21.09.12 by Jeff

A Booooooom Birthday!

a booooooom birthday
Two weeks from now my friend Shannon and I will be celebrating our birthdays together! For the third year in a row it will be a Booooooom birthday too so that means you’re all invited to party with us!

RSVP the Facebook event, here.

23.08.12 by Jeff

Sheepdogs / Booooooom x MTV

filming Sheepdogs for next Booooooom x MTV segment!
Filming Sheepdogs in Kensington for next Booooooom x MTV segment.

16.08.12 by Jeff

Booooooom & MTV / Made of Imagination

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
After a couple months of secrecy I’m excited to finally announce our latest project: “Made of Imagination”.

This one’s a collaboration with MTV and Sony Xperia, so I think it’s safe to say this is the biggest one yet. Does that image give you any idea what we’re doing this time?

We’re building homemade instruments! Beautiful, hopefully ingenious, and probably ridiculous musical instruments. You can choose to re-make an existing instrument or invent a completely new one.

I’ve snagged a couple of the new Xperia Ion phones as prizes, and I’ll definitely throw in some Booooooom goodies too. There will be a prize for the most creative instrument and another for the best video performance! So if your instrument can actually make noises I’d love to see you perform a song with it!

homemade instruments made of imagination
It’s up to you though! You can spend all your time building an insane instrument and forget the performance OR you can build a simpler instrument, figure out how to play a song with it, and create the ultimate performance video. The third option would be to build an insane instrument AND learn how to play it so masterfully that your performance video actually shatters the entire Internet and people get pregnant just from hearing the explosion.

Nada and I have also been put in charge of imagination.mtv.ca, a mini site made just for this project! We’ll be posting all your submissions over there, as well as craft instructionals, and creative videos to get you stoked. I’ll also post my favourite submissions here on Booooooom!

How does all this sound?

 

INSPIRATION!

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, check out:

1. Winning submissions to our Hack Job project

2. Handmade Vegetable Musical Instruments [VIDEO]

3. Kid plays PVC Instrument at Talent Show

 

homemade instruments made of imagination

INSTRUCTIONS! READ ALL OF THIS!!!

1. Create an instrument using whatever materials you can find. Be creative, and actually build something! Don’t just turn a pot upside down and call it a drum. This is the fun part!

2. Take a good photo of your creation. Don’t spend hours making something and then take a bad cell phone photo!

3. (This step is optional) Record a video, performing a song with your instrument. Your performance may include real instruments too, but only  as back-ups and only if there are more hand-made instruments than real ones.

4. Submit your work to: projects@booooooom.com

Include the following information:

Your Name

Your City

Brief description of instrument(s)

Youtube/Vimeo link (if you made a video)

Song Title (if you made a video)

 

5. High-five yourself, you’re done.

 

By submitting your work you are giving us permission to post your work on the Internet and the right to distribute these images to publications that may want to write about this project. We will give full credit to you, the image makers, wherever possible.

The deadline for submissions is: September 26th 2012.

11.07.12 by Jeff

Booooooom Summer Mix

Total Babes / Booooooom Summer Mix
I have finally finished this year’s summer mix. This took forever, I hope you like it. Please share it with all the good looking people you know. Photo by my friend Sophie Tajan (a total babe).

Stream it and/or download it below!

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22.05.12 by Jeff

Booooooom asks Monstrum

Future of the City

“How can we provide opportunities for kids to make real-life discoveries on their own instead of Googling and Youtubing everything?”

This is the question I posed recently to @smarturbanstage, an online project in which people question the quality of life in their own cities around the world. They found a really cool answer to my question in the form of Monstrum, playground builders from Copenhagen. You can read the article here.

 

facebook.com/smarturbanstage

24.04.12 by Jeff

Booooooom Vimeo Channel

boom vimeo channel
Heads up filmmakers, we now have a Booooooom Vimeo Channel.

09.03.12 by Jeff

Fresh Letter Project

Fresh Letter Project
The new Booooooom project is here!

I wanted to launch a fun project before I left Hawaii so I spent the last couple days building a giant cork board at Fresh Café (located in the front of Loft In Space, which hosts Pow Wow).

The idea is to have people from all over the world create letters, photograph them, and physically mail the photos to the café! I shot a few sets of letters on the beach with some friends to kick it off.

Hopefully over time there will be a giant collection of these letters that people at Fresh Café can use to spell fun messages!

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18.11.11 by Jeff

#israel #cats

So I’ve been in Israel this past week with designboom, Dezeen, DeTnk, and We Heart and it has been incredible. I will be posting about the trip in detail, but for now here are some cats. Oh, and you can follow @VibeIsrael to keep tabs on what we’re doing out here.

cats kinetis vibeisrael art design trip

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