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A Hawaiian Bungalow Resort Reopens on the Big Island

A Hawaiian Bungalow Resort Reopens on the Big Island

In 2016, the Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson initiated the Loewe Craft Prize, an open call competition for artisans and makers to submit one-of-a-kind works in the applied arts, awarding 50,000 euros to its winner. To announce the recipient of this year’s prize, the Spanish fashion house’s Loewe Foundation hosted a ceremony at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens, on May 16. The jury consisted of experts in the field of design, including the ceramist Magdalene Odundo; Abraham Thomas, the curator of modern architecture, design and decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and last year’s winner, the fiber artist Dahye Jeong.

The panel narrowed its selection to 30 works representing artists from 16 countries. Among them: Dominique Zinkpè from Benin submitted an assemblage of wooden statuettes carved from an old canoe; Giorgi Danibegashvili from Georgia made a sculpture out of paper and silk fibers; and Maina Devi from India used an ancient Rajasthani carpet-making technique employing over 200,000 asymmetrical Persian knots to make a sheep’s wool-and-bamboo-silk rug, which, said Thomas, “looked like a digitally printed textile.” Of the three works by artists from the United States, one was a basket made by the New York City- and Tucson-based studio Aranda/Lasch in collaboration with Terrol Dew Johnson, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who used materials like bear grass, yucca and creosote bush gathered from Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. All the entrants employed traditional techniques while making work that appears wholly contemporary. Ultimately, the top prize went to the Japanese artist Eriko Inazaki, whose “Metanoia” sculpture consists of hundreds of tiny ceramic pieces affixed to a clay core, creating, according to the show’s organizers, “a sense of bursting, radiant energy across the work’s surface, evoking a symphony.” All 30 pieces will be on view in Isamu Noguchi’s studio — marking the first time that the space has been opened for a public exhibition — until June 18.

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Twelve years after a tsunami devastated Kona Village on the Big Island of Hawaii, the resort long known for its castaway aesthetic and oceanside thatched cottages (Steve Jobs was one of its last guests) is reopening under Rosewood Hotels & Resort’s stewardship this summer. When Kona Village debuted in 1965, it was…

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