What is “Poly Pop”

Mid-century modern Polynesian-Pop phenomena, commonly referred to as “TIki Style” or simply “Tiki” is widely celebrated, but what is it really? First, it must be said Tiki is a sacred object to many in the South Pacific.  It is First Man.  It is a venerated god and takes different forms for different people. Tiki represents… Continue reading What is “Poly Pop”

Rhum Rhapsodies Report with Marie King: The Zombie

The Zombie is possibly Don the Beachcomber’s most famous — and powerful — drink, and supposedly created to rescue a businessman from a hangover, according to the 1948 story. “The suffering customer confided to Don that he was experiencing the worst hangover anyone had had since Rip Van Winkle woke up. To make matters worse,… Continue reading Rhum Rhapsodies Report with Marie King: The Zombie