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UK TIKI MUGS Book Launch 10 March Ltd. Edition Mug
54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2009-03-11 05:12 am   Permalink

Fabulous night out. A wonderful book. I loved some of the little design touches like the ghosted tapa backgrounds. Congratulations to all involved.

I have a couple of pictures of the raffle, drawn out of a Vic's Rum Barrel, but I was mostly chatting and enjoying the night. I'm sure there are many more to come.





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Ghis
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Posted: 2009-03-11 05:41 am   Permalink

Nice to catch up and meet some of you last night.

Ghislaine.

[I am the blond girl with the checkered shirt sitting at the table during the raffle]


 
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Mighty Fine Yak
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Posted: 2009-03-11 06:57 am   Permalink

Big mega thanks to all you swell cats that came down last night.
And especially Trader Jim, without whose help it wouldn't have been half the the success it was.
Tiki Mugs is our fourth book but last night was our first proper launch party!
Cheers everyone!


 
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TIKIWAGON
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
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From: England
Posted: 2009-03-11 10:13 am   Permalink

Great night, and so good to catch up with everybody after such a long time!! Great job on the mug Trader Jim, another one for the collection (as if we need more!!) It was worth the long drive to get to Trader Vics, great night in such a kool place, we love it there, shame it is not nearer!!
When are you coming over to London then Squid? Next time you are in Paris let us know and we will get together!
Thanks everyone for last night.
Sue and Dave.


 
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TIKIWAGON
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Posted: 2009-03-11 1:37 pm   Permalink

And here are some photos, forgot to take loads, so sorry about that!!






 
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squid
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Posted: 2009-03-11 1:43 pm   Permalink

Hey Dave and Sue!

I can see you lot had some serious fun.
Can you feel the jealousy all the way from LA????




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Tiki Joe's Pop
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Posted: 2009-03-11 2:03 pm   Permalink

Hey Dave & Sue~

After (or before) you lure Squid over, be sure to have enough scratch to get to San Diego in August. The short bus calls to you!!! "Bali Hiiiiii......."

CHEERS!

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POCKETIKI
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From: UK
Posted: 2009-03-11 6:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-11 05:41, Ghis wrote:
Nice to catch up and meet some of you last night.

Ghislaine.

[I am the blond girl with the checkered shirt sitting at the table during the raffle]



Actually Ghislaine I thought you were the 'blond girl with the checkered shirt sitting at the table behind the detritus of a SERIOUS drinking session, ha, ha!




ATOMICTONYTIKI and his travelling companion 'Capt. Hold Fast' caught the Tartan Express down to the Big Smoke and picked up the accolade of being the 'Long Distance Tiki Trekker'! We were hono(u)red...a toast to the toaster!!




ATOMICTONYTIKI, my much much better 'alf Sian, and our lovely neighbour Kirsten, waiting for their Mai-Tais...as soon as the flamin' buffoon with the camera gets out of the barman's way!




Ian (KORERO BOOKS) was busy selling 'TIKI MUGS' books and a couple other of the titles to discerning punters, while the photographer who took the great photos of a big chunk of my tiki mug collection, Nick Grant, looked on in amusement.




TIKI RACER and his friend Anil were busy in the restaurant...such a lovely couple, and impeccable table manners!!




Dave & Sue of HOT ROD TIKI fame chewed the fat with their friend Julien. I'm guessing cars and tikis were the subject?




Anjy and Jamie, the CHEEKYTIKIs, chilled out with the Cambridge contingent Liz & Chris...and a few Mai-Tais!




Sian posed with her 'handmade' jewelry that the young ladies working in Trader Vic's in London all wear. She also has a display cabinet by the stairs where you can see and buy 'EXOTIC Jewelry made exclusively for Trader Vic's'. Shameless plug? You betcha!! I owe this woman BIG TIME!! By the way...that was not the last time that night that Sian was stood next to a mighty impressive tiki pole...but that's another story.




These two lovely ladies obviously got lei-ed, which is more than can be said for some! Man, I never tier of that pun...it's a tried and tested corker!!



First FREE raffle winner of the night won a MUNKTIKI 'No Name' tiki mug and Tiki Racer's winning 33 ticket bagged him a TIKI FARM 'Flame Man Chu' mug both kindly donated by HOT ROD TIKI!




These young ladies won a Skull mug (very apt judging by the outfit) and one of TRADER VIC'S great saucy story mugs, kindly donated by our generous hosts for the event TRADER VIC'S!



Poor old Pete from the CHEEKYTIKI team's elation was short lived when he realised it was actually a CHEEKYTIKI 'Headhunter' mug he had won...he felt he couldn't accept it and kindly put it back in the raffle (what a gent!), where it was promptly snapped up by a very exotic looking 'geisha'!




CHEEKYTIKI also donated the much admired 'Tangaroa' mug in its classy blue/teal glaze. Yet another happy winner!




We put in a couple of mugs ourselves, the first being a vintage Swiss 'Movenpick' mug which was bagged by Martin Shaw the photographer who travelled down to Poole in Dorset with Yak, to get some killer pictures of the HOT ROD TIKI collection. We're not sure who was most pleased? Martin or the suave looking gent in the background? The second, the first out of captivity of our 'KU' head mug, another vintage DUNCAN mold project we are having fun with. Lucky lady!




During a chat with Dave, Sian discovered that he had not picked up a raffle ticket so she kindly gave him hers. The jammy beggar went on to win a signed ATOMICTONYTIKI 'Capt. Hold Fast' mug with it!! My lady be your luck tonight Dave!



The final raffle prizes were donated by TIKI RACER. First up his cool and beautifully packaged 'Pistoniki' mug, which judging by the smile on the young lady's face, was much appreciated. Secondly...and finally...the awesome 'one-off colo(u)rway' artist proof 'Pia-kua', one of only five made (each one different). That is some prize!!! Look out for the regular version 'Pia-kua' at a tiki emporium near you soon!!



I must say that the evening was judged by many as a great success, a cool atmosphere, gallons of Mai-Tais, plenty of tiki ceramica, page after page of Polynesian Pop heaven and that raffle was real FUN!!!

REALLY BIG THANKS go out to:

JAY STRONGMAN for giving us the latest 'must have' book on the subject most dear to our hearts! And for being BRITISH!!!! RULE BRITKI, BRITIKI RULES THE WAVES!!!

IAN & YAK at KORERO BOOKS for bringing the project to fruition...GREAT job guys!

All the collectors who contributed to the pages of this awesome tome.

All the artists whose work we collect with an unbridled passion.

Dusan & Jane at TRADER VIC'S for allowing us to launch the book at such a prestigious and precious place and being on hand to cater for our needs.

CHEEKYTIKI who pulled out all the stops to get the limited edition 'Moai' mug ready in time, at very, very short notice!

All our friends across the pond who wished us well.

And..everyone who came along and had fun on the night!!

THANKS!!!


If you got any photos last night that can enhance the post...get 'em on!

It's way past my bedtime...YET AGAIN! So...If I've made an embarassing faux pas or seven, or missed out anyone (I probably have) I apologise in advance. Now...BUGGER OFF...I've got some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzs to catch!

Take care - Trader Jim (Make mine a Mai-Tai!).



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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2009-03-12 02:14 am   Permalink

What a great night well worth the eleven hour 828 mile round trip, a much needed return to the lands of tiki and to commune with the modern savages.


[quote]
On 2009-03-11 18:58, POCKETIKI wrote:
Quote:


These two lovely ladies obviously got lei-ed, which is more than can be said for some! Man, I never tier of that pun...it's a tried and tested corker!!






Cheekytiki pointed out why the girl some people might recognition her, she's kitty from the Teen Rockabilly Band "
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis".

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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2009-03-12 04:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-12 02:14, atomictonytiki wrote:
she's kitty from the Teen Rockabilly Band "Kitty, Daisy & Lewis".



Soon to be supporting Coldplay on their US Summer Tour...
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Ghis
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Posted: 2009-03-12 06:09 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-11 18:58, POCKETIKI wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-03-11 05:41, Ghis wrote:
Nice to catch up and meet some of you last night.

Ghislaine.

[I am the blond girl with the checkered shirt sitting at the table during the raffle]



Actually Ghislaine I thought you were the 'blond girl with the checkered shirt sitting at the table behind the detritus of a SERIOUS drinking session, ha, ha!






Haha, I knew you were going to post that one! I must say that most of those were drunk by our party, however I am a teetotaller ! I can't believe that I lurked here for a year, post on my first thread ever here and end up with a picture of me making me look like an alcoholic!

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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
Posts: 462
From: UK
Posted: 2009-03-12 08:20 am   Permalink

I had a great time at the book launch, thanks to Trader Jim for getting us all together and Yak [and Jay] for the great book.

It was fab to meet up with the Britiki crowd, many traveled a long way to be there.

Man, Mug and Mai Tai


Enjoyed good company, lots of great drinks.



Just need to rearrange my cabinet now to make room for my new prize and joy.

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POCKETIKI
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 401
From: UK
Posted: 2009-03-12 1:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

Haha, I knew you were going to post that one! I must say that most of those were drunk by our party, however I am a teetotaller ! I can't believe that I lurked here for a year, post on my first thread ever here and end up with a picture of me making me look like an alcoholic!





Well if that's what you want to have us believe Ghislaine? I guess we are hono(u)r bound to believe you! Hu-hum!

Like the mug and poster shot TR! That must have been one of those cheap throw away cameras you had there, as the jacket & shirt combo I was sporting looked VERY different on the young model in the MATALAN catalog(ue)! You want to get a good camera like mine and then maybe I'd look as good in your photos as you do in mine!!! But then again...

Does that Mai-Tai glass look a little low to you guys? That one was for Jay, Yak, Ian and...Hell EVERYONE!!! MAI-TAI!!

Take care folks! - Trader Jim (Make mime another Mai-Tai!).


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Trader Tark
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From: Sunny Brighton UK
Posted: 2009-03-17 05:36 am   Permalink

Thats looks good .. Damn..

I just noticed this. Although i was in New York at the time any way..

Nice mugs , book looks really cool ..

Tark


 
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