27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

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Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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21.04.15 by Jeff

How To Get Noticed: Steal Work from Sagmeister & Walsh

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Every young designer coming out of school today faces the same problem: How do I get noticed? Well, three gentlemen from a studio in Barcelona called Achos! decided their best bet was to steal work from some of their idols, award-winning design studio Sagmeister & Walsh, whose website famously uses an overhead camera and floor mats from the studio as a menu system.

Creative Review was the first to report the robbery, posting the images above showing the thieves lifting the word “work” off of Sagmeister & Walsh’s studio floor. The studio tweeted their deep sadness about the whole thing, which was retweeted 98 times.

The genius of this whole thing is that Sagmeister & Walsh was never robbed, and Creative Review never even wrote about it; it was all a lie. Achos! actually staged the robbery. They told me the found a similar room to re-create the Sagmeister studio (Danny Ocean style) but I believe this is also a lie, upon closer inspection of the images above, it appears to be a decent photoshop job. One thing they definitely did do was create a clever fake version of Creative Review’s website (.info instead of .co.uk) to report their stunt. The header of the fake CR Blog links back to the real CR Blog so it’s really effective, have a closer look here.


Sagmeister & Walsh were good sports about the stunt, playing along, and even temporarily covering up the word “work” from their website. It all concluded last week when Jessica Walsh spoke with Timothy Goodman in Barcelona and the Achos! gang showed up and returned her “work” to her.

So that’s one way to get noticed.


17.04.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday


This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource of courses and eGuides for aspiring artists looking to learn the basics. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday (offer expires April 24th).

The class helps you develop drawing skills to capture the world around you. You’ll learn the basics of sketching on location, assessing light and shadow, and tips for making a compelling composition. If you’re interested, learn more here.

15.04.15 by Jeff

Google Image Search Inspiration: “Poodle Grooming Art”


Today’s roundup of inspiring images comes from Google Image search results for “Poodle Grooming Art”. Coincidentally I found the exact same images appeared when I searched “Dogs who will eventually kill their owners”. I’m inspired.

Lots more images below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face


This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource for downloadable guides and online courses for aspiring artists looking to pick up some fundamentals. If you never went to art school this might be helpful for you. They’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Face”.

The eGuide gives you tips for things like drawing hair, placing facial features, and adding a little life to eyes. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.


26.03.15 by Jeff

Photographer Klaus Thymann’s Expedition with Casio G-Shock


Photographer and international explorer Klaus Thymann recently partnered with Casio G-Shock on a project called “Timezone”, a 24-day expedition to test the GPW-1000, the world’s first GPS atomic solar hybrid watch. Thymann visited three beautiful and largely uninhabited places in Mexico, New Zealand, and the Congo, to take photos and test the watch’s ability to automatically use radio waves as well as GPS to keep accurate time.

Here is a selection of the images and a short clip of his adventure below.

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26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Image of the Day: Is This Dress White And Gold or Blue and Black?


This is the best thing I’ve seen circulating the web right now. A user on Tumblr named Swiked posted this image that has the Internet pretty well divided. Is the dress white and gold or blue and black? I stared at the image thinking it was white and gold and it literally changed before my eyes.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Guest Contributor: Rich Oglesby of Art and Technology Blog Prosthetic Knowledge

When I first stumbled across Rich Oglesby’s blog, Prosthetic Knowledge, it was like discovering a wormhole in the Internet. I’ve always liked reading about people experimenting with next-level technologies, but I really never knew where to look. His site became my little window into the world of what’s next: Future technologies, virtual art experiences, experimental apps and installations.

Rich is particularly interested in the intersection of art and technology; forward-thinking new media projects, on both the art and design sides of the spectrum. I’m really excited he’s agreed to be a guest contributor here; hopefully he’ll turn you onto some things that I would never have been able to show you. Keep an eye out for his posts (you can follow them all here), and bookmark his blog. Below is a short conversation I had with him.




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