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“Facades” by Artist Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

(6 hours ago)
A haunting ongoing series by French artist Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy. By digitally removing everything but the exterior facades of buildings, Gaudrillot-Roy casts himself as a spectator of a distant land and calls into questions not only his individual place in this world but what happens when we strip ourselves of the security of our superficial perceptions. … Continued

Illustrator Spotlight: Albert Tercero

(7 hours ago)
A selection of personal work by Barcelona-based illustrator Albert Tercero. In the first set of images, Tercero thinks up strange and surreal connections for people and objects he finds around him. For the second project, titled “Mama Quiero Ser Torero” (or “Mom I wanna be a bullfighter”), Tercero explores a punk and prison tattoo aesthetic … Continued

Artist Spotlight: Vladimir Kraynyk

(16 hours ago)
A selection of epic work by Canadian artist Vladimir Kraynyk from Winnipeg, Manitoba. See more images below or on display at Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver February 3 – 28.  

2017 Booooooom TV Awards: Final call for Entries

(2 days ago)
Excited to announce the first ever Booooooom TV Awards! Accepting entries until January 15th!

Editor Pick: Jonathan Viner

(2 days ago)
A series of atmospheric paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Viner. Emerging from a medley of visual references live models, props and found photographsViner begins with a synthesis of visual reference materials gathered from live models, props, and found photographs. See more images below. This project was submitted and selected it as an Editor Pick. Click here if you … Continued

A Guide to Moving Courageously Into a New Uncertain Space

(2 days ago)
“We become brave by doing brave acts.” ~Aristotle By Leo Babauta I remember walking into my boss’ office at my day job to turn in my resignation, almost exactly 10 years ago today. I was quitting the life of a regular paycheck, to become a full-time blogger and writer. I was filled with an overwhelming […]

In order to hear Love’s words

(2 days ago)
In order to hear Love’s words, you must allow Love to approach. However, when it does draw near, we fear what it might say to us, because Love is free and is not ruled by our will or by what we do. All lovers know this, but refuse to accept it. They think they can […]

Artist Spotlight: Bayne Peterson

(2 days ago)
Sculptures by California-born, Rhode Island-based artist Bayne Peterson. See more below. All images courtesy of the Artist and Kristen Lorello, NY. Photographed by Jeffrey Sturges.  

Editor Pick: Stuart Holland

(2 days ago)
A selection of enigmatic drawings by artist Stuart Holland from Boise, Idaho. Discovered via our Submissions section and selected as an Editor Pick. See more images below.  

Artist Spotlight: Liz Nielsen

(2 days ago)
A photographic series of abstract shapes and transcendent colouring by Brooklyn-based artist Liz Nielsen. Created without the use of a camera, Nielsen builds her own negatives by hand in a pitch-black environment, using a variety of found light sources like bike lights, cell phones and toys. The unique process also means each photograph is one-of-a-kind, … Continued

Editor Pick: Hanna Lee Joshi

(2 days ago)
Illustrator Hanna Lee Joshi offers intimate reflections on her inner life with these lovely visual explorations. Discovered via our Submissions platform and selected as an Editor Pick. Click here if you have work of your own you’d like to share with us! See more images from “Yeuja” below.  

Illustrator Spotlight: Ruohan Wang

(5 days ago)
A selection of colourful and chaotic work by Berlin-based illustrator Ruohan Wang. See more images below.  

Random thoughts

(5 days ago)
by Camilla Stauton   We must learn to be the truest form of ourselves To have immense love and passion above all else I learnt so much not just about a country but also myself I don’t want to change but I want to change the world Be the change you wish to see in […]

Conversations with the Master : The tragedy

(5 days ago)
Paulo Coelho Here I continue to reproduce excerpts from conversations with my master, from 1982 to 1986) – Why is there so much tragedy and misery in the world? – Tragedy and misery are different things, and very lengthy subjects. Which would you like to talk about first? – At the moment, about tragedy. Why […]

Paying the double price

(5 days ago)
A camel dealer reached a village to sell fine animals at a very good price. Everyone bought one, except Mr. Hoosep. Some time later, the village received a visit from another dealer, with excellent camels, but they were much more expensive. This time, Hoosep bought some animals. “You did not buy the camels when they […]

20 Sec Read: Let Me Not Beg For The Stilling Of My Pain

(5 days ago)
________________________________________ EM PORTUGUES> Não me deixe implorar para acalmar a minha dor EN ESPANOL >> No me dejes pedir alivio para mi dolor   “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to […]

Happy 2018 and remember:

(5 days ago)
Like the sun, life spreads its light in all directions. And when we are born, we want everything at once and cannot control the energy we have been given. But, if we want to make a fire, we have to focus all the sun’s rays on one spot. And the great secret that the Divine […]

Oh Maria

(5 days ago)
Oh Maria concebida sem pecado, rogai por nós que recorremos à Vós. Amém

The test

(5 days ago)
by Houssaye John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in […]

Christmas prayer

(5 days ago)
__________________________ EM PORTUGUES: Os ví­cios pessoais __________________________ At a certain point during my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, we came to a flat, monotonous field of wheat stretching all the way to the horizon. The only thing breaking the dull landscape was a medieval column with a cross on top, marking the pilgrims’ way. Petrus […]

Adventure

(5 days ago)
What the future holds for you depends entirely on your capacity for love. And for that, you must have absolute and total confidence in what you are doing. Don’t let others say: ‘That road is better’ or ‘That route is easier’. The greatest gift God gave us is the power to make decisions. The adventure […]

Generous In Death

(5 days ago)
A man was traveling from one city to another when he heard that a ferocious battle had taken place and that his cousin was among the wounded soldiers. He rushed to the place and saw that his cousin was on death’s door. He offered him a little water from his canteen, but just at that […]

The talking donkey

(5 days ago)
A peasant was returning home when he saw a donkey in the field. “I’m not just any donkey,” said the animal. “I saw the messiah being born. I’ve lived for two thousand years and I am alive to give this testimony.” Alarmed, the peasant ran to the church and told it to the parish priest. […]

The mountain will tell me when I am old

(5 days ago)
I have chosen a mountain to define my limits. In 1989 (I was just over 40yrs and I had already published The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage in Brasil), I was on my second sacred pilgrimage in the Pyrenees. I saw a mountain in the distance called Pic du Gez and I said, ‘okay, I have […]

Odessa is like that

(5 days ago)
Catherine the Great received some boxes of freshly harvested oranges in the dead cold of winter. The note that came with it said they were from a distant port. The note said, ‘See what we are capable of bringing to you? We need your help to grow even more.’ Impressed, she sent a massive amount […]

The two paths

(5 days ago)
When they asked Abbot Antonio if the path of sacrifice led to heaven, he answered: – There are two paths of sacrifice. The first is taken by the man who mortifies the flesh and pays penance because he believes that we are condemned. The man who follows this path feels guilty and judges himself unworthy […]

The beggar and the guru

(5 days ago)
A baker wanted to get to know a great guru in his town a little better, so he invited him to dinner. The day before, the guru went to the bakery disguised as a beggar, picked a bread roll off the display and began to eat it. The baker saw this and tossed him out […]

Too shy to dance

(5 days ago)
When I was an adolescent I envied the great ballerinos among the kids on the block, and pretended I had other things to do at parties — like having a conversation. But in fact I was terrified of looking ridiculous, and because of that I would not risk a single step. Until one day a […]

The 3 symptoms of killing our dreams

(5 days ago)
____________________________ ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: Matando los suenos PORTUGUES CLICAR AQUI: Matando os sonhos ____________________________ The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay […]

Ninja training

(5 days ago)
The Ninja warriors go to the field where some wheat has just been planted. Obeying the trainer’s command, they jump over the places where the seeds were sown. Every day the Ninja warriors return to the field. The seeds turn into buds, and the warriors jump over them. The buds turn into small plants, and […]

20 SEC READ: The Chinese bamboo

(5 days ago)
After the bamboo seed is planted, you don’t see anything for approximately five years, other than a tiny shoot. All of its growth happens underground; a complex root system that extends vertically and horizontally in the earth begins to form. At the end of the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo grows until it is approximately […]

20 SEC READ: Learning to live with some wounds (ENG, PORT,ESPA)

(5 days ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane____________________ EN ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: Puercoespines EM PORTUGUES CLICAR AQUI: Os Porcos-Espinhos ____________________ During the Ice Age many animals died because of the cold. Seeing this situation, the porcupines decided to group together, so they wrapped up well and protected one another. But they hurt one another with their thorns, and so […]

Destroying and rebuilding

(5 days ago)
I am invited to go to Guncan-Gima, the site of a Zen Buddhist temple. When I get there, I am surprised to see that the extraordinarily beautiful building, which is situated in the middle of a vast forest, is right next to a huge piece of waste ground.   I ask what the waste ground […]

The Worst Reviews of Classic Books

(5 days ago)
selected from a post By Bill Henderson, Publishers Weekly “The final blow-up of what was once a remarkable, if minor, talent.” -The New Yorker, 1936, on Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner “Whitman is as unacquainted with art as a hog is with mathematics.” -The London Critic, 1855, on Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman “That […]

10 Second Reading: The Wrong Gift

(5 days ago)
A friend of mine, Miie T. decided to abandon everything she knew “” she was an economist “” in order to dedicate herself to painting. For years she sought an adequate master until she met a woman who lived in Tibet and specialized in miniatures. Miie left Japan and went to the Tibetan mountains and […]

Incompetence behind authority

(5 days ago)
Jean was walking with his grandfather through a public square in Paris. At a certain point, he saw a shoemaker being mistreated by a client, whose footwear showed a flaw. The shoemaker listened calmly to the complaint and apologized, promising to correct the error. Jean and his grandfather stopped to have coffee at a bistro. […]

20 SEC reading: the rich and the poor boy

(5 days ago)
An old Arab story goes that two boys – one rich and the other poor – were returning home from the market. The rich boy bought honey-covered cookies and the poor one, a piece of old bread. ‘I will let you eat my cookie if you play the dog for me,’ the rich boy said. […]

Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia

(5 days ago)
A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru’s famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years. The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers. A historical Google Earth satellite image from […]

20 Sec Reading: The Giant Tree

(5 days ago)
By Paulo Coelho A carpenter and his apprentices were travelling through the province of Qi in search of building materials. They saw a giant tree; five men all holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds. ‘Let’s not waste our time with this tree,’ said the master carpenter. […]

Men and women were not as they are now

(5 days ago)
“According to him [Plato], at the beginning of creation, men and women were not as they are now; there was just one being, who was rather short, with a body and a neck, but his head had two faces, looking in different directions. It was as if two creatures had been glued back to back, […]

1 min leitura: As duas jóias

(5 days ago)
Um rabino muito religioso vivia  feliz com sua família – uma esposa admirável e dois filhos queridos. Certa vez, por causa de seu trabalho, teve que se ausentar de casa por vários dias. Justamente quando estava fora, um grave acidente de carro matou os dois meninos. Sozinha, a mãe sofreu em silêncio. Mas sendo uma […]

1 Min Reading: The Two Jewels

(5 days ago)
A deeply religious Rabbi lived happily with his family, an admirable woman and two dear sons. One time, he had to be away from home for several days due to work. When he was away, a serious car accident killed his two boys. Alone, the mother suffered in silence. But being a strong woman, backed […]

20 Best Art Instagram Accounts to Follow for Pure Visual Inspiration

(5 days ago)
A post shared by Booooooom.com (@booooooom) on Jan 10, 2018 at 2:14pm PST A post shared by Juxtapoz Magazine (@juxtapozmag) on Nov 19, 2017 at 9:58pm PST A post shared by Avant Arte (@avant.arte) on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:38am PST A post shared by Visual Fodder 💎 (@visual.fodder) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:33am … Continued

“Social Decay” by Artist Andrei Lacatusu

(6 days ago)
A fun series of digital illustrations by CGI artist Andrei Lacatusu from Bucharest, Romania. See more images from “Social Decay” below.  

Three Powerful Techniques to Get Better at Habits

(6 days ago)
By Leo Babauta For many who started the year with great aspirations and goals of creating new habits … it’s coming to the time of year when lots of peopel start to falter on their new habits. That’s completely normal, but we can do better. We can figure out how to overcome the difficulties that […]

“The Course of a Distant Empire” by Artist Jay Senetchko

(6 days ago)
Five large-scale paintings influenced by the idea of eternal recurrence by Vancouver-based artist Jay Senetchko. Building from the belief that events are part of a recurring cycle (as opposed to a linear time-line with a definitive end point), the pieces collapse past, present and future into vignettes that oscillate between profession and regression, decadence and … Continued
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