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Tiki -- tacky? No way!

But where's the tiny umbrella?

Wait long enough and what's old is not just new again, it's hip. Such is the case with tiki, that oddly Americanized vision of South Seas culture once viewed through a Woolworth's lens. Gone is the kitsch and in its place comes, well, a touch of class. Our own Adam Tschorn, who dubs it tiki 2.0, has the story.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Chris Weeks

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