Tom Huang – Studio Projects


Ken Tomita – Project Chaboo
November 20, 2009, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Bamboo

Community is a term that seems to be quickly evolving.  With the advent of Twitter, Facebook, and other social network conduits, the possibility to connect with other like minded people from a physical distance seems to become more and more boundless.  Ken Tomita is a furniture maker, artist, visionary and community leader extraordinaire based in Portland, Oregon.  I was introduced to Ken about a year ago, but had been made aware of our similar interest by Master bamboo weaver and Artist, Jiro Yonezawa and his wife Kate almost two years before that.  I became aware of Ken’s passion for community when  he introduced me to a project he was developing.  I was immediately taken by the idea, and thrilled/honored when he agreed to let me participate within 5 minutes of our meeting for the first time!  Since it’s original manifestation, Project Chaboo has gone on to a second incarnation.  It’s a great concept, and I hope more are to come!!!  Check out the site –  Project chaboo.

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Wow! The boat looks beautiful! Can’t wait for the video. Maybe a float trip. Thanks for sharing. – alix

Comment by alix stephan

Thanks Alix,
Spring is just around the corner. Let’s float!!!

Comment by tomahawkku




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