Shangri-La(rt): Inside Pow Wow Hawaii's Utopium Estate
Welcome to Utopium
The expansive "front" of the Mobius Art Villa, inspired by the Mbius ring. The villa is the cornerstone of the Utopium Estate.
A handmade floating staircase made of indigenous koa and 'ohia lehua wood.
The Big Island Room
Every room at Utopium has a unique decor, color scheme and floor plan. The walls here were painted by Pow Wow Hawaii artist Kamea Hadar, whose parents built and own the property.
Detail, Big Island Room
Every room in the Mobius Art Villa follows a theme. This sculpture in the Big Island Room, and the walls, were painted by Kamea Hadar.
The interior of Utopium, looking up the atrium to a chandelier on the second floor. The railing was made by Pow Wow Hawaii artist Kamea Hadar, and the chandelier by Kamea's mother, Nodie Namba-Hadar.
"The Brainstorm," detail
An ornamental fishing net surrounds the "boat house," otherwise known as "The Brainstorm" -- a decommissioned boat turned into a studio.
A repurposed fishing boat that has been enclosed with a roof and converted to a guest cottage at Utopium Estate.
An outdoor staircase leading to Utopium's backyard.
One of the many bromeliad plants adorning Utopium's backyard and patio.