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Trader Halls -- Tiki Central. Collecting Coco Joe's of Hawaii Legends in Lava. Coco Joe's was located in Punaluu Hawaii. Coco Joe's was located in Punaluu Hawaii was a maker of Lava based resin souvenirs sold in Hawaii. The company was started in the 1950s and was at its peak in the late 1960s, and continued through the 1970s, and into the 1980s before going out of business. The original company is long out of business. The Coco Joe's black resin pieces were made from lava. The lava from the Hawaiian Islands was pulverized and mixed in with the resin to create these works of art that the tourist just loved to take back home as souvenirs. These finely crafted pieces of Hawaiian art are very popular to collect today, and it is a inexpensive way to have a hobby and learn something about the Hawaiian culture and beliefs.

In the video above you have Kanaloa and two Lono Tiki's, these were made in the early to mid-1960s by Coco Joe's of Hawaii for the "Legends in Lava" collection. In Ancient Hawaii there was great beauty. Hawaiian Decorations are Popular in Homes. Illustrated Vancouver, Waldorf Hotel dining room Polynesian mural,... Waldorf Hotel dining room Polynesian mural, basement level, via City of Vancouver archives CVA 1444-53.06 and an ebay postcard.

You can see another angle of the dining room here. I have extruded the mural from the archives photo, and cut it into 3 pieces to show the complete mural with ‘relative’ accuracy, though it is unfortunately in black and white. I would be very curious to learn if better colour images of the complete mural exist somewhere, and I do not know who the artist would have been I now know who the artist was - see below! I presume the mural is dated 1955 or thereabouts - close! It was 1957! Via BCLiving: In 1953, a man named Bob Mills purchased eight black velvet paintings by Edgar Leeteg in Honolulu. The future of the Waldorf hangs in the balance. UPDATE! He was hired by the hotel owner to paint the image and it probably took him a fairly long time. I went to view the mural and immediately realized that a full cleaning would have to be done before repairs were started.

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Humuhumu - Website Developer. Mrbalihai.com. Beachbum Berry. 581_large.JPG (JPEG Image, 452 × 700 pixels) Popular items for ui maikai. Designing Paradise: The Allure of the Hawaiian Resort. Tropical Space Age Architecture- Part 1. Cover Art, Amazing Stories, 1963 Tropical Space Age Architecture is a term coined by Desoto Brown of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. He describes the architectural style as "A comtemporary Island Idiom merging the Jet Age with the Tropics. " Desoto Brown It was a mid-century design style that was popular in Hawaii, however, local architects and islanders did not particulary appreciate the outlandish look. The Space Age future as envisoined on Saturday morning cartoons in 1962. Upon closer inspection, that space age design looks vaguely familar...... ....Ah yes, That's it. That's a neato design......have I seen that as a tiki restaurant before?.....

...Not exactly the same, but another gleaming example of Tropical Space Age. ...A few of the stand alone Don the Beachcomber restaurants echoed this UFO inspired design, including... Don the Beachcomber, Marina Del Rey, California Don the Beachcomber, Dallas, Texas. Welcome to the Fraternal Order of Moai. Tiki: Native Drums in the Orange Grove : un album sur Flickr.

Beachbum Berry. Sundance Geico Tiki. Tiki Room Construction. Demolition Starts (plaza fountain temporary) 11-15-05 Various wood is purchased 11-21-05 Welcome to "Plastic House" Leveling Catwalk/Balcony with a rotary laser level @ 12ft high 11/28 Ledger Boards for Balcony Setting the first upright post 12-4-05 Trimming the upright poles 12-04-05. How to install LCD TV on Tiki Hut. Matt HH's Photostream. William Westenhaver - The Primitive Modern | Enter the Tiki. By the late 50s, Tiki-fever was in full swing and Americans couldn’t get enough of it. Tiki temples and Polynesian-themed bowling alleys, golf courses, television shows and pop music saturated the land from coast-to-coast. But strangely enough, Tiki’s presence was still largely missing from the ultimate mid-century sanctuary: the American home . That would soon change with the mass production of primitive décor and home furnishings that made it possible for Americans to finally bring Polynesia right into their own living rooms.

Tiki’s ultimate triumph was due largely to cartoonist and artisan William Westenhaver. A would be graphic designer and painter, Westenhaver studied at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles during the late 40s. His early works showed the large influence of Picasso and early-century European impressionists and expressionists, who themselves often used imported Polynesian primitiva as sources of inspiration.

Yet, with nowhere else to go, the end was inevitable . Goldenwest Mfg., inc. - Urethane Casting Resin, Prototype Design Material, Silicone Mold Making Supplies. Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions. Tiki Room & Carvings - aridjungle. Tiki Room 8-15-06. What's Up Wit' That? - Tiki Culture. Ignite Phoenix #8 - What is Tiki? A brief history of Polynesian Pop Culture in the U.S. Keeping Costa Mesa Safe for Democracy, One Mai Tai at a Time.

Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt (1907-1989) legally changed his name several times, first to Don Beach-Comber, then to Donn Beachcomber, and finally to Donn Beach. To most of the world, he was known as Don the Beachcomber. Gantt left his native Texas in 1926 to explore the Caribbean and South Pacific. He returned to America, where he worked numerous jobs, including bootlegger. He struggled until he came to Hollywood and opened the successful Don's Beachcomber Cafe in 1934 (renamed Don The Beachcomber in 1937). Donn invented what we now know as the tiki bar and the Polynesian restaurant: Movie-set-like decor, full of exotic artifacts and nautical flotsam; pu pu platters, rumaki and thinly disguised Cantonese food; and the sense that every meal was an escape to an exotic locale. When World War II broke out, he went into the Army, which sent him overseas.

Off the coast of North Africa, the ship Donn was on was torpedoed by a U-boat. An article in the May 30, 1942, Los Angeles Times read,... 7 Free Bar Plans. Print off one of these free bar plans to help you build the home bar you've always dreamed of. There are free bar plans for indoor bars, outdoor bars, and even tiki bars, to help you get just the style you're looking for. Building a home bar can be a simple project and pretty budget friendly. The free bar plans all include building directions, diagrams, material lists, tool lists, photos, and some even include videos. After you've used these bar plans to build you dream bar, how about using a wine rack plan to give you even more storage space?

You may also want to use some free woodworking plans to build a bookcase, coffee table, kitchen islands, shed, pergola, or even a picnic table. 1. . © This Old House This Old House has a wonderful free bar plan with panels, molding, and an optional foot rail. The free bar plan comes complete with diagrams, shopping lists, building instructions, photos, and even a video. 2. . © Bob's Woodworking Plans 3. . © Popular Mechanics 4. . © My Plans Outdoor 6. . © Lowe's. Microsoft Word - aCover.doc - BarPlans.pdf. Bar.cdr - plywoodplans_bar.pdf. The Open Library Blog. Derek "Monkeyman" & Roxanne Weaver: South Pacific Room; Vista, CA. Name: Derek & RoxanneLocation: Vista, CA What was your inspiration for the South Pacific Room? Hard to say. We've been looking at photos and books of old Tiki Bars and Restaurants and pouring over images of newer builds for the past 10+ years.

Its a blend of everything we've seen. What do you think makes your tiki bar stand out from the rest? What is your favorite piece in your tiki bar? Whom has been some of your biggest influences? In the future, what is the next project in the South Pacific Room? The Tikiyaki Orchestra. Tikiyaki 5-0 in the lounge at the Tonga Hut Palm Springs The all new Tonga Hut in Palm Springs is THE spot to see and be seen in Palm Springs.

All the great cocktails you know and love from the North Hollywood Tonga Hut, including the Tikiyaki Orchestra signature cocktail, the Jungle Jetsetter. Full dinner and appetizer menu with classic Polynesian/Cantonese, American and Asian fusion dishes, Pu-Pu platters and more. 254 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 R.I.P Steady Eddie Cleland 1963-2013 The Tikiyaki Orchestra Returns !!! TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY APRIL 9th, 6:00 PM ! BIG NEWS! It's been over a year since the Orchestra has performed live, so this is a very special show. Tickets $15-25 (plus tix.com ticket fees) Tikiyaki 5-0 live at the Hollywood Improv Saturday April 26th LINE-UP:KUMAIL NANJIANI (Silicon Valley, Meltdown) TOMMY JOHNAGIN (Letterman) + MORE TBA& SPECIAL GUEST DROP-INS!

Live Surf, Spy, and Exotica classics by THE TIKIYAKI 5-0! PLUS: ISLAND COSTUME CONTEST! HOME. Welcome to the project. Cnsv-tapa.PDF - cnsv-tapa.pdf. Jungle is "101" - Disneyland's Jungle Cruise And Other Disneyland Stuff. Horizons: Resurrected. Seven Tiki « Geoff Francis. The The Wreck Bar... Pool. The Mai-Kai Pool. Mai-Kai Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale. May | 2011 | The Tiki Chick. Hands down #1 on my list of the Best Tiki Bars is the Mai-Kai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. (And I say that coming from California where we’re pretty spoiled by all the awesome tiki spots close by.)

It was started by Chicagoan brothers Robert and Jack Thornton in 1956, and it’s still family-run to this day. It’s a tiki timewarp that you can’t miss. As covered in my previous post, we started out at the Molokai Bar for happy hour. Then we went out to the tropical garden filled with waterfalls and tikis, where photo opportunities abound. I loved this bridge and the lagoon-like feel. It’s like an amazing labyrinth going from room to room, and this is barely the tip of the iceberg. There are seven seating sections, each named after a South Pacific island and decorated with authentic artifacts (including a shrunken head from Samoa).

Another one of the special things about the Mai-Kai is the ritual of the Mystery Drink. Mr. Throwback Thursdays. Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Le Continental. I mentioned the Mai-Kai briefly in a earlier post on romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day. The Mai-Kai has been celebrated online and in books. But since I recently returned from my seventh trip to Florida to visit the Mai-Kai (and my third Hukilau tiki event in Fort Lauderdale), here I would like to offer my personal story about the Mai-Kai, and try to explain why it is my favorite restaurant in the world so that I may inspire people to visit (or revisit) the fabulous Mai-Kai. I suggest you make a cool tropical drink before we start and come back and start this live Martin Denny track: We arrived in Fort Lauderdale on a night in May of 2000, had dinner at the Caves Restaurant, which was cave themed with dinosaur sculptures in front and cave-like rooms for dining! Sadly, when I returned to Florida in 2002 the restaurant had burned down.

After our cave man and woman dinner of ribs, we drove along U.S. Highway 1 toward the Mai-Kai. Mai-Kai, 1956. Founder of the Mai-Kai, Bob Thornton: Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Le Continental. Bamboo, Palm Leaf Thatching, Wall Mattings, Tropical and Polynesian Decor. Bamboo, Palm Leaf Thatching, Wall Mattings, Tropical and Polynesian Decor. Phoenix:godblessamericana. Squid art - art & music by dave cohen. Past news posts. Tour To Another Island [11/16/10] If you're anything like me (heaven forbid), you remember coming home from school, turning on the TV to the local station (no cable), and watching reruns of Gilligan's Island to pass the afternoon.

Some of us even remember the terrible animated series that could be seen on Saturday morning cartoon shows. Well, if you're a fan of the seven stranded castaways, you'll love an upcoming show called...appropriately enough "The 3-Hour Tour. " North Hollywood is the locale, the Mayflower Club is the hut and the Tikiyaki Orchestra will be providing the tropical soundtrack.

Patrons will be treated to one-of-a-kind Gilligan-themed art by some of the So Cal's best tiki artists. Among the fare on hand will be pieces by CRAZY AL • DOUG HORNE • BIG TOE • TIKI TONY • BAMBOO BEN • GROG • ATOMIKITTY • MATT REESE • ERIC OCTOBER • MP and many more--all presenting works related to the TV show Gilligan's Island. We're Going To A Spookilau Ernie Menehune Live Yma Sumac Passes.

Home - Auckland War Memorial Museum. 'Te Papa' Museum, Wellington, New Zealand (image heavy) Va_tiki_modern_05.jpg (JPEG Image, 5933 × 4125 pixels) Tiki Objects by Bosko - About Bosko. From his background to news coverage, learn a little bit about the artist behind the Tiki creations. Biography From 1963 to 1976 my family moved four times, but always in the same area: Just off of Rosemead Blvd in Southern California's San Gabriel valley. From the back seat of their 64 Impala, I was amazed by the nightly drive past all of the mid-century Architectural landmarks; by day, peddling my bike, it seemed quite natural to see huge Tiki Gods, waterfalls, and volcanoes in front of A-frames.

But by the mid 80's, when I started buying my own Tiki mugs, I realized there was something odd about seeing the Polynesian style transplanted to Southern California. Nevertheless, my attraction to it kept growing and growing, and when Sven Kirsten explained to me in 1992 that there was a California Tiki style -- at once modern, primitive and cartoonish -- it was like an epiphany; it all made sense. Bosko has been featured on many news sites across the internet. The Tikipedia. Alibi. The Islands of the Fraternal Order of Moai • Index page.

Hand crafted, flavored rums from the beautiful island of St. Kitts. Ohana Luau at the Lake 2014 - Lake George, NY. Disney Tourist Blog - Disney World & Disneyland Photos, Food Reviews, Planning Guide & Trip Reports. Tiki Lust on Pinterest. Arkiva Tropika. Map | Critiki. Browse Images | Critiki. Edge and corner wear's photos tagged with restaurant. Badge creator Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to your photos, your group or any other Flickriver view. You can place your badge on your Flickr profile, Blog or Website. Add to your iGoogle or Netvibes page Flickriver widget for iGoogle or Netvibes can display almost any Flickriver view - most interesting today, by user, by group, by tag etc. Clickr on one of the buttons below to install: Embed on your Web site To embed this view, Copy and Paste the following HTML code: Black background (preview): White background (preview): Firefox and Chrome addons Adds a 'Flickriver' button to your browser.

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