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!

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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?





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.