18.11.11 by Jeff

#israel #cats

So I’ve been in Israel this past week with designboom, Dezeen, DeTnk, and We Heart and it has been incredible. I will be posting about the trip in detail, but for now here are some cats. Oh, and you can follow @VibeIsrael to keep tabs on what we’re doing out here.

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip


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

  • cats make the world go round

  • Dude, welcome!

    • thanks Ori! i thought of you when i got here! you live in a lovely country

  • orm

    i <3 Israel.

  • kukupiku

    The last cat is doing an artistic performance:
    “Can I Has Marina Abramovic? But Sock It, I’m Better Than Her, So Where Is My Million?”

  • #italiano

    #wow #woah

  • When I was last in Israel I was also struck by the number (and niceness) of stray cats in every part of the city. Great photos

    • yea they were really healthy looking i was surprised

  • That last one has probably set the record for most photographed cat in a few minutes;-)

  • Dana Sarel

    Dear Jeff,

    It was really great talking to you yesterday.
    Hope you had a wonderful time here.
    So happy to know there are more cat lovers around the world. Great photo. Was it in Jaffa?

    Have a great day.

    • wonderful to meet you Dana – the photos are from all over!

  • Droolin

    that black and white cats front legs kinda look like flippers

  • Ben Y

    really emphasizes the ubiquitous nature of cats. At least I think that’s what you were going for 🙂

  • After much deliberation I have removed some comments from this post – comments on both sides of an argument regarding whether or not I should have even visited Israel.

    A commentor accused me of being severely insensitive for travelling to Israel. I travelled there to see for myself first-hand what is going on there. I went to meet people there and try to learn about a country on the other side of the world. Should journalists stay out of every country where there is conflict of any kind?

    Travelling to other countries to experience them first-hand may be the best way to make an informed decision about a place (in my opinion).

    I have no political agenda here. I realise it is a complicated situation over there in Israel but my trip was art-focused as I use this site to highlight artists.

    If I feature artists/designers from Israel I am not taking sides on what is happening there, I feature work from all over the world every day.

    There are many things the American government is doing that I disagree with but I doubt I will hear about how insensitive I am being the next time I travel to New York.

    Thank you for understanding.

    I can’t believe I am actually closing the comments on a post about cats.

  • Gil Lavie

    Check out this hilarious Sexy & I Know It parody with those same beach cats 🙂  

    • haha my friend Adi also just sent me this, one of those cats is the EXACT same cat i photographed in the 5th photo

  • Gil Lavie

    small world 🙂 i guess that cat is a rising star 

23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi


A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey


A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut


Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread


Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Doodle Hunt Winners + The Big Doodle Reveal


A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Hunt with Society6! It was a lot of fun seeing all the tweets and stuff from all the hunters! A quick FYI, due to the small hiccup with the mailer we’ll be emailing every single one of you who found all the doodles with a little extra thank you for participating!

What a fun way to bring together the Booooooom and Society6 communities! Special thanks to our official Doodlers, Sara Maese, WishCandy, and Nicole Xu for creating some really terrific artwork for us (to hide)!

And now, here are the Doodle Hunt prize winners:

(2) Main Prizes: $500 Society6 Gift Cards:

Kristine V
Jonah C

(5) Secondary Prizes: $100 Society6 Gift Cards:

David A
Sam H
Phil R
Lucy R
Maria G

Congratulations to these lucky hunters, and thank you to everyone who participated. You will all be contacted via email, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Now for the big Doodle Reveal, have a look below at all the amazing artwork that we commissioned for the Doodle Hunt! Thanks again to the gang at Society6 and to everyone who participated, this was so much fun for us, hopefully for you too!

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