04.05.09 by Jeff

Pecha Kucha Vancouver!

Tickets for Pecha Kucha Vancouver (May 21 – 7pm) are now available online!!! I will be speaking there along with eleven other people including designer Marian Bantjes! I listened to her speak at Justified West and I could feel previously unused parts of my brain coming alive. You do not want to miss this! Tickets are only $10 and they will sell out. Get them here.

pecha kucha vancouver jeff hamada booooooom

If you don’t already know about Pecha Kucha, each speaker shows 20 slides for 20 seconds, and there is no pausing or reviewing of slides. So if someone is boring they are only boring for 400 seconds. Show up early and you get free booze. Feel free to bring tomatoes to throw at me – I was hoping I could go first and get it over with but it appears I am last so the pressure is on!

Bigger version of the flyer here.

27.04.09 by Jeff

Lomo Fisheye fun!

My friends and I have been on a toy camera spree lately – here’s some snaps from my friend Renan’s Wine & Cheese Fiesta on the weekend. The party camera of choice: Lomo Fisheye.

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20.04.09 by Jeff

Cigarette Socks by Ashi Dashi

I want to preface this post by saying that if you send me something there is no guarantee I will write about it. I only write about what I like, and I receive a lot of product that I don’t mention on this site. Save yourself money by emailing me first! End rant. Ken runs a little sock company out of his apartment in Brooklyn, called Ashi Dashi. I love these ones he sent over that look like cigarettes!

ashi dashi cigarette socks
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16.04.09 by Jeff

F5 / Day One

My friend Andrew and I went to F5 today, and a lot of other people did too apparently. We had to snag seats in the balcony for the first part but moved to floor seats after lunch. It worked out because the presentations got better as the day went on. I was very excited to hear Asif Mian speak as part of 1stAveMachine’s presentation and speaking to him out in the lounge later on was a bonus.

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15.04.09 by Jeff

The Big Apple

I landed in NY around 4pm, here’s a couple quick snaps. I had to take the obligatory wing shot. I like the little mountain poking up (this was in Washington, Mt. Baker?).

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14.04.09 by Jeff

Goodbye Vancouver, Hello New York!

I mentioned last week that I was invited out to F5 and I just made the last minute decision to go! I’ll be there for the rest of the week so I’ll be updating you from over there! Here’s what I’ll be looking at during the flight. Talk soon!

be kind rewind protocol michel gondry tenenbaums

06.04.09 by Jeff

Blank Canvas!

Students at Ravensbourne College of Design in London have come up with an ingenious way to raise funds for their grad show, a project called Blank Canvas! Packages containing objects purchased in thrift shops were sent out to many of the students’ favourite designers and illustrators to act as blank canvases. The objects were customized by the recipients and sent back, and now the students are having an auction of the work on April 30th at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.

blank canvas Design for Moving Image Design Graphic Ravensbourne College

Not that impressed? Let me just rattle off a few of the 50+ artists/designers involved: Milton Glaser! Hellovon! Non-Format! Parra! Job Wouters! Andy J Miller! Julien Vallee! Alex Ostrowski! Stina Persson!

Head over to the Blank Canvas page to get on the guestlist if you want to attend the auction!

06.04.09 by Jeff

F5: New York City / Winner!

And the winner of the pair of tickets to F5 Fest in New York City (valued over $500) is… Katie Rains! Congratulations Katie! Also, thank you all for generously offering floors and even beds for me to sleep on, I just might take one of you up on your offer when I finally head to NY! Thank you all for participating!

f5 fest nyc winner