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

Joined: Jul 18, 2006
Posts: 12
From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2006-08-30 9:29 pm   Permalink

Tiki379...glad to see a fellow Houstonian.

 
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Tiki Isle Luau
Member

Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Posts: 7
From: Coastal Island
Posted: 2006-08-30 9:54 pm   Permalink

Hi, everybody...I'm stoked...terribly addicted to tiki exotica, the day I bought my first TIKI..now I wanna CARVE !!
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....Live as if you only had ONE day...Smile as if there were no worries..and Love as if you couldn't get hurt !!



 
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Tiki Ham
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 34
Posted: 2006-08-31 11:20 am   Permalink

Hi all!
Just found this place.. Love it so far!
Im a san Franciscan.. Mostly interested in TIBURON TOMMIES stuff!!

Glad to be aboard!!



 
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Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2006-09-01 8:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
And I mean ALOHA with every bit of warmth and graditude I can muster. Wow, It's hard to discribe the joy at finding other people with a love for tiki. And what great people - talanted, fun, and damn creative! Everyone I've met through Tiki events has been really nice folks. I just wish I had found all this sooner. I'll tell you, my life was sort of like I had driven down a dead end road. Think I was a bit burned out. I kind of lost the "love for life" thing, ya know?

I had always had a love for tikis, so I talked my partner into naming our new beach towel company something with "Tiki" in it. So we made Tiki Shark, Inc. We got busy 24/7 working our butts off struggeling with all the small company problems all small start ups face. And, I had known about the cool retro thing going on, but... Then, a friend gave me TBOT. And then I picked up the 1st copy of Tiki Magazine. Then I found the Tiki News. Then I found Tiki Central. And Munktiki, and Tikifarm, and the Lucky Tiki, and Shag! I couldn't believe it! There was a whole tiki underground - that wasn't even underground anymore! It's a full on Tiki Pop Culture!

It's so great to be a part of Tiki culture. I feel so damn lucky! I mean, I went to a Tiki Themed Drive-In loaded with the hottest cars and the coolest people and watched The Ghastly Ones rock live! How Freaking great is that?!

Anyways, THANK YOU Tiki Central, and King Kukulele, and Otto, and Nick, and Tiki Tony, and Crazy Al, and Swamp Fire, and 8 Ball, everyone in the tiki culture. My life is now a better thing because of you.


 
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Bincho
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2006-09-02 11:42 pm   Permalink

Wow! this is really weird- I am flabergastered- it's the middle of the night, I finally finished a hand crafted Tiki bar at my new home(North of San Fran), and thought that there might be some web content to help me chainsaw a Tiki.....I stumbled onto this site while surfin' around on the odd chance...lo and behold I found a new home.
I knew there was a Tiki underground brewing...and I have done my share of time at old Trader Vics and Trader Sam's but this is ridiculous....I am excited.
Martin Denny albums, Blue drinks, torches, I thought I was alone.


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hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3945
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-09-03 07:27 am   Permalink

You are not alone, welcome to our mecca!

 
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thegreenman
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 73
From: 10.8 miles west of the Mai Kai
Posted: 2006-09-03 7:57 pm   Permalink

Hya all,

I'm a relative newcomer to tiki culture. I have, however lived in Ft. Lauderdale my entire life, so I have had my share of Mai Kai Tiki mug drinks. Well, my wife and I decided a few weeks ago to do something tropical with my breakfast nook and back porch at the house, and started looking for bamboo and tikis online and wandered in here. I'll probably never get into the "serious collection" aspect much, just looking to decorate the patio and nook (which will become the home of the bar) and make it as authenticly retro as possible.

My hat is off to you serious tikiphiles, but the only thing I collect seriously is plants, tropical plants that is.
If you want to talk Heliconias or Bromeliads, bring it.


See ya,

Chris
Thegreenman


 
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traderswerve
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 3
From: south of England
Posted: 2006-09-04 5:26 pm   Permalink

Hello out there,from the sunny south of England.
Been reading-not posting, figured now would be a good time to start.
I have been tiki-fied since way back in the last century,and enjoy the mystique of Tiki in its many forms.
I like to bring a little of the paradise home, and have a modest collection of artifacts and have an on-going forbidden garden project with faux rock, waterfall and exotic(!) planting, coupled with a fully stocked, undercover Tiki bar.(as yet, I have failed to convince my wife to complete the picture by dressing as a savage, in nothing but grass and coconut shells,I am however working on a bribe type arrangement that may change this). As the summer here was so hot,( read drought) paradise did not have to be too far away,(6ft from the back door!). After some beer a few Zombies and a sloppy banana daiquiri, it could have been anywhere, (unfortunately, when you wake up, its not!).At least we had some tropical rain-storms?. We have spent many nights in the bar and will endeavor to continue using it through the Autumn and into the winter, coffee grog type drinks may have to be employed to fend off the damp and cold, any recipes gratefully received!
Thats me done, bottoms up!
Swerve





 
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Jon
Member

Joined: Sep 04, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Columbus, OH
Posted: 2006-09-04 8:38 pm   Permalink

Howdy all, I'm Jon. I'm new to the whole Tiki thing; my main interest is the sensational sounds of surf music. I recently attended an event (The Hot Rod Hula Hop 2 here in Columbus, OH) and the tiki stuff they had there really caught my eye. It looks like I'll be able to find everything I could possibly want to know right here, though! This is a nice site. Thanks to BigTikiDude for pointing it out to me!

 
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jonelle
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 18, 2006
Posts: 16
From: seattle
Posted: 2006-09-04 11:37 pm   Permalink

I am new on this board and just wanted to say howdy and introduce myself. My name is Jonelle and I live in Seattle and I loves the tiki!

That's about it for now.....I know some folks here already and I'm looking forward to "meeting" everyone else.....

)


 
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Tamapoutini
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1530
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-09-08 03:49 am   Permalink

Kia ora all from the bottom of the world (New Zealand; what a beautiful bottom! haha) Im a bit slow to finding this...
Lurked for a while, joined a few weeks ago & have started a thread in 'Tiki Carving' in regards to my work. I am a fulltime, self-employed Greenstone/Pounamu/nephrite jade (-its a stone!) carver, specialising in contemporary/traditional Maori Hei-tiki. I invite anyone interested in Maori art or POUNAMU to come and have a peek. Q&A welcome!

Very happy & inspired to be amongst you all. Thank you! Tama 'The Terrible'

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Thought Id throw in a pic to tempt you further...


Cheers, TTT


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Stiki Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2006-09-08 7:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha all, guess I should intro myself, been lurking hear nearly a year now, I make vinyl stickers, started out doing custom stickers at Kobeys swap meet in San Diego, til Cobain from Tikiland found me one day, now I'm totally obsessed with Tiki. My wife thanks you Cobain! She thinks I've lost my mind. Made some custom logo's for him, ran his store frequently, started collecting mugs and doing buying trips for him to Tiki Farm. Now I've been busy making Tiki Farm logo stickers, that image is burned into my mind forever now. Thanks Holden!
At Tiki Oasis 6 we ran Tikiland's booth, well me and my Tikifreak kids, I tell ya what a crazy weekend, met lots of cool people, bought lots of cool stuff, my daughter won the costume prize. [I worked for 2 weeks on that costume] Anyways I feel I've found a new home in the Tiki community.
Met Bay Park Buzzy at Oasis, was walking by when he was setting up, as a bunch of his Tiki's starting falling like dominoes. Caught a big Tiki and helped him out.
Anyways I started getting the itch to carve and started reading his carving posts, decided to contact him and trade some stickers for some logs, found out it was the same dude from Tiki Oasis. Intro'd him to Cobain at Tikiland and now you can find his work there. Now I've moved on up north of Seattle, on Whidbey island.
Anyways I'm in need of some work if any Tiki Artists out there are interested in having your works turned into a sticker, possibly mass produced, I'm your man.
I just finally unpacked from the move, got caught up w/ Tiki Farm, and have a few of my own sticker creations on ebay, search user id: stikitikidesigns
Will see ya all at Tiki ART 3!
Mahaloz!


 
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MakeDaMug
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1183
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2006-09-09 1:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-08 19:40, Stiki Tiki wrote:
Aloha all, guess I should intro myself, been lurking hear nearly a year now, I make vinyl stickers, started out doing custom stickers at Kobeys swap meet in San Diego, til Cobain from Tikiland found me one day, now I'm totally obsessed with Tiki. My wife thanks you Cobain! She thinks I've lost my mind. Made some custom logo's for him, ran his store frequently, started collecting mugs and doing buying trips for him to Tiki Farm. Now I've been busy making Tiki Farm logo stickers, that image is burned into my mind forever now. Thanks Holden!
At Tiki Oasis 6 we ran Tikiland's booth, well me and my Tikifreak kids, I tell ya what a crazy weekend, met lots of cool people, bought lots of cool stuff, my daughter won the costume prize. [I worked for 2 weeks on that costume] Anyways I feel I've found a new home in the Tiki community.
Met Bay Park Buzzy at Oasis, was walking by when he was setting up, as a bunch of his Tiki's starting falling like dominoes. Caught a big Tiki and helped him out.
Anyways I started getting the itch to carve and started reading his carving posts, decided to contact him and trade some stickers for some logs, found out it was the same dude from Tiki Oasis. Intro'd him to Cobain at Tikiland and now you can find his work there. Now I've moved on up north of Seattle, on Whidbey island.
Anyways I'm in need of some work if any Tiki Artists out there are interested in having your works turned into a sticker, possibly mass produced, I'm your man.
I just finally unpacked from the move, got caught up w/ Tiki Farm, and have a few of my own sticker creations on ebay, search user id: stikitikidesigns
Will see ya all at Tiki ART 3!
Mahaloz!



Hi "Stiki" - great to see you here! I can vouge for Stiki & his family (except mom:) that they've been bitten HARD by the Tiki bug. They're a very enthusiastic & creative group. Before they split for Seattle, each of his kids carved me 2' Tikis and they're really good (if you ever stop by Tiki Farm, I've got them on display in my office).

Anyways, they do great sticker work and if anybody wants some Tiki Farm stickers, stop on by the Farm.

On a separate note, we're about 25% completed on our new Tiki Bar, which we've aptly named "Mugoomba" ("MUG"oomba). Say the following out loud... it's fun: "Welcome to Mugoomba!". The Grand Opening Party will be Sunday, Oct. 15th from 4-9pm (there's a thread on it in California Tiki events).

Holden

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Stiki Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2006-09-09 6:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks Smogbreather, wish I could be at your bar opening. Am saving up to make it to Tiki Oasis 7 next year though, probably run Tiki Land's space again, I'm sure Buzzy will need help.

 
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Nina Coquina
Member

Joined: Sep 10, 2006
Posts: 5
Posted: 2006-09-10 4:17 pm   Permalink

Hi all, I'm new to the forum and impressed with the sheer talent and interesting people I see here!

I am a freelance writer living in Florida near Venice and am a big collector of vintage tropical things from the 20s-50s including lots of Hawaiiana, Floridiana and some tiki items. I live a short distance from the studio of the late, great tiki carver and my dear friend David Landry, whom I miss so much every single day. I'm honored to own a couple of his carvings and I know his spirit is still a big part of all of us who knew him.

I have a cool '40s rattan tiki bar with vintage barkcloth seats, lots of old tropical prints and paintings, Turner, Bernard, Shirrell Graves among others. I play ukulele like crazy and I love it. My favorite artists are the old Hawaiian performers like King Benny Nawahi and Sol Hoopii.

I am going to try to make it to Hukilau this year, sounds like a blast. Anyway, just wanted to say hi.


 
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