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Kooky for Tiki? Check out this guy’s amazing Huntington Beach backyard – Orange County Register

You know the look: Rough-hewn Easter Island sculptures. Lauhala mattings. Torches. Lava rocks. Palapas. Bamboo everywhere. Fountains with exotic waterfalls.

Most people associate the tiki look with their parents’ generation, or even their grandparents’. From Trader Vic’s to “Gilligan’s Island,” tiki as a cultural marker is indelibly associated with midcentury America.

But if you’ve been paying attention, you know that tiki is making a comeback. Since the mid-90s, tiki subculture has morphed from sub rosa to vibrant in California, Florida and other parts of the country.

In 2000, when Sven…

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