Anniversary tiki mugs arrived!
Following an intense production phase, Moritz R®, Sven "Tiki" Kirsten and Tiki Farm proudly present: The 10th anniversary "The Book Of Tiki" mug, designed by Moritz R® closely relating to his cover illustration for "The Book Of Tiki", now the standard work of the tiki community, often referred to as the "Tiki bible". The mug is executed in translucent umbra, displaying the fine details and elegant curvy slim line that distinguishes this mug from all others. The Tiki is shown as standing on a…
How to Start a Tiki Bar from Scratch
"It’s about the complete transformative experience of leaving the outside world and coming to another world where it’s dusk, it’s moody, it’s atmospheric."
Maori - Hei-tiki
James Cook, FRS (1728-79), known to history simply as Captain Cook, was granted a one-hour audience by George III in August 1771 after his return from his first expedition to the Pacific. It was probably at this meeting that Cook presented the King with this precious ornament, which the explorer had received from Maori of Queen Charlotte Sound in South Island, New Zealand, in October 1769. In Maori culture, tiki was the name given to the first created man, and hei means suspended. Carved…
«Hei Tiki» Canvas Print by Thoth Adan - Limited Edition from $69 | Curioos
This limited edition Canvas Print, designed by Thoth Adan, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Ready to hang, this image is printed onto a 450gsm white finish, 100% cotton canvas and stretched over 1.5” deep wood stretcher bars (3/4” for XS). Each print comes with wall h...
Pictures of Outriggers
Critiki is a guide to over 1,000 tiki bars, Polynesian restaurants and other sites of interest to the midcentury Polynesian Pop enthusiast. Part historic archive, part travel guide, and all tiki.
This screen printed silk napkin was a tourist souvenir in the pre-WII days. The pretty hula dancer sways against the iconic profile of Diamondhead. Direct scan; Etsy find.
Just a blog about the things i love, all things kitsch! If it's tacky, ugly, campy, cutesy, quirky or wonderful, you'll find it here. You'll also find some vintage and retro things as well. What is Kitsch? Kitsch is pleasingly distasteful. It's melodramatic, overdone, gaudy and tacky or sentimental and folksy. It's so bad that it's cool. Kitsch is either cutsey fun or hideous ugliness, depending on the viewer's opinion. Enjoy the kitsch!