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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2008-12-31 3:59 pm   Permalink

Whoa! I totally know you guys... I swear I just closed my eyes for a catnap...


Got the Retail Crazies and owe plenty phonecalls to Babs, Kinny, Heath, Matt and Augie's folks and that's just in so cal... One of the problems with trying to do everything yourself is that it eats most of your carving time, but at least you only have one cat to blame when plans fall short.

Christmas Eve Freaky Boutiki Style

Last customer of the night nabbed a sweet MUNKTIKI volcano bowl via this thread all the way from Virginia!

Mahalo all for supporting our talented ohana of independant artists and craftspersons. We look foward to serving you in the new year.





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2008's Hotcakes & Outtakes

XXX Awning Porn for Kinny. Get your pencil twitching for a change you dirty birdy!


Mission Beach neighbors move to Hawaii...


...along with this killer Triclops Marq by Erik The Red!


Amy Kam, sweet as lychee bartender of The China Inn in Pacific Beach w/ enormous discontinued MUNKTIKI coconut bowl!
(The China Inn has been given official "Mission Beach Satalite" status as a longtime favorite Tiki Freak watering hole! Great eats too!)


A Typical Shag Fan.


Go Barefoot unearths 2008's coolest mod re-print from it's vaults!


Dolly's Halloween costume...


PakaloLolita. xoxoxoxo


Tiki Lee's! A Must See in LV!


Jeez! There's just no accounting for taste...


Economy derailed my plans for a genuine audio-animatronic Shrunken Hodaddy Head fortune dispensing machine for the Boutiki a'la Shrunken Ned. I'm not kiddin'.
Maybe next year, if there isn't one of Buzzy at Tikiland by then!


My Favorite Motel in Googie Yuma!


This Cat playing at the Riviera was Pantastic!


Future tiki carvers? Current tiki lovers!


Only a matter of time before Baby Bella swaps those sandy papayas for a chainsaw like daddy!


A customer shows off his Kava bowl... oh yeah, we sell Kava


Jim Ellington, legendary So Cal surfboard maker chose little old me to photograph him for his website and promo goodies. Here's an outake from our afternoon at The Catamaran Resort in Mission Beach.


Toni just beginning the BILKO tutorial mask. BOSKO has seen images of this close to completion, was amused and quite encouraging of our tiny tutorial program. He's felt alot of Bali style biting lately & I wanted his 100% approval before making this available for purchase in 2009.


The Big Ell & Brother Heath... when you coming to carve w/ me bro? Seriously?


"And the Lord Lapis formed bunnies of the dust of the ground, and breathed into their cute twitching nostrils the hot breath of life; and bunnies became living souls." (Clay Rabbit Genesis 2:7)


Mandy gets an A+! Imagine how good she'll be at twelve...


Good work if you can get it...


Mahalo for new LTD Bob's from both Squid & Bosko!


2008 Farthest Fastest Award goes to BTC! Does that Tapa tab taste like a snozberry?


See the priceless gilded Crazy Al mug? No? Well I can see the grade for one curator's disregard for the importance of lighting scribbled on the wall beyond... F-


Brother Nick however gets an A for effort! (& Aloha Spirit!)


Drunk & Drunker: Andre Meza & The Chaz-Bot


The Marq Of True Quality: Beard hair in your varnish.


I Drink Your Milkshake! (or Toni's root beer float.)


Wreck of the VAYAat low tide.


Bob, when do I get my ORCHESTRA ROADIE t-shirt?


Uuuuugggggghhhhh Vegas Again. TGF Tiki Lee's.


Count de Money


Dave-O (Surfari Surf School)& Scotty (Wind & Sea Surfboards)


After a decade avoiding the velvet noose I have returned to my greatest calling: Confounding and irritating art critics from coast to coast.
Top of the world ma!
Keep your eye's open in 2009 for a series of double pop culture tangs beginning with Rockem' Sockem' Roratongans and the highly anticipated already controversial Tangs of Finland.


Scavenger hunt for Walt's Frozen Noodle ready, set ...


My favorite new item of 2008. Augie Marquis!


As always, The Monk bids you a New Year of Peace.



 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7590
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-12-31 9:29 pm   Permalink

YAY Monkey!
YAY Awning Pic!


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-03 09:31 am   Permalink

Hooray Kinny!
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Local San Diego collector and raging Munkoholic Eric swoops in for Super LTD Edition MUNKTIKI divers helmet. #7/25 I think...



Score!


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-03 4:01 pm   Permalink

Bob Loves You!

Can't believe I still have these fellas. Intrested parties may PM if interested.


Baby Bob Mai-Tai Trainer by Squid #5/100 $85.00

Mod Bob 2008 by Bosko # 19/50 $60.00

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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-08 09:43 am   Permalink

ELLINGTON CUSTOM SURFBOARDS

Oddly enough, Mission Beach native Jim Ellington's shaping career began in 1975 on the North Shore in Tom Parrish & Steve Cranston's now legendary Lightning Bolt Surfboard shop. From the the age of seventeen he talked story with Rabbit Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Ian Cairns and more of the era's greatest surfers. All day long jim would listen to the best surfers of the era explain what they liked or didn't like about the boards they were currantly riding.

Jim would shape his own experimental prototypes based on their tough requirements and test them down on his local break at Log Cabin; mere steps away from Off The Walls and Pipeline.

Since then Jim's shaped over 15,000 surfboards, His early line of JET's (Jim Ellington Team Surfboards) are so cal collectables and his current retro fin designs are meticulously refined to fit any surfers needs with a commitment to high performance.

Jim Ellinton enjoys working with individual surfers with specific requirements to create one of a kind custom surfboards.




$500

Please PM HodadHank


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-24 10:45 am   Permalink

Back from FLA where I met w/ some talented carvers and weavers from Andros Island as well as other fun craftspeople. I'll post some pics ASAP.

 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-31 08:30 am   Permalink

Aloha all.

As I promised/threatened at the end of '08 I'll be peppering into this thread artwork from beyond the pacific rim that you might enjoy including in your home bar. (GASP!)

Try to remember that the godfathers of tiki really couldn't have cared less if the tikis with which they decorated their restaurants and hotels were actually by indigenous native carvers or some WASP in orange county. The overall effect of transportative otherworldlyness was, in my opinion their ultimate goal.

You might explore evidence of this in photos featuring Chinese tiles, decorative Japanese sake urns and net floats or wicker furnishings from Asia Minor and the Carribean featured in the Book of Tiki. The general materials used to construct these artificial atmospheres were also of suspiciously non-Polynesian origin. I believe we can all agree there's a severe lack of African Benin, German Walnut and English Brown Oak in the Pacific and of course Donn Beach had no aversion to the Carribean even employing maps of the rum islands in his restaurants. You like rum. (I'm just trying to help connect the dots for you.)

Anyhooo... By now purists have gone off to look at some pretty tapa on another thread leaving us, the fearless, to continue our journey into the heart of the Carribean...

The artisans of Andros Island...


This is Henry, my tokayo and a startlingly acurate carver with hatchet!




 
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vintagesurf
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Joined: Feb 04, 2007
Posts: 20
Posted: 2009-02-02 4:22 pm   Permalink

You guys interested in any bamboo framed art?
I do consignment, have over 1000 images...

Mahalo
Christian
www.vintage-surf.com

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vintage hawaiiana & bamboo to you


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squid
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 1462
Posted: 2009-02-04 12:18 pm   Permalink

Lead us on the journey, Cap'n! We, the fringe, are ready for exploration outside the "purist" envelope. I shall enjoy some pretty tapa whilst awaiting the word to "shove off!"....

 
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hodadhank
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Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 4:01 pm   Permalink

Sorry to keep ya waitin' Squiddly my old chum.

A little more info on the artisans of Andros Island...

Discovered by the Spanish in the mid 1500's, La Isla del Espirito Santo was home to Arawak natives until British colonization in 1629. Nassau archives show the island mapped as San Andreas in 1782, most likely due to a settlement of Brits and their African Slaves from San Andreas off the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua. Proximity to trade shipping lanes and the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere made Andros a an ideal pirate port for the likes of famed buccaneer Henry Morgan. The evolution to Andros may be due to successful Greek sponge traders who likened it's terrain and sweet water to a beautiful Grecian island named for Andros, son of Apollo.

Americans who sided with Britain during the Revolutionary war were granted asylum there and resettled bringing more African slaves from Florida, SC, Virginia and Georgia to establishing plantations. Even before Abolition the British Navy would "Deposit" liberated slaves on the Island. Dwelling in huts of driftwood and thatch, settlements with names like Congo Town developed into centers for hybrid culture and art.

The beauty and seclusion of Andros east coast Fresh Creek even lured Rat Packers to this unspoiled Bahamanian hideaway during the sixties where I believe Sammy Davis actually owned a villa overlooking Young Sound.

Today inhabitants enjoy art as a natural part of everyday life much like the people of Thailand and Carving, Batik and watertight baskets woven from Agave Sisal are just as important to natives income as their generational skills as seafarers, bone-fish anglers and lobster/ conch divers.

Enough with the history lesson. I hope to offer sculpture and textiles from Andros this summer. For the moment lets check out Henry's carving and some expert Sisal weaving... Oh, Sisal can also be made into beautiful jewelry.









 
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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 4:04 pm   Permalink

Mission Beach @ it's best...


 
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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 4:32 pm   Permalink

Did you kiddies think we had gone the way of Solai Bamboo? Fat Chance!
Just needed a little break to remind myself that the world is full of positive energy and beautiful people.

Witness the dramatic return of The Reverend Captain Dread Pirate Murf: AKA "Our Man in the Pacific". Here to get his sailboat ship shape before the long Heyerdahlian voyage west. For now it's Cook Island mask time!


A smoke break for Pakolololita. That moai's coming along nicely. Been using a pic of Bowana as a guide.

Check out Red as he hones his enormous log. heh heh.

You know who w/ my you know what.


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 4:49 pm   Permalink

I'm finally ready to offer up the original four masks from our 2008 Tiki Tutorial Program...

TUTORIAL # 1

We begin with a traditional Marq featuring a beveled bottom perfect for wall display. 2ft tall- $80



Artists for this piece include Hodad Hank, Erik The Red, Jackhammer Cait and Little Mandy.


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-03-01 4:57 pm   Permalink

Show us your Andros batik.

Edit - PS missed you at the Chop.

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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 5:01 pm   Permalink

Tutorial # 2

This mask was nicknamed early on "The Bilko Hijack Mask" in reference to it's two main design influences, an homage if you will to Bosko Hrnjak and Billy the Crud. Bosko got a kick out of it and i'm hoping Billy will too.

Mexican fan Palm about 2ft - $80


Artists for this piece include HodadHank, Anakonia, Little Mandy and my even littler nephew Ogy.


 
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