William Westenhaver, the creator of Witco, passed away on December 14, 2016. Witco literally changed the face of tiki with his avant garde carving style. His rough, … Continue reading Witco Founder William Westenhaver Has Passed Away
One of the more beautiful things to come out of the tiki renaissance of the last couple decades is the re-emergence of tiki carving as an … Continue reading Lake Tiki: Meet Milwaukee Tiki Carver Dave Hansen
Need the perfect tiki wrapping paper to go with that perfect tiki gift you’ve found? How about some tiki Christmas cards? Sophista-tiki (a.k.a. Dawn Frasier) has … Continue reading Tiki Wrapping Paper by Sophista-tiki
My symposium for people who work in the bar industry, “Tiki: A Story for Bartenders,” is not a how-to of tropical drinkmaking. On the contrary, I … Continue reading The Best Tiki Drink Recipe Books: A Review of the Works of Jeff Beachbum Berry (So Far)
It’s been a hard month. Tiki-Kate was sick for a long time, but she was so darned tough that we couldn’t help but be optimistic that … Continue reading Viva Kate!
I lost my Ooga-Mooga better half today. Tiki-Kate passed away around noon. I got to see her, hold her, tell her I love her this past Saturday. I have much to say about Kate, but right this moment, I’m too wrecked. But I am going to put on my brightest aloha wear, because she told me that’s what she wanted. Mahalo nui loa for everything, my darling Kate. Continue reading Aloha Oe, Tiki-Kate
In 2002, the artist Gecko was so excited about having recently joined the Tiki Central community that he offered to create a limited edition Tangaroa wall … Continue reading Hey La, Hey La, My Gecko’s Back