We Love What We Do and It Pays Off!

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It’s been nuts of late on Tiki Island. Never before have we had so many people interested in working with us and wanting to know what we can do. If you want to know more about us then this post is for you!

Since being a finalist in the South by Southwest Interactive Business Awards last year, getting shortlisted in the MacFarlane Awards http://mcfarlaneprize.com/ nabbing another Awwwards 'Site of the Day' and featured on the Shopify examples page http://www.shopify.com/examples we’ve been inundated. Certainly can’t complain.

Although our Tiki Island base is ...

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Getting Tactile with Letterpress

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The Red Tiki slaves were thrilled to get a very up-close-and-personal look at some letterpress and specialty finishing techniques, thanks to the friendly crew at Pilpel Print. We have always had an undeniable affection for the craft of letterpress, and never miss any opportunity to lovingly stroke some paper!

Grinning like proud parents, we got to witness some beautiful old Heidelbergs whirring into action, churning out flawless foiling and embossing. The sights! The smells! The lovely results that came straight off the press and into our adoring hands! We were ...
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Sharma’s Solo Exhibition

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Us Tiki Slaves are proud as spiked punch and we need to tell you all about it!

Our extraordinarily talented designer Sharma Heylen-Silvia (known to us as Sharma Llama) is currently exhibiting her artwork at The Wild Fig in Scarborough (Corner of Brighton Road and The Esplanade) from now until the end of April.

Sharma is our beach-loving wahine, growing up in Geraldton and spending any spare time she has in our glorious Indian Ocean – so it’s no surprise a lot of her work is inspired by the beach and surfing culture. One of her biggest sources of inspiration are ...

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Red Tiki Xmas Cocktail Recipes

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By popular demand (okay, mostly by the Slaves who wanted to try to replicate the cocktails at home) here are our Red Tiki Red Christmas Cocktails!

Sparkling Strawberry Punch

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1/2 cup strawberry liqueur
  • 250g strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup soda water, chilled
  • 750ml bottle sparkling white wine, chilled


  • Place liqueur, strawberries, lemon slices and soda water in a jug. Stir gently to combine.
  • Top with wine & consume merrily.

Recipe from: Taste

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Red Tiki Red Xmas PARTY!

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What an amazing year 2011 was for us! Finalist in the international South by SouthWest Interactive Business Awards & the Australia wide MacFarlane Awards for Excellence in Web Design.

The slave family grew & we welcomed some insane new talent to tiki island including the likes of Sharma Heylen-Silvia, Charlie Apps, Claire Jarvis, Peter Dias & Tom Garner.

The Red Tiki King worked us like slaves in 2011 & wanted to reward our efforts with a fantastic tequila infused celebration. And so the Red Tiki Red Xmas party was born!

Boz organized an ebay secret santa ...

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Movember on Tiki Island

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On November 1st, the brave slaves of Red Tiki Island banded together to form a Movember team, the Tiki Ticklers. With bare upper lips, they began the growth to raise awareness and money for men’s health.

The slaves used social media to show off their face grown, hand groomed, lip warmers. With a running photo album on Facebook, documenting the growth of guys and girls alike. Feel free to check out the results for yourself. To top off a great month of facial hair growth, we gathered together to share in a round of delicious mojitos and a sausage sizzle.

Many of ...

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