Laurence Rosen / Upper South Studio

The theme of West Meets East is most legible in Hawaiian pattern making. more


Island Miscellany is a hybrid design patois that is a mash up of
East Asian composition and spatial arrangements fitted with Western subject matter.

The layouts are often rhythmic and syncopated in a way that illustrates the tempo of island life.

The surrounding seascape is omnipresent and the horizon line helps
to encourage large scale designs relating to the outdoors rather than
to architectural interiors.

The island's post World War II transformation highlights novelty and innovation, stands alone against Western Europe’s classical principles of geometric balance and strict symmetry.