04.02.09 by Jeff

Skateistan!

The New York Times published an article/video last week about an Australian man named Oliver Percovich, who has worked hard for two years to create Skateistan – Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school. Hit “more” to watch the video and I’m sure you’ll be as inspired by the story as I am!

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jolin

    dude, thats crazy. I like how they explained their feeling when they skate.

  • http://thumbjockey.com Conrad

    amazing. some people are truly altruistic. good on ’em.

  • dale

    This is a really great story. I’m glad to see Oliver getting some support and funding. It’ll be interesting to see what will happen to this group in a few years.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    Yea I love seeing the kids going all out trying to ride over that ledge

  • http://www.missmilki.blogspot.com missmilki

    Great video. Its so good to see the kids smiling and getting the chance to be kids – and touching to see someone just seeing a need for it and going ahead and doing something about it. I wish him all the best for the school.

  • http://www.masmenos.org gus gavino

    What a wonderful story…hopefully things work out for Oliver and he can continue to bring that kind of inspiration (skating) to more children.

  • http://bopuer.com sebyundurne

    Eakins or his circle of friends during Eakins’s lifetime.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickcaire/ Cracking Jokes

    great initiative, really impressive, I hope it keeps going !

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  • Bammadaft

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…





27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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26.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: AJ Dungo

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Selection of work by illustrator AJ Dungo. More images below.

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