12.08.14 by Jeff

Umbra Shift

umbra-shift01Roll Bottle Opener by Umbra Studio

Toronto-based design company Umbra recently launched their new product line Umbra Shift, cleverly re-designing everyday items for the home. Some of the products were designed in-house, and others by emerging designers.

I love the sense of play in the product line; Tom Chung and the rest of the team at Umbra Shift have done a terrific job designing and curating this collection. See more below.

umbra-shift04Brick Lamp by Philippe Malouin


umbra-shift02Nest Caddy by Umbra Studio 


umbra-shift05Asymmetrical Candle Holders by Lukas Peet


umbra-shift03Hot/Cold Carafe by Umbra Studio


umbra-shift06Coiled Stool by Harry Allen


umbra-shift07Cup Lamp by Paul Loebach


umbra-shift09Spoon Clock by Albert Lee 


umbra-shift12Hangar Chair by Philippe Malouin


Umbra Shift’s Website

Art Direction/Photography: Post Projects

Designer/Creative Lead at Umbra Shift: Tom Chung


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

  • Joey Verano

    I do like that “spoon clock” just as a clock that you would be able to put in a vase, or in a glass of water, as shown here. Interesting form for a clock is all. I wonder what else would be nice to have in a vase or a glass of water? Perhaps a digital spoon clock? Maybe a spoon radio, for listening to the radio in your kitchen, or your bathroom, from a glass of water on the sink, or a vase of flowers on the table? Hmmmm… Interesting stuff.

  • Joey Verano

    The “Brick Lamp” is really minimalistic and nice to look at… But it also makes me wish that the holes had functions, for some reason. Like, the lamp portion itself, looks like a pencil being sharpened. Maybe the holes of the brick could function as pencil sharpeners. Idk if you’ve ever drawn a lot, but, pencil sharpeners break, or mess up, frequently. Either a piece of “lead” (graphite) gets stuck between the blade and the wall of the sharpener, or the blade dulls, or something goes wrong. Maybe if each one of those holes were a sharpener, you’d always have a fresh, easy to access pencil sharpening blade. ;) Or they could be for different sized pencils, or different types of pencils. Wax pencils, crayons, oil pastels, soft pastel pencils, woodless graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, etc etc etc?

24.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Val Britton

A selection of recent work by artist Val Britton (previously featured here). See more images below, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.

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24.07.17 by Staff

“The Omega Project” by Rone

Rone continues his exploration of doomed and abandoned spaces with his latest immersive exhibition. “The Omega Project” sees the Melbourne-based artist setting up shop in a condemned suburban cottage in his hometown. Granted access and free rein before it’s torn down, Rone has filled the early 1900s weatherboard house with his signature ‘Jane Doe’ portraits. He also teamed up with interior stylist, Carly Spooner, to recreate the archetypal interiors, furthering the jarring mix of beauty and destruction particular to the experience of street art. As Rone explains:

“The concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline is central to the experience of any street artist. As is the idea that whatever you create might be gone the next day. For the artist, street art is all about embracing that transience and impermanence. And for the audience, it’s about seeing it (and taking photos of it) while you can”

Click here to check out the incredible 3D tour created by Phoria as well as more images and video below. While the exhibition starts July 22 and runs until the end of the month, the exact location will only be disclosed via email tomorrow morning to those who RSVP!

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24.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Patrick Jacobs

Incredible three-dimensional dioramas viewed through small porthole windows by Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs. See more images below!

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21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare has an opening for a Content Producer.

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

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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