Carte de cocktails polynésiens et ses mugs. Début des années 1960


Tiki life, or the world of Tiki. This is a very loose and probably erroneous translation, but it doesn’t matter, because this is Tiki and pretty much anything goes. It’s ballyhoo. It’s a celebration of individual expression.

Here on Apostate Island, home of religious outcasts, free-thinkers, and renegades in general, we embrace the zany, vibrant philosophy of Tikiola.

Tiki is a cultural movement that arose during the 50s and 60s, and in a coconut shell, it’s a colorful, whimsical mishmash that doesn’t take itself too seriously. At the center of Tiki is the idea of an imaginary tropical paradise that serves as a refuge from the madness of the contemporary world and its tooth whitener commercials, its bland tastes, its puritanism.

The basic principles of Tikiola are:

  • creativity
  • kitsch
  • irreverence
  • joie de vivre

And partaking of powerful libations is highly encouraged.


A tongue-in-cheek guide to Tikiola is forthcoming. Stay tuned.

Update: we now have a cover!

Retro Hawaiian Luau Party Seamless Pattern Background