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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-02-09 01:38 am   Permalink

Punk Ass Kids!

 
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hang10tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7369
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-02-09 05:41 am   Permalink

Welcome all
Have fun and cheers
Now start posting your home bar builds in the home tiki bar section
Your tiki finds in collecting tiki area
And don't forget the what are you drinking now posts


 
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Paul from Shadow Beech
Member

Joined: Feb 11, 2015
Posts: 2
From: Shadow Beech
Posted: 2015-02-12 12:58 am   Permalink

Hello Tiki Centralite,
So.. after a very long look in the mirror I came to a very real conclusion.. I, Paul, from Shadow Beech am addicted to tiki.... man that felt good! Knowing this about myself and having recently moved from Canada to Europe, I've become fuelled to make this account. What a great time in my life to explore all things tiki in Europe!! My plan is to basically learn, share on my Instagram account and tiki-out as much as I can with you fine folks. Any tiki recos would be greatly appreciated! I'm currently based out of Amsterdam, NL.

- Paul from Shadow Beech




Follow my explorations here:
http://www.instagram.com/paul_from_shadow_beech

[ This Message was edited by: Paul from Shadow Beech 2015-02-12 01:05 ]


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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-02-12 01:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-12 00:58, Paul from Shadow Beech wrote:

Hello Tiki Centralite,




Well since you are only addressing one of us by the use of "Tiki Centralite"
In the conglomeration of all that is unholy, the unwashed masses of Tiki Central, just whom are you talking to?


 
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Paul from Shadow Beech
Member

Joined: Feb 11, 2015
Posts: 2
From: Shadow Beech
Posted: 2015-02-12 06:35 am   Permalink

Opps.. Missed an "s" at the end there - Hello everyone

 
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rumflip
Member

Joined: Feb 12, 2015
Posts: 1
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2015-02-12 08:47 am   Permalink

Hi all:

I've been lurking for a few weeks. I'm a San Diego native who now resides in Washington DC. Many of my family members have lived in Hawaii, so I grew up shoving hula costumes, tiki/mugs, gourds, and other island paraphernalia out of the way in order to make room for my toys and books. It's taken almost 40yrs for the tiki bug to catch, which it did only by way of the craft cocktail movement. Weary of bourbon and rye, I'm moving on to rum-based cocktails and quickly decided that I needed "just a few" tiki mugs to serve them in. Hah!

After several days of looking at the staggering variety of tiki mugs on ooga-mooga, pinterest, and ebay, I slowly began to consider dusting off the ole pottery skillz to see if I could make a few serviceable mugs for our home bar 12hrs later I applied for artist-in-residence status at a local ceramics studio. Shortly thereafter, my bf announced he would sign up for a beginning pottery class at the same studio, and just last night, I decided that I want to try and teach myself mold making and slip casting so we can have our own "house" tiki mug that friends can take home with them. Our friends' reactions have ranged from skepticism that we'll follow through, to immediately asking for custom mugs for their own home bars. Admittedly, when I slow down to think about what I'm taking on, it seems naively optimistic and more than a bit daunting.

I am blown away by this community's willingness to share knowledge and am slowly making my way through all of the ceramicists' posts. I don't know how much I'll be posting, but thought an introductory post here would be useful.


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2219
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-02-12 09:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-12 08:47, rumflip wrote:
I am blown away by this community's willingness to share knowledge and am slowly making my way through all of the ceramicists' posts. I don't know how much I'll be posting, but thought an introductory post here would be useful.



Welcome to Tiki Central, rumflip! Don't worry about any of it, just dig in and let tiki take you for a ride, it's a helluva fun time here with all of us crazies. Jump in with both feet and enjoy the camaraderie here and let us know how you're doing with your projects. I'm sure you'll eventually be posting some awesome custom mug photos. We definitely want to see your work, finished and unfinished. Let us know when you're ready to set up a huge mug sales booth at one of the big tiki events around the country. We'll share a few drinks with you to help you forget how tiki took over your life! ha...

Cheers!

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Time flies when you're having rum.


 
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Tiki Nate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 13, 2015
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2015-02-13 1:20 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone - I'm another OLDER (yeeeach!) tikiphile that started collecting in earnest oh, round about 1990 or thereabouts, I blame a set of "Tiki Leilani" mugs for my descent into tiki-madness found in a second-hand shop in the early days of the (sadly missed) Fell's Point before it took a bath and decided to be "Inner Harbor Eastside."

Anyways, 100's of flea markets later, I designed my very own tiki escape pad covered in tiki mugs, salt n peppa shakers, masks, bamboo, Coco Joe statuary, and rattan furniture (oh, and three pinball machines, another inescapable hobby of mine)!

I come from the "purist" side of the hobby, having cut my teeth in the pre-internet days where you didn't know what mugs were out there until you pawed through dusty store shelves, local GoodWill stores, and moldy cardboard boxes on someone's lawn. I probably paid .25 to 1.00 for everything I found, my fondest memory being an entire box full of Orchids of Hawaii mugs (probably about a dozen) of various designs that were .25 each!!

The new mugs are cool, and I'm glad there is a resurgence of tiki interest, but I prefer the "original" tiki mugs and their vintage decorative counter-parts over the other products from the likes of Tiki Farm etc. (of course, I own some of that too and I love the designs!).

I got to the Kahiki in Ohio the week before their "farewell party" - I felt it more fitting to pay my respects during a "regular night" so as to take advantage of being able to see the entire space minus the crowds of people that attended for that sad farewell evening a week later.......

At 47(?!) I still can't believe I've aged that much, but still feel as giddy and young as I did the first time I turned over a pale-brown piece of pottery and locked gazes with another snarling tiki that would soon join my growing collection!

I've been to Trader Vic's in Vegas, and hope to visit Tennessee's Omni Hut and Florida's Mai Kai very soon.
You can add me to the vintage architecture, photography, writing, roadside attractions, spook houses, pinball/arcade games, outsider art, low-brow/hotrod art, kitsch, nudie, LP/music, classic cars horror/psychotronic movies collector categories also!!!

Have a great weekend everybody - gonna be a cccccoold one!

Tiki Nate


 
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Fez Moai
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Dec 01, 2013
Posts: 365
From: Parts unknown
Posted: 2015-02-13 2:52 pm   Permalink

Welcome Tiki Nate! You have a lot of cool interests! It's gonna be pretty warm here in SoCal this weekend.

 
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Tiki Nate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 13, 2015
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2015-02-14 06:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-13 14:52, Fez Moai wrote:
Welcome Tiki Nate! You have a lot of cool interests! It's gonna be pretty warm here in SoCal this weekend.



Hmmmm, no bragging!! Glad to be here, (although it might start hurting my wallet!!! ) Hope to share some fun stories both glad and sad.......

-Nate



 
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Thortiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 373
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2015-02-14 07:19 am   Permalink


Hmmmm, no bragging!! Glad to be here, (although it might start hurting my wallet!!! ) Hope to share some fun stories both glad and sad.......

-Nate

Check out Dr. Coruba's posts for the weekly Tiki gathering @ House of Fong-Lin in Bethesda MD


 
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Tiki Nate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 13, 2015
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2015-02-16 07:57 am   Permalink

Quote:

Check out Dr. Coruba's posts for the weekly Tiki gathering @ House of Fong-Lin in Bethesda MD




Thanks for the tip!

-Nate


 
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bitterfishies
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 22, 2015
Posts: 21
Posted: 2015-02-22 08:00 am   Permalink

Hi, I'm a Tiki baby. I've been researching 50's/60's culture and managed to find this forum. I immediately fell in love with the culture. I'm in my late 20's and hope to start a small tiki collection soon! Though that maybe harder then I hoped, it seems Virgina beach area is dried up of tiki culture

 
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Banana Bill
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 14, 2012
Posts: 16
From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-02-22 10:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-22 08:00, bitterfihies wrote:
Hi, I'm a Tiki baby. I've been researching 50's/60's culture and managed to find this forum. I immediately fell in love with the culture. I'm in my late 20's and hope to start a small tiki collection soon! Though that maybe harder then I hoped, it seems Virgina beach area is dried up of tiki culture



Welcome, Tiki Baby! Great to see a 20-something carrying on the tiki madness. Keep the faith about finding stuff - don't miss any opportunity to check out a garage sale, estate sale or thrift shop and things will turn up. So much more rewarding when you have to hunt for it!


 
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bitterfishies
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 22, 2015
Posts: 21
Posted: 2015-02-22 7:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-22 10:21, Banana Bill wrote:
Quote:

On 2015-02-22 08:00, bitterfihies wrote:
Hi, I'm a Tiki baby. I've been researching 50's/60's culture and managed to find this forum. I immediately fell in love with the culture. I'm in my late 20's and hope to start a small tiki collection soon! Though that maybe harder then I hoped, it seems Virgina beach area is dried up of tiki culture



Welcome, Tiki Baby! Great to see a 20-something carrying on the tiki madness. Keep the faith about finding stuff - don't miss any opportunity to check out a garage sale, estate sale or thrift shop and things will turn up. So much more rewarding when you have to hunt for it!


I'm keeping my hopes up. I'm counting on living in a military saturated area, plus I'm visiting my aunt in March and I'm looking forward to making a detour to Chins!
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