07.11.11 by Jeff

Kid Zoom

Kid Zoom (Ian Strange) recently returned to Australia and spent two months building a full-scale replica of his childhood home inside Cockatoo Island’s prestigious Turbine Hall in Sydney.

Ian Strange Kid Zoom Home

Ian Strange Kid Zoom Home

Ian Strange Kid Zoom Home

Ian Strange Kid Zoom Home

Ian Strange Kid Zoom Home

KID ZOOM: HOME
IAN STRANGE
COCKATOO ISLAND, TURBINE HALL
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
November 4th – Devember 11th 2011

http://www.kid-zoom.com/













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



  • http://www.acryliconboard.co.uk/ Acrylic on Board

    I really like the contrast between the house and the interior structure of the hanger..

  • joey

    i kinda wish the skull wasn’t there… it’s beautiful anyhow.

  • lapetitefaon

    god, I want to see this in person! / see photos of the inside of the house? I love the skull!

  • http://BillHicks.com Bill

    I hate to be ‘THAT’ guy, but the house was built single handedly in two months by Mr. Brent Kerr, Kid Zoom just painted it.

  • Ruth

    To be fair there was a construction team of over 10 people who worked on it. Including builders, the architect, carpenters, art designers, scenic artists and volunteers.
    The entire project had a team of over 25 people work on it.

  • http://www.conradcrespin.com Conrad

    I can’t wait to see what this kid does in the future. His work at Opera Gallery in NYC was amazing.

  • Bone78

    amazing!

  • JeffyP

    I was there for this, it was incredible.





26.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Louïs Rault Watanabe

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My friend actor/model/photographer Louïs Rault Watanabe just had his first solo show “Lamba Human” open at SO Gallery in Tokyo. Have a look at some of photos below.

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26.05.16 by Staff

Artist JR Makes the Louvre’s Glass Pyramid Disappear

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Photo by @davidg16er

 
You may remember JR from his silent protest with Darren Aronofsky last year (click here for previous post). This time around the French artist has covered the Louvre’s massive glass pyramid with a black and white rendering of the building behind, creating the effect that the landmark has disappeared. The installation will be messing with selfie-seeking tourists from now until June 27th. More images below!

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25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Antonio Lee

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A selection of paintings by São Paulo-based artist Antonio Lee. More images below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Captures Rare Natural Phenomenon

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Japanese photographer and digital artist Yutaka Kagaya happened to be in the right place at the right time, capturing what looks like a rainbow-blasting airplane flying above Oshino-Mura, Yamanashi Prefecture. While the effect can be explained as a form of cloud iridescence, that’s still pretty amazing! Check out a spectacular close up shot below!

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25.05.16 by Staff

Barcelona Design Week: June 2 – 12

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We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.

Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.

More information and images from last year’s BDW below!

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