Carnivorous caterpillars: terrifying larvae in Hawaii

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 9 November 2013

These carnivorous caterpillars are some of the most terrifying little creatures around. Found in Hawaii, these ravenous larvae hang on the underside of leaves where unsuspecting prey can’t see them. As soon as bug comes in reach, the creepy caterpillar swings its long body around and grabs the prey with its terrifying claws. I’m just […]

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Rarely seen photos of the world’s tallest volcano by QT Luong

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 11 September 2013

These photos taken from the world’s highest volcano are simply stunning. Photographer QT Luong decided to hike from sea-to-summit when visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. After photographing the lava ocean entry, he set out to summit Mauna Loa. Upon reaching the top, he created the Hiking Mauna Loa photos series and gave the rest of the world a […]

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Delicate watercolours inspired by Hawaii

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By Catherine Moore in New Art on Saturday 22 June 2013

Candice Davis is a watercolour painter who currently lives in Houston, Texas, but pines for her former home of Hawaii. Her experiences as a surfer and outdoors enthusiast inspired her to capture these stunning images of waves, breaks, and pipelines from around the world. Davis balances areas of dynamic, intricate pattern with voids of empty […]

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Mara Hoffman goes Hawaiian at New York Fashion Week

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By This Island Life in New Fashion on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Just when we thought we were at peace with missing New York Fashion Week, Mara Hoffman has gone and presented a collection inspired by the islands of Hawaii. A city girl by birth, but an island girl at heart, Hoffman sent models down the runway in tropical-printed swimsuits, short-shorts, maxi-dresses, bustiers and long skirts. With palm leaves as headpieces, the only thing missing from this dream collection was a mai tai with an umbrella in it. Island life in Hawaii never looked so good.

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Portuguese fried donuts

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By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 March 2011

Occasionally we come across something so exceptionally delicious that we can’t get it out of our mind. Our latest obsession is the malasada from Leonard’s Bakery’s in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leonard’s has been churning out these Portuguese fried donuts since 1952 – that longevity alone is something to celebrate.

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