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Hula Sue's South Seas Hideaway
Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2010-09-14 09:04 am   Permalink

I'm defenitely calling your work the best I've ever seen... DA-AMN!!!

 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2010-10-12 12:17 am   Permalink

Mr. Pants, though your hideaway totally intimidates me, I'd love to see more. But here's my question, the restaurant in Tacoma that you got the bamboo from, did you see what it looked like before the bamboo was removed? And do you remember it's name or location, because I'd love to go there to see what they did to the place. Thanks for any help.

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2010-10-12 11:14 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-10-12 00:17, tikicoma wrote:
Mr. Pants, though your hideaway totally intimidates me, I'd love to see more. But here's my question, the restaurant in Tacoma that you got the bamboo from, did you see what it looked like before the bamboo was removed? And do you remember it's name or location, because I'd love to go there to see what they did to the place. Thanks for any help.




Thank you--that is very flattering. It intimidates me too sometimes, actually.
I had never worked with bamboo before.

I've recently been doing alot of work on it -- getting ready to host a hometown 'red carpet' party for my brother (he directed the movie, Megamind, for Dreamworks and it comes out in early November) after we come back from the L.A. one.

Right now, I'm on vacation on Kaua'i so I'll post updates when I get home.
While here, I videotaped my favorite beach on the North Shore to use as a rear-projection element for the windows behind the bar.

The restaurant source of the bamboo was a Chinese place located in the Lakewood area and later became a car themed diner. The bamboo itself was in pretty bad shape -- with peeling varnish and bent nails and screws. It took alot of work to steelwool all the varnish off, clean it up and burnish it all with a torch. Saved a fortune though.

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Lovelybunchofcoconuts
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Posted: 2010-11-21 8:40 pm   Permalink

I am absolutely enchanted!

Am looking forward to seeing the completed "airplane" section.

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!


 
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Tekahottatak
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From: Rhode Island
Posted: 2010-11-25 07:58 am   Permalink

This is just amazing. So imaginative, and professionally executed. You should be very proud!

 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2010-12-17 4:09 pm   Permalink

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As soon as the booth is done, I'll be back to the airplane section.

[ This Message was edited by: Mr. Pupu Pants 2010-05-19 04:46 ]




Thanks for the shots of this booth, and sorry for how long it's taken to find you here and start posting.

The lights in the pics aren't your actual mood lights are they? What kinda lighting will this masterpiece have?

A local guy who isn't a fan of TC, and generally avoids it, still knows your work!! Your bar is known beyond TC - kinda cool, huh?
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2010-12-17 9:37 pm   Permalink

Thank you my friend (Robb)!
The lighting in those pictures is just a work light and flourescents. Ultimately the lighting will be very moody/romantic looking with just 'pools' of light. The Hawaii wall map will have wave ripples projected on the water and some of those shells on the sill will be lit from within. I'm way overdue to post new pictures and will do so very soon. I'm on vacation for a month and plan to do alot of work down there.

How did your friend hear about Hula Sue's, if not on TC? That is just bizarre

Hope everything is going great with you. Your latest stuff is just astounding to me. Great, great work!
Your pal,
John


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2010-12-17 9:39 pm   Permalink

...and thank you very much Lovelybunchofcoconuts and Tekahottatak!


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-21 4:14 pm   Permalink

Mr. Pants,

Things are looking great. Did you get your pirate chest? If so, did it find a home in the hideaway yet?




I saw one at the thrift the other day but did not buy it.

DC


 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2011-01-16 08:25 am   Permalink

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On 2010-12-21 16:14, Dustycajun wrote:
Mr. Pants,

Things are looking great. Did you get your pirate chest? If so, did it find a home in the hideaway yet?



DC


If it did I bet it's filled with magic and enchantment!!
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2011-02-16 2:16 pm   Permalink

Hi Guys, sorry for the long absence contributing here. I've been recuperating from a car accident and hope to be back in the saddle again soon (just as soon as my body will let me). I will try to take some updated pictures shortly and can't wait to get back to work on it.
As always, thank you for the very kind words of encouragement over the course of this project. Also can't wait to share plans/progress on the other rooms in my house. I'll be chattin' with you soon.
Aloha and take care,
John


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-02-16 2:24 pm   Permalink

JOHN!!!! Hope you're doin' OK, get well soon!

 
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pwest71
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Joined: May 04, 2007
Posts: 82
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2011-02-17 05:46 am   Permalink

Sorry to hear that John, let your body heal first, no need to hurry things up and cause yourself more problems. We'll all be sitting here chomping at the bit for an update, but will survive the wait...

Malama Pono.

Paul


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-02-17 3:38 pm   Permalink

Take it easy John. All good things are worth the wait. Take care of yourself first.
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ErkNoLikeFire
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-02-17 9:20 pm   Permalink

Best wishes toward your recovery sir!

 
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