13.03.14 by Jeff

A Curated List of Creative Iphone Apps (Actually Worth Downloading)

 
I am constantly looking for interesting creative apps for my iPhone, and kinda stunned how hard it is to find good ones. I haven’t come across a single blog post on the subject that isn’t full of utter garbage (Mashable’s list is a joke).

So I’m going to compile my own list, and it will be 100% my honest opinion. I will refuse any payment/bribe to post about an app that I don’t actually find interesting. The links to the apps are not affiliate links (I don’t think that’s even possible) I will not benefit in any way from the downloads. The apps on this list will be ones that I actually think are worth downloading. In many cases the apps will be free, and if they’re not free I’ll try to get some promo codes from the developer so at least a few people will get ‘em free.

If you are a cool developer making a cool app, or you just happen to be a cool person up on cool apps please give me recommendations for other creative apps in the comments below!

My plan is to update this list with more apps as I find them, with your help this could be a great resource. Enjoy.

 

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Name: Glitché

Cost: FREE

Category: Experimental, Visual

Description: Distorts images from your camera or camera roll in the coolest ways. You can even make animated gifs with it (which is how I made the “bad tv” animated Booooooom logo for our Tumblr).

 

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Name: Slit-Scan Camera

Cost: FREE

Category: Experimental, Visual

Description: Allows you to make the trippiest twisting portrait of someone, where they appear to wrap around themselves. I used the app to create this selfie. Lots of fun to mess around with, now we just need a video version!

 

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Name: 360 Panorama

Cost: $0.99

Category: Useful, Visual

Description: I’ve used this app a million times (roughly). You look like a total goof because it takes a minute or two to actually make a good panorama with it, but it’s worth it. This app allows you to shoot a complete 360 degree panorama and then send a link to a friend so they can hold up their phone and look around as if they are standing in the exact spot you took your photo from. You kinda have to see it to know what I’m talking about but it feels like you’re in the future when you use it. I rarely send the link to a friend, I mostly just use it to export a flat image of my pano for Instagram.

 

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Name: Field

Cost: $1.99 (Promo codes at the bottom of this post)

Category: Experimental, Audio, Visual

Description: Turns the images coming through your camera into sounds and abstract images. Definitely not useful, but fun to play around with. Should maybe only be $1.

 

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Name: Keezy

Cost: FREE

Category: Experimental, Audio

Description: A simple sound sampler. It’s really fun to make vocal loops with it, beatbox into it, essentially make terrible music with it.

 

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Name: Goldfish Music Box

Cost: $0.99 (Promo codes at the bottom of this post)

Category: Experimental, Audio

Description: Converts images that come through your camera into sounds. Not an app you’ll use all the time but fun to mess around with when you’re in front of a window.

 

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Name: Adobe Kuler

Cost: FREE

Category: Useful, Visual

Description: Quickly pull colour combinations out of everyday life. Hold your phone up over someone’s outfit and you instantly have the colour swatches. 

 

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24.12.13 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2013

I’m still compiling my annual roundup of photos from 2013 but in the meantime here are 15 of the most popular posts from the past year of Booooooom! Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Sculptures by artist Kris Kuksi

1. “Churchtanks” Sculptures by Artist Kris Kuksi

 

Drawings by artist John Franzen

2. Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By Artist John Franzen

 

Photographer Alexey Kljatov Tapes Lens To Camera To Take Incredible Macro Snowflake Photos

3. Incredible Macro Snowflake Photos Taken With D.I.Y. Camera

 

yu yamauchi mt fuji photography

4. 600 Sunrises Atop Mt. Fuji Photographed by Yu Yamauchi

 

Map portraits drawings by artist Ed Fairburn

5. Artist Ed Fairburn Draws Portraits Of People On Old Maps

 

Wings by metalsmith Dukno Yoon

6. Wings by Metalsmith Dukno Yoon

 

Stardust generative portraits by Sergio Albiac

7. “Stardust” Generative Portraits by Artist Sergio Albiac

 

London Grammar Wasting My Young Years

8. 600+ Pinhole Cameras used for London Grammar’s Music Video

 

anne ten donkelaar

9. Beautiful “Flower Constructions” Made From Pressed Flowers

 

Drawings by CJ Hendry

10. Incredible Photorealist Drawings by Artist CJ Hendry

 

Flexible Paper Sculptures by artist Li Hongbo

11. Mind-Bending Flexible Paper Sculptures by Artist Li Hongbo

 

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

12. Light Installations by Photographer James Nizam

 

Ernesto Artillos

13. Collages by Artist Ernesto Artillos

 

animated murals by artist INSA

14. “Gif-fiti” Fantastic Animated Murals by Artist INSA

 

Time-Lapse photos by photographer Pelle Cass

15. Time-Lapse Photos by Photographer Pelle Cass

07.05.13 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

I am starting to compile an extensive curated list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the quality suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey works by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) or mood boards without sources.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be! Stoked for this! Let’s go!

 

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(List updated: Dec 3rd)

 

1000scientists.com

2headedsnake.tumblr.com

7while23.tumblr.com

acrisisofvalue.tumblr.com

alesthetique.tumblr.com

andrewharlow.co

anoceaninthecity.tumblr.com

arpeggia.tumblr.com

art-documents.tumblr.com

art-history.tumblr.com

artandopinion.tumblr.com

artchipel.com

artesostenible.tumblr.com

artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com

artofoverwhelm.com

artpropelled.tumblr.com

artruby.com

asecretphoto.tumblr.com

atavus.tumblr.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

beyond9thave.tumblr.com

bigredandshiny.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

blog.conveyormagazine.org

blog.jpeoplemagazine.com

blog.sevenknotwind.com

blog.thisishell.co

blue-voids.tumblr.com

boburu.tumblr.com

bookspreads.tumblr.com

booooooom.tumblr.com

boxforstanding.tumblr.com

bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

calypt.tumblr.com

cartwheelgalaxy.tumblr.com

cascade-collective.tumblr.com

cavetocanvas.com

chdd.tumblr.com

cities.tumblr.com

claudiosinatti.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

contemporaryartdaily.tumblr.com

cosascool.tumblr.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

crematorie.tumblr.com

dailyartjournal.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

dayraven.tumblr.com

dear-ada.tumblr.com

deutschelufthansa.tumblr.com

devidsketchbook.com

different-folks.tumblr.com

disturber-magazine.tumblr.com

dontpostme.com

doubleflawless.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

efedra.tumblr.com

eightiesart.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

faithistorment.tumblr.com

farewell-kingdom.tumblr.com

featureshoot.tumblr.com

fecalface.tumblr.com

five-questions.tumblr.com

floatingcosmos.tumblr.com

florandies.tumblr.com

flyoverart.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

fotografi.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

free-parking.tumblr.com

frntrs.tumblr.com

fullserving.tumblr.com

galasai.com

gallowhill.tumblr.com

gangbangbong.tumblr.com

geschmacksneutral.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

goodworkthanks.tumblr.com

gradientchild.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifas.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

highonyourmemories.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

iceblack.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

illustrationpoetry.tumblr.com

indefenseofart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

inthenewfrontier.tumblr.com

ipocrisia.tumblr.com

jennilee.tumblr.com

jennyannmorgan.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

knowinng.tumblr.com

krypten.tumblr.com

kvntrn.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lepoeteborgne.tumblr.com

leslieseuffert.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

likeafieldmouse.com

limboyouth.com

lucfuller.tumblr.com

luckyacid.com

m75.tumblr.com

magicframe.boltmars.com

malaising.tumblr.com

mangopopsicle.org

mdme-x.tumblr.com

mmday.tumblr.com

moralnihilism.com

mounts.tumblr.com

mpdrolet.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com

museumuesum.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

netanoesporno.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

newodor.tumblr.com

nothingwritten.com

oftheafternoon.com

oldhorse.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

onepainting.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

partyswetzs.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

planetaryfolklore.tumblr.com

pleasexcusethemess.tumblr.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

postpatternism.tumblr.com

pulmonaire.tumblr.com

raakha.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

readingforms.com

robotscrytoo.com

rocketscience.tumblr.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

roomdark.tumblr.com

rustybreak.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

self-romance.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

septagonstudios.tumblr.com

sewerscape.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

shootinggallery.tumblr.com

showslow.tumblr.com

smalljoke.tumblr.com

snowce.tumblr.com

somedisordered.tumblr.com

somethingsforyoutolookat.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

sonicteeth.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

stagedandconstructed.tumblr.com

starbucks-fauxhemian.tumblr.com

stream.fm-a.dk

supermaxpro.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com

theformdeform.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theglaze.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

theholydeer.tumblr.com

thejogging.tumblr.com

theonlymagicleftisart.com

thephotographicimage.tumblr.com

thepoeticphotographycollection.tumblr.com

thequandary.tumblr.com

thesearenicephotos.tumblr.com

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

tumblr.absolutnetwork.com

turbofolk.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

unseentactics.tumblr.com

upandcomingart.tumblr.com

victimize.tumblr.com

vinkelret.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

visualhunt.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

wandering-bears.tumblr.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

wuetendesglas.tumblr.com

wvdv.tumblr.com

www.artchipel.com

wwwalk.tumblr.com

zzzzoom.tumblr.com

 

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28.09.10 by Jeff

13 art/photo blogs to bookmark!

Just for fun I have put together a list of 13 creative blogs focused on art and/or photography. I check these websites regularly, you might want to bookmark them. In no particular order they are:

13 creative art photo blogs to bookmark unless you are dumb booooooom

1. Piet Mondriaan - A contemporary art blog brilliantly curated by Simon Kentgens and Michiel Huijben.

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06.03.09 by Jeff

17 creative websites to bookmark (unless you are dumb)!

At the risk of having you never come back to this site, I have compiled a list of 17 other sites to feed your creative appetite. Dozens more could have been added to this list (perhaps there will be a sequel to it). Most of the sites included here do not get the credit they deserve, and even the popular ones deserve even more attention. In no particular order:

17 websites creative site bookmark links inspiration visual

1. Triangle Triangle – A fantastic photoblog (my favourite on the entire internet). Jake’s tastes are really similar to mine.

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