04.08.16 by Staff

What Instagram Would Be Like If It Ran on Windows 95

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Moscow-based creative Misha Petrick’s brilliant gifs hilariously capture what Instagram would be like if we were all still using Windows 95. More images below!

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03.08.16 by Jeff

Booooooom x Society6 Doodle Hunt Officially Begins!

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Today we officially launch our biggest Doodle Hunt yet! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Society6 and commissioned 3 artists (Sashiko Yuen aka Wishcandy, Nicole Xu, and Sara Maese) to create a bunch of drawings that we could hide on Booooooom and Society6. There’s 15 drawings in total, and the first person to find them all gets a $500 Society6 gift card! Just a little something to help you grow or start your art collection!

So what if you find them all but you aren’t the fastest to do it? At the end of the Doodle Hunt there will be a random draw for another $500 Society6 gift card (these prizes are no joke!) and any Hunters who found all 15 drawings will be automatically entered in this draw! There will also be some smaller prizes for just participating!

The Doodle Hunt closes August 19th. Doodle Hunters submit by sending an email containing all 15 images to: doodlehunt@booooooom.com.

Good luck and thanks for hanging around on Booooooom!

 

 

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HINTS + IMPORTANT INFO

All 15 drawings have the same blue border as the image above (each drawing is numbered 1-15).

5 drawings are hidden on Booooooom in posts dating back 6 months from today.

5 drawings are hidden on Society6’s blog, dating back 1 year from today.

3 drawings will appear in future posts on either Booooooom or Society6’s blog, published between today and August 16th.

1 drawing will appear in the Booooooom Secret Email Club.

1 drawing will appear in a Society6’s mailer.

We’ll be giving some hints on Twitter on @Booooooom & @Society6 throughout the Doodle Hunt!

 

 

 

 

02.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Colleen RJC Bratton

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A selection of fiber work by Brooklyn-based artist Colleen RJC Bratton. More images below.

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01.08.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Limited Edition Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist Jen Stark

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We’ve another a great giveaway for you guys from the folks at Ultimate Ears, and this time it’s an artist edition of their UE Roll 2 wireless bluetooth speaker. The drippy design comes courtesy of one of our favourite artists, Jen Stark, who wanted it to feel like music was oozing out of it. The speaker is waterproof and comes with it’s own floatation device if you want to take it to the lake or the pool.

If you wanna win this speaker, click the link below and scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment and tell us your favourite summertime song. We’ll pick a winner on August 12th.

 

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28.07.16 by Staff

Another Thing from Good Thing

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Good Thing just launched Another Thing, a weekly micro-blog of one sentence interviews with creatives and the objects they love! Above is Ty Haney (Founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices) and his favourite pair of Spalwarts sneakers. Check out some more things below!

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24.07.16 by Jeff

Pokémon Go: Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart (UPDATED Gen 2 Silhouettes)

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Download: The Complete Pokédex Character Reference Chart

*EDIT February 2017 – this post has been edited to include the full Pokemon Go Gen 2 Silhouettes Reference Chart courtesy of Redditor mgodseydesign on The Silph Road. See it at the bottom of the post!

Pokémon Go has been taking over my life the past couple weeks, and it’s weird because I never watched the show and don’t play games on my phone. Is anyone else in the same boat?

I read about the guy who apparently found all the available Pokémon but I couldn’t find an image of all the revealed characters. I was also surprised that it was so difficult to dig up an entire chart of all the Pokémon silhouettes to be able to know whether something close to you is worth searching for. Any longtime fans of Pokémon will already be able to recognize the silhouettes but I’m not one of them so a chart like this is kinda crucial!

The image above is essentially what it looks like to complete your entire Pokédex! This image above is the entire chart with all the characters revealed and below is the full chart as silhouettes (with and without titles). Full credit goes to Reddit user Jadael for posting the images here.

*UPDATE – Kadabra and Alakazam were swapped in the original images (thanks to several readers for pointing this out) both images have been fixed.

 

Essential Pokémon Go resources:

The Silph Road – this subreddit aims to be the largest online community of Pokémon Go users offering lots of findings, tips, and tricks.

Lvl 22 Player Giving Small Tips of Advice – this post on Reddit really answers every question you will have about the game and specific advice things like quickly levelling up.

Pokémon Go IV (Individual Values) Calculator – if you want to take the game to the nerdiest level possible, use the Google Doc linked here to accurately calculate if you should continue powering up your Pokémon or transfer it and move on.

 

Maybe I’m a huge nerd for liking this game but I can’t remember the last time I walked around my city and struck up as many conversations (albeit very nerdy conversations) with so many complete strangers of all ages. So far I’ve found 67 Pokémon and I’m level 17. Any other Booooooom readers playing?

Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart below!

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20.07.16 by Jeff

Question of the Day: What Are Your Fav Subreddits?

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I have to admit right off the bat that I don’t spend much time really digging around Reddit other than keeping tabs on World News or the odd IAmA, and occasionally cruising through Shower Thoughts and Explain Like I’m Five. My friend Rob put me onto NoNoNoNoYes (videos and gifs of things going from bad to worse and then suddenly great) and I thought it would be great to get recommendations from all of you.

I would love to know your favourite subreddits; the more specific and obscure the better! Funny, enlightening, weird or all of the above. Feed me!

18.07.16 by Staff

Weird New Video Game of the Day: Push Me Pull You

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Push Me Pull You by House House is a bizarre 2-4 player game where everyone wrestles for control of a ball. The catch is, you’re also joined at the waist in a worm-like mass so every action you make affects everyone else. Check out more of the adorable-yet-strange game in the video below!

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