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

Joined: Feb 02, 2010
Posts: 37
From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-02-03 07:22 am   Permalink

I'm just delving into the Tiki world, but am really digging it. Here are my first Tikis I've done.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2038123&id=1595386698&l=555dc1464a

I hope you like!


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Big Tiki D
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 23, 2005
Posts: 23
From: DeKalb,IL
Posted: 2010-02-03 4:11 pm   Permalink

OK, let's see...where to begin...Born and raised in IL (don't hold it against me). Began to get the tropical fever from repeated exposure to IL winters and a friend who was deeply into Jimmy Buffett. Once the whole Parrothead thing wore off, I headed off to the land of the tiki gods, and have not returned. My first tiki mug was something that cost me 25 cents at a flea market on Rockford IL, and from there my collection has grown to hundreds of new and vintage pieces collected from all over the country. At the moment, my main effort is in carving tiki, at least until the snow goes away and all the flea markets start back up. So, if you ever happen to find yourself in north central IL, feel free to look me up!

Aloha!
Dan


 
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TikiB
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 05, 2010
Posts: 20
From: Juno Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-02-05 8:16 pm   Permalink

Hello TC, I stumbled upon this site a few moths ago and I have had a great time reading all the discussions. I figured I should join in on some of them. Like everyone here I like everything Tiki. I have a Tiki collection, bar, music, etc. I live in South Florida and Tiki always seamed to be around in some fashion. My favorite is the Mai Kai. I want to learn more about creating my own Tiki. I am excited to learn from everyone here and share the experience. Tiki B (Brian)

 
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Tiki-Vivi
Member

Joined: Jul 03, 2009
Posts: 9
From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2010-02-06 03:02 am   Permalink

Aloha from NL / the Netherlands!

Here's my face that goes with that silly name...
-I'm also called Vivian or Viv or Little Miss Viv -
Love and live for Rockabilly music & events / old school tat2's / pinstripings / HotRods / and of course tiki stuff!
More about me you'll find on
www.myspace.com/viv75







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zerostreet
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 06, 2010
Posts: 2225
From: http://www.zerostreet.com
Posted: 2010-02-06 4:36 pm   Permalink

Hi! Just joined up! I am an illustrator/animator who just recently got bit by the Tiki bug. I can't stop drawing them. I hope to do some shows soon to sell my prints. I know some may say that my Tikis are not the typical traditional mid century Tiki images but I think they are pretty interesting along with being unique and definitely hit a polynesion pop note.

Anyway I would love some feedback, my website is listed in my signature. Thanks!

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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-02-07 03:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-03 07:22, Tiki Russ wrote:
I'm just delving into the Tiki world, but am really digging it. Here are my first Tikis I've done.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2038123&id=1595386698&l=555dc1464a

I hope you like!



Very nice, Tiki Russ! Lots of fellow carvers here. (Not me really.)



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tiffanytedesco
Member

Joined: Feb 09, 2010
Posts: 1
Posted: 2010-02-09 9:03 pm   Permalink

hi everyone! i have always used these boards as a reference to bars and some marketplace items but im excited to become more active.

i live in long beach and work in vintage sales. i love chunky resin/lucite swag lamps and am looking for some cool ones. i have a variety of collections and a love of tiki culture.

i went to college in tucson where i spent a lot of time at kon tiki. now i am a frequent visitor of don the beachcomber.

looking forward to reading more posts


 
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Tiki Kitty
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 24, 2009
Posts: 178
From: San Clemente, CA
Posted: 2010-02-10 09:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-09 21:03, tiffanytedesco wrote:
i live in long beach and work in vintage sales. i love chunky resin/lucite swag lamps and am looking for some cool ones. i have a variety of collections and a love of tiki culture.




Hi Tiffany,

Any chance you're the Tiffany that works at The Vintage Collective on 4th St? Your reference to Long Beach and "vintage sales" prompted me to ask!

Either way, welcome. I have an affection for vintage swag lamps myself - a sickness, really.

Take care,

Tiki Kitty / Deanna Rose
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DavidAfshar
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 11, 2010
Posts: 11
Posted: 2010-02-13 3:31 pm   Permalink

Hey all...aloha, that is!

Been a long time lurker here and a fan of tiki for quite some time. The sad demise of Trader Vic's Dallas (where I live) has prompted me to try and get more active in the online tiki community. By the way, don't blame me for Dallas closing...that place got a ton of my money, so it wasn't my fault

David


 
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ashman_atl
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-02-23 09:24 am   Permalink

Aloha from the not-so-tropical isle of Atlanta, GA. I've been hanging around TC for a couple of years, drooling over all the cool spaces that have been created and dreaming of someday getting in on the action myself...

Finally talked the wife into letting me do a home bar. She was gracious enough to let me know that I could use a small closet in my library for such a purpose. This may very well qualify as the world's smallest tiki bar (and from my limited experience, possibly the only tiki home bar in the ATL...).

I'm not sure what makes someone dig the tiki theme, a lot of people certainly do not get it, but for me it was one of those early childhood experiences... Growing up in the Carolinas, there was not a lot of exotica happening, but somehow, my mom found this place (I think called the Hawaii Tai) and took me for my seventh birthday. Of course, I enjoyed the requisite (virgin) Blue Hawaiian and that was cool, but it was the decor with all the exotic textures and colors that impressed me. Nowadays however, it's almost impossible to enjoy such experiences without creating the atmosphere yourself (Atlanta is completely devoid of anything tiki-like with the exception of Trader Vic's), so that's what I intend to do!

Anyway, long story, but just want to say thanks to all the TCers who've inspired me to get moving and look forward to doing the same for others who come to discover this almost lost jewel of culture past.

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tikifred
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Dec 20, 2009
Posts: 64
Posted: 2010-02-25 5:15 pm   Permalink

Hi everybody, just introducing myself. Live in Philly, where there seems to be more Tiki traditions and stories than actual Tiki bars or restaurants. I think I was inoculated early on with the bug when my family took me to Disneyland and Hawaii when I was 7 years old. Now I've collected some Tiki mugs, a few wood carvings and some of those concrete Rapa Nui heads on ebay. (One of those next to a little machine that has a small fountain in it and you can give a room an instant Tiki bump!)
I have been partnered for 13 years and the whole Tiki thing is a sore topic. I can only put so much Tiki stuff around the house before the alarms go off and I have to put it away.
I finally negotiated that I could put a Tiki bar in our "rumpus room" on the lower level of the house, which currently is sitting pretty much empty except for our treadmill.
Anyway, I've enjoyed reading your posts and TC is a fun place to kill time looking at all the great pictures.


 
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gearhead452
Member

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 2
From: the great corn desert
Posted: 2010-03-07 12:37 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone! I'm new to TC. I love Tiki and Atomic era art and architecture. I live in the great corn desert of south west Iowa, so Tiki is not something that there is a lot of around here. I'm know I will learn much from all of you!

 
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TeeKeeMan
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 08, 2010
Posts: 38
From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2010-03-08 10:17 pm   Permalink

OK, this time I'm putting this in the right place....My introduction..


I've been into Surf music for the better part of a decade, but it wasn't until about 6 months ago that I really started getting into Tiki Mugs and starting up a collection. I was buying Munktiki items almost exclusively at first, but once I had the bug, it didn't take long for me to branch out to other artists/manufacturers like Bosko, Squid, etc. At this point, I am still just buying the designs I think look cool, not necessarily the things are the most desirable or expensive. I'm often shocked at the prices some of the plainest looking items fetch on ebay, etc. My collection is pretty much all new - manufactured in the past 10 years or so (which is to say I haven't purchsed anything 'vintage' yet) and I'm enjoying watching my collection grow. I'm also looking forward to participating here and learning as much as I can about this hobby.

-Larry


 
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A.M.
Member

Joined: Mar 09, 2010
Posts: 1
Posted: 2010-03-09 1:07 pm   Permalink

Hi. I'm from MA and I enjoying spicing rum my own rum and tiki art.

 
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Mr. Moto
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 08, 2010
Posts: 41
Posted: 2010-03-10 05:50 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Another newbie here. I got bitten by the tiki bug about a year ago and have been lurking around TC for a few months now; figured it was time I signed up!

I've built up a fairly respectable rum collection (it's always been my favorite spirit, so I had a head start!) and I'm doing my best to start a collection of mugs, though I don't have a lot of extra cash to spend on the vintage stuff--wish there were more repros of classic mugs out there! Aside from loving the way that exotic drinks taste, I'm a big fan of the ritual of mixing them. Tropical alchemy!

I'm also a longtime collector/drinker of absinthe, so I especially love the Beach recipes that call for his proprietary mix of Angostura bitters and Pernod/Herbsaint (I often sub in real absinthe--quality brands like Marteau, Pacifique, Vieux Carre, and Leopold Bros. work wonderfully in tiki drinks).

Guess that's enough for now. Looking forward to getting to know you folks!



 
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