Member since Jul 18, 2008
From: Upstate N.Y.
Interests: Tiki, photography, brewpubs, travel, maneki neko, snow globes, cover songs, BBQ, etc.
It feels like collecting tiki was inevitable for me - I've long been interested in both 20th c. design and kitch, and tiki often lives where those two meet.
My early interest was in historical mugs. As I learned more about tiki culture from books and online (I live in the middle of New York state - about four hours from the closest tiki bar), I discovered modern tiki mugs. And, through collecting tiki, I've met some very cool people.
Someday I'll build my own home tiki oasis ...
A word on trades: I love trading mugs; if you have a mug for trade that's not in my collection, I probably want it - just drop me a PM.