Projected for February 2021 Release!
Production has begun! Reserve yours NOW before they are all gone!
* Original carving that mug is based on is pictured above. Final glaze colors will vary.
* Bisque pours of mugs as pictured in production
Our latest mug offering for 2021 is modeled after Tangaroa, the Cook Islands God of Sea and Fertility and attributed to a local carving I acquired on the island of Aitutaki back in 2007. 8" tall, holds 18-20oz, hand made and hand glazed by the artisans at Eekum Bookum and no two mugs are exactly alike!
* Limited to 2 colors at 100 pieces each. $125 per mug + USPS shipping. (Int'l shipping is extra). Reserve yours today with a $50 deposit. An invoice for the balance will be sent upon completion of production. Maximum 2 mugs per household. If your order exceeds this limit the overage will be refunded and additional mugs removed from order.
* Estimated Delivery Feb 2021
* Test Glazes Now in Progress. Final Glaze Colors TBD.
Monkeypod Ku is modeled after the vintage monkeypod souvenir tikis that were made in the Philippines and sold all over Hawaii in the 60s and 70s! Hand made and hand glazed by the artisans at Eekum Bookum and no two mugs are exactly alike! $100 each + shipping. (Int'l shipping is extra)
Talking Head Covid Edition Tiki Mugs
Ultra Limited Release - Only 20 Pieces Total!
To help the Inside the Desert Oasis Room podcast through these challenging times, these mugs have been reissued as part of an ultra limited release after having been retired in 2017 when the initial 150 piece run sold out. They were glazed and fired using the extra blank bisque mugs left over from the original 2017 production run. This edition is the last of the last as the production molds are long gone with the last remaining mold now broken (as pictured).
Milan Guanko Tiki Mug Trio
Our first tiki mug set is a 3-piece trio inspired by the vintage tiki carvings of legendary Filipino carver, Milan Guanko. Milan Guanko carved tikis for many mid-century tiki temples including Sam's Seafood, Kon-Tiki, Kapu Kai and much, much more. The (now defunct) tikis this mug trio is inspired by once stood proudly for many decades at the Hobby City entertainment complex in Anaheim, California (pictured in situ below).
Each mug was hand crafted by prolific artist and carver, Tiki Diablo and were done separately in partnerships with our 3 largest podcast sponsors Tanduay Rum, Royal Hawaiian and Steadfast Pomade to create a complete set when combined as a trio! We have made available the last remaining matching numbered sets of this iconic mug below!
Milan Guanko Matching Numbers Trio # 004 / 100
Manufactured by Tiki Diablo. This mug set is based on a trio of Milan Guanko tikis that once stood for many years at Hobby City in Anaheim, California. Each mug is signed & numbered. $535.00 + shipping (Int'l shipping is extra) for the complete set of 3 mugs.
Milan Guanko Tribute Mug with Royal Hawaiian - Brown #003 of 150
Manufactured by Tiki Diablo. This mug is a collaboration with IDOR and Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, CA. Signed and numbered. $185.00 plus USPS Priority Shipping. (Int'l shipping is extra, DM for quote)
Milan Guanko Tribute Mug with Tanduay Rum - Bone #003 of 150
Manufactured by Tiki Diablo. This mug is a collaboration with IDOR and Tanduay Rum. Signed and numbered. $185.00 plus USPS Priority Shipping. (Int'l shipping is extra, DM for quote)