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Tiki Culture: In History and On Trend Today

Jan 22, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Tiki Pop is a cultural movement that evolved in the U.S. and was based on western interpretations of the Maori and Polynesian cultures. The roots of the movement were first planted in the late 18th century when navigators in their attempts to explore the globe, discovered exotic tropical islands and encountered the Polynesian, and in

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: history, pop culture, Tiki, tiki bar

Tiki Farm Mugs: The Ipu Warriors

Jul 29, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

This fearsome trio are the latest artist-designed tiki mugs offered by the California-based manufacturer, Tiki Farm. These striking mugs represent the formidable Ipu Warriors—sounds scary, doesn’t it? They believe themselves to be extremely intimidating, so don’t giggle when I explain that “Ipu” is a type of Hawaiian gourd. Yup, traditionally, Ipu gourds were used by

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Tiki Farm’s New Line of Limited Edition Tiki Mugs!

Jan 29, 2014 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

The Tiki culture hit the US in the mid-30s, and took the country by storm after WWII. From the 1939 World’s Fair in California, which for the first time celebrated this Polynesion-inspired culture, to James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific (1948), which led to the musical South Pacific, we embraced this tropical decor and

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Retro Decorating Ideas: Tiki Design Revival

Oct 26, 2009 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Tiki décor is experiencing yet another revival. Its popularity has been renewed throughout the U.S. as people discover retro decorating. From Hawaii’s 50th state celebration to destination events, Tiki has returned as a favored design scheme, as it seems to do every decade or so. The Tiki design trend, as it has become known in

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