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“My subject is my life”by Casanova

(7 hours ago)
The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led. I will begin with this confession: whatever I have […]

Artist Tauba Auerbach Creates the Ultimate Pop-Up Book

(10 hours ago)
Artist Tauba Auerbach teams up with Printed Matter for an incredible pop-up masterpiece [2,3]. The “book” is actually a series of six separate, intricately designed, geometric paper sculptures. See more images below and watch New York-based director Sam Fleischner’s beautifully shot video … Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Jana Brike

(11 hours ago)
A selection of paintings by artist Jana Brike, living and working in Riga, Latvia. More images below.

180 Creative Camp: Call for Participants

(12 hours ago)
Canal180 is seeking participants for their annual Media Arts Academy. 180 Creative Camp runs from July 3 – 10 in Abrantes, Portugal. The aim of the event is to provide a space for enthusiastic young creatives to meet with one … Continue reading →

1 MIN READING: Each to his own destiny

(18 hours ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane __________________________________ EM PORTUGUES AQUI: Somos diferentes __________________________________ A Samurai who was known for his nobility and honesty, went to visit a Zen monk to ask him for his advice. When the monk had finished his prayers, the Samurai asked, – Why do I feel so inferior? – I have faced death […]

Magic Realism Transformations in Paulo Coelho

(18 hours ago)
Thesis Subject: Magic Realist Transformations in Paulo Coelho’s The Witch of Portobello and The Experimental Witch Thesis Author: Meryem Riza-Ezel Thesis File: Download

Searching for meaning

(18 hours ago)
“At such a moment it is not the physical pain which hurts the most (and this applies to adults as much as to punished children); it is the mental agony caused by the injustice, the unreasonableness of it all.”   Terrible as it was, Viktor Frankl’s experience in Auschwitz reinforced what was already one of […]

My religious education

(18 hours ago)
  My family was very strict and my father sent me to the Jesuit school so that I could have real discipline. The chains of rigor were so heavy throughout my youth that very quickly I started to doubt this religion that showed no mercy, only constraint and suffering. I remember being obliged to attend […]

The Catholic and The Muslim

(19 hours ago)
I was talking to a Catholic priest and a young Muslim man over lunch. When the waiter came by with a tray, we all helped ourselves, except the Muslim, who was keeping the annual fast prescribed by the Koran. When lunch was over, and people were leaving, one of the other guests couldn’t resist saying: […]

Hand-Stitched Photographs by Art Director Rebecca Chew

(2 days ago)
Rebecca Chew gives a hand-made look to traditional glossy magazine spreads. Check out more portraits stitched with luchador masks for Esquire Singapore below!

Crowdfund Project of the Day: BrushKnob by Wataru Kami

(2 days ago)
This one may excite all you digital illustrators out there! BrushKnob is a device designed to make the creation of your digital artwork more intuitive. Developed while working as a concept artist at a production company in Tokyo, Wataru Kami’s invention is simple … Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Jay Senetchko

(2 days ago)
Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based artist Jay Senetchko re-imagines the relationship of his late grandparents, specifically the domestic life of Senetchko’s grandmother who spent a great deal of time alone while his grandfather was away working in the Alberta oil patch. See more images from Industry … Continue reading →

Breathtaking Images of 50-100ft High Waves by Photographer Luke Shadbolt

(2 days ago)
Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the power and violence of the ocean in his series Maelstrom. Check out more images below or on display at the Michael Reid gallery in Sydney May 4-28.

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff

(2 days ago)
A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji

(2 days ago)
MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

WHY…

(3 days ago)
DON’T YOU CREATE SOME SCREENSAVERS WITH YOUR GOALS FOR 2016? Just be very precise: a] list your goals (give wings to your soul) b] put the dates E.g.: – My weight will be xx kgs in 31/Dec/2012 ( don’t use the negative sentence, like “I am going to lose x kgs”, as the subconcious is […]

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

(3 days ago)
  Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and … Continue reading →

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

(3 days ago)
A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect. More … Continue reading →

Relationship Salve: The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

(3 days ago)
By Leo Babauta A couple months ago, I started a daily practice with my wife Eva called the Intentional Dialogue process, aimed at helping us become better at talking about difficult issues. Now, Eva and I have a great marriage, and we love each other deeply. But like any couple, sometimes we feel frustrated or […]

Shit Robot – “Lose Control” Directed by Kevin McGloughlin

(3 days ago)
One of my favourite videos so far this year! Kevin McGloughlin directs this mesmerizing visual for Shit Robot’s “Lose Control” featuring Nancy Whang. Stellar editing here – a perfect fit for the track. I’d love to know how some of … Continue reading →

Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

(3 days ago)
Here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to … Continue reading →

Reader Submission: Robert Steven Connett

(3 days ago)
A selection of paintings from artist Robert Steven Connett, who sent in his work through our April Reader Submissions post. More images below.

Hangers by Lane Walkup

(4 days ago)
Love these hangers by Portland-based Lane Walkup. More images below.

Artist Spotlight: Nathalie Du Pasquier

(4 days ago)
A selection of paintings by Milan-based French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier. More images below.

Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray

(4 days ago)
A selection of paintings by San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray (previously featured here). More image below.

Illustrator Spotlight: Owen Gent

(4 days ago)
A selection of work by Bristol-based illustrator Owen Gent. More images below.

Photographer Spotlight: Rosie Brock

(4 days ago)
Photos by New York-based photographer Rosie Brock. More images below.

Artist Spotlight: Smithe

(5 days ago)
Some new paintings by my supremely talented friend, Mexican artist Smithe. One of my absolute favourite artists. More images below.

Photographer Spotlight: Marc Alcock

(5 days ago)
A selection of photos from “Space Travel” by San Francisco-based British photographer Marc Alcock. More images below.

10 SEC READ: Moses (ENG, PORT, ESP, FRA)

(5 days ago)
Moses parts the waters “Sometimes we get used to what we see in the movies, and end up forgetting the true story,” a friend said to me once while we were looking at the port of Miami, “Do you remember the Ten Commandments?” Of course I remembered. Moses, played by Charlton Heston, at one point […]

The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity

(7 days ago)
By Leo Babauta The bad news about health and productivity habits is that if you start to slip up, things can slowly spiral downward. If you are tired, you can’t focus on your important work, you don’t make time for exercise or cooking healthy food, so you grab some fast food, you veg out in […]

Illustrator Spotlight: Tomer Hanuka

(7 days ago)
A selection of work by New York-based illustrator Tomer Hanuka. More images below.

Artist Spotlight: Maria Kreyn

(7 days ago)
A selection of paintings by Russian-born, New York-based artist Maria Kreyn. More images below.

Artist Spotlight: Paolo Del Toro

(7 days ago)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based artist Paolo Del Toro’s collaboration with photographer Tifani Truelove, Baba of the Woods, is a wonderfully odd combination of sculpture, costume and photography. See more images from the series and selections of Del Toro’s handiwork below.

New Work by Artist Vasilis Avramidis

(7 days ago)
We posted a selection of paintings by artist Vasilis Avramidis back in January (click here for previous post). Avramidis’ latest is on display for the first time in the United States at Slete Gallery in Los Angeles. Check out more … Continue reading →
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