Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-03-13 4:38 pm  Permalink|
i will never understand why people get bent out of shape about this - and supposedly have abandoned Tiki Central. They must have been here for something else. There are some clear guidelines laid down by Hanford (the founder) for this site:
>>"Tiki Central is a place to celebrate the classic Tiki Bars of the mid-century and the design aesthetic they established. This movement grew in popularity after World War II when America had a new fascination with the South Seas and Hawaii. Tiki Bars sought to bring an idealized tropical paradise into the concrete jungle of the Modern World. Very little of it was genuine -- born mostly out of the likes of Hollywood art directors and modern architects -- but it all seemed real to a then-naïve public’s eye. The Tiki style started in bars and restaurants but soon spilled over into all forms of popular culture, including music, food, dress, TV and movies, and other forms of architecture.
The Tiki that Tiki Central focuses on is a mid-century American invention that is Polynesia-inspired. We’re here to discuss classic Tiki, what made it great, how to celebrate it and preserve it today, and how to create and influence new Tiki that isn’t generic, watered down, or misguided. The definitive guide is The Book Of Tiki, and we highly recommend that everyone on Tiki Central get the book and read up.<<
Let me re-iterate: "We're here to discuss....HOW TO CREATE AND INFLUENCE NEW TIKI THAT ISN'T GENERIC, WATERED DOWN, OR MISGUIDED<<
Are those guidelines wrong? If you do not agree with them, why join Tiki Central - if it pisses you off when these things ARE discussed? Lookey here: If you would have a site about ART DECO, and somebody brings in a cheap black plastic ashtray with silver and gold glitter glued on it saying " I just made this wonderful Art Deco ashtray", and someone would respond "This is not really befitting of the style" - where is that "crap"?
All I am saying is just that: "This does not fit the style". What is wrong with that?
And: EVERYBODY IS FREE TO BUY ALL THE GLITTER TIKIS THEY LOVE AND WANT! You are your own taste's keeper! Stage "Book of Tiki" book burnings! Start your own "Bad Tiki Taste" movement"!