06.04.13 by Jeff

Jupe by Jackie / Giveaway

Jupe by Jackie / Giveaway
This week’s giveaway comes from young Amsterdam-based brand Jupe by Jackie. Their handmade bow ties can be found in places like Colette, Opening Ceremony, and Comme des Garcons’ Trading Museum. I’ve got three to giveaway, let me know the last thing you made by hand in the comments below!

Jupe by Jackie / Giveaway

Jupe by Jackie / Giveaway

Jupe by Jackie

So if you wanna snag one of these gorgeous handmade bow ties let me know the last thing you made by hand, in the comments below!

Giveaway is open to all and closes April 19th.



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

  • a leather bound book for my bookbinding elective :)

  • Tayler

    A cardboard bobsled!

  • Alexis Weaver

    a home for my basil plants

  • Michael

    A bowl of cereal with cocoanut milk.

  • Fu

    a paper aeroplane!

  • h c

    i made a notebook!

  • Gabriel Martini

    A beautiful BLT sandwich avec avocado.

  • Erik

    a clay coilpot for my elementary students.

  • zummy

    A christmas card for my parents in law!

  • Aside from my bike route maps, I made a card for my best friend and mailed it to her. It was made out of the packaging for a friendship ring, with a macaroni border. This question has made me realize I need to make more things by hand!

  • Tammy

    A watercolor painting.. :D

  • A handband with a little lace bow and button on it.

  • An origami egg

  • a teapot cozy!

  • I hand built a shed for my farther to store bits and bobs for his fishing trips and canoes!

  • idrewthestars

    I made a huge pot of lentil soup. It fed my elderly auntie, my nana, a friend visiting from Australia, my boyfriend and me. There was even some left for my aunties freezer.

  • Love these bowies! The last thing I made was a lamp using a Lurisia sparkling water bottle. I drill a hole in the back and if the glass doesn’t crack – Voila!

  • Yoko

    i think the very last thing i completely made by hand was a toaster out of a hair-dryer :D

  • I Spray painted an 8 bit Jack and Finn piece for my girlfriend.

  • I sewed a brooch for my best guy

  • acire2

    a leather and canvas shoulder bag for my laptop

  • farro salad with apples, endive and blue cheese

  • Sashiko

    Ahh! Those are so damn lovely.

    I made a velvet beret by hand in October, so i could be a beatnik for Halloween.

  • Does baking count? Made some paleo bread just to try it and it’s delicious. Full of protein.

  • Lisa Reynolds

    I made a dress inspired by the TARDIS on Doctor Who for my Whovian obsessed daughter. It has doors that open and a headpiece that lights up.

    • Lisa Reynolds

      Oh, and bow ties are cool.

  • jaycie

    framed clay lettering.

  • meggieliana

    I draw a new portrait of a facebook friend each day of the week. Does that count?

  • leclercq

    i rolled a fat one last night!

  • I made a piece of toast for an English project in high school. Felt, googly eyes, feather eyebrows… it was awesome.

  • these are sweeeeeeeeeeeet! Hope I get one to match the neat clutch I made this Friday

  • sunnmoon13


  • Anna Boyd

    A lovey and quirky Save the Date for our wedding – dressed up with awesome props and chucked the camera on the timer with the financé – good fun too. Apart from that recently created an 8 foot phallic pink glossy sculpture, but thats a different story…..

    • Anna Boyd

      Oh found an image of the sculpture….

  • hello!!!! Me I´ve been doing these things!

    and the cape of the video….! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAI5qUPDNJI&feature=share&list=UUadr5KpVxjeLn7hO8-b_XpA

  • Crusch

    I hand crocheted a full length cape recently. It’s amazing

  • Tina

    An orgasm

  • Your day, using only dry wit.

  • I built this box to carry cargo on my bike. The methods included a Japanese pull saw used to hand-cut dovetail joints for all four corners.

    • Emma

      Painted my rendition of Starry Starry Night onto my stereo.

  • mae

    I made a wee hand-sewn book out of construction paper and string, hoping to draw some portraits of my friends in it to keep with me after we all part for the summer. : ) These bows are sweet.

  • here is my facebook page to let you have a sight of the things I do, always by hand!
    big hug!


  • Seff

    Made this batboy from recycled sweatshirts

  • This piñata skin rug

    • Lisa Reynolds

      Love this! Well done.

  • pompom

  • A custom acrylic nametag for my sister. Only because I love her. ;)

  • Shoes! Hand made leather shoes!! I love the process and will continue making more

  • An Indian Petroglyph

  • The last thing I made was a wallet out paper and staples. It holds eight cards and fat stacks of cash.

  • Kinda sadly this. (“sadly” because the time cince has been rather hmm.. empty yet, romaing around…)…. http://vimeo.com/57860596

  • This was the last thing I made, and the last thing my girlfriend’s dog ate.

  • eyechewimages

    After it was broken, I remade my heart. I sewed it out of felt, that way I could feel it again. And I sewed some wide wings on it, that way it could fly again. And now, my heart is again beautiful to me.

  • Canela

    three cardboard wall decor :)))

  • Tk

    Cookies and sandwiches!

  • Gones

    I carved out my own intricate stencil of Canada and spraypainted it.

  • Jamie

    The last thing I made by hand was a blog, because the computer demands to be an intermediary.

  • jerm

    i laser cutted some wierdo cats and painted them

  • Kid

    I made three large sketches last week. If I have the time, I will draw A0s of the same.

  • p. domInyK

    the last thing I made by my hands is photo of nature morte :) I picked stuff & made it :p~

  • Cleo

    I just spray-painted the bottom of my mannequin.

  • Eva Neirynck

    the last was thing was yesterday, a hand-made cut out lino and print for a logo for a website. (http://depaspop.blogspot.be/2013/04/muts.html) I’ve also tried out a bow, but that turned out less lucky than this ones! (http://depaspop.blogspot.be/2011/11/vlinderdas-op-aanvraag.html)

  • Patrick Hannon

    i just made a batch of grapefruit ginger beer!

  • Rosaline

    Due to a slumber party tonight, I finished my pyjama trousers after two years this morning (I started now where I left in sewing class….)

  • Maud

    i just finished reproducing a photograph of mine with embroidery, i was fed up with cats and dogs drawings. I spent so much time on this work, i think a deserve at least one of these amazing bow ties :-) ! (i’m french, sorry if my english sounds weird..)

  • Saulė Gimžūnaitė

    Yesterday we were at some friends and my room-mate got this 500 pages book for a postcard. You literally get 500 times more than you give! Anyway, I took a hand in it and drawn this on the inside of the cover. It says “be” in Lithuanian (“būkime“), but I made it in hindi style font. The idea is that you have to BE the thing that you want right now, is it a new bike, car, a job, or just a tasty dinner. BE it and it will happen.

    P.S. right now I AM the bow tie :3

  • An origami stellated octahedron.

  • lindsey bock

    a dreamcatcher :)

  • I knitted a scarf… but then it turned into a cushion cover… and then evolved into a throw because it just kept getting bigger!

  • Caoimhe Hernon

    A bowtie, but these beautiful ones put mine to shame /:

  • a painting

  • i made a cealling lamp and i am currently up-cycling a wooden sofa :D

  • ben

    im growing tomatoes. does that count?

  • michelle

    ravioli from scratch

  • hotmamahot

    i made this pancake today

  • dekel


  • IndiaLB

    I made a tshirt! I sewed it together (the first time that I’ve ever done something like that), and then I silk-screened a cool-lookin white bat onto it.

  • Adribianca

    A scrapbook for one of my best friends with memories we’ve shared together in the past few years, and then recycled last week’s Sunday edition for the wrapping paper

  • Chubicorn

    I made a baby. Well, my wife helped. And I didn’t really use my hands…no, wait a minute, I had to take my pants off. So yeah. Liam St. Amant, born on April 1st (I’m not fooling).

  • Byron

    Antler coat rack carved from acrylic resin. Made as a gift for friends.

  • Haley McLain

    I made some pretty damn good guacamole last night

  • Dustin Bailey

    This little sketch from the park. While drawing a lady stopped and tried to give me change.

  • Mason P

    I made an origami peacock out of a dollar bill

  • Barry

    Painted this astronaut last night!

  • Guest

    Made this sushi pop art sculpture

  • ET

    I made this sushi pop art sculpture

  • Rogan Howitt

    screen printed a PIZZA CULT tank

  • cute little cross stitch for my house

  • Benjamin

    I restored an old Claud Butler bicycle to its former glory. It looks beautiful.

  • With hemp and soda tabs, I spun up matching soda tab bracelets as a parting gift for a very close friend. We were going to be on opposite sides of the globe for college and I wanted to leave her with something handmade.

  • a crochet ninja turtle

  • Peter Erich Richter

    My wife and I had just finished setting up our office (we got married 8 months ago and moved into our home the day after the wedding.) It was a sunday morning, we had no plans, and we were both excited for the walking dead. so we sat at our new desk, listened to jazz records, and created walking dead water colors. (I would show you the result but it wasn’t great, and that is not the point. It was just fun.)

  • tyler

    Even though it’s my job to make artwork for a living the last thing I actually made by hand was mac and cheese with roasted brussel sprouts and caramelized onions for dinner tonight

  • Jesse

    Zines of my comics

  • Brei

    Painted this wall mural for my room.

  • I have been making watercolor cards to raise money for the American Cancer Society through the annual Relay for Life fundraiser.


  • Dan Ensor

    I made some silver birch candle sticks, complete with bark still on. Fancy. Until we burnt the candles too long and they started burning! Oops.

  • lilmisssnowqueen

    the last big project I made by hand (not counting a bday cake last week end) where DIY shelfs made of wine cases !

  • Avery
  • I made a cat in ceramic classes and then painted a magician-girl with pink hair at home yesterday.

  • BroadenFocus

    I painted over a photograph that I took when I first started out with photography

  • Paper Airplanes!

  • Zoe

    clay cupcake necklace for my best friend Carla!

  • kara jean

    I came across a dead Seagull on the beach- so I made an impromptu shrine around him using trash bits and branches I found along the shoreline. I believe there is the potential for Beauty in every thing.

  • Budi

    A graphite & charcoal drawing on A1 watercolor paper

  • Martijn

    At the moment I am making sketches of a house that is going to be for one of my friends

  • piz

    I’m currently covering a bodysuit in felt feathers for a hummingbird costume. The last completed thing I made was series of irreverent woodtype posters.

  • Jana

    I made this pillow shaped like a pinball machine!

  • Guest

    besides constant drawing and failed knitting, the last thing i actually made was this wee birdie, done using needle felting (:

  • Gabe

    The last thing I made was a little card for my girlfriend that said “pretty girl” on it in string. she was feeling really badly and I guess it cheered her up!

  • somehow I cant upload the picture, but I used my hands and made a heart ^^
    that’s the last hand made thing I made ^^ Cause people will not feel my love if I say: im giving u some love, so I had to show it(even to you guys)!
    Otherwise, if that doesnt count I made a bracelet with different beads, each of them represents something from my daily life, which is quite dynamic

  • Guest

    This out of dental sticks, it reads: i dont know

  • This out of dental sticks, it reads: i dont know.

  • McJilly Math

    I made a mochi plushes for my friends. :)

  • Lisa Reynolds

    I made a dress inspired by the TARDIS on Doctor Who for my Whovian obsessed daughter. It has doors that open and a headpiece that lights up. Oh, and bow ties are cool.

  • I made a curious polaroid that was doubly exposed on the right third! I have no idea how it happened, but, now that it has, I do have some interesting experiments to run. The truth will be revealed!

  • Melissa

    So many great posts on here!

    The last thing I made was an ink drawing of my grandfather for my mom.

  • Aaron

    Embroidered Typography!

  • Caught up on some overdue photographs and am working on another taxidermy ram from plastic bags, wire hangers, bookpages and tape.

  • The last thing I made by hand was this picture of my sister on the couch.

  • Made out of sticks: I Dont Know

  • I made a 7′ tall cardboard cutout of Halo’s “Master Chief” to help advertise a fundraising event (My school is helping a kid with mitochondria pay for his medication) :)

  • A 7′ tall cardboard cutout “Master Chief” from Halo, to help advertise an event at my school for raising money to help a kid with mitochondria afford his medication :) (I’m sorry I posted twice, I can’t figure this out, here’s a link to it, I’m so confused http://fav.me/d60khgm)

  • The last thing I made by hand is this nebula lamp, which I made for a good friend as xmas gift. It’s very beautiful when it is shining in the night :)

  • Those ties are gorgeous! I’m working on this embroidered sriracha bottle.

  • Ed Savory

    A badboy friend of a drawing or a badboy drawing of a friend. huh??! [Pencil grooving].

  • i made an embroidery of the Log Lady from Twin Peaks

  • I’m actually knitting a bow tie right now. It’s for my dad’s birthday, as he collects and wears only bow ties in a kind of rebellion against the mandatory tie-policy at his workplace :)

  • a prmoise

  • Looouie

    The last thing I made by hand was a hand!
    My friend and I made it at an annual beach sculpture competition in Hokitika, New Zealand. It’s about 3 metres high!

  • Elle

    “Mincemeat” scarf

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A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

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