16.05.12 by Jeff

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

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



  • andy

    beautiful

  • Gerhard Human

    Wow You just have to appreciate the thoughtful craft of the Japanese… very cool

  • Gerhard Human

    That’s what I love about the Japanese, attention to things that seems insignificant to the rest of the world… even though it’s such a prominent feature in our cities…
    Really cool!

    • lepetitfaon

      YES! Love the attention to detail, and the idea of making something prettier for no reason other than that

  • esmone

    Nowhere near as awesome as these, but there are some manholes from Norway;

    http://www.kumlokk.com/ 

    • lepetitfaon

      Still beautiful!

    • cnice

      those are great too, i think the beuty is in the attention to this or any object as a medium.. thanks for sharing !

  • Sand

    Beauty is in the detail. Never thought manhole could be so diverse and beauttfully designed. Only in Japan!

  • These really are badass, why isn’t the UK this pretty?

  • realy beautiful

  • you know if these were in the states they would be stolen left and right!

  • I’d love to grill a steak on a surface as detailed and beautiful as those.

  • Ibon San Martín Gómez

    Take a look -> http://www.sewercover.com !!!!

  • guest
  • Deniseharwood

    Neat

  • Manhole Covers

    A manhole cover is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole, to prevent anyone from falling in and to keep unauthorized persons out.Since the era of ancient Rome, sewer grates made from stone have been used to keep people from falling into the sewage and to catch anything large that might otherwise fall in. Manhole covers usually weigh more than 50 kg, partly because the weight keeps them in place when traffic passes over them, and partly because they are often made out of cast iron, sometimes with infills of concrete. This makes them inexpensive, strong, and heavy. A manhole cover sits on metal base, with a smaller inset rim which fits the cover. The base and cover are sometimes called “castings,” because they are made by a casting process.
     

  • Monica

    These are awesome!  My mom and I always take pictures of interesting storm drain covers.

  • such a great way to infuse a city with art an culture!





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.