21.01.13 by Jeff

Jay Nelson / Working Title

Jay Nelson / Working Title
KQED, Little Paper Planes, and Needles and Pens have joined forces to create “Working Title”, a fun series of portraits of artist entrepreneurs in San Francisco.

This first episode features artist, and self-taught carpenter, Jay Nelson. He builds tree houses for a living, and he builds some other pretty amazing things too. Watch below!

Jay Nelson / Working Title

Jay Nelson / Working Title

Jay Nelson / Working Title

Jay Nelson / Working Title


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://twitter.com/MoonApe Alex Mathers

    so fun and inspiring!

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      love the little mobile in the video

  • z3uxis

    Man, you sound like PORTLANDIA

    ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmLljk2t8M )

  • Tabita

    lovely. i love artists who have the abilities to let me feel like a child but as a grown up. i´m whatching this with big eyes and wanting to sleep and live in one of that treehouses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kellylynnjones Kelly Lynn Jones

    Thanks Jeff for posting our show!!

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      great work Kelly!

  • Andrew

    PS – Needles & Pens was also part of the forces joined…

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.witte.967 Thomas Witte

    This is so great! Thanks for posting.

  • http://www.matthewjasperson.com Matthew Jasperson

    The designs remind me of the craft the kids create in the 1985 “Explorers” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089114). Could be some inspiration there, perhaps.

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    sorry andrew! in my haste to post this up i missed it, i fixed it now!

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