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The Moai Lounge (home bar)...As Seen on TV!
dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2241
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-08-14 8:43 pm   Permalink

holy crap thats impressive!! amazing. moai and bamboo bridge is outstanding.

i'm thinking *road trip!*

thanks for sharing the pix.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2450
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-08-14 9:16 pm   Permalink

Very nice...I am sure you guys are "rightfully" proud of
your efforts...Everything loooks great. Curious....
how did you accomplish the "lounge sign" that is
visible next to the signature wall...looks like it's
illuminated.


 
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Scottiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 56
From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-14 9:32 pm   Permalink

Conga,
Figuring what to do for the sign was killin' me for a while...backlit letters w/plastic moai? Neon? Paint? And then, my tv news photographer side kicked in. Solution? A small, focusable spotlight (in this case an Altman Micro Ellipse) with a custom metal gobo (some folks call 'em cookies) that the light projects through. The end result is pretty awesome...the logo my wife & I designed:

(the moai is an adaptation of a watercolor by a british artist named fuzzy) is projected from the light fixture that hangs on the ceiling in the stairwell (I'm 6ft tall & don't hit my head!) onto the wall at the bottom of the stairs. I haven't played around with gels yet, 'cuz just the pure white light looks good & bounces nicely onto the stairs, but with gels you can make it any color you want!
Thanks for the kind words...we're pretty proud of ourselves & look forward to entertaining many fellow tikiphiles in the future!
peace,
Scottiki


 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1211
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2005-08-14 9:42 pm   Permalink

Truly a place to be proud of! I admire your determination and execution. The lighting is fantastic and I also love the bridge and your logo. Mahalo for sharing!

To the rest of the peeps: see what you can do when you lurk for a year gathering plans instead of blabbing away like I am doing now.
Blab, Blab, Blab.......
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-08-14 9:43 pm   Permalink

Cool light idea. I would like to see some more pics of it.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3375
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-08-14 9:55 pm   Permalink

Too cool!

Love the bamboo everywhere... the grass, the bridge, the falls...

The atmosphere is right on!

The lighting sets the mood perfect too!

I keep dreaming... *someday*

Have to find an affordable house first though!

Great work! Enjoy!


 
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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
Posts: 2199
From: www.samgambino.com
Posted: 2005-08-14 10:14 pm   Permalink

That place is making me drool. Thanks for posting these!

 
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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-08-14 11:28 pm   Permalink

The lighted waterfall, bamboo bridge, lighted sign, flaming fish, beautiful tiki bar, Moai's old & new, tiki mugs everywhere, tiki bar stools, hanging bamboo chairs...
OH MY GAWD!! YOU ARE THE TIKI ROOM KING & QUEEN!!
Incredible, simple amazing room you have! Great Job!
Please post more pictures!


 
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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-08-14 11:31 pm   Permalink

Is this what you used for the sign?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Altman-Micro-ellipse-leko-stage-light-fixture_W0QQitemZ2555892319QQcategoryZ29944QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Scottiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 56
From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-14 11:38 pm   Permalink

That's the light! Eric from wild west was very cool to deal with...I also got my custom gobo from him. All in all it worked out to be a relatively inexpensive, yet supa-cool signage solution. I'll post some more sign pics tomorrow, to better illustrate how it works.
Thanks again for the incredibly kind praise...we're just thrilled to finally have a cool bar to hang out in...in our basement!
peace,
Scottiki


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1261
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2005-08-15 12:21 am   Permalink

Just to echo everyone else's sentiments.

That is one breathtakingly awesome bar.

Thanks for posting those pictures.

I think I'd better go and dig myself a basement now.


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Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 349
From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2005-08-15 07:24 am   Permalink

MOST EXCELLENT! Fantastic job!

 
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Scottiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 56
From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-15 08:48 am   Permalink

For those interested, here are a few shots of the light & custom gobo I used to make the sign for the Moai Lounge:

Here's the light hanging from the stairwell ceiling (had to use flash to get a good shot):


A wider view of the light and projected sign (also with nasty flash):


The custom gobo in its holder, close-up:


Full view of gobo in holder, as it mounts into the light:


Light & sign without nasty flash:


Projected sign solo:


Thanks again for the humbling praise...this is exactly the kind of support & shared passion that enabled me to realize my basement tiki dreams!

peace,
Scottiki


 
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JimTandem
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Joined: Jan 02, 2005
Posts: 102
From: Ontario, Ca.
Posted: 2005-08-15 11:51 am   Permalink

Scott
I have no doubt your Moai Lounge will inspire many of us with your great ideas and execution. Very well done, man!

The only thing missing that I can see is a Moai kleenex dispenser to wipe away tears of joy from peeps that are completely overwhelmed when they see your Lounge in person!


 
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Scottiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 56
From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-15 11:59 am   Permalink

Hey Jim,
Thanks for the love...the moai kleenex dispenser sits on a rattan table next to the wicker fan chair/tiki throne. It got some use on saturday at our grand opening shindig!
peace,
Scott


 
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