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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 681
From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2013-05-29 03:47 am   Permalink

Great video, thanks for sharing Sven. I felt like i was in a museum (so much to absorb and unsure of where to look and focus) when i visited you way back. I don't know how you manage to fit in the new pieces into your collection!

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-29 04:51 am   Permalink

I hate to be bothersome, but would it be possible to post a full photo of that Easter Island Paddle?

Thanks for the photos, and video. The collection itself is impressive, yes, but what I appreciate most is your arrangement.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11137
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-05-29 1:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-29 03:47, harro wrote:
I don't know how you manage to fit in the new pieces into your collection!



ONLY by finding something better than what's already up - there is no empty wall space or shelf space left, so if I come across something I must have, something else has to go. But not every corner is as cluttered as the original Tiki altar section, the nucleus of where my collection started:


(HDR photo by Jochen Hirschfeld)

The amount of cool stuff in the house might seem impressive, but remember that I started collecting around 1989
I like lamps, as evidenced by this exterior shot of my house where you can see the front porch:


In the foreground is Big Daddy Olu, carved by Leroy Schmaltz in the mid-90s on location (from a tree in the ground)

Here's that paddle, it is in Tiki Modern I believe, it was one of the first pieces I ever bought at Oceanic Arts:


(photo by Tonga Tom)
Also, I like making things glow, so I use light strings a bit.

What really makes the house glow though are its guests! Here is Marina showing my wife Naomi how to play with fire:




Martin Cate, Bosko, Jeff Berry and wives Truus and Rebecca in my kitchen


Traveling Rumpus Room members chatting on the front porch

...and in a rare convergence of Tiki revival luminaries from across the States:


Jeff Chenault, Tiki Kiliki, Hanford Lemoore, Humu Humu, and James Teitelbaum on my Witco couch!

A collection really gives pleasure when you can share it with those who appreciate it. Mahalo to my friends.


 
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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
Posts: 1948
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Posted: 2013-05-29 3:02 pm   Permalink

Awesome pics Sven! Thanks for posting!

 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2013-05-29 11:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting Sven, it truly is a museum. I have has the pleasure of being in your home a few times and I still see MANY new artifacts with each visit. It's impossible to take it all in at once. Bring on the photos!
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2013-05-30 10:44 am   Permalink

Great video and pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Love all the lamps, my personal favorite elements.


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6012
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-30 11:41 am   Permalink

So we are all invited this weekend?

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-30 12:37 pm   Permalink

Wow. That's quite a crew on the couch.

 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 138
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-05-30 2:32 pm   Permalink

OK, Your the all time winner!!

I think I'll just shut down my Tiki Bar, you shit blows everyone away.


 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 833
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2013-05-30 2:45 pm   Permalink

I never get tired of seeing that house, also I see you have one of those painted glass floral scenes on the still with the Tretchikoff portrait, I have a similar one with a red ginger plant, I wonder how many more varieties of them they produced? Lamps are great but eventually the collection takes a life of its own and the tiki room gets turned into a solarium and mai tais at night while wearing sunglasses can get old.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4274
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-05-30 6:45 pm   Permalink

Always a pleasure to hang out at Sven's Tiki museum at Silver Lake. My favorite Tiki spot in the world. A gracious host and excellent cocktail maker. Look forward to the next visit my friend!

DC


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-05-30 9:49 pm   Permalink

Your home is spectacular Sven. Your collection is phenomenal. Enjoyed the video.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1310
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-05-31 09:21 am   Permalink

Your home looks well loved. Thank you for sharing.

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 204
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2013-05-31 09:59 am   Permalink

It's wonderful. I've always wondered what your place looks like. Thank you for sharing it.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6862
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-05-31 10:51 am   Permalink

GROG has been to your house several times, and GROG not remember a pretty model hanging out around your house. Where did you have her hidden at?



 
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