29.07.09 by Jeff

Secret Spot

My family has been hitting the same lake for 20+ years now and I spent the last few days there. It was as beautiful as ever! Any of you that are currently self-employed, make sure you allow yourself some time off! It’s important! Also, there is no better creative inspiration than good old mother nature!

camping secret spot jeff hamada

I promise I won’t flood the site with my vacation photos! That’s it, back to work.













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



  • photo credit: my sister

    also thanks to wordpress scientists who created “scheduled posting” so i could pretend i was still here, hard at work, monday and tuesday.

    • sneaky.
      any hints as to where the spot is… looks like a good time.

  • wow; that looks relaxing.

  • Your calm- happy- i dont need anything else-face, says everything.

  • ahaha, nice. i gotta learn that secret from the wordpress wizard.

  • So true…taking time to enjoy yourself is key. Looks like a wonderful place to escape.

  • Burstoid

    It looks very enjoyable. I can’t wait to take a vacation next month.

  • cool!

  • lapetitefaon

    jealous, end of story! looks beautiful!

  • Bild

    That place looks amazing. I really dont mind living vicariously through your vacation. Keep the pics flowing.

  • man oh man! that looks epic!

  • I’m missing mother nature right now, damn look at those mountains!

  • heraid

    please flood the site with vacation photos! I am looking to go on a cross america road trip with little to no money and see where the wind takes me… I would love to stop at a place like this.

  • Am

    Just look at the scenery behind you – wow! O__O

    You’re so right about those who are self-employed needing to take breaks! For 2 years I worked continuously without a single holiday (including weekends and public holidays) save for Christmas and Chinese New Year, thinking that I didn’t need one, and reminding myself that if I stopped working I would stop getting money, and that culminated into serious health issues. This year, I made sure to set aside 1 week for CNY, and took another 2 short breaks of several days each in June and July to allow myself space to “breathe”. It made a big difference.

    Btw you can always include your holiday snapshots as a link to a photo album located elsewhere, so those interested can still peruse. =)

  • Elise

    Man I would love to be on your vacation. I’m suppose to go to Rhode Island with my family, but I think we may be going to the Jersey shore instead. I’d rather go somewhere less of a tourist attraction.

    • ya those kind of things are fun but i dont get the rest i need. if im gonna take a “vacation” i need to be able to lounge around somewhere really peaceful

  • I go to college in a small town in Northern NY and I’ve been taking summer classes, but all summer I’ve spent time in the woods and swimming in waterfalls, it’s been really nice.

  • JTKT

    dang dude sick shot. kill to be there right now

  • oh wow. is that you? gooooodlookin!
    nice picture :-)

  • Guess this isn’t going up on Locals Know? ;)

  • Dan

    I agree. We all need a break and Mother Nature is just the right place to do that. Too bad we can’t be away from work all the time. But at least one time can be so much if given the chance, right?





21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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