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Humuhumu Room Improvements
DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2002-11-18 12:47 pm   Permalink

Humu, did you build your bar or buy it already built? Very nice!

 
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Steve Kapu
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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Posted: 2002-11-18 1:39 pm   Permalink

Man that's a great bar! I thought my setup was tiny at 10X10, there needs to be a new show on one of them home channels: "This tiny tiki bar" or something.

As for that surfer fella, I think it is an Elvis Blue Hawaii action figure available from mcphee.com in a two pack with the Elvis Karate action figure.

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On 2002-11-18 12:06, Kawentzmann wrote:
Great!
This room has got a real tropical flair about it!
Id like to know, how was the uke paintjob (?) done, and do you have a matching shirt?

Also, I like the little surfer dude. What I like most about it, hes not the cartoonish shortboarder type that you come by in modern renditions. Is he old?

The black velvet is fantastic! The frame is a little baroque, have you considered a bamboo frame? Thats what I want for my tropical themed woodprints.

KK

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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3536
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-11-18 1:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much for all your kind words. This room means so much to me, especially since there's not much (any?) of a tiki scene here in Seattle. It's all I've got. I can't wait until some of you can come over and see it in person.

Kawentzmann: That uke came painted like that. It was really, really cheap, and is pretty much just decorative - the strings won't stay taut. I need to invest in a real one someday. I love that black velvet, it was a great eBay find. It came with that frame. I've never considered changing the frame out, I'll think about it. I suspect it may not come apart nicely, though. As Steve mentioned, that little surfer guy is indeed a Blue Hawaii Elvis action figure. He's supposed to be holding a tiny uke, but he's always dropping it.

DawnTiki - I built that bar with my Dad. Since the space is so tiny, and since it has a sink, we needed to build something custom. I installed the tile and finished the wood drink cap, my Dad built the structure. It's got a drawer for utensils, a small fridge, two shelves, and storage space.

The room is indeed ridiculously small. It's very cramped, and I've had to be pretty careful with how I use the space. I'm a very small girl -- I have to spend my time in a world built for people bigger than me, so I like that this space is my size. Anyone taller than ~5'3" gets whacked in the face with palm fronds, but it's comfortable once you're seated.

Believe it or not, at my birthday party a few months ago, we had at least 10 people in the room, not counting me behind the bar.

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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 419
From: Penna
Posted: 2002-11-18 2:03 pm   Permalink

Wow, what a fantastic room! If I had that set-up in my house I'd never leave! I really like the fake flame lanterns near the black velvet picture, they add a mysterious vibe.
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mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
Posts: 834
From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2002-11-18 9:00 pm   Permalink

Hokey? Nah. Those fake flames are the epitome of tiki. I've got a couple on dimmers that I love. Plus I saw a faucet. As small as your room is it must be nice to have the luxury of a wet bar. That is a very nice room Humuhumu.

 
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Tikirob
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Joined: Apr 23, 2002
Posts: 36
From: Central Florida
Posted: 2002-11-18 9:24 pm   Permalink

The place is Fantastic! By the way where did you find the flaming lanterns?

 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2002-11-18 9:26 pm   Permalink

The fake fire pots are cool...I found some standing fake flame torches this Halloween to use as tiki torches inside the house.(www.hauntedfog.com and www.fakefire.com)

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hula hula
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 407
From: da 9th island/ vegas
Posted: 2002-11-18 9:43 pm   Permalink

Wow! very nice. I didnt think to use those flames bowls for a tiki room, but they really work. You have a wonderful eye for decor, but one thing whats up with the Condom on the carving?
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-11-20 12:38 am   Permalink

Tikirob, I got my flame bowls at Display & Costume Supply for ~$15. I originally saw them in the Oriental Supply company for I think about $35, and almost bought them; glad I didn't. After I picked up mine, I saw them at Target for ~$10. So, they're around, it may be harder to find them locally now that we're past Halloween.

hula hula, originally I took the cover off, but it was like Full Penis Assault! right when you walk in the room. I decided it would be more fun if visitors could lift up his loincloth and feel a little naughty about it.

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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1491
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2002-11-20 08:12 am   Permalink

Is the wall paint color pale blue, or is that just the light? It's a nice change from the grass matting (which I also love). I bet that's what partially gives it the "dressier" feel. That may also be what keeps it from feeling so tiny and enclosed - a bit of breath and space. Nice choice! I hope to see it someday (and have something like it, too!) The blue goes nicely with the Sailor Jerry hula girl beaded curtain, too.

 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2241
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2003-01-27 01:03 am   Permalink

as a recent guest of the glorious Humahuma Room~ i declare the pictures do NOT do this tiki bar justice! nor can photograps capture the ambiance or hospitality of the room. the whole room ooozes the spirit of tiki!

its easy to forget the petiteness of the room, because your eyes are always catching something new.. there are details within the details!

what is most incredible, is that Humahuma Michelle transported 3 of those treetrunks in her miata (they were easily over 12 feet, in my estimation)... everything in the room was made with love...you can feel it!

outstanding!!

elicia



 
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Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
Posts: 428
From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2003-01-27 02:39 am   Permalink

Bravo!!!
God that's a great room! I have forced my poor wife, the lovely Princess Kakuna, to view your website repeatedly, Humahuma, as she seems to actually enjoy it and it serves as a tremendous inspiration to her.
The colors... The fabrics... The details... All are Marvelous!
Yours is the room that drives me to work every morning. If I could build myself something like it without having a job I'd just stay at home. Well... I'd just stay at home sippin' on Mai Tais and Suffering Bastards, actually...


 
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Geeky Tiki
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 533
From: Las vegas
Posted: 2003-01-27 2:17 pm   Permalink

Highest of the high class.

Truly a work of art.

Tiki-kudos to you!


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3536
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2003-01-31 11:59 am   Permalink

Gosh, you guys are too, too kind! It was great fun having dogbytes over to the Humuhumu Room -- my first Tiki Centralite guest! I had a great time with her. I had a chance to see her home -- she's got the perfect room for a tiki bar, and I'm terribly excited to see what she does with it! She's got great taste, and with that space, something wonderful is going to happen.

Traitor Vic & Geeky Tiki, you've made me feel so good. Thank you!

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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-31 12:58 pm   Permalink

My hat goes off to you, kind lady..

 
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