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“The Field Guide to Tiki Decorating” by Trader Brandon
Hamo
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Posted: 2018-06-27 6:54 pm   Permalink

Anybody got The Field Guide to Tiki Decorating by “Trader Brandon” Kleyla, the Imagineer responsible of the design of both Trader Sam’s locations? It sounds interesting, and I wonder if it’s worth picking up.

https://www.traderbrandon.com/store/p4/The_Field_Guide_to_Tiki_Decorating.html

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-06-28 05:14 am   Permalink

When I looked it up on Google this review came up.
AND photos of my lights, so how bad could it be?

This book is small in size, damn I think I could write a book this size.
Heck this book will go out of print, you guys and newbies who missed out will want it then pay tons more for it on eBay.

From the net.....
"Julia rated it really liked it
This guide to DIY Tiki theming covers everything from inspiration to installation. With practical instructions and handy tips, this book is a must have for anyone making a home tiki bar. My only complaint would be the length. A very short book, I do hope there is more to come from these authors."



 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2018-06-28 08:54 am   Permalink

I bought the book but honestly, you can find more on how to build a tiki bar right here on Tiki Central. The books tends to talk a lot about how to make new things look old. Like taking a copper or brass light and putting patina on it. If you like the way he decorated Trader Sam's then you'll like this book.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-06-28 12:26 pm   Permalink

"Like taking a copper or brass light and putting patina on it."

I do this by putting it outside for a bit.


 
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davidphantomatic
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From: San Antonio
Posted: 2018-06-28 6:56 pm   Permalink

I bought the book cause my interest was piqued but I agreee that it is short.
It’s also primarily written by Typhoon Tommy. Brandon talks more about building Trader Sam’s and directional signs for his backyard.
The rest was Tommy.
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Wayfarer
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From: Japan
Posted: 2018-06-29 06:24 am   Permalink

Almost bought it just to see what it says about the creation of Trader Sam's but they've no Armed Forces option for shipping/billing addresses, so I can't. I'd be fine if I lived in Palau or Micronesia though.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-06-29 07:29 am   Permalink

Daria M?
I think the real life goofy Daria M is on Big brother this year....
That or Kyles cousin kyle Schwartz on South park.

https://www.romper.com/p/what-is-big-brother-contestant-angie-lantrys-instagram-she-has-a-unique-personality-9603559

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7lXc9LBwB8

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Posted: 2018-06-29 5:52 pm   Permalink

Daria M. is Daria Morgendorffer. When I try to use her full name Tiki Central chops the name off mid-way.
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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-06-30 6:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I’ll hold off and remain satisfied with the inspiration provided The Book of Tiki, Tiki Pop, The Art of Tiki, Smuggler’s Cove, and Tiki Central....

 
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