21.01.14 by Jeff

#FriendlyGangSigns / Gallery of Submissions

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Last week we launched an Instagram project #FriendlyGangSigns. If you are only finding out about this now you can still get involved, get the full instructions here.

On Friday I’ll add any submissions that come in this week and pick a couple winners who will each win the entire set of tees I made for Aritzia.

*It’s impossible to pick just two winners buut I must so, the winners of the t-shirts are @corrugatedcut (for more than one brilliant submission) and @lisa_littleflower.

Enjoy all the submissions below:

 

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@jeffhamada

 

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@henrybae

 

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@a_nnnn_a

 

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@lindseykemp

 

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@choplogik

 

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@papipong

 

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@natehutty

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23.12.13 by Jeff

Most Active Readers on Booooooom

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This is a special message for the Booooooom readers out there who really make running this site a lot of fun. These people regularly post encouraging comments to artists and make an extra effort to engage with each other.  Each month there are literally hundreds of thousands of people lurking around on this site anonymously, which is great, but I created this site to get to know people.

I reached out to Chronicle Books with the idea to reward our most active commenters, and they happily allowed me pick out a book from their catalog to send as a gift.

 

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The 18 readers listed above have left the most comments since we switched to our new commenting system. Thank you so much for helping me create a real community here. Each one of you will receive a copy of Danielle Krysa’s new book “Creative Block” when it ships in February.

Danielle runs a site called The Jealous Curator and I chose her book because I’m also working on a project about pushing through creative blocks.

I appreciate it when people get actively involved, and do it and for no other reason than to connect with others. If you have any suggestions for growing the community aspects of Booooooom this next year, please leave a comment or tweet your ideas to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

-Jeff

 

 

17.10.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: Marco Mazzoni

Instagram Takeover: Marco Mazzoni

This week the @Booooooom Instagram account is being taken over by an artist based in Italy. I’ve featured his work several times over the past few years (see here, here, here) and it still boggles my mind that what I’m looking at are coloured pencil drawings. Please give a warm welcome to the incredibly talented, Marco Mazzoni.

 

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01.10.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: Jennilee Marigomen

instagram takeover: jennilee marigomen

I’m very excited to welcome Vancouver-based photographer, and friend, Jennilee Marigomen @jennileem as the next guest poster on our @Booooooom Instagram account.

She was one of the earliest supporters of this blog, and has become one of my favourite photographers over the years. I love her ability to find beauty in the mundane, and the quality of light she captures. If the pacific northwest has a photographic style she effortlessly embodies it.

Follow us if you want to see what she posts over the next 7 days, and make sure you follow her personal account as well.

 

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17.09.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: James Jean

James Jean on our Instagram

I’m excited to announce the launch of our official @Booooooom Instagram account! Even better news, my friend James Jean (@jamesjeanart) has taken it over for the week! So if you follow us on there I promise you it won’t be boring shots of my lunch!

See more of James Jean’s incredible artwork here.

30.08.13 by Jeff

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is summer is nearly gone, it’s painful to even say it. But the good news is I’ve got a giveaway from my friends at Northern Sun that’s perfect for the fall season.

First of all I’ve gotta give credit to my friends, Jennilee Marigomen (photographer) and Redia Soltis (stylist), who put these beautiful images together. The video below was shot by Peter Hadfield.

I’ve got a men’s Aput Jacket and a women’s Aga Jacket to give away! Both are water resistant and premium down filled, and as promised this one’s open to everyone. If you’d like to snag either jacket, leave a comment below describing the first adventure you’ll go on.

We’ll pick two winners September 13th.

 

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23.08.13 by Jeff

Urbanears RePlattan Headphones + Slussen Adapter Giveaway!

Urbanears RePlatten Headphones + Slussen Adapter Giveaway!

Urbanears hooked me up with a pair of their newly launched RePlattan series of headphones. These headphones are all made of unused parts from previous seasons instead of letting them go to waste!

The coolest part is they’ve built in a personal ID and GPS coordinates that cover 5 square meters of rainforest. As soon as you purchase a pair of headphones that specific area of rainforest is protected.

They estimate that 500 ants, 10 flowers, 5 spiders and 2 butterflies live in each of those little squares, maybe even a bird, or a tree, or a frog, or a tree frog, or even a bird frog (they never said this).

I also got a little adapter called a Slussen, which lets you dj from your iPhone (the video below explains it better).

So now I get to giveaway one of each to one of you as well! Leave a comment below with the first song you’d listen to. I’ll pick a winner next Friday, have a great weekend.

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09.08.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Summer Mix “EGYPT BBQ”

EGYPT BBQ

 

This year’s Booooooom Summer Mix is finally finished, sorry it took me so long! If you’re new here, this has sort of become a tradition. Every year it takes me longer to mix these things because I get them mostly finished and then I get bored and delete them.

I tried to pull out a bunch of popular tracks that have been flipped a different way, and there’s a couple you may not have heard at all. The Rah Band cut is my favourite in the mix.

If you listen and you dig it please share it with all the good looking people you know! And if they happen to be especially good looking females with stunning personalities you can tell them I’m single and give them my number.

Thanks to Ephraim for letting me use his photo for the cover!

 

Stream or download the mp3 here:

soundcloud.com/booooooom/egypt-bbq-booooooom-summer-mix

 

Any love, comments, or re-posts are much appreciated! Oh and, full tracklist below but maybe leave it a surprise and listen to it first before you look! Have the best weekend!

 

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