16.07.15 by Jeff

Live Discussion: I Will Give You Free Encouragement

 

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If you could use some free encouragement, leave me a comment below and tell me why. I will be here for the next two hours responding live to any comments and will check back here after that!

Maybe everyone is happy these days and no one needs encouragement? If there are no comments all afternoon I will take it as a sign the entire world is happy, but if there are comments it would be my pleasure to cheer you up. I’d also like to start live discussions on the site maybe once a week, so this is sort of a test.

 

*EDIT #1 – Okay I’m done for the day! But there will be more things like this. Hope you all have a wonderful evening. Working on that actually really encouraged me too! So thanks!

*EDIT #2 – 10PM – I’m back responding to as many messages as I can.

*EDIT #3 – I’m going to check back on this post over the weekend so if you’re just discovering this post now you can still leave a request for encouragement and I’ll respond to them all!

*EDIT #4 – It is now Monday morning and I have responded to (I believe) every single request! It took me quite awhile but it was such a positive experience. I am closing this thread now just so there are no comments left without a reply. Thanks to everyone for participating!

 

REQUEST SOME FREE ENCOURAGEMENT

 

10.07.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Basics of Digital Photography

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Our sponsor this week is Craftsy, a resource for anyone looking to pick up some basic skills in a variety of creative areas. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Basics of Digital Photography (offer expires July 18th).

In this class you learn about light and exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, how to use various shooting modes and lenses. If you’re interested, learn more here.

08.07.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: SPORTS DAY

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Next Saturday is our SPORTS DAY event at China Creek Park! We’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!

Each of us is organizing a classic sports day game, and Booooooom’s game is gonna be a special version of Kickball! So get a friend, or two, or a whole bunch to sign up for a team. It doesn’t actually matter what neighbourhood you’re from as we’ve realised there are lots of people from other areas (shoutout to Richmond) who want to play!

With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, and compete in all the games! Come play Kickball and hang out!

 

Sign up for the event here: SPORTS DAY!!!

 

02.07.15 by Staff

Video(s) of the Day: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

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British artist Lenka Clayton (who also did that amazing Mysterious Letters project) explores the question of how far a toddler can comfortably wander away. Currently based in Pittsburgh, the video series is part of Clayton’s Residency in Motherhood project. Watch the videos below!

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30.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Sports Day

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Heads up Vancouver, we’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!

On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.

On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).

Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.

With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.

Sign up for the event here.

26.06.15 by Staff

Never Hide Films: “Martha”

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Ray-Ban has launched another short film on their Never Hide Films channel, which pairs rising directors with musicians. The series began with “Saturday Night Cosmic Breakdown,” and follows up with “Martha” by Los Angeles-based director Sam Benenati and Irish musician James Vincent McMorrow.

Watch “Martha” below.

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22.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Hookups: 3 Komono x Andy Rementer Watches

Our Vancouver-based friends at Fbomb Trading have hooked us up with 3 fantastic Komono watches designed by a personal favourite, illustrator Andy Rementer. We wanna give them all away to you and two friends, we’ll even throw in Andy’s amazing book as well!

All you have to do is follow @fbombtrading and @ tag two of your friends in the post above (or click here). We’ll pick winners in two weeks and you and your buds get everything you see in this photo of my desk.

Enter as many times as you like! Winners will be selected using a random number generator.

19.06.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Getting Started with Watercolor

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Our sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides downloadable eGuides and tutorials for aspiring artists. The resources they provide allow aspiring artists quickly pick up the basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on the basics of watercolor, apparently it was popular last time we offered it so they’ve brought it back.

The eGuide provides an introduction to things like paper types, color value, temperature, and intensity, as well as the proper technique for swatching new paints.  If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part is that it costs zero dollars.

If you want, you can download the Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor.