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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
NinetyMilesToCuba
Member

Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 1
From: Florida
Posted: 2007-01-03 2:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha! They say great minds think alike, and a love of all things tiki are a great asset to a great mind. I feel at home already! I am a native Floridian born and raised. I am a carpenter by trade and enjoy doing tiki inspired wood working and crafts as a hobby. Fake cheesy attempts at Tiki go hand in hand with touristy Florida, so it is so refreshing to find a group of people dedicated to TRUE TIKI! I look forward to hanging' out! Mahalo and Aloha, Israel
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Mr. Clark2
Member

Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 1
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2007-01-04 09:21 am   Permalink

Hello all, new member here. I'm from Los Angeles and into tiki stuff. Cheers.

 
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KU-KU for Tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 18
From: Illinois
Posted: 2007-01-05 09:18 am   Permalink

Hi everyone!

I am a "new" registered member-but not "new" to this site! I visit TC all the time to check out what's new in the world of Poly Pop! I got bit by the tiki fever 3-4 years ago and it just won't go away! (of course my wife thinks I am nuts!)

Anyway, thanks for the wonderful forum and I look forward to exploring the vast ocean of posts!


 
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sputnikmoss
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 291
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2007-01-05 1:25 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone-

I came over from the LottaLivin' board and wanted to introduce myself. I have been reading some threads and I guess I consider myself a "mid-century tiki-ist". I collect and sell midcentury furniture and housewares so that is how I came to appreciate the genre. I don't collect tiki mugs, but instead have a collection of Don Ho glasses, straw weave, and Raffiaware that I use in my bar.

Last summer my husband and I hit the mother lode while thrifting. We found an entire set of 9 band Frankl rattan ( 4 pc couch, 2 arm chairs, and a table)for $300. I had a brief notion of selling them in our shop since we don't have room in the house, but was knocked back into reality and decided to keep them and create an outdoor tiki area. We had already scored 4 red HW Ashcraft stools and were just waiting to find the bar...the next weekend we found it. Home made but vintage.. a steal for $79 bucks. The only bad thing is we live in Portland so everything is now tucked away in the shed until the sun comes back this summer. So throughout the monsoon season you will be able to find me at the Alibi and Thatch.







 
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maggiolino
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
Posts: 3
From: gva-switzerland
Posted: 2007-01-08 11:18 am   Permalink

aloha,

i'm so exciting to find this forum.
at first, i'm so sorry for my english.i'm learning.
in my side of europa, i'm feeling alone with my passion of polynesia.
since i was a child, i have the same pictures in my head, but i didn't know that it was...
i dreamed of tiki and danced hula.
now i dance, i began make smalls tiki and i'll learn more.

maggiolino



 
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scooterchef
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 6
From: springfield, mo. usa
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:20 pm   Permalink

hello,

i am a new member and i just wanted to introduce myself, i am scooterchef, got the name because i love all things 2 wheeled and i am a sous chef in a upscale casual resteraunt. i recently started collecting all things tiki, which is how i founfd this site, and i am working on my first tiki carving. i will post pics when done. anyways, cant wait to start using this site and talking with you all!

scooterchef


 
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scooterchef
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 6
From: springfield, mo. usa
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:22 pm   Permalink

welcome aboard, i am new myself. cant wait to see your stuff

scooterchef


 
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maggiolino
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
Posts: 3
From: gva-switzerland
Posted: 2007-01-08 2:04 pm   Permalink

thank you scooterchef
welcome to you...
( i and my husband have the same passion of you 2 wheeles...)
maggiolino


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Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2007-01-08 2:14 pm   Permalink

Welcome Maggiolino & Scooterchef.

 
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Haole'akamai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2276
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-01-08 2:33 pm   Permalink

How close are you to Zurich? Have you been to the Kon-Tiki there?

 
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Dragonaotearoa
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Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 0
Posted: 2007-01-10 6:40 pm   Permalink

Kia ora

Found this place a few times while scanning interesting sites. I'm a NZ graphic artist and have anterest in polynesian art as i design artwork for my tshirts.

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Lukipela
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Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted: 2007-01-10 7:18 pm   Permalink

Aloha everyone!

I was refered to this board by two people, TikiDevil9 and the other's username I don't know. Mahalo nui loa, to both of them!

I was born and raised in Honolulu but now live in Washington State. I'm new to tiki collecting, decided to try my hand at tiki carving, and waiting for my tiki bar to arrive.

Big shakas everybody!


 
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Block 16 Lounge
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 17
From: Chicago
Posted: 2007-01-11 08:59 am   Permalink

Hello everyone. I actually made my first post on the general forum (I'm building a Las Vegas-themed tiki bar in my basemenet complete with casino games, vintage Vegas memorabilia and a wet bar).

But I wanted to make my official "Aloha" here, too. I'm glad to have joined and am looking forward to meeting many of you select few who still carry the tiki torch, those who continue to appreciate all that was (and is) about the culture - from the lifestyle to the music to the drinks. It's pure Americana, and it can't be lost.

I smoke a pipe and listen to Bobby Darin and drink Sidecars, if that gives you an idea of where my heart is. Although I've been asked why anyone would want to "live in the past", the rest of us know better - it's not about living in the past but rather living with the past and appreciating that the tiki culture is one of substance, uniqueness and sincerity. Behind its tongue-in-cheek bird calls and plastic palm trees there exists part of the American soul that has been lost, and I believe that this is a genuine movement to regain that.

So let's celebrate and enjoy life for what it is.

Looking forward to many more posts!


 
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sungod
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 07, 2003
Posts: 219
From: Tampa Bay/New Port Richey
Posted: 2007-01-11 4:03 pm   Permalink

Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Let me be the first to say welcome on this post.

 
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livingstereo
Member

Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 1
Posted: 2007-01-14 6:55 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! I discovered this site by accident - I was searching for information
on the fraudulent nature of Monster Cable products and found a relevant post here.

Serendipitously, I have always been fascinated by Exotica. I have numerous Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman recordings in my music collection. "The Book of Tiki" by Kirsten is one of my favorite books.

Being new, maybe this question has been answered before in another forum, so humor me. What is the difference between tiki culture and exotica? It would seem that
exotica is a broader category.


 
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