Joined: Sep 18, 2007
From: Oakland, CA
|Posted: 2010-10-12 4:38 pm  Permalink|
Holy nuts! Just found this thread, the parties you could throw there!!
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2010-10-16 10:32 pm  Permalink|
CRAP...a Tiki Craps table...that is awesome. The tiles look fantastic.
Joined: Sep 25, 2010
|Posted: 2010-10-19 12:50 am  Permalink|
I would make it as aself-sufficient as possible (solar power, carefully planted zone-appropriate food plants and sustainable soil if possible, possibly a fish hatchery and a place for seabirds to nest), and any building I did would be hurricane resistant (stone fortress type of building buried halfway in the sand) and have a place to store a boat so that it could dock in bad weather. In fact, such a "boat garage" might be useful for my personal submarine. Also, at least part of the house would be accessible only by diving into the water and coming up somewhere else, or by taking an elevator maybe to somewhere on the sea floor.
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Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2008
From: Palmdale, California
|Posted: 2010-10-19 08:06 am  Permalink|
Now I know exactly where my cabby is dropping me off - if I ever get to Amesbury, Mass - EXOTIC ISLAND!!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I'm at a loss for words but you know what I mean.
tiki since '67!
Joined: Oct 04, 2009
|Posted: 2010-10-22 7:56 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Apr 24, 2008
From: Renton, WA
|Posted: 2010-10-24 7:53 pm  Permalink|
Amazing! It IS really a film set! Is that balcony level yours to use, and are there stairs? If so, I'd say put some little tables up there. If you hang some thin sheets or thatch from the top corners of the walls, it could look A-OK from above, too.
If not, another possibility is a rain storm. Put big sheets of plexi or lexan over one zone, say, the bar, overlapped and caulked together at all seams, and with a lip around the edge, also caulked. This should have a gentle tilt to one corner and should drain into a pipe leading to a large bucket for the pump, which doesn't need to be on the floor; behind a wall on a shelf just below plastic sheet level is even better. A 'wall' about a foot high made of metal or plastic window screening, stood up at edge of the plastic sheet all the way around, will catch splashes. The 'ceiling' about three feet above the plastic would be plywood covered with a navy blue sheet and lit by dark blue uplights; rub a zigzag of clear plastic hose over this and drill little holes. It'd be a long shot, but might be fun for your extremely theatrical setting.
Joined: Nov 11, 2010
|Posted: 2010-11-11 06:32 am  Permalink|
Wow! I am impressed!
|The Granite Tiki|
Joined: Jul 02, 2005
From: Nashua, NH
|Posted: 2010-11-11 07:20 am  Permalink|
This Friday night as kick-off to the North East Tiki Tour, we'll be there!!!!
Can't wait! As beautiful as those photos are, you really have to be there to believe it!
Joined: Jul 14, 2006
From: Bellows Falls Vermont
|Posted: 2010-11-11 07:24 am  Permalink|
Man Jon you have a fine space going ! Too bad my babe is in Montreal this weekend she'll miss it. See ya soon brother and I'll see if I can find some 16 mm films to bring along.
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Mar 27, 2005
From: Amesbury, Mass
|Posted: 2010-11-16 10:50 am  Permalink|
few more details to add to the gallery!
The sign out front (recognize it?) I like the way it complements the warehouse vibe
A view towards the front entrance
You now enter through the wrecked fuselage of a Pan Am Clipper of the South Seas
(still have to finish curtains and many details including rocky terrain tostep out onto!)
Stage view (9the Wave performing live)
More to come very soon!!! a previously unseen corner!
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
|Posted: 2010-11-16 5:21 pm  Permalink|
Wow, Jon! The place is even more amazing than when I visited in the Spring. I hope I get the chance to come back soon.
Grand Member (4 years)
Joined: Jul 11, 2006
|Posted: 2010-11-17 4:19 pm  Permalink|
Pan Am Clipper! Too cool!
Joined: Nov 08, 2010
|Posted: 2010-11-18 12:33 am  Permalink|
Post some close ups of the clipper... that thing looks rad!
Joined: Sep 23, 2010
From: a tiny little Island in Switzerland
|Posted: 2010-11-18 04:07 am  Permalink|
Wow, this is very impressive !