||eBay: Giant 6 ft tall tiki mug?
Joined: Dec 21, 2003
|Posted: 2004-01-03 08:57 am  Permalink|
I'm not sure if this is one of you selling this or if any of you have seen it yet but I thought I would post it just in case because it is neat.
Joined: Aug 22, 2002
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2004-01-03 09:15 am  Permalink|
Hey, I know that mug! It was used as decoration at the Kona Kai at Exotica... Formikahini & I hitched a ride the next morning to the breakfast spot with the guys who had it, we rode in the same truck as that mug. It's pretty neat, it's kinda cobbled together from foam & chicken wire, but it looks well done.
p.s. -- I just remembered, the guys who had it said it was originally made as a window display for a futon shop.
The best tiki bar is the one that's within stumbling distance of your bed
The Humuhumu Room
[ This Message was edited by: Humuhumu on 2004-01-03 09:18 ]
Joined: Jun 03, 2002
From: The fly-over states
|Posted: 2004-01-03 11:35 am  Permalink|
The guy who made that, and is selling it, is our friend Mark. He owns a shop here in town, Right-On Futon. He originally made the mug for his "Futon Exotica" window display. His window displays / art installations are legendary. You can see a bunch on the Right-On website, http://www.rightonfuton.com/
Mark initiated and organized the first substantial Tiki event in Chicagoľ "Exotica 2000". The namesake of this summers Exotica 2003. It was centered around a cool Tiki art show. The mug also traveled (in the back of our van) to Toronto for Swizzle Gallery's "Savage City" Tiki show. They may still have images up on the Swizzle Gallery website, http://www.swizzle.ca/ Swizzle gallery was run by our friends Rob and Christine. I think many of you might really like Rob's art, check it out.
Anyway, Mark's moving to Italy to attend a culinary school and is selling off many of his creations. If you like it, help him out and place a bid.