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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04.11.10 by Jeff

The Exquisite Book Giveaway!

The good folks at Chronicle Books sent over a copy of The Exquisite Book by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe and I get to give one away to you too!

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe
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25.10.10 by Jeff

Poketo x Gary Baseman Giveaway!

Poketo is releasing a series of wallets featuring the work of Gary Baseman and I have snagged 3 of them to give away to you!

poketo gary baseman wallet giveaway
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18.10.10 by Jeff

Jay Howell x Lifetime Giveaway

The guys over at Lifetime Collective have hooked me up with a tee shirt and an original drawing by San Francisco based artist, Jay Howell! This is not a print, this is an original drawing! Who wants it?

jay howell lifetime collective giveaway drawing t-shirt

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12.10.10 by Jeff

37 seconds of the Booooooom Party!

Thank youuu to all of you who came out to celebrate my birthday, Shannon’s birthday, and Booooooom’s birthday! It was a PARTY! Jump over to the Facebook Page and tag yourself in the video if you were there!

Thanks to Fortune for hosting the party!

06.10.10 by Jeff

You named my cactus Pinchy

Last week I asked you guys what I should call my cactus, and you came up with about 230 names. So here he is — Mr. Pinchy.

mr pinchy cactus

01.10.10 by Jeff

Booooooom Birthday!

You are all invited to the Booooooom Double Birthday bash! It’s my birthday, my friend Shannon’s birthday, and we’ll also be celebrating Booooooom’s 3rd birthday! (So it’s almost a triple rainbow, if you think about it!) The party is next Friday (October 8th) at Fortune – my good friend Garret owns the place and will let all of you monkeys in FREE before midnight, if you’re on our list.

fortune sound club booooooom birthday jeff hamada

So RSVP the Facebook Event and I’ll put every single one of you on the Booooooom Double Birthday list!

Don’t be shy, come party with us and allow me to personally thank you for making my job the best job in the entire universe.

So to recap the details:

1. RSVP the EVENT.

2. Next Friday, show up at FORTUNE – (147 East Pender St. Vancouver)

3. Tell ‘em you’re on the “Booooooom Birthday list”.

4. Paaaaaaarty.

28.09.10 by Jeff

13 art/photo blogs to bookmark!

Just for fun I have put together a list of 13 creative blogs focused on art and/or photography. I check these websites regularly, you might want to bookmark them. In no particular order they are:

13 creative art photo blogs to bookmark unless you are dumb booooooom

1. Piet Mondriaan - A contemporary art blog brilliantly curated by Simon Kentgens and Michiel Huijben.

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