day is a blast at Tiki Farm! Our customers are some of the coolest
people around and we enjoy what we do way more than we can tell
you here! At our office, Bamboo Ben built us an entirely subframed
12' x 16' Tiki Bar! It is arguably one of the nicest non-commercial
Tiki Bars on earth. We entertain in it often and if you're ever
in our area, be sure to stop on by & check it out!
Tiki Farm's roots came from a previous .com business
venture called www.ebachelorpad.com
(now defunct). Holden Westland started eBachelorpad with his
good pal Charlie Rubel, webmaster & proprietor of Studio531.com.
We had one of the earliest e-commerce sites featuring "Tiki"
with an entire section dedicated to Tiki. We were frustrated with
the quality of the mugs that we were selling and we thought "how
hard can it be to make a ceramic Tiki mug"? Well, it wasn't
quite as easy as we thought, but we decided to set-out to manufacturer
high quality new designs that are affordable... about the same price
as a screenprinted coffee mug.
Well, time has passed and we've since gone on
to become the largest manufacturer of Tiki mugs in the world. It
is argued that we have produced more mugs & designs then all
other manufacturers combined - ever. I can't tell you the exact
number of designs but there is a coffee table book currently being
developed by a well-known publisher about the history of the Tiki
Farm mugs. If I had to estimate the total number of designs, 1,000
sounds about right. As for the total quantity of mugs, that's even
harder. 2 million sounds like a good estimate.
Most all of our mugs have gone on to become collectible
in some way, shape or form. Our lower run limited edition earlier
mugs are now quite valuable. I've seen some sell for the $200-$300
range. But what's great is that you can buy our newer mugs for right
People think we are this giant company but we
are not. We employ a total of 4 people in our San Clemente office
& have 7 full-time people strictly dedicated to Tiki Farm production
at the factory.
We work with some of the most recognized artist's
in today's Tiki/Lowbrow movement. Our stable of artists includes...
We have been commissioned to produce custom mugs
for literally 100's of bars, restaurants, resorts & luau's throughout
the world. Other companies commissioning Tiki Farm to-date include:
Disneyland, Mattel, Fender Instruments, Emeril Lagassi, Trader Vic's,
Don Ho Enterprises, Cheeseburger in Paradise, the House of Blues
and many others.
We will always keep it fresh for you our fanatical
Tiki friends! We will continue to do our best to introduce countless
new mugs and other Tiki related epherma indefinitely and all the
while, retiring existing products to lend to their ultimate collectibility.
We dig you because you rock
you know who you are! Thanks to
our friends, families and fans - without you we'd, well, the Farm
Holden Westland, Owner & Founder