know. You’ve seen our coverage on her in our print issue, and Naone is already showcasing more of her work at the Honolulu Museum of Art School at the CONTACT exhibition. Naone’s work always exudes intricacy, highlighting her attention to detail and the planning she dedicates to conceptualization. We wanted to find out what tunes were fueling her art as she prepared for the CONTACT exhibition so I bugged her on a Sunday morning.

Landon: Can I do a short interview on you for the Contrast Blog?
Nicole: Can. Gemini. Meat: rare. AB-.

What have you been listening to all week?
“Ballad of Keawaiki” by the Peter Moon Band. It’s the jam. It sounds like a sunset. It sounds like salt smells. Also, “Let It Go” from the Frozen soundtrack and “PDA” by John Legend. It’s been a weird week.

The Frozen soundtrack?
Yeah. Ask your sister, she’ll know what’s up.

She probably does.
Oh also, “Tangerine Speedo” by Caviar. That’s been on repeat. It’s the only song I like on a mixed CD I found from the eighth grade. That one’s just in my car because I still have a CD player. Can I only pick one?

Uhh, I’ll probably just include all of these and also write about your indecisiveness, haha. Fuck it. First thing you feel.
Haha, can. One of my all time favorite songs is “Indifference” by Pepe Delux. Oh, there’s “Guillotine” by Death Grips, that’s what I sanded to with my last piece thats showing now.

Such an interesting mix so far.
What am I saying!? Ambrosia. Dude. That’s been on serious repeat. I can’t believe that wasn’t what popped into my head first. “How Much I Feel” definitely got played the most this week.

So there it is. Naone dropped an entire playlist for all of you this week. Be sure to check Nicole’s exhibition out at the Honolulu Museum of Art showing until April 21st.

Peter Moon Band: Ballad of Keawaiki [via youtube]
Frozen Soundtrack: Let It Go [via youtube]
John Legend: PDA (We Just Don’t Care) [via youtube]
Caviar: Tangerine Speedo [via youtube]
Pepe Deluxe: Indifference [via youtube]
Death Grips: Guillotine [via youtube]
Ambrosia: How Much I Feel [via youtube]