||Silverlake Tiki Island
Joined: Sep 05, 2005
|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!
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|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.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-05-29 1:57 pm  Permalink|
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.
Joined: Feb 06, 2010
|Posted: 2013-05-29 3:02 pm  Permalink|
Awesome pics Sven! Thanks for posting!
Joined: May 27, 2006
From: The Valley!
|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!
Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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.
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-05-30 11:41 am  Permalink|
So we are all invited this weekend?
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-05-30 12:37 pm  Permalink|
Wow. That's quite a crew on the couch.
Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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.
Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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.
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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!
Joined: Aug 18, 2011
|Posted: 2013-05-30 9:49 pm  Permalink|
Your home is spectacular Sven. Your collection is phenomenal. Enjoyed the video.
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-05-31 09:21 am  Permalink|
Your home looks well loved. Thank you for sharing.
Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|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?