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Tiki_God
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 45
From: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posted: 2007-11-29 10:14 pm   Permalink

HOLY CRAP!! I too just found this thread. That room is worth every penny! I thought my tiki bar is cool but now it looks like I will have to kick it up a notch. Great work Bamboo Ben and thanks for sharing Tiki Lee!!

 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-12-02 02:10 am   Permalink

Simply amazing and fantastic stuff !
Rev Bambooben + Crazy Al ! A dream came true.

Bravo,

Benjamin.


 
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UrlScheib
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Joined: Dec 14, 2007
Posts: 19
From: Florida
Posted: 2007-12-29 8:45 pm   Permalink

HOLY CATS - the Bamboo Ben Room is incredible

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1905
From: socal
Posted: 2007-12-29 9:45 pm   Permalink

Ben rocks!

 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 827
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2008-07-05 9:46 pm   Permalink

Bump- I still can't believe my eyes when I look at the pics of this place.

 
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Billy the Crud
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Joined: Jun 02, 2007
Posts: 996
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-07-06 01:34 am   Permalink

Bamboo Bens' work and Al Evans' tikis. HOLY SHIT that place is beautiful! You couldn't have gotten two better guys for the job, man. I'd like to have Ben work on my place just be able to hang out and drink beer with him all day, but I can't afford him and I'd end up going to work all beery. This thread is pretty old, but this is the first I've looked. Totally dumbfounded, man.
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-07-06 05:28 am   Permalink

UNHOLY.

 
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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 193
Posted: 2008-07-16 01:43 am   Permalink

Aloha, Lee! And Major Mahalos to both you and your wahine for having the alluring South Seas dream that became the reality known as "Lee & Laura's Tiki Hideaway"!

Your "guest bedroom" has long been one of my personal Holy Shrines of Tikiness at which I periodically stop and bow in worshipful awe! And massive kudos must also go -- fittingly enough -- to those 2 masters of tropically-infused magic & madness, Bamboo Ben and Crazy Al! You guys are simply Da Best!

Along with The Moai Lounge, and, much more recently, The Jungalero Lounge, Lee & Laura's swooningly gorgeous Tiki Hideaway has provided my major inspiration as to what transformational possibilities exist for ones home environment.

However, a BIG difference, in my case, was a little problem called... err... extreme LACK OF BUDGET! So it rook me over a year -- having only one "employee" (i.e., Yours Truly) to do all the work -- to transform my once boringly plain white bedroom into "Castaway Clemens' Paradise Cove Tiki Lounge"!

U can see the pix-heavy thread at:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28843&forum=18&23

And the non-home (i.e. commercial) establishments which also provided lots of fantasy-fodder for me were ANOTHER of the Good Rev's creations -- Forbidden Island -- as well as, unsurprisingly, The Mai Kai, the late lamented Kahiki, and, on a much smaller scale, The Tiki Ti.

The final look of my place may actually owe more to the Ti, when all is said and done, than anyplace else, just because, like my Cove, it's such a densely layered hodge-podge of oceanic flotsam and jetsum! And though my lil' project is mostly done now, I still have a few major and minor things yet to do to complete it to my full satisfaction.

And, just like you, Lee, a major source of decorative STUFF of all kinds, proved to be the invaluable Oceanic Arts! What a place THAT is for tiki-obsessed home-improvement fanatics!

But, coming back to your now-iconic Tiki Hideaway, the only things I could really see being added, at this point, might be a token glowing puffer-fish lamp and a few float-lights. But I guess that's my love of kitsch and Poly-Pop tradition speaking. The vibe in your room might just be a bit too classy for those elements not to look out of place.

The final effect of your Hideaway, I've always thought, is commensurate with what a thousand-dollar-a-night room in the most elegant of Polynesian-styled hotels should ideally look like!

However, since I, sure-as-shineola, don't have the needed capital to get Bamboo Ben to create a SOAP-DISH for my bathroom -- let alone my whole bedroom oasis -- I was forced, by that ole "mother-of-invention" herself, to get desperately creative. And, in the end, I guess that's not such a bad thing!

But I can always dream of someday having a Tiki Hideaway on a par with yours!

Cheers! And Mahalos once again for all the inspiration!


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Nolumu
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Joined: Jun 14, 2008
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From: Houston
Posted: 2008-07-16 07:46 am   Permalink

This is by far the coolest bedroom I have ever seen. Whoa! OOOO, Ahhh, and all other extatic sounds......

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7470
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-07-16 10:48 pm   Permalink

We've hung some more stuff a while ago

but Lee is a busy guy these days.


Maybe after 2010 he'll refresh the pics.

Balls, etc. from the Trader Vics Sale.

and a couple more shelves too for mugs...

p.s. MAhalo to all enjoying their room.
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2008-09-27 4:31 pm   Permalink

Yeah Lee, where are the pictures? Can you post some new ones? How about now? Now?................................Ok, post some now, ok? I can wait.............Now?

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-04-30 2:44 pm   Permalink

Hi Lee, (or Ben) any new pictures to post?
This project was a huge inspiration for me.


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-06 12:38 am   Permalink

!Bump!

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-11 10:31 pm   Permalink

...aaaaaaaaaaaand bump.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7470
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-05-12 08:34 am   Permalink

Pu Pu,

He's busy directing Toy Story 3-D.

He'll have time to chill after 2010.....
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