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
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans
updated 3/27/15
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
updated 2/24/15
The LuWow, Fitzroy
updated 2/24/15
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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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kilaueakyd on
Trader Vic's, London
4/14/15 2:28PM
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Mahiki, London
4/14/15 2:26PM
Tiki Kim on
Honolulu Harry's, Chino
4/9/15 12:18PM
horgaloha on
Hale Pele, Portland
4/7/15 9:56PM
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Ports of Call, Toronto
4/4/15 8:10PM
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