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FORT CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Published October 15, 2009 by Dallas

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We received so many submissions for the Wild Things forts contest we were running with Booooooom that picking a winner was unbelievably difficult. But as you can see by the above picture our GRAND PRIZE WINNER Eric Rice really went the distance on this one.

“I spent the long weekend building my fort out old pallets and other discarded materials. I didn’t use any nails or screws to build the actual fort, it’s lashed together with hundreds of feet of string, and is surprisingly sturdy, even on the third floor. I had an awesome time building it, and hope you guys do some more contests in the future.” – Eric

SECOND PLACE : Dianne Que

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I’ve been drowning in adulthood lately and building this fort was such an awesome opportunity to be a kid again. i filled my cozy cloud cavern with some of my favorite doodads – yarn balls, cushions, kids books, and a star-lantern i built entirely from recycled bottlecaps.” – Dianne

HONORABLE MENTION: Ausia Lauts

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“It was soooooooooo much fun to make, paper chains and cranes, hanging my favorite pictures, stacking the best books and movies. I even documented Maurice Sendak’s masterpiece on a board in the form of strangers holding lines of the book under their chins while I took a Polaroid picture of them and their smiling or not so smiling faces.” – Ausia

And last but certainly not least the CUTEST KIDS FORT AWARD: Georgie Grieve (age 3), Nico Brouwer (age 4), Audrey Perkins (age 4), and Jacob Salomon (age 3).

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! And special thanks to Jeff at Booooooom for running such an awesome site!

Your Amazing Forts!

Published October 12, 2009 by Graham

Wow, you guys really got busy this weekend! The fortresses you’ve been sending in for our contest are so stunning and rad that it’s going to be a real challenge to pick just one winner. The creativity and imagination– not to mention the time and effort– you’ve been putting into these forts is incredibly inspiring. Keep ‘em coming! The deadline is tonight at midnight.

Don’t forget to check out all the fantastic forts that have been sent in this weekend to Booooooom, our contest co-sponsor:
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Build a Fort and this Xbox Could Be Yours!

Published October 10, 2009 by Graham

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Just to be clear, here’s what’s at stake in the Wild Things’ Forts contest: An extremely limited edition Xbox 360 sporting a lovely Where the Wild Things Are design, PLUS an awe-inspiring bus stop-sized poster! And all you have to do? Build a fort and take a photo of it. Make a video. Send us an illustration. Anything goes! You have all weekend, so put your thinking caps on and make something beautiful! Check out some amazingly rad entries over at Booooooom and stay tuned to We Love You So for more inspiring submissions!

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Make a Fort! Win an Xbox!

Published October 7, 2009 by Dallas

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The Wild Things Forts Contest

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The Wild Things’ Forts Contest!

Published October 5, 2009 by Graham

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Remember what it felt like to build a fort? To hide away in a maze of chairs and pillows and blankets? Remember perching on couches and bunkbeds, overlooking an imaginary empire? It felt amazing to strip those objects of their benign, practical purposes. We were contradicting the domestic order of mom and dad to create something wild and mysterious– a place all our own, with moats and towers, jungles and vines, robots and dinosaurs. This guy knows what I’m talking about:

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Let’s recapture the magic. We Love You So and our good friends over at . Use any materials you can get your hands on, because the only limits are inside your own imagination.

The winner will receive a special edition Xbox 360 decked out Where the Wild Things Are style– plus a magnificent bus shelter-sized Where the Wild Things Are poster not available in stores! More details on the prizes to come– but the competition will be fierce, so get your entires in quick! The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 12th. Let the wild rumpus start!

Here are a couple rad examples to get your creative juices flowing: ethereal fortresses from lovely Swedish artist Ida Lehtonen, and the enormous yet cozy fort at Space 1520’s WTWTA pop-up shop.

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