Inspiring News

An Interview with Photographer Ryan Schude

(10 hours ago)
One of my favourite photographers working today, Los Angeles’ Ryan Schude, just released his new book “Schude” and it’s gorgeous. If you’re at all familiar with his work then you can imagine how overwhelming it is to look at 192 pages … Continue reading →View the whole post: An Interview with Photographer Ryan Schude over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Nostalgia of the Day: The Last Audio Cassette Factory

(12 hours ago)
In the late 90s everyone was getting out of the audio cassette game. Everyone, that is, except for The National Audio Company. “Too stubborn to quit,” the Spingfield, MO-based manufacturer is now the last remaining source for audio cassettes in … Continue reading →View the whole post: Nostalgia of the Day: The Last Audio Cassette Factory over on BOOOOOOOM!.

A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself

(17 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta One of the most common things I see in people who write to me is something we all share: disappointment in ourselves. We all feel this, because we constantly fail to live up to our standards: We aren’t as disciplined as we’d like. We don’t stick to habits we’re trying to create. […]

Paulo Coelho interview – The Talks

(19 hours ago)
Mr. Coelho, are you interested in building bridges between cultures? For a writer you have to be interested in different cultures, different backgrounds. You are not there to write only about your village. You’re there to show a bit of your village, but also to understand other villages. Like Tolstoy says: everything that happens in […]

Artist Spotlight: Johnny Abrahams

(23 hours ago)
Incredibly precise and highly mesmerizing paintings by New York-based artist, Johnny Abrahams. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Johnny Abrahams over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Booooooom Reader Submissions: September

(2 days ago)
Here is this month’s submission post! Thank you for all your amazing submission to the August Submissions post and as always, keep those encouraging comments to one another coming! This is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a … Continue reading →View the whole post: Booooooom Reader Submissions: September over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Best of Kickstarter: Little Sun Charge

(2 days ago)
Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen have designed a high-performance solar phone charger and light called “Little Sun Charge”. Apparently you can fully charge a smart phone with 5 hours of sunlight. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Best of Kickstarter: Little Sun Charge over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles

(2 days ago)
Alfredo Adán took it upon himself to make a crosswalk in Los Angeles a little more fun. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Animation: Ethereal ft. Lord Narf “Bump”

(2 days ago)
Aaron Vinton and Pete Puskas direct this glitched out 3D animated video for Ethereal and Lord Narf’s song “Bump” that travels deep into the uncanny valley. I always wonder if these kinds of videos annoy 3D animators or not. I have … Continue reading →View the whole post: Animation: Ethereal ft. Lord Narf “Bump” over on BOOOOOOOM!.

How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

(2 days ago)
By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. I’ve had a bunch of people write to me about this, including one person who wrote about […]

Kanye West’s VMA Speech Recut as Seinfeld Stand-Up Routine

(2 days ago)
That’s gold, Jerry! Gold! TV writer David Elmaleh re-edited Kanye West’s VMA speech over the classic Seinfeld music and voilà! File under: Why I love the Internet. Via: AV Club and @Seinfeld2000. seinye 🙏 @davidelmaleh pic.twitter.com/EWbQP3UHzL — Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) … Continue reading →View the whole post: Kanye West’s VMA Speech Recut as Seinfeld Stand-Up Routine over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Short Film: “In Search of the Miraculous” by Sam Kuhn

(3 days ago)
When I came across Sam Kuhn’s video for Here We Go Magic (two posts below this one) I immediately went poking around on Vimeo to see what else he made. I came across this beautiful little art film, which I believe … Continue reading →View the whole post: Short Film: “In Search of the Miraculous” by Sam Kuhn over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Obsessive Cut-Paper Artworks by Artist Calvin Nicholls

(3 days ago)
Amazing work by paper artist, Calvin Nicholls. Carefully formed from an initial hand-drawn template, the haut-relief effect is achieved through a meticulous process involving X-ACTO knives, scalpels, scissors, glue, and of course, a whole lot of time. A single piece … Continue reading →View the whole post: Obsessive Cut-Paper Artworks by Artist Calvin Nicholls over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Music Video: Here We Go Magic “Falling” Director’s Cut

(3 days ago)
Director’s cut of Sam Kuhn’s video for “Falling” by Here We Go Magic. Looks like it was shot on 16mm. Love the vibe! Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Here We Go Magic “Falling” Director’s Cut over on BOOOOOOOM!.

The Daybreak: Make an Important Goal Happen with a Morning Habit

(3 days ago)
By Leo Babauta The sun begins to come up, and the first rays of light begin to shine upon this fresh day. What do you do with this time? The most important thing. If you have a project you want to happen (let’s say you want to write a book), this is the time to […]

Chimps’ mating calls contain careful calculation

(3 days ago)
I’ve stumbled upon this article by Nicholas Wade in the International Herald Tribune. Intricate as the mating dance may be among people, for other primates like chimpanzees and baboons it is even more complicated. This is evident from the work of researchers who report that the distinctive calls made by female chimpanzees during sex are […]

Artist Spotlight: Daniel Dove

(3 days ago)
Fantastic urban abstracts by California-based artist and Cal Poly State University art professor, Daniel Dove. See more of Dove’s paintings below!View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Daniel Dove over on BOOOOOOOM!.

8-Bit Miyazaki Films: Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke

(4 days ago)
This one’s for all you Hayao Miyazaki fans, a Studio Ghibli double feature by David Dutton, created as part of his “8-Bit Cinema” series. Animated classics, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, get brilliantly reinterpreted as old school video games. I just wish these were … Continue reading →View the whole post: 8-Bit Miyazaki Films: Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time

(4 days ago)
By Leo Babauta One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. Of course, having “not enough time” is just a feeling — we all have the same amount of time, but we often fill […]

Young Tree Carved Inside Old Tree

(4 days ago)
Amazing wood sculptures by Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone. In “The Hidden Life Within,” Penone carves a young tree inside an old tree to highlight the passage of time and the importance of living in the present. “Tree of 12 Metres” … Continue reading →View the whole post: Young Tree Carved Inside Old Tree over on BOOOOOOOM!.

The Simple Health Plan

(4 days ago)
By Leo Babauta There are a lot of complicated diet and exercise plans out there, a lot of workouts that are the latest craze, a lot of fad diets and detox juicing and more. If it’s the newest craze, I recommend skipping it. Instead, let’s get down to the simple fundamentals: it’s not that complicated […]

Photographer Spotlight: Brice Bischoff

(4 days ago)
American artist, Brice Bischoff, experiments with large sheets of coloured paper to create various rainbow figures and effects. See more magical, long-exposure photographs from Bischoff’s “Bronson Caves” series below!View the whole post: Photographer Spotlight: Brice Bischoff over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Wonderful “Wonderplants” by Sarah Illenberger

(4 days ago)
Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger’s series “Wonderplants” was created during a six-week stay in Portugal using nothing more than plants, and stickers and tape from local DIY stores. More images below.View the whole post: Wonderful “Wonderplants” by Sarah Illenberger over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Ones to Watch: An Interview with Atlanta-based Adam Alexander aka Demo Taped

(5 days ago)
Adam Alexander is one to watch. The 17-year-old Atlanta native is making music under the name Demo Taped, and while he’s no household name yet, people are starting to take notice. The first single off of his debut EP,  “I Luv U” is the definition of feel … Continue reading →View the whole post: Ones to Watch: An Interview with Atlanta-based Adam Alexander aka Demo Taped over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Video of the Day: Mind-Bending Christopher Nolan-esque Skate Film

(5 days ago)
Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect … Continue reading →View the whole post: Video of the Day: Mind-Bending Christopher Nolan-esque Skate Film over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Photographer Spotlight: Ronni Campana

(5 days ago)
“Fixed Badly”, a series of photos by Milan-based Italian photographer Ronni Campana. More images below.View the whole post: Photographer Spotlight: Ronni Campana over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing in Teahupo’o

(5 days ago)
Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman’s breathtaking drone footage from Tahiti is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Great perspective on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. Watch “Teahupo’o, Du Ciel” below.View the whole post: Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing in Teahupo’o over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Prayer of Forgiveness

(5 days ago)
EM PORTUGUES AQUI: Oração do perdão EN ESPANOL AQUI: “Te perdono porque te amo y tu to me amas” EN FRANçAIS ICI : Prière du Pardon ( O Aleph) ___________________________________________________Hilal searches for inspiration on the golden walls, the columns, the people coming at this hour of the morning, the flames of the lit candles. – […]

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

(5 days ago)
Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster … Continue reading →View the whole post: Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown” over on BOOOOOOOM!.

LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4

(7 days ago)
After I shared this EPIC VIDEO, a member of our Facebook group Pedro Piccinini (thank you sir!) pointed me to this glorious Instagram account: @theMonoNeon. Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. plays music to the exact tune of random internet videos, everything from … Continue reading →View the whole post: LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4 over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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