Inspired Living: Ryuichi Sakamoto

     

 All photos by Mariko Reed

All photos by Mariko Reed

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s house in Honolulu is on the market!  Ryuichi is loved by many for many reasons.  I love his time in the Yellow Magic Orchestra.  YMO made awesome and challenging music in the late 70s and 80s.

Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 2
Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 3

The place is built by Sid Snyder of Ossipoff Snyder Architects Inc.  When I learned about Ossipoff’s work at the Honolulu Academy they said his office often refused clients who insisted on air conditioning and things they thought didn’t make sense in the paradise of Honolulu.  I also heard they’d work hard to make inexpensive houses out simple materials.  Most of these houses are now gone, sadly.  
 I just can’t stop looking at pics of this one by Mariko Reed.
If only Ryuichi would accept a lot of Moiré in trade.

Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 4
Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 5
Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 6
Sakamoto home Honolulu, photo Mariko Reed. Bodenner Collection 7

Thank you Becky for telling me about this.