21.06.11 by Jeff


For the Mike Mills book giveaway last week, I asked people to share the last sad thing that had happened to them (sadness is a theme in the book). This little exchange really makes me feel like Booooooom is a success. I love the diverse community we have here!

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

  • http://hannahbuswell.blogspot.com/ Hannah

    it does suck. But sometimes, just sometimes, they say “i love you” back. That makes it worth it.

  • ryan

    i liked this. makes you feel.

  • audrey bartis – L’Impératrice

    Thank you all.
    As I wrote to Jeff, Alex’s story really touched me. and I was feeling the same thing at the same time, as I wrote it. it was just weird and nice at the same time to know that someone, somewhere, only 20 years younger, felt the same and had to run away. In a way, I think Alex was really courageous, and I found amazing that he “physically” ran away, when so many people – like me, for instance – just dissapear, or never answer back again. Maybe it was the first time his heart got broken, so I just wanted to say that we never change, we are all the same…

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      i just saw that you responded to this now! i came back to look at this post, it’s still one of the best exchanges in all the year’s running this site

  • lapetitefaon

    Wow the honesty on both Alex and Audrey’s parts is really touching. I love this post :)

  • Steven Duncan

    well, I agree. booooooom is a solid group. i’m glad to be a part of it. and alex: you rock for yelling “i love duude” outloud. keep going for it!

    • Steven Duncan

      “i love **you** duude”

  • Kerry

    This exchange is such a beautiful and accurate portrayal of heart break and love sickness, I had to copy it into my sketchbook so that I can remember it forever.

01.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Elly Liyana Ruslan


Drawings by Thailand-based Singaporean artist Elly Liyana Ruslan, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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01.12.15 by Staff

Music Video: HVOB “The Anxiety to Please”


Part music video, part art installation, the tracks off HVOB’s latest album are something of a dialogue (or rather a “trialogue”) with Austrian artists Clemens Wolf and lichterloh. Each collaboration operates as a self-contained piece (installation, music, and video), highlighting different materials and their mesmerizing transformations. Check out the captivating experimentations for “The Anxiety to Please” off the album Trialog below!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Beautiful 1,400 Year-Old Gingko Tree


A 1,400 year-old ginkgo tree at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China is shedding its leaves again! More unreal photos of this naturally occurring event below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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