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Critiki's latest new features: Themed Image Galleries, username photo credits
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-10 08:25 am   Permalink

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On 2009-04-10 07:55, Dustycajun wrote:
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On 2009-04-09 08:19, Humuhumu wrote:

Now for today's new Image Gallery (and this is a REALLY GOOD ONE):

Postcards



These Technicolor missives to home are the best source we have for learning what the insides and outsides of long-gone tiki hotspots looked like.




Humuhumu

Thanks for putting the image galleries together, this one is my favorite of course.

DC



FAB indeed!


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-10 08:38 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the kind words, guys, it really does mean a lot to me. And HUGE thanks for adding so many images from your collections... it's what has made these image galleries possible.

Today's new image gallery:

Tapa



Traditional cloth made by pounding bark into thin sheets, which are then painted with repeating patterns using brown dye.

When I was creating these image galleries, first I had to create a way to tag all the images, then I had to tag all of them, and only *then* could I build the ability to look at them... so there was a lot of time and effort invested before I could get a sense if the visual payoff would be worth it. The first image gallery I looked at was this one, Tapa... and I think I let out an audible gasp. It worked!





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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-11 08:39 am   Permalink

Today's new image gallery:


Waterfalls



Water features, especially waterfalls, have been a big part of Polynesian Pop decorating and landscaping.


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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-12 09:32 am   Permalink

Today's new image gallery:

Murals



Large painted scenes of life in the tropics—with sandy beaches, palm trees, dancing and fishing—enhance the island illusion.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-12 2:17 pm   Permalink

Great additions! The waterfall one supports my experience that good vintage shots of Polynesian restaurant water features are hard to come by.
And the murals: The quality and the sheer amount of the ones at the South Pacific in Newton is just mindboggling. That artist knew his subject!
And I totally forgot about that great painting in the Tiki Lounge at the Modesto Tropics. Do I remember that correctly as an vintage original? It looks so Tiki revivalist!


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-13 08:12 am   Permalink

Yeah, fountains in particular are really hard to capture in a photograph. The whole point of their existence is to add a little life & movement, and that's typically lost once they're captured in a static photograph.

Aren't the murals at South Pacific lovely? TIKIPAKA added a bunch of pictures yesterday from
Luau Hale in Lenox, Mass. I hadn't seen the Luau Hale murals before, and they are gorgeous. Many are moonlit nighttime scenes, and there's a great trompe l'oeil tiki mask... they're just unusually beautiful. (Mahalo, TIKIPAKA!)

And now today's new image gallery:

Renderings



Idealized versions of an already idealized version of the South Pacific: these artists' conceptions of restaurants, hotels and attractions exemplify Polynesian Pop.

This image gallery is my absolute favorite of them all.

Also, I've made a small improvement to the image galleries on Critiki: you can now use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move through the images. It's a bit faster and more comfortable than using your mouse.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-13 10:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-13 08:12, Humuhumu wrote:

And now today's new image gallery:

Renderings


This image gallery is my absolute favorite of them all.



Humuhumu,

One of my favorites too! Will send some more in for the gallery.

Thanks again for all of your efforts.

DC


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-14 07:59 am   Permalink

DC, if you add more renderings to Critiki, you will make my week. Honestly, I can't get enough of them.

Today's new image gallery:

Serveware



Beyond the mug: tiki logos and iconography also appear on salt & pepper shakers, plates, drink bowls, glassware and more.


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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-15 07:43 am   Permalink

Dustycajun, Tiki-Kate, Bora Boris, and others... mahalo nui loa for all the images you added yesterday! There were many jaw droppers in the images I saw yesterday, amazing stuff.

Today's new image gallery:

Outriggers



Canoes with stabilizing outriggers allowed Polynesians to explore the massive Pacific, and are a common motif in Polynesian Pop.


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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2009-04-15 10:06 am   Permalink

Good Stuff!

 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-16 07:29 am   Permalink

Thanks, Ben!

Today's new image gallery:

Swizzles



Little plastic picks and sticks to help you eat and drink, and remind you to come back again and again and again...

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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-04-16 12:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all for the images shared.

Love it! Love it! Love it!


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-17 07:53 am   Permalink

Today's new image gallery:

Witco



Tikis, wall hangings, lamps and more from Witco—the Mount Vernon, WA company of William Westenhaver.


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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-17 08:29 am   Permalink

Just keeps getting better and better and better and............. Critiki is a valuble site to both the collector and urban archaeologist. TC and Critiki. A great compliment to one another. Keep up the great work.

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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-18 11:46 am   Permalink

Boy, you guys have been keeping me busy, I'm so thrilled! Nearly 500 images have been added to Critiki since I first started announcing these new image galleries a couple of weeks ago. Critiki now has over 3,100 images. THANK YOU!

And now comes the final new image gallery:

Moai



The curious "big stone heads" from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) have appeal both for their pleasing graphic simplicity, and their mysterious origins.


That makes 21 different Image Galleries on Critiki. This is the last of them for now, but I do have plans for more, including more galleries of tikis (grouped by Oceanic art style, and by tiki carver).

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