22.05.12 by Jeff

Booooooom asks Monstrum

Future of the City

“How can we provide opportunities for kids to make real-life discoveries on their own instead of Googling and Youtubing everything?”

This is the question I posed recently to @smarturbanstage, an online project in which people question the quality of life in their own cities around the world. They found a really cool answer to my question in the form of Monstrum, playground builders from Copenhagen. You can read the article here.

 

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



  • Colin

    Jeff, good randomly running into you the other day and I have to say this is by far one of my favorite posts you have ever done. I am a huge fan of interactivity, creativity and never growing up. Thanks for doing this one.

    • cheers colin ya i think we have so many mutual friends its a bit crazy i dont see you more often we should grab a coffee sometime

      • Colin

         I’d love to grab some coffee and hang out, i’ll hit you up via some source of social media to make that happen sooner than later

      • sounds good!





27.04.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Keith Rankin

Another batch of surreal illustrations by Keith Rankin (previously featured here). See more images below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Ki Choquette

Photos by Massachusetts-based photographer Ki Choquette. More images from “42°19’25.3″N 72°20’52.7″W” below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Seth Armstrong

New paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Seth Armstrong. Click here for previous posts. His new show “Pretty Deep Shit” opens at Thinkspace Gallery on Saturday! Definitely go check this one out if you live out that way. More images below!

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27.04.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Kushimi

Here’s a selection of photos by Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer, Mark Kushimi, who happens to be the editor-in-chief/co-founder of one of my favourite publications, Contrast Magazine. The image above is from a beautiful series where he turns his Hasselblad on a tripod during the exposure. Have a look at more of his work below.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Sculptures by Jaime Pitarch Strip Everyday Objects of Their Functionality

Subject, Object, Abject (2006) – Chair, wooden shavings from chair legs

 

I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.

Have a look at more images below.

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