21.09.15 by Staff

Hayao Miyazaki’s Nature Park for Children


Hayao Miyazaki’s latest project, “The Forest Where the Wind Returns,” isn’t a movie—it’s a nature park!

Keeping with the spirit of many of his films, Miyazaki is donating 300 million yen ($2.5 million USD) of his own money to create a place where children can commune with nature. Although the facility is set to include a 2-story library and sleeping quarters to house up to 30 children from the surrounding area, all the play equipment in the proposed park will incorporate the trees and boulders of the existing landscape (rather than relying on man-made structures).

“The Forest Where the Wind Returns” will open in the Zendo Forest Park on Kume Island in Okinawa. Click below for a sneak peek at the initial renderings from the design firm, Kume Creation! (It’ll be about a two year wait before you can see the real thing).

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18.09.15 by Jeff

Big Bad Wolf


Just want to congratulate my close friends Jasper and his wife Amy for opening their new shop out in Hawaii! Last year the two started a fun little clothing brand aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf, and it’s really grown a lot since then. Artists like James Jean, Madsteez, and Brendan Monroe (tee pictured above) have already collaborated with them, and there’s a laundry list of future collaborators on their site.

I honestly just wanted to use this an excuse to post this photo of their daughter Ella’s chubby arms. If you’ve got a kid, follow them on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.



16.09.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes


This is for all you aspiring graphic designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

A couple weeks ago I started trying out different classes so I’d know first hand if any of them were worth sharing with you. After poking around a bit, I can honestly say there really is some great content on the site.

I recommend the logo design class, taught by the talented Aaron Draplin. It’s pretty fast paced (I had to pause it a couple times), and not every keyboard shortcut is explained, but I definitely learned more from watching this series of videos than I did in most of my media classes at University.

There are hundreds of classes and many talented instructors. Jeff Staple teaches a class on branding (I haven’t taken this class yet), and Jessica Hische, who famously designed the Moonrise Kingdom type, teaches another one about lettering. I’m halfway through her class, and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

If you never went to design school or you just want to brush up on some basics this could be what you’re looking for. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, but if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Or don’t, it’s up to you. I still recommend their site even if you don’t use our link to check it out!


09.09.15 by Staff

Best News of the Day: New Episodes of Black Mirror Coming to Netflix


While it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Netflix or Channel 4 (the UK station that originally aired the show), new episodes of Black Mirror are in the works! According to RadioTimes, series creator, Charlie Brooker, is currently writing scripts for a third series! And Netflix (which owns the rights to the back catalogue) is said to be in advanced negotiations to produce it!

If you’re not familiar with the show, Black Mirror is basically a subtle, pseudo-sci-fi drama. Each episode feels like a mini-movie with its own stand-alone story and distinct, not-so-distant futuristic/dystopian setting. However, all 7 episodes (3 episodes over 2 seasons/series, plus a Christmas special) revolve around the same cautionary theme of the dark side of human nature and our relationship to technology.

Anyway, if you’re already a fan of the show this is great news! If not, it’s time to get caught up! Check out one of the best episodes of the first season below.

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03.09.15 by Jeff

Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles


Alfredo Adán took it upon himself to make a crosswalk in Los Angeles a little more fun. Watch the video below.

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28.08.15 by Jeff

LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4


After I shared this EPIC VIDEO, a member of our Facebook group Pedro Piccinini (thank you sir!) pointed me to this glorious Instagram account: @theMonoNeon. Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. plays music to the exact tune of random internet videos, everything from stand up comedy sets to scenes from famous films. People like this are what I love most about the Internet.

To really get a sense for what I’m talking about watch this video of an angry grandpa destroying a PS4 accompanied by music from MonoNeon below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Day: 12-Year-Old Kid Falls in Museum and Punches Hole Through $1.5 Million Painting

If you’re having a bad day today, just be glad you aren’t this kid. At an art exhibition in Taipei called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped and fell into a 350-year-old oil painting by Paolo Porpora, putting his hand right through the artwork. The painting called “Flowers” is valued at $1.5 million. (source)

Hopefully the gallery staff have some duct tape! Photos of the damage below!

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25.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Albert The Dog”


“Albert The Dog” is the latest #Campaign4Change short from Ray-Ban’s Never Hide Films project, directed by Pensacola, with music by Giraffage. This strange little short film, starts with the twist rather than ends with it, and acts as a sort of reminder to take time to love those in your life. Watch the film below.

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