06.05.09 by Jeff

Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith’s beautifully distorted house. Foam board and paper.

mandy smith paper house distorted craft

mandy smith paper house distorted craft

mandy smith paper house distorted craft

mandy smith paper house distorted craft

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

  • sr

    this is absolutely amazing!

  • A W E S O N E! congratulations Mandy!

  • a.e.

    I can’t believe it’s paper

  • david

    Love this.

  • Mufasa

    That is amazing! I love it. Definitely worth a few branches of a tree.

  • RYAN


  • Emily

    Awesome! so much detail, so much work must have gone into it, and so much thought – getting it to stand freely and to balance…that is amazing. You are brilliant mandy!

  • Ross Taylor

    Absolutely Brilliant.

  • Jade

    I had to do an art project on foam board, and I had to write about someone. I chose to right about you, because your work is really inspirational 🙂

21.10.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).

Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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20.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Minek


Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Joseph Minek experiments with traditional photographic processes to create images that resemble modernist abstract paintings. See more of Minek’s work below.

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20.10.16 by Staff

Exhibition: Evan Hecox’s “Northern” and Drew Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever”


Amsterdam-based Andenken Gallery is hosting concurrent solo exhibitions of American artists Evan Hecox and Drew Leshko. “Northern” showcases Hecox’s ongoing series of paintings based on photos from his trip through Iceland and the Netherlands last year while Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever” captures the transition and decay of urban life through dollhouse-scale sculptures made from wood and paper.

Check out more images below or on display at the Makerversity Amsterdam space from October 28 until November 14.

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20.10.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Lluís Tudela


Photos by Lluís Tudela. More images below.

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