11.10.12 by Jeff

The Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

The Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani directed by callum cooper
Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has invented a wind-powered land-mine clearer! This is a teaser for a documentary by Callum Cooper (yes, the guy who made this), about the designer and his fantastic creation.

Watch below!

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11.10.12 by Jeff

Homemade Instrument / Winners

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination

As our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia comes to a close I just want to make sure I say thank you to every single one of you for getting involved!

It’s kinda silly to only pick two winners but that’s how many prize packs I get to give away. I wanted to reward entrants who created something specifically for this project instead of submitting something they’d previously made, and both of these submissions went above and beyond with wonderful performance videos.

Congratulations to Joel Zuercher (Los Angeles, California) and Cristian Martínez (Buenos Aires, Argentina), you have both won Sony Xperia phones as well as some Booooooom goodies!

See both submissions below:

 

Joel Zuercher’s submission is a box with spindles and a hand crank and two guitar wires strung across the front.

 

Cristian Martínez’s submission is a modified toy affixed with metal sponges, car antennas, and crocodiles clips. He is accompanied by his friend Isis Abigail on an oscillator, using herself and a plant as variable resistor. I love how Isis really goes off near the end.

 

I gotta acknowledge Simone Shin’s sewn turntables, Cara Stewart’s broom phonograph, and of course the fast food performance by Jessica and Aurélien! These were also standouts! If you haven’t done so already, take a look at all the instruments:

Submissions PART I + Submissions PART II

Thanks for making this such a fun project you guys! Any Booooooom goodies I promised people will be sent next week!

11.10.12 by Jeff

Anna Hrachovec

Artist Anna Hrachovec
Anna Hrachovec is a toy designer known for her ever-expanding imaginary world, Mochimochi Land, and she’ll be speaking at this year’s Pictoplasma NYC conference! I’m still giving away that pair of tickets so if you’d like ’em, jump over here.

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10.10.12 by Jeff

Joe Leavenworth

Photographer Joe Leavenworth
Photos by Joe Leavenworth.

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10.10.12 by Jeff

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part I

For everyone that was asking about this all summer, here is “Part I” of the re-cap of Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 (aka the best month of my life). It’s been incredible to watch a group of my friends completely change a city in just a couple years.

10.10.12 by Jeff

Anthony Gerace

Collages by Anthony Gerace
“Fig. 1-99”, 100 paper collages by Anthony Gerace.

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10.10.12 by Jeff

Steven Klein for Interview Magazine

Brad Pitt portraits in Interview Magazine
Guy Ritchie does a pretty good job interviewing Brad Pitt for Interview Magazine, but the best part is the photo series that goes along with the article. Shot by Steven Klein and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc.

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10.10.12 by Jeff

Thread art by Gabriel Dawe

Thread art by Gabriel Dawe
“Plexus no. 19”, an installation made of thread for Miniartextil in Italy, by artist Gabriel Dawe.

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