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Alii Tiki
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From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2012-08-07 11:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-08-07 21:00, bigbrotiki wrote:








I see you were doing some antique hunting, just 2 weeks ago in that very spot I actually found the SvenTiki mug - Good find on the Kona Gold Rum Co. that's my friends business and they make all the cakes from scratch - a true Mom & Pop operation that has started to take off, they now do the Costco circuit through the islands, every other week a different Costco store somewhere in Hawaii.
CHeck them out and order some Made in Hawaii goodness of your own.

http://www.konagoldrum.com/

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-08-08 11:59 am   Permalink

Glad to hear that a Sven-Tiki mug sailed all the way to Hawaii. That reminds me of the fact that the very first piece of Witco I ever bought I purchased in a thrift store in Hilo.

 
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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-13 11:54 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2012-08-07 21:00, bigbrotiki wrote:
... I am fascinated by that place, and the believers' valor in the face of inevitable loss.
[quote]


Sounds familiar - a bit like the members of the tribe here in the battle versus the bastardization of Tiki.
Mahalo to you Sven for your efforts and achievements in documenting this much loved subject, you've assured that the knowledge will be passed on, long after the temples have been torn down.





 
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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-13 8:31 pm   Permalink

what is sven tiki?

 
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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-14 11:06 am   Permalink

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On 2012-08-13 20:31, nomeus wrote:
what is sven tiki?


exactly ....


 
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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-14 11:27 am   Permalink

lol no really, i dont know what it is

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2012-08-14 11:38 am   Permalink

To learn what a Sven Tiki Mug is Click Here.


Additionally, Sven Tiki = Sven Kirsten = BigBroTiki



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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-14 11:58 am   Permalink

i had a feeling id get a reply like that lol...i thought about googling but prefer the dialog, thanks!

 
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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-14 7:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-08-14 11:58, nomeus wrote:
i had a feeling id get a reply like that lol...i thought about googling but prefer the dialog, thanks!


That sets it up for the following question then.
What is Tiki Sven?
Let the dialogue begin - again.


 
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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-14 7:31 pm   Permalink

what it tiki sven?

 
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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-14 7:36 pm   Permalink

these are the only mugs i own right now





 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-08-15 09:30 am   Permalink

Part of the fun of Tiki culture lies in being an urban archeologist, researching and uncovering clues to the mystery of Tiki - and not having it served to you on a silver platter. Granted, this might seem a little daunting when confronted with the avalanche of information (good and bad) out there on the interweb now. If one is seriously interested, and not just looking for idle banter, I do recommend my two books (though they are not as cheap anymore as they were when published)

Here is one more tidbit of Tiki info: I adopted the name "Sven-Tiki" as a play on Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki (because we are both Northern European explorers fascinated by exotic cultures) and used it since my opening article in the first issue of Tiki News in 1995:





When my Book of Tiki was published, it seemed like a good idea to hook up with the newly formed Tiki Farm to design a mug for it:



The mug came with a cocktail recipe:





So there you have it: Sven Tiki is a moniker, a mug, and a cocktail - though the term has fallen out of use in recent years.


 
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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-15 12:09 pm   Permalink

well thats pretty cool. there is way more to this tiki stuff than i could have imagined. im digging it!

urban archeology? euro explorer? perhaps you would be interested in what i do...
http://www.nomeusphotography.com

*for those that prefer video, http://www.youtube.com/user/flurbexx is my channel



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-08-15 2:31 pm   Permalink

You got it. GREAT photography! I have seen your site before. As a Tiki archeologist, I have photographed the defunct Chin Tiki in Detroit...



...and the Tikis amusement park here in LA:



But full Tiki ruins are rare, the concept of urban archeology applies mostly to finding remnants of the style in altered and renovated structures like apartment buildings:





But I sure dig abandoned buildings. When not doing Tiki work for fun, I make my living in Germany and Europe shooting TV movies, and sometimes I get to shoot in locations like abandoned hospitals and factories, like this place:
http://uexplorer.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/beelitz/

...or this:
http://www.artlurker.com/2010/08/artists-activate-abandoned-amusement-spreepark-berlin/

...and I photograph the hell out of them


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nomeus
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Posted: 2012-08-15 2:34 pm   Permalink

fellow explorer and lucky enough to be in germany. great locations in europe. *virtual handshake*

 
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