16.12.10 by Jeff

Roald Dahl

Love this quote from Roald Dahl.

author roald dahl quote and above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

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14.12.10 by Jeff

Sticker Robot Giveaway!

The guys over at Sticker Robot just sent over a gigantic box of stickers! Look at the size of these suckers compared to my mouse! They will be available to everyone as soon as I figure out how I’m going to mail them. Now, is anyone out there looking to get some stickers made? How does 500 free stickers sound?

sticker robot giveaway booooooom

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09.12.10 by Jeff

Table For One

Tumblr of the day: Table For One.

table for one tumblr
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08.12.10 by Jeff

40,000+

Our Facebook family has now grown to over 40,000 in just a couple years! How should we celebrate when we hit 50,000? Jump over there and let me know! I’d like to do something!

booooooom facebook

30.11.10 by Jeff

Booooooom Stew

If you want some stew, you have to add something to the pot!

booooooom stew
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26.11.10 by Jeff

Furni / Giveaway

Mike over at Furni just sent me over a beautiful alarm clock and he wants to send you one too! So who wants it?

furni alba clock booooooom giveaway

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16.11.10 by Jeff

Interpol / Ticket Giveaway

Interpol is coming to Vancouver in January!!! I was able to scoop two tickets to the show and I wanna give them away to you guys!

interpol band nyc vancouver concert orpheum ticket giveaway

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16.11.10 by Jeff

OLD CHUM / OLD FAITHFUL

Walter Manning is the man behind one of my favourite tumblrs, Old Chum. He has gained a massive following online and now he has opened a shop here in Vancouver, Old Faithful. It is a total blessing to our city. I met up with him a couple weeks ago to ask him a few questions.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WALTER MANNING

walter manning old chum old faithful vancouver blog shop

Jeff Hamada: I thought we could start off by letting everyone know about your amazing little tumblr, Old Chum. What’s the story behind the “Chumblr” and how did you come up with the name?

Walter Manning: I was walking around the new Convention Center in Vancouver and they just put up all these placards about the history of British Columbia. I remember just reading every one of them as I walked around and how impressed I was with the raw initiative that went in to the development of the province: conquering the landscape, building infrastructure, hiking supplies to logging camps and felling giant firs. These were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

I came across one placard of a picture of some men hiking supplies through the rugged landscape. One of the men had a crate on his back and on the side was inscribed “Old Chum”, a Canadian tobacco company, and it all fell into place for me and Old Chum was born. The name summed up what I wanted a blog to be.

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