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
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
updated 2/24/15
The LuWow, Fitzroy
updated 2/24/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 2/21/15
Kanaloa, London
updated 2/17/15
Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach
updated 2/16/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Domitype on
El Polinesio, Havana
3/2/15 6:54PM
Peniamina on
Tiki No, North Hollywood
3/1/15 6:19PM
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Tonga Hut, North Hollywood
3/1/15 6:09PM
Peniamina on
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
3/1/15 5:00PM
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Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus
2/23/15 5:24PM
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