04.06.12 by Jeff

Vampire Hunter illustration by Ramsey Chapman

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter illustration by Ramsey Chapman
I gotta say I’m stoked to see someone from Booooooom submit the best entry to the Fresh Blood Hunt (in my opinion). This illustration by Ramsey Chapman is one of the finalists! There’s nothing in it for me if he wins but I’d love to see him take it!

You can vote for him at: freshbloodhunt.co.uk

30.05.12 by Jeff

Victory Gardens Vancouver Giveaway

Victory Gardens Vancouver Giveaway
I’m really excited to team up with Victory Gardens Vancouver for this giveaway. Lisa, Sam and Sandra are challenging the way our city uses space through urban farming!

They’ve hooked me up with two really cool giveaways:

1) Two Tickets to Old Faithful & Victory Gardens Workshop
This is a container gardening workshop and the focus of this event will be on tomatoes and how to grow your own pizza! The workshop takes place on June 9th, from 9:30 – 11:00AM and each participant will walk away with a handmade cedar box planted with tomato and basil.

Victory Gardens Vancouver Giveaway

More info here and here.

2) Victory Gardens and Collage Collage Handmade garden Kit 
This kit features a handmade cedar box, drainage rock, earth, seeds, row markers, decorating supplies and instructions on how to grow your own food.

Victory Gardens Vancouver Giveaway

If you’d like to snag either of these prizes we want to see your best “Vegetable Still Life”. Snap a photo and leave a comment below with a link to it. You can use a service like imgur to do it. If you want some inspiration: here, here, here, or here.

We’ll pick two winners on Thursday, June 7th!

27.05.12 by Jeff

Wes Anderson Bingo

Wes Anderson Bingo
Who wants to play Wes Anderson Bingo with me? Invite your friends over for a few bevys, throw on your favourite Wes Anderson film, and keep your eyes peeled! You can use this generator to create as many cards as you need, here.

Thanks to Jennilee for the link!

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.

 

facebook.com/smarturbanstage

16.05.12 by Jeff

World’s Tallest Lego Tower

World's tallest Lego tower built in Seoul Korea
It took 4,000 children 5 days and more than 50,000 bricks to build a record-breaking 105 ft Lego tower in Seoul, Korea. Insert child-labour joke here.

Watch the video below!

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15.05.12 by Jeff

Hello Kitty Airlines???

Hello Kitty Airlines collaboration with Taiwan-based EVA Air
I always keep my eye out for the insanity that is people obsessed with Hello Kitty. I’ve documented tattoos and haircuts among other things, but this news is next level.

You can now fly on Hello Kitty Airlines! Taiwan-based EVA Air has launched three jets: The Apple Jet, The Magic Jet, and The Global Jet. I love how ridiculous this is!

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11.05.12 by Jeff

Lisa Cinar / Poster Giveaway

Lisa Cinar / Colouring Poster Giveaway
Today’s giveaway is for the kids! My friend Lisa Cinar is a talented children’s book illustrator here in Vancouver and she’s letting me give away two of her colouring posters! Who wants one?

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12.04.12 by Jeff

The Juice Truck (Secret)

Booooooom Poketo wallet giveaway with The Juice Truck
Heads up Vancouver, I have given the last of our Booooooom x Poketo wallets to my buddy Zach at The Juice Truck (Abbot St + Water St). Any juice or smoothie purchase gets you a FREE wallet ($20 value) but you have to ask for it, it’s not advertised anywhere!

The amount of wallets left may last a week or so? (just a guess.)

PS – Zach says they are open 11:30AM – 5:00PM everyday.