Monday, January 10, 2011

More Mugs from the Down on the Farm...

Tiki Farm have just released details of three new commissioned pieces that will be made available to collectors...

Tiki Farm is happy to announce that, in conjunction with KC Heylin at Beachdude, Inc., we’ve created the first ever official “USC Tiki mug”! The Tikis shown on the mug are KC’s official “Beachdude Tiki” meets “Tommy Trojan”.Shown above in USC “Cardinal & Gold”, this unique mug is available for sale right now exclusively at the Beachdude website! Here’s the link… Beachdude Inc.

This is 50th Anniversary Tiki mug for the Omni Hut in Smyrna, Tennessee!Pearl Harbor survivor James Frank Walls covered more than a million miles of travel as a United States Air Force pilot. Collecting authentic recipes during his travels to Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong & the South Pacific, Walls founded the Omni Hut, a Tiki-style restaurant, in 1960. Today, the restaurant is owned & operated by the very Aloha-spirited daughter of Walls, Polly Walls-Balakhani. Every element of the 1950’s and 60’s Tiki craze is still in place!

The Tikis on featured on the Omni Hut Tiki mug are the same Tikis that were rendered for the Omni Hut’s original menu cover and are still on their menu to this day. There are 2 color ways available as shown in the photo below, traditional “Tiki brown” as well as in the same color direction that it appears on the menu of purple with yellow and blue headdress accenting. The run of the brown mug is 800 each and the purple mug was produced in a smaller run of only 200 each. The mug is currently available exclusively through the Omni Hut and by telephone order only.

Finally is our commission from the Palm Springs Modern Committee to recreate an authorized replica of the vintage Salton Sea ashtray!This wonderful and nostalgic ashtray is a replica of an original design created back in the early 1960's and was sold at souvenir shops as a memento of the popular Salton Sea recreational area. This cool piece of history is available exclusively at the Palm Springs Modern Committee’s website, which can be found at here.


  1. Those are some really cool mugs. I didn't realize it was the Omni Hut's 50th. That's great! I enjoyed the article. Mahalo!

  2. I'd consider buying that Salton Sea ashtray.. and I don't even smoke!

  3. Mahalo for the comments guys.

    Great work as always from Tiki Farm. The ashtray is quality ... would make a nice tips tray for people to show their appreciation for the barman in my home bar! ;0)