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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08.04.13 by Jeff

Hootsuite Interview

jeff hamada hootsuite interview
Last week some really friendly folks from Hootsuite came over and interviewed me for their blog (thanks Sam, thanks Brian).

I read somewhere they’re aiming to be the first billion dollar company to stay in Vancouver. Kinda wild! One of their clients is the White House. If you’re bored you can read it, here.

25.03.13 by Jeff

Michael Kagan for Billionaire Boys Club / Giveaway

Artist painter Michael Kagan for Billionaire Boys Club
Painter Michael Kagan was recently tapped by BBC for a series of tees and sweatshirts and I snagged one of each to give away to you. Take a look at more of Michael’s work below, and leave a comment if you wanna snag the clothes.

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