12.11.15 by Staff

Insane Story of the Day: Real-Life Castaway Lost at Sea for 14 Months


The Guardian has published an incredible story about a fisherman, Salvador Alvarenga, who encountered a storm and found himself 6,700 miles from home. He was lost at sea for 438 days. It sounds impossible but Alvarenga and his inexperienced companion, 22-year-old Ezequiel Córdoba, basically survived by learning to catch fish with bare hands and drinking their own urine while waiting for fresh rain water.

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19.10.15 by Staff

Best News of the Day: Wes Anderson Returning to Stop-Motion Animation


According to The Playlist, Wes Anderson’s next project is about dogs and will see Anderson dabbling in stop-motion animation once again. While those are the only details we have, just knowing pre-production is already underway should be enough to get you ridiculously excited! Enjoy the best scene from Anderson’s first animated feature, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), below.

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17.02.09 by Jeff

Hypebeast Interview!

Just a quick bit of personal news – the good folks at Hypebeast interviewed me about the release of my shoe for Converse and a bit of my personal background! Read the interview here.

jeff hamada hypebeast interview feature

In case you missed it, the charity/launch event is Thursday Feb 19th – Livestock (1709 West 4th Vancouver)! All profits from shoes sold that night will be donated to The Global Fund! Come out and support a good cause and get some shoes to boot (I’m not totally sure if that’s a pun).

16.10.08 by Jeff

Pacific Cinematheque

Jessica over at Pacific Cinematheque (great non-profit threatre here in downtown Vancouver) just let me know that on Monday October 20th (7:30pm) they will be screening some of the best work from Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie Chainletter Tapes. Female filmmakers/artists were invited to submit work to July, the work was then compiled onto videotapes and mailed back out to everyone who contributed. So if you submitted something you recieved a tape of your own work along with an assortment of other artists’ work. Cool idea.