||Introducing.... Arkiva Tropika
Joined: Aug 02, 2002
From: Seattle, WA
|Posted: 2006-09-28 8:39 pm  Permalink|
Aloha all !
I am so happy to introduce my new website, Arkiva Tropika :
An online archive of my paper ephemera collection, Arkiva Tropika celebrates not just Polynesian Pop, but also the classic heyday of all tropical (& tropical themed) restaurants, hotels, bars, etc. From Florida to Fiji, from Haiti to Hawaii, from Seattle to Samoa, Arkiva Tropika was created as a way to both share and organize my collection.
It consists of largely of mostly pre-1970 menus, yet also includes postcards, photos, brochures, matchbooks, napkins, and other paper ephemera from tropical/exotic themed environments. Arkiva Tropika is about the classic island imagery, especially in regards to tourism of yesteryear.
So please check out the site and let me know what you think. I will try to add images and info there on a regular basis ( if not daily ).
This website wouldn't be possible without the creative and computer-savvy genius of my good friend Humuhumu, who was enthusiastic about the project from the very start of our early conversations about it last year. She created a website for me that not only showcases the collection with ease, but its simply gorgeous to look at....MANY MANY thanks, Humuhumu !
Also, many thanks to Hanford & Tiki Central for providing the inspiration to contribute something where I can share all the random finds & great eye candy that I find, with everyone who has an interest. I have learned so much from this forum, and have met so many wonderful folks... its been a treat to have such an outlet, to share common interests with so many diverse people from all over...
I hope that you enjoy Arkiva Tropika, and please check there often, for constant additions & updates from my collection.
Joined: Sep 21, 2003
From: Yucaipa, CA
|Posted: 2006-09-28 8:44 pm  Permalink|
This is amazing!
I can't wait to give it a good and thorough exploration.
Joined: Oct 02, 2003
|Posted: 2006-09-28 8:48 pm  Permalink|
What a remarkable website. Great design! Awesome content! Truly a tiki treasure.
Joined: Aug 22, 2002
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2006-09-28 9:03 pm  Permalink|
I'm so very, very honored that puamana asked me to develop this site for her. For those of you out there who have been lucky enough to see her collection (or, attempt to -- it's simply massive), you know how overwhelming and beautiful it is, and it was a fun challenge to try to create a site that would do it justice visually, and also make it accessible.
I'm seriously looking forward to getting lost in Arkiva Tropika on a regular basis, daydreaming about what it would have been like to be at those places back then....
Critiki - Critiki News - Ooga-Mooga
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
|Posted: 2006-09-28 10:22 pm  Permalink|
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2006-09-28 10:31 pm  Permalink|
I can see that this will be hours of fun...great collection and great site too!
Joined: Dec 03, 2005
|Posted: 2006-09-29 04:03 am  Permalink|
WAO!!! It´s just like looking inside a whole new BOT!
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
|Posted: 2006-09-29 04:42 am  Permalink|
Sweet! I recognized Humuhumu's work right away.
Joined: Jul 23, 2002
From: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 2006-09-29 05:08 am  Permalink|
Puamana and Humuhumu desrve the Tiki Eye Candy Award!!!!! Simply stunning!!!!
Lots of menu's I have never seen before like..."Johnny's Tiki Hut" or "Trader Ku's" or "Trader Engs." Amazing!!!!
Congratulations on a job well done!!!!
Cheers and Mahalo,
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2006-09-29 06:22 am  Permalink|
Wow! Who needs a BoT 2 when we now have this site! It is a great refreshing reminder of just what I love about Poly Pop. I have had it mind to do just this sort of site for a while.
"Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" the book
Joined: Nov 06, 2004
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
|Posted: 2006-09-29 06:28 am  Permalink|
Wow, that is something else. Thanks for sharing that amazing history with us. Thats a definite bookmark for me.
Joined: Aug 20, 2004
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
|Posted: 2006-09-29 08:13 am  Permalink|
This is great! Very well done. Congrats to you both on an excellent job and thanks for making all these terrific images available for all of us to see. I'll be looking forward to your updates!
|Pepe le Tiki|
Joined: May 09, 2005
From: Vancouver, BC
|Posted: 2006-09-29 08:28 am  Permalink|
Congratulations Puamana! Thanks for sharing your amazing collection with us!!
Joined: Jul 13, 2006
From: Vancouver, Canada
|Posted: 2006-09-29 08:42 am  Permalink|
what a treat!
Joined: Jul 24, 2003
From: McKinney, TX
|Posted: 2006-09-29 08:48 am  Permalink|
That's quite a collection...so many images I've never seen before. You should publish a book! Thanks for sharing...I'm already addicted.
And as usual, beautiful website design.
[ This Message was edited by: Kenike 2006-09-29 08:49 ]