September 7, 2005


Filed under: Tiki — Humuhumu @ 8:29 pm
Schoontiki by Christie Wright
Schoontiki by Christie Wright

The above mug is Schoontiki, the creation of designer Christie Wright. It was created for a private art event, The Enchanted Luau, in New York City in 2001. Wright has a particular interest in the Dutch “schoon” principle of clean design. While the mug is impressive on many counts: beautiful graphic look, solid construction, interesting design — it is perhaps most impressive that this mug is a self-caricature, and pretty fairly represents the artist (who is actually quite lovely) while managing to look tiki. This rare mug (only about 50 were made) come up only very rarely on eBay, and they tend to go for big bucks.

Bits and pieces of this have been known for some time, but there had been many questions about Schoontiki’s history, and these have been cleared up by a visit to Tiki Central by Christie Wright’s husband.

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Humuhumu is the creator of several tiki websites. She is a designer and programmer based out of San Francisco.

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- A Worldwide Guide to Tiki Bars & Polynesian Restaurants

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Author of Grog Log and Intoxica!, and one of my dearest drinkin’ buddies
Blog from the user interface designer extraordinaire

Worldwide Guide to Tiki Bars & Polynesian Restaurants

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Pop culture with a tiki tinge

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My Wednesday hangout, the Bay Area’s best tiki bar

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Pictures of my adventures
I build websites

Junkyard Clubhouse
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Kevin Kidney
Kevin loves tiki, I love Kevin, you will too

Tiki links galore

Mai Tai Online
Montreal-based tiki ‘zine

Tiki Mug Collection Organizer

The Jab
Follow the way of the jab

Tiki Bar TV
Public Access meets Modern Drunkard

Tiki Central
Community forums

Tiki Magazine
Periodical publication covering the wide world of Tiki

Tiki Talk
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