February 14, 2006

Amazing Tiki Guest Bedroom by Bamboo Ben

Filed under: People,Shopping,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 1:32 pm
Tiki guest bedroom by Bamboo Ben
Tiki guest bedroom by Bamboo Ben

This past summer, northern Californian Tiki Lee contracted Bamboo Ben to create a tiki paradise in his guest bedroom. The space is well-suited, with a tall, vaulted ceiling just screaming out for bamboo. Armed with supplies from Whittier’s venerable Oceanic Arts, Ben transformed the space completely. The result is fantastic, with so many impressive and creative little details and touches… right down to the inside of the closet and the private bathroom. It’s hard to believe this has been created especially for guests, and not for Tiki Lee’s own use! That’s hospitality.

This year Bamboo Ben been kept very busy with custom jobs like Tiki Lee’s, and much of his work has been for new and old tiki bars (his work on Oakland’s Kona Club has been highlighted previously on Humu Kon Tiki). If you’d like a bit of Ben for your own home, swing by his storefront in Huntington Beach, where you can buy tiki bars of all sizes, signs, and furniture, or chat about custom work. We’ve got two Bamboo Ben bars here at home, and they are very solid and gorgeous showpieces.

6 Responses to “Amazing Tiki Guest Bedroom by Bamboo Ben”

  1. martiki Says:

    But don’t ask him to do anything until April. He’s busy.

  2. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » Latest Issue of Tiki Magazine Says:

    [...] The latest issue of Tiki Magazine is on its way to people’s homes and select newstands and tiki sellin’ sorts of places. This is the first issue of Tiki Magazine’s second year (which means a bunch of you probably are due to renew your subscriptions!), and the cover features Crazy Al and the absolutely astounding 7′ tiki he created for Tiki Lee’s guest bedroom, dubbed the “Tiki Lee Tree.” Inside, the centerfold spread is of Doctor Z’s home tiki bar, the Castaway Lounge. Doctor Z’s lounge is currently in boxes, as he’s recently moved. The Tiki Magazine profile serves as an historic archive of a happening spot, where many tikiphiles experienced Doctor Z’s legendary (and often all-night) parties. I myself actually got to live at the Castaway Lounge for a while. Doctor Z exhibited extraordinary trust and generosity when he let me stay with him when I first moved to California from Seattle — despite my not having a job lined up, and our having barely met before. The Castaway Lounge has a special place in my heart, and I look forward to seeing the spread. If you’d like a subscription to Tiki Magazine, or you’d like to advertise in it, visit the Tiki Magazine website. [...]

  3. The Don Says:

    Your website has alot of great info I would like to start being more active with my site by adding info and stats on upcoming events and shows etc……. so if you would send me over some info and i’ll have my guy keep us here in FLA updated as to the latest and greatest…

    The Don

  4. huntington beach writer Says:

    Are all the items custom made, or do you get them from random purveyors across the country? I especially like the Huntington Beach work at Bamboo Ben.

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    The idea is perfect and it is really s native. Perfect for summer.

  6. movers in los angeles Says:

    The Tiki Magazine profile serves as an historic archive of a happening spot,

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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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