A few random photos from this last week in Tokyo.
Everyone please give a warm welcome to my friend, Jennilee Marigomen! She’s going to contribute a little bit over the next two weeks, while I’m away in Hong Kong. She’s a talented photographer, the brains behind Stream, and the art director of 01 Magazine.
I’ll still be around, I just wanted to let you all know that for the first time ever there will be another voice on Booooooom (if only for a short time).
My friends at Poketo joined forces with South Korea-based Eco Party Mearry to release a bunch of awesome bags, and I have two to give away! The bags are made entirely of recycled street banners from the streets of Seoul! Great idea!
Share a knock knock joke in the comments below. The best two get ‘em!
It appears we have a mystery on our hands!
Last week my friend Shinead and I came across all these beautiful piles of plaster letters laid out on the boardwalk on Granville Island. We waited around for awhile hoping someone would come along and explain what they were for. Shinead noticed a whole pile of O’s and we thought it would be fun to quickly shoot an image for the header of the site. Eventually a girl came along and asked if we had removed the letters from the hill around the corner. We hadn’t. She informed us that they were part of an art project by a student at Emily Carr University but didn’t know much else about them. We waited for a little bit longer and then left.
Yesterday I received an email from Shannon McCubbin expressing her surprise to see her letters being used as our new header graphic! She attached the following image of her installation on the hill:
Sadly, Shannon informed me that the letters have all gone missing! They were quite expensive to produce and she is trying to track them down. I’m sure someone grabbed them thinking they were free. I was tempted to take a letter when I came across the piles too, but then I remembered I’m not a THIEF (haha sorry). But seriously, if you are the person who took the letters I’m sure Shannon won’t be mad, she just wants them back!
Email Shannon any info, an apology, or a word of encouragement here.