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Nursery Inpiration and Ideas Room Board from BoomBoom Prints

Roomboard: A Curious Lodging Teen Bedroom

Designed with teen dreamers in mind, this week’s roomboard features artwork by Diogo Verissimo. No matter the adventure they go on today, they always have their refuge at home.Roomboard_Diogo

  1. Simple Hoop Mirror – Anthropologie
  2. Faux Wood Grain Wall Clock – Etsy
  3. “Home Sweet Moon” Framed Art Print – Diogo Verissimo, BoomBoom Prints
  4. Criss Cross Fleece Rug – Target
  5. Trailblazer Airgo Chair – PBTeen
  6. Down Throw – Eddie Bauer
  7. Rhino Armor Storage Trunk – Brookstone
  8. Sleep + Study Loft – PBTeen
  9. Colorful Task Floor Lamp – PBTeen
  10. Lord of the Flies Book – Barnes And Noble
BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Diogo Verissimo

photo-thumbDiogo Verissimo, this week’s featured artist, hails from Portugal and creates beautiful and surreal illustrations. Read below to learn about the coolest place he has visited, what his room was like growing up, and more!

BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!

Diogo: Dreamy, Nostalgic, Fantasy, Surrealist

 

BBP: Name an artist or person that inspires your art and why!

Diogo: I can’t name one artist that inspires my art. Every day I search for them online and every day I find dozens of amazing artists, all of them inspire me in a way, whether because of the concept, the colors used, the process they go through, etc. I keep checking them once in a while, every day, to keep me motivated and inspired. I think I could say that every artist inspires me, each one on their own unique way.

 

BBP: Did you go to school for art or are you primarily self-taught?

Diogo: I’m mostly self-taught, although I got into Fine Arts University, for a degree in Animation, I realized that I didn’t want that back then and decided to suspend that degree and pursue other areas, all in arts. I’m thinking about taking a specialized three-year course on Illustration/Comics/Script, sometime next year.

 

BBP: When did you start designing/creating?  Was there a particular event that inspired you to pursue it further?

Diogo: I’ve been daydreaming ever since a little kid. Always loved to read books, to watch Disney movies and to draw. My parents always encouraged me to pursue arts, especially because it was something I always loved to do.

 

BBP: How has your style changed since you started?

Diogo: Since I started, my style changed so many times. I was trying to find something that made me feel comfortable or that I could continue to do without getting myself bored after a while. I’m still expecting it to change, as I don’t think I have found my style yet. But, for the time being, I will continue to do the art that I’ve been uploading for BBP so far.

 

BBP: Where is the coolest place you’ve visited?

Diogo: When I was a little kid, my parents took me to The Serra do Geres, a mountainous region in the northern border of my country, Portugal. Is one of the most amazing sights in Portugal and one of the most peaceful and inspiring ones, for me. Will return there soon.

 

BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?

Diogo: Since almost all of my art is done on Photoshop, I’m always on my laptop, in my room. It has become my special space, my refuge and my office.

Where I work

BBP: Do you have any children? If so, what are their names and ages?

Diogo: I don’t have any children. Yet.

 

BBP: Do you have any pets?

Diogo: I had pets, all my life. Right now I have a chinchilla named Nikita, a syrian hamster named Minnie and three little fishes with no names, no idea why.

 

BBP: Growing up, were your parents into or involved in art?

Diogo: My father used to draw grayscale portraits when I was a little kid. We used to visit museums and art exhibits once in a while.

 

BBP: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid?

Diogo: As a kid I used to spend lots of time reading books, drawing, doodling and playing with Legos. Pretty much anything that made me spark my imagination.

 

BBP: What’s your favorite story to tell about your childhood?

Diogo: Don’t have one. Even though I had a happy childhood, I forgot most of it. And I’ve never been the kind of person that enjoys telling about his own childhood. I’m a very private and introvert guy.

 

BBP: What did your room look like growing up?

Diogo: Always a mess, filled with Legos and plastic little action figures. I always preferred, even today, to have my room a little bit messy, rather than organized. Strangely, it seems to be easier for me to find something amidst the confusion of books, papers and magazines. If it is everything in their shelves and organized, I seem to take longer to find anything.

 

BBP: Who is your favorite famous person (current or historical) and why?

Diogo: Leonardo DaVinci, definitely. Always admired his prowess to the arts, his many, many, many skills, wonderful drawings and paintings and spectacular inventions. He encourages me to keep discovering and creating. Nikola Tesla comes in second.

Favorite historical figure & biggest inspiration

BBP: Favorite song?

Diogo: It changes, every once in a while. At this point, I think it’s Waiting for Love, by Avicii. Just discovered that band and I’m loving them.

 

BBP: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Diogo: Maybe Buddha. Or the Dalai Lama. I’ve been fascinated by Buddhism for some years now, even though I’m not a Buddhist, and they seem to be the perfect companion for a peaceful life on a deserted island. Anyone else would maybe annoy me with having to do something to go back to civilization.

 

BBP: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do instead?

Diogo: A writer, a scripter, an editor, something to do with writing and reading. Throughout my life my answer to the question “what do you want to do when you grow up?” involved some kind of art, whether being a painter, a cartoonist, a sculptor, etc. Those are all the areas I want to try.

 

BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?

Diogo: Never swam in a lake, so I’ll go to ocean. Any pool is too small for me.

 

BBP: What is one thing that you’ve never tried, but would like to?

Diogo: I would love to travel, maybe on my own, on foot, around the world. Sounds a bit scary, but a whole lot of fun.

 

BBP: Do you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

Diogo: Dark chocolate

 

BBP: Sunglasses or hats?

Diogo: Sunglasses, never really enjoyed wearing hats.

 

BBP: Sweet or savory?                 

Diogo: Definitely sweet.

 

BBP: Dogs or cats?

Pantufa & Pompom lifetime companions and best playing mates

Diogo: Love them both. Never had a dog of my own, had two cats, Pantufa and Pompom. Best playing mates ever.

 

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Check our more of Diogo’s artwork here!

Friday Fresh Picks

Friday Fresh Picks: July 31st

Looking to spruce up your walls? Never fear, BoomBoom Prints is here with new artists that have awesome artwork! This week’s Friday Fresh Picks include Catherine Rowe, Luci Power, Diogo Verissimo, and thefunkyartshop. Check ’em out!

1. Catherine Rowe: This new BBP artist graduated from Cambridge School of Art and currently hails from Arundel, West Sussex. Her admiration of nature and wildlife is evident in her collection of art: full of whimsical, adorable rabbits!

"Leaping hares around the moon" by Catherine Rowe

Leaping hares around the moon” Art Print by BBP Artist Catherine Rowe

"Hare Family" iPhone Case by BBP Artist Catherine Rowe

Hare Family” iPhone Case by BBP Artist Catherine Rowe

2. Luci Power: Another new BBP artist from the UK, Luci Power has spent two decades as an interior designer, designing theme parks, restaurants, and exhibitions! As a mother of two, Luci spends her time at home with her kids and her illustrations. Check out her collection of adorable guinea pigs!

"New Baby Guinea Pig" Art Print by BBP Artist Luci Power

New Baby Guinea Pig” Art Print by BBP Artist Luci Power

"Mad Scientist Guinea Pig" by BBP Artist Luci Power

Mad Scientist Guinea Pig” Toddler T-Shirt by BBP Artist Luci Power

3. Diogo Verissimo: Diogo, an artist from Portugal, gets his ideas “from pretty much anything… that awakens in my mind some sort of image or concept.” Let your imagination roam free with Diogo’s collection, full of color, intrigue, and curiosity!

"The Moon and Me" Framed Art Print by BBP Artist Diogo Verissimo

The Moon and Me” Framed Art Print by BBP Artist Diogo Verissimo

"Reach for the Moon" Art Print by BBP Artist Diogo Verissimo

Reach for the Moon” Art Print by BBP Artist Diogo Verissimo

4. thefunkyartshop: Cool off this summer with thefunkyartshops’s collection of ice cream prints! Her wonderful designs of color, typography, and lots and lots of ice cream will look perfect on your little one’s wall. One of our favorite prints is “Game of cones,” as pictured below.

"Game of cones" Tote Bag by BBP Artist thefunkyartshop

Game of cones” Tote Bag by BBP Artist thefunkyartshop

"I scream for ice cream" Art Print by BBP Artist thefunkyartshop

I scream for ice cream” Art Print by BBP Artist thefunkyartshop

Check back next Friday for more awesome new artists on BoomBoom Prints!