Tiki Oasis 11 is coming up. And the news about this years content is pouring in (yes, attempt at a pun there). Among other things, there will be a daytime symposium entitled Mai-Kai History, Mystery and Adventure hosted by Tim "Swanky" Glazner.
The Mai Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale is the undisputed most authentic source of vintage Polynesian cocktails. Tim "Swanky" Glazner presents the history of the Mai Kai with an emphasis on cocktails such as The Mystery Bowl. The Mystery Bowl ceremony will be accurately recreated.
In 1956, the brothers Thornton took all the best from Don the Beachcomber's (sometimes literally) and added beautiful maidens in tiny outfits, all out authentic Polynesian and Nautical decor, grand tropical gardens and plopped it down in the heart of what was becoming America's vacationland. How did it work out? The same family still runs it today, much the same as then. Come hear and see the tale of how Florida took Tiki to the next level, and rediscover the oldest thriving original Tiki palace on earth! A live Mystery Ceremony by Marina the Mermaid will be raffled off during the event!
Tiki Oasis 11
August 18-21, 2011
San Diego, CA
August 18: Tiki Oasis Meet and Mingle:
Bali Hai Restaurant
2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
August 19 - 21: All event activity:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Inspiring beatnik teenagers everywhere to set off and explore, escaping the restrictions of authority, this thermo-flask is a handy travelling companion Jack Kerouac himself would have been proud of. You can get yours from Urban Outfitters.
In August, the Miles Davis Bitches Brew beer by Dogfish Head will be on the market. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, Dogfish have created their own Bitches Brew. A potent little number, described as 'a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, coming in at 9% ABV. According to Dogfish founder Sam Calagione, it is "the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken" and best enjoyed "sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while listening to the Bitches Brew album."Via Modculture News
Ella Doran and Kavel Rafferty have joined forces for a very special, vintage vinyl-inspired pop art project. Ella and Kavel have used portable record players from their own homes and from their music aficionado friends to create this irresistible tableware collection. Drawing influence from the textures, colours and simple style of these classic mid-20th century designs, Ella and Kavel fuse these classic forms with lost and found formica for a modern-retro feel to make anybody’s table – music fanatic or not – sing. Available to buy from mid June. Keep an eye on Kavel Rafferty's blog for more details.
If you're looking for a book about Tiki drinks, why not get one that is illustrated by Shag? Tiki Drinks by Adam Rocke is just that. The book contains 70 recipes, a mixture of Tiki classics and some more unusual concoctions. It also gives a comprehensive list of the equipment you need for your own well-stocked cocktail lounge.
Dive head first, shrunken or otherwise, into a Polynesian Pop world of incredible ceramics, from vintage mid-century modern designs, to the collector mugs of today. Featuring all the major manufacturers – Tiki Farm, Munktiki, Porcelanas Pavón, Gecko’z South Sea Arts and more – and the top artists, including Shag, Bosko, Crazy Al, Ocea Otica, and Tiki Diablo.
The book TIKI MUGS: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop by Jay Strongman, with introduction by Holden Westland, is available from Korero Books.
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Norman Collins, better known as Sailor Jerry, is regarded by many as the father of the old school tattoo art. Even though he passed away in 1973 his art lives on, and not just on the skin of those that went under his needle.
From the Sailor Jerry Ltd website you can pick up a fair amount of things, for example these pint glasses. The four glasses are rather cool too, with a healthy pint capacity each, a giftbox to hold them in and most importantly, a classic Sailor Jerry tattoo design on each one.
Over at Shagmart - the website devoted to the work of artist Shag - you can now pick up this Tiki style salt and pepper set.
The shakers, known officially as Pa'Akai and Nioi, are about four inches tall. You must however provide your own salt and pepper. Available now, you can pick a set up for $15.95 (around £8).