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Lifestyle magazine 'Contrast'

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With the diverse mix of cultures here in Hawaiʻi, it's easy to see how our melting-pot of an island home could produce the creative trends and solutions to take us into the next decade. A group of young entrepreneurs have turned this idea into a high-quality lifestyle magazine called Contrast. Amy has more.

We met up with the Contrast crew at Fresh Café in Kakaʻako while they wrapped up their latest issue on travel.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. Ua launa aku nei me ko Contrast ma Fresh Café ma Kakaʻako iâ lâkou e hoʻopaʻa pono ana i ka pûkanahou i pili i ka huakaʻi.

I think there's going to be a great mix of various locations and people that everyone's going to be able to identify with. They all contrast each other and we like that," said Daniel Ikaika Ito, Editor, Contrast Magazine. 

"Loaʻa ana nâ wahi ʻokoʻa i pili i ka poʻe. He ʻokoʻa a makemake ʻia kçlâ."

"If you look at Hawaiʻi, historically there's been a lot of contrasting features and cultures and we've somehow found a way to live harmoniously," said Ito.

Ma ko Hawaiʻi môʻaukala, nui na ʻano lâhui like ʻole o ʻaneʻi e launa maikaʻi ana.

ʻO kekahi o mâkou he poʻe heʻenalu, he holo papa huila, mea paheona a puolo. Nani ka hiki iâ mâkou ke kâkau no kçia mau mea i pili maoli iâ mâkou. 

And a culture has emerged from these differences.

A ma kekahi ʻano, ua ulu mai he nohona kûikawâ nô ma muli o kçia ʻôʻâ ʻia o nâ ʻano kânaka like ʻole ma ʻaneʻi.

"We created this local culture here in Hawaii where it's just an amazing breeding ground for creative endeavors," said Ito.

He mea kçia nohona kûloko e hua mai ai nâ ʻano kiʻina a papahana hoihoi like ʻole.

Creative endeavors like this locally- and Hawaiian-owned avant-garde publication.

He mau mea i like me kçia makasina kûloko, na kekahi Hawaiʻi, a mio maoli nô.

We report on art, music, sports, technology, and basically the culture of the young people in Hawaii.

He mau mea pili i ka puolo, haʻuki, ʻenehana a me ka nohona o ko Hawaiʻi mau ʻôpio.

As young folks themselves, they aren't just reporting on the scene, they are living it.

A ʻoiai he mau ʻôpio lâkou, ʻaʻole he kâkau wale nô no kçia mau mea akâ, ʻo ko lâkou nohona nô ia.

"A few of us come from like the hardcore surfing background, skating background, arts, and music. So it's very nice for us to be able to put out something that we live and breathe, and are passionate about," said Jason Shibata, Sales & Marketing Director, Contrast.

ʻO kekahi o mâkou he poʻe heʻenalu, he holo papa huila, mea paheona a puolo. Nani ka hiki iâ mâkou ke kâkau no kçia mau mea i pili maoli iâ mâkou.

"Now you just see a lot of local people who are not necessarily just following trends anymore; they're creating their own trends," said Ito.

I kçia manawa, hoʻokumu ana ko ʻaneʻi i nâ mea hou ma kahi o ka hahai wale aku.

 

Original Airdate 1/26/2010

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