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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
MisterMagoo
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 11, 2004
Posts: 12
From: My little oasis in the Big City
Posted: 2004-09-11 5:57 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone.

I have been digging Tiki stuff for many years, but I don't like spending much time in front of the computer. But I was reading some of the posts here and thought I might chime in once in a while, so here I am.


 
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Joai
Member

Joined: Sep 11, 2004
Posts: 3
Posted: 2004-09-11 9:24 pm   Permalink

I'm a new member... I've been reading the posts for a while but I just decided to show some pictures my wife took of our tiki room. Here's a link to them here:

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/view?i=EeBNW7ZwzcNnCQ&open=1&sm=1&sl=1

We've been adding things gradually for the past three years. Our plans were originally a bit grander but the realities of thatch and bamboo cost made us scale down. We actually came up with a good compromise for the ceiling using greenery and a bamboo grid, but I don't have any good pictures of these yet. Also, like any lounge, the environment feels more immersive than the pictures suggest when the lights are low.

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Kon-Hemsby
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-09-12 01:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-09-09 07:28, Steve_Legend wrote:
Hey I'm Steve Legend, Punk Rocker from London and love Tiki! Me and Pickle (my girlfriend, posted on here about California) have been into Tiki stuff for a couple of years now after discovering Trader Vics in the Hilton hotel (damn expensive but very cool!) and Londons South Pacific! We picked up a couple of books and now hunt high and low for Tiki stuff for our 'Tiki Shelf' which is quickly turning into a Tiki wall and will probably end in being our 'Tiki Flat'!!

Hello people!!




Aloha Steve, good to have another Uk tikiphile on TC..

K-H

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Hamfoot_Larry
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Joined: Sep 12, 2004
Posts: 7
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-09-12 01:50 am   Permalink

I'm hamfoot. Like everyone here I love all things Tiki, though I'll pass on the REALLY sweet drinks... Make mine a watered down honi honi... A "hamfoot honi honi"... Please excuse me, I'm sore--and somewhat delirious-- from building a tiki bar in my roommate's garage. He and his girlfriend want to paint the beautiful walls (lahala, bac-bac, and abaca matting) with clear acrylic. I have this feeling it will destroy the texture of the matting...warp it? ... I think that now I've built a pretty amazing Tiki Bar with my own two hands, I have a responsibility to join this little group... I need to stop obsessing over this. Folks are dying in Iraq...

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Satan's Sin
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-09-12 09:14 am   Permalink

I like your bar, Joai. Better than mine! Welcome to TC.

 
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Island Savage
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 11, 2004
Posts: 69
From: Dana Point, CA.
Posted: 2004-09-12 10:19 am   Permalink

My tribe!
I've been collecting tiki for a long time now but had know idea there was such a huge revival.Just happened to find TC the other night, and was glad I did.And Hukilau...
I just happen to be in Ft. Lauderdale.Looking forward to meeting people and having a great time!


 
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poi polloi
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 28, 2004
Posts: 15
Posted: 2004-09-13 7:25 pm   Permalink

Hey, Freaky Tiki:

Welcome! I see you're from Dana Point. Are the Wind & Sea and Harpoon Henry's still in business? Back what seems about 180 years ago, I was a waiter at the Wind & Sea.


 
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Island Savage
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 11, 2004
Posts: 69
From: Dana Point, CA.
Posted: 2004-09-14 03:14 am   Permalink

Thanks poi,
Yea, there still here.It seems everyone who grew up in the area worked at one of those restraunts at one point or another...the Quite Cannon, Harpoon Henry's, Wind & Sea etc.You still living in CA?


 
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hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2004-09-15 07:37 am   Permalink

Aloha and G'day from Australia.

I'm a tiki head from down-under, Sydney to be exact.

Currently i'm studying land management at uni and fulfill my island fantasies with drawing tiki themed stuff. It started with Hawaiin shirts 'cause they're so bright and colourful. I've always been into cars and I started to get into traditional rods and kustoms, and Tiki culture. I got the book of Tiki and it just fot worse...Hello Ebay!

I want to get into Tiki art (skateboards, surfboards, art on canvas, carving etc) I really would like to have a go at making a tiki sculpture with stainless steel and fully polish it... and wood carving too.

Current ride is a fairly standard '70s Beetle, with Tiki pin up stickers, lei off rear mirror, and Hawaiin print parcel shelf. Next ride is '70s VW kombi with a full wrap around mural covering the whole thing, to be dubbed the "Tiki Wagon" - Keep you posted


 
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hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2004-09-15 07:40 am   Permalink

Me again

has anyone heard anything about Tiki stuff in Oz? Everythin I get is US based stuff from the net


 
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Kon-Hemsby
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-09-15 08:02 am   Permalink

Hi Hewey,
Tiki is pretty sparse outside of the USA I think. But speaking as a UK tikihead, things are there if you seek them out. We've got a bit in Europe and I guess with the American post WWII influence on Australia you might find some in OZ, but there;s none that I know of. Although I'm sure I'll be corrected.


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cheekytiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1095
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-09-15 08:26 am   Permalink

Hey Hewey,
Is it true theres a tiki cafe on Bondi now?
Gonna be down your way for most of Nov if you wanna meet up for a drink, where in Sydney are you?
By the way sydneys where I got one of my favourite tiki items - my Von Franco bike from the bike store in Manly
Ther is also a guy from over here called Josh Collins who has moved to Perth and meant to be Building a place called The Zombie Zoo at the old Perth Zoo, its gonna be a tiki theme park
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Makoto
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Joined: Aug 16, 2004
Posts: 9
From: Nashville, TN
Posted: 2004-09-15 4:24 pm   Permalink

Hello all!

I've been lurking for awhile and figured it was time to post. Besides, I just had two trips recently where I got to check out a few tiki places, and I didn't want to just barge into the "Finding Tiki" forum without introducing myself first.

My conversion to the tiki religion took place several years ago, approximately two seconds after walking through the front door of Portland's Alibi. Since then I've made it a point to seek out tiki whenever I travel (and occassionally travel just to seek out tiki, of course).

I'm also a long-time fan of mid-century modern (space-age, danish modern, googie, etc.) and classic cocktails, so tiki was a natural progression I suppose. It all fits together pretty well--my nacent mug collection is displayed right next to the atomic-patterned Salem North Star dishes I also collect, and my dog-eared Trader Vic's books are shelved right alongside my other vintage bar guides.

Unfortunately, the pickin's are a bit slim around here in Nashville. We do have the excellently-decorated Omni Hut a few miles down the road. In true bible-belt fashion though, they are one of the few (the only?) tiki joints to not have a liquor license.

- Jeff



 
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hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2004-09-15 5:45 pm   Permalink

Hey CheekyTiki

I would love to meet up with a fellow tiki head. I live in Penrith (think 75km from Sydney itself - about an hours drive depending on traffic). I will probably be busy 1st section of November cuase that is when uni is winding up.

I am gonna have to try and track down that Tiki cafe in Bondi though...

As far as WWII influence, my grandma has a genuine WWII era grass skirt from Hawaii in a trunk, from when her and Grandpa were in the military!


 
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TNTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-09-15 6:55 pm   Permalink



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