Booooooom Print Swap (Supported by Opus & Moab)

We’re excited to announce our very first Booooooom Print Swap! Over the years, we’ve had a lot of people ask if we would ever host one, and now with the help of some awesome partners, we’re thrilled to finally launch one! Our print swap is gonna be a little bit different than your average print swap. We’ve teamed up with Opus Art Supplies and Moab to make this a lot simpler and more fun for you. So, instead of having to print your own image, package it up and mail…

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“Ordinary Sacramento” by Photographer Enoch Ku

Sacramento, California-based photographer Enoch Ku finds beauty in the familiar with his project, “Ordinary Sacramento”. After coming to the realization that the busy pace of his daily life had become unsustainable, Ku began an intentional practice of looking. Camera in hand, he explores the inhabited spaces of Sacramento, taking life at a slower pace and connecting with his surroundings. “I am interested in communicating the language of the city and its inhabitants in the familiar but often overlooked places, spaces that are seen and occupied by are passed by,” he…

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“New Monuments” by Photographer Shane Lavalette

A selection of images from “New Monuments” (Libraryman, 2019), the latest monograph from Upstate New York-based photographer Shane Lavalette (previously featured here). Made in 2015 while Lavalette was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome, the series considers the idea of conservation, and the human desire to preserve. He explores these concepts literally—documenting his observations of architecture, art, restoration, and historical collections—and more abstractly—turning his lens toward the people and nature of the city to capture what he describes as “smaller monuments” rooted in emotion. See more from…

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An Anamorphic Mural Transforms a Montreal Street into Undulating Sand Dunes

 Art #anamorphosis #murals #optical illusion #public art #sand #street art November 3, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © NÓS, by Olivier Bousquet, Eloa Defly, Raphaël Thibodeau, Alex Lesage, and Charles Laurence Proulx Along the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, sandy drifts swell and surge in a massive mural by the Canadian architecture firm NÓS. Aptly named “Moving Dunes,” the anamorphic artwork is comprised of neutral-toned lines that undulate along the walkway, creating a deceptive path mimicking deserts and beaches. Chrome spheres sporadically appear along the street in order to…

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Dive Into the Art of Aquascaping With a Volcanic Aquarium That Fits on a Desk

 Design Science #aquariums #DIY #fish #plants #shrimp #tutorial #video November 3, 2020 Grace Ebert Caring for pets has a lengthy list of physical and mental health benefits, and studies show that folks who aren’t quite ready to commit to a rambunctious pup can find similar solace in a marine pal. The aquatic enthusiast behind Foo the Flowerhorn recently released a video series documenting the DIY building process for a home ecosystem, in addition to capturing the organisms’ intrepid natures. Conveying thoughtful methods for balancing inter-species relationships, the tutorial is…

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