About Humuhumu

My name is Michelle Trott, but my friends call me Humuhumu.
No connection to the fish.

I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.

I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.

In addition to Critiki, I run two other tiki themed websites:

I call San Francisco home, and I'm originally from Seattle.

Questions, information, comments? Contact me at humuhumu@critiki.com
Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach
updated 7/2/15
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 6/3/15
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 5/7/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
Hale Pele, Portland
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Tiki Momo on
Hale Pele, Portland
7/29/15 3:20PM
bitterfishies on
Chin's Chop Suey, Livonia
7/28/15 3:42PM
pigeon on
Fry's Electronics, Manhattan Beach
7/22/15 9:14PM
Alexio on
The Tiki House, Pacific Beach
7/19/15 11:09AM
BankyScout on
Lava Lounge, Madison
7/18/15 11:01PM
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