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Bail Tekey
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 41
From: West Lawn Park Lot 21 BLK 3
Posted: 2007-08-20 05:01 am   Permalink

Cannot Wait!!!!!!

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5316
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-08-20 10:40 am   Permalink

According to Amazon, TM is doing well with Germans!

#11 in Books > Nonfiction > Foreign Language Nonfiction > German
#37 in Decorating!
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2989
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2007-08-20 12:55 pm   Permalink

Hubba hubba! I want mine!

 
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kick_the_reverb
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Joined: Jul 17, 2002
Posts: 573
From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2007-08-20 5:31 pm   Permalink

The new book is really impressive, even my daughter thought so - she wouldn't give it back...

Ran


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7921
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-08-20 7:50 pm   Permalink

Sven rocks!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-21 11:11 am   Permalink

Thanks everybody! I just talked to Bill Westenhaver on the phone, he got an advance copy this weekend. He is doing great at 83, going on a little Alaska cruise tomorrow with his new lady friend, and told me that he "got to thinking that it is nice to leave a little foot print" with the help of this book. I really would have loved to have been there when he got it and opened it!

To see the old timers get their due recognition, like Bob and Leroy at Oceanic Arts did through the Book of Tiki, or Bob Esmino and Ray Barrientos did at last weekend's Tiki Oasis through Jeff Berry's work, is one of the most rewarding aspects of doing Tiki archeology.

I hope that I will be able somehow to have book signing events together with Bill Westenhaver, the end of this or the beginning of next year, perhaps in Seattle and, one that must be done: At the Hala Kahiki in Chicago. This man needs to see that place as long as he is still around!


 
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missy_tassles
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Joined: Apr 23, 2007
Posts: 30
Posted: 2007-08-23 09:10 am   Permalink

i can't wait - it looks GORGEOUS! I ordered mine way back in May from Amazon UK, so am now even more anxiously waiting

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-23 7:37 pm   Permalink

Oh Kayyyy....boy I had some fun on Tiki Central today! Time to lay off the sauce, I have a life, too, you know!

Just one last post, an actual bit of conversation, a Calvin and Hobbes moment with my son Diego, which occurred at lunch in the kitchen today, where TIKI MODERN has been lying around for a while:

Dad: "Here, while you wait for your sandwich, show some interest and look at my new book!"

Son: "OK!".....(he does)

Dad: "Hey, you are not looking at every page one by one!"

Son: "Pop! I am fifteen! I don't GET art for another......SEVEN YEARS!



 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1408
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2007-08-23 8:38 pm   Permalink

SO make sure you put a copy aside for him until he reaches the age of enlightenment. I preordered my copy yesterday and like everyone else...I can't wait to see it.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-24 5:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-20 17:31, kick_the_reverb wrote:
The new book is really impressive, even my daughter thought so - she wouldn't give it back...
Ran




"Gimme BICK BOOK!"


"Oooooh!"


"Eeeeeh!"



 
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Matahina
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Joined: Aug 25, 2007
Posts: 7
Posted: 2007-08-25 12:59 pm   Permalink



The new bible - and I´ve got it - I am so delighted and happy !!! Today is my lucky day I guess - maybe luck comes to true aficionados sometimes...

I fell in love with the first bible ("The book of Tiki") in 2001 - I will never forget this hot summer day and the happiness and joy to see this perfect book - the true urban archeologist found all those treasures and put all this work together to create this perfectly designed book....created a wave of enthusiasm, aficionados all over the world - a reinvention and brought back to life what nearly seemed forgotten....

Been waiting for the second edition ever since.....been ringing the shop if it´s already there... and today..suddenly and unexpected... - there it was....on a summer´s day in 2007. A new chapter begins - a new love and treasured book for all of us - more creativity, polynesian pop dreams and architecture, illustration, people and fantasies and realities on our minds....thank you so much Sven A. Kirsten for your dedication, love and work.


 
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missy_tassles
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Joined: Apr 23, 2007
Posts: 30
Posted: 2007-09-02 11:05 am   Permalink

AAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHH!!

i just got a message from Amazon (UK) to say delivery of my copy has been put back to OCTOBER!!

What's going ON?!!!

these pic above are just teasing me now
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-09-02 1:39 pm   Permalink

That worries me. If they are supposed to be available for my booksigning tour in Germany/Switzerland by mid September, why would it take that long for the UK to get them...?
I will inquire.


 
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nimereht
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Joined: Sep 08, 2002
Posts: 32
Posted: 2007-09-02 1:45 pm   Permalink

also, amazon says available in sept, and barnes and noble's website says the middle of october?



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-09-02 2:47 pm   Permalink

Well, TASCHEN feels sure enough to have them there by mid-September, or else they would have told us not to schedule the Euro book tour for the two last weekends of September. They and I cannot know how and why Amazon and other stores schedule their dates...but I will inquire if everything is going according to schedule and post the answer here.

I doubt though that they have contact with the slow boat from China that the books are on...I imagine it to be a ship like this:



 
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