26.07.10 by Jeff

Little Drifters / Vancouver

Over the weekend we held our “Little Drifters” picnic at Trout Lake, here in Vancouver, and it was a total blast! Thank you all for coming out and making my day! Take some time to really enjoy the photos below and then jump over to The Vancouver Sun gallery for more! Thanks to everyone who sent me photos! Thanks to Jenelle Schneider for shooting photos for the newspaper! Huge thank-you to Maurice Li for snapping the first 15 photos you see below! Enjoy!

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

Little Drifters Trout Lake Extravaganza Booooooom Project vancouver boat craft building

There are more photos over at The Vancouver Sun! Stay tuned as there is still another post coming with all your submissions from around the world! These were just the photos of the event in Vancouver!

Please leave a comment if you were there, share a bit of your experience, and point out your boat to everyone!













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



  • also a huge thanks to Steve Fernandes who brought out a little bbq and cooked up hot dogs and wings and shared with everyone!

  • Clara Z.

    These are beautiful pictures! I wish I had attended.. the commute was much too far, heh.

  • The Little Drifters project was a great way to encourage people to get their creative juices flowing on an otherwise lazy summer day. Thanks Jeff & the Vancouver Sun for putting it together & thanks for feauturing my photos!

  • jofuf

    mine just sank :/

  • Rebeca

    so pretty and fun!

  • lapetitefaon

    adorable! And goodness Canada is so beautiful!!!

  • Cheers for posting a pic of my lil guy launching his pirate ship. He had a blast putting it together and watching it sail out to do battle with the ducks ;). Awesome day, good times.

  • Kyle

    Wicked!!! Thank you.

  • Ro

    Really nice project reminds me of the times I would go hiking in the mountains with my sister and dad. We would go fishing and we made some of these little floaters as well.

    Plus I would marry the girl in the 37th pic :)

  • brody albert

    so sweet! what a great event! this should become a global event… or a holiday even!

    • hahaha i would love to make it a holiday! lets do it

  • shannon rose

    each drifter was so unique and beautiful!

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  • shannon

    I like how in the second picture you can see Levi about to aggressively throw his boat into the lake…probably in an attempt to sink someone else’s masterpiece.

  • Wowed by this. What an amazing event. I just can’t see any reason why I shouldn’t do it here. Thanks for the inspiration, Jeff.

    • wait until you see the rest of the submissions from around the world! haha sooo good

  • Thanks for this great Saturday afternoon activity. I spent days thinking about how to build my little drifter and eventually wove some iris branches from my back garden and then added a little moss pillow, stick and leaf person, and pea pod lifeboat from my picnic at Trout Lake. It’s so fun to play!

    • you might have had the only boat with iris branches!

  • Love this project! I looked up images of driftwood boats for a posting I wrote to celebrate your project. ( http://bcfamily.ca/?p=2850 ) Just like the lanterns made for the Lantern Festival at Trout Lake, each of these boats is so charming and precious! Thanks for organizing the project.

    • thanks so much Pamela!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

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Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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