If you are into living la vida Tiki, Oceanic Arts is a place that should be on your travel agenda. They are the premier purveyor of Polynesian paraphernalia (say that 5 times fast), and have been since their inception in 1956. They have outfitted many amazing mid-century and contemporary Tiki locations, including the Polynesian Village … Continue reading Oceanic Arts – A Tiki Decor Wonderland
On the last day of my stay, John-O, being the resourceful tour guide that he is, decided that we would go visit some of the tiki apartments that were along our route back to LAX. These little curiosities were some of many that once were prevalent in Southern California. Living la vida “native” meant that … Continue reading SoCal Tiki Getaway – Part 3: The Tiki Apartment Tour
One of the things I most was looking forward to about my California trip this time around was the visit to the Tiki Ti. I’ve been there numerous times, but what made this one so special was that I would be meeting Sven Kirsten for the first time. Tikiphiles know him as the greatest force … Continue reading So-Cal Tiki Getaway – Part 2: Sven Kirsten, & The Power Of Fate
I have always loved tiki idols. They come in so many variations, shapes, heights, and expressions. Without a doubt, my favorites in all the world are the famous Moai of Rapa Nui, a.k.a Easter Island. They are some of the most iconic in the world – people who aren’t tiki-philes often know what they are … Continue reading A VERY Special Tiki Tuesday Post!