Massive Moai: Hollywood

My friend Sabu and I have been wanting to go document the massive moai (over 5′) in our neck of the woods, and inspire others to do the same. We haven’t been able to do our explorations just yet, but fellow tiki explorer Tikijackelope has spotted some fantastic moai — four of ’em — right here in Hollywood. They’re at C. P. Three Prop House (not a Star Wars reference — C. P. stands for Cinema Props, it’s the third of four prop houses), owned by Omega Cinema Props, and have reportedly been used in a few film productions. They’re … Continue reading Massive Moai: Hollywood

Solar Powered Tiki Lights How-To

Looks like it’s lighting day at Critiki News! Tikiwahine has put together detailed, step-by-step photos and instructions for the creation of a solar-powered tiki light for use outdoors. Using a string of common tiki patio lights, and a set of rather plain solar-powered lights, and some other common pieces of hardware, she was able to create six colored plastic tiki lights that collect solar energy during the day, and provide just the right glow to her jungle at night. She has also generously offered to sell these lights to anyone who doesn’t feel up to making them. Tikiwahine’s Creations – … Continue reading Solar Powered Tiki Lights How-To

Perfect Tiki Bar: The Lighting

I am often asked what defines a good tiki bar. It’s a question I love to answer, but it’s not one I love to answer in a brief soundbyte, for there are a myriad of elements that have to come together for a tiki bar to be ideal. I’ll address them individually in my Perfect Tiki Bar series, starting today with Lighting. A good tiki bar doesn’t have much light. A tiki bar should feel exotic, mysterious… like the visitor isn’t quite sure what he’s stepped into, and even how to step back out again. The room should feel intimate, … Continue reading Perfect Tiki Bar: The Lighting

Tiki-Tim's Exotica Lounge

Tiki-Tim makes music from his extensive Exotica, Hawaiiana, and other midcentury tropical music collection available for download at his blog, Tiki-Tim’s Exotica Lounge. Current selections include Hal Aloma’s Lure of the Islands and Nani Wolfgramm’s Polynesian Love Song… coming August 29th is Chaino’s Jungle Echoes. Tiki-Tim’s Exotica Lounge Polynesian & Calypso Lp at Tiki Tim’s [Tiki Central] Continue reading Tiki-Tim's Exotica Lounge