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Solo in Stockholm

A lone traveller’s journey into the unknown. Aaron shares his first solo travelling experience.

Eargasms

posted by on 17/08/2014

Do you fancy sinking you ears into a bit of musical ecstasy? Well we have just the right dose for you. Strap the arms up, slap those veins and inject the musical goodness we have on offer. Kick back and enjoy.

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Gatorade | Locker Room

posted by on 16/08/2014

Well, this is everything. I stumbled across a great interview with the cinematographer Chayse Irvin last night which led to me to browsing through vimeo to stumble upon this. They called him the lighting master and after watching this, I can definitely see why. Gatorade‘s commercial focuses on the locker room moment before the game, where the players mentally fire themselves up for the game ahead. The film perfectly captures the intensity and intimacy of those moments through the slow build up. The lighting, sound and colour go hand-in-hand perfectly – by the end of it, you’ll want to jump up and go play.

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Stussy Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

posted by on 15/08/2014

It’s been a minute since we last shared a lookbook, mainly due to the saturation of the market. Everyone and their grandma have been producing lookbooks, SLRs are accessible to most people so there’s just hell of lot of mediocrity out there. Stussy presents their new FW14 collection with a dark black.white lookbook shot by photo journalist Francesco Giusti on the streets of Cuba. The fact they’ve used someone that’s not usually do editorial work is evident, the natural tones and depth in the imagery are beautiful. Simplicity of the whole thing works for me, showcases the collection which goes with the current trend of black/white/grey. Head on after the cut for more.

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Throwback Thursday – Sony Playstation

posted by on 14/08/2014

I’m taking it back to Christmas of ’95. My brother, my sister and I had undone all our presents, when there was one left that our parents hadn’t put under the tree. Out it comes – a fairly large box all wrapped up. Ridiculously excited, we furiously ripped the paper off to reveal a Sony Playstation. My life was changed forever. The Playstation was a major part of my childhood, and holds many memories of my years growing up. Even when I got the whole thing illegally chipped and could get access to hundreds of games for a fiver. Still, it was the introduction of tech in to my life, and I’m fortunate enough to say that I was in the generation to experience this milestone in gaming and technology as a whole. I’m still a gamer, though not as hardcore these days, and I’m sure we can all relate to a little throwback of this amazing console. More on the reverse.

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Archibald Optics | The Sun Collection

posted by on 13/08/2014

Each morning I’m plagued with the same basic question of ‘style’…contacts or spectacles. Long gone are the days when glasses were associated with the nerd / book-worm archetype, instead evolving into a lifestyle accessory for a little added sophistication or quirkiness. Season to season, I’ve observed the adoption of non-prescription glasses and statement eye-wear as an extension of one’s style, which over time become synonymous with an individual’s image (think John Lennon or Karl Lagerfeld without their iconic frames). I too have been searching for the perfect pair to complete my ‘look’; my signature silhouette if you will.­

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The Hat Maker

posted by on 12/08/2014

It’s always a joy to watch a person mesmerisingly work at their craft. Particularly when such craft is becoming lost in our modern world and the appreciation for it dwindling. We don’t tend to think about how our clothes are made, we care about what they look like but a machine churning out thousands of copies of the same item isn’t really worthy of our time. However, beautiful hand crafted pieces still exist and how they are made certainly deserves appreciation. Such items are an investment that should last for years to come as opposed to the 6 month trend pieces we tend to pick up on the high street. The video is short but spectacular, catch it and a wonderful description after the cut.

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Rosetta Stone | 180 Day Challenge

posted by on 11/08/2014

I live in a household where my housemates are both Vietnamese, the only downside of this is the fact that they are able to have conversations with each other right in front of me and I have no clue what they are saying. I absolutely hate it when they do this but not for reasons you may think. I hate it because it reminds me of the fact that I can only speak English, simply put I get a little jealous of the fact that they can effortlessly float between two languages. I’ve always wanted to be able to speak another language since I don’t class patois as a language so when Rosetta Stone came to us with a challenge I jumped straight in. Read to find out what the challenge entails.

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CrossFit Games 2014

posted by on 11/08/2014

We often need a little motivation before the beginning of the week and before our first gym session on a Monday. Well this video should definitely inspire you to get in there and conquer whatever challenges you choose to set yourself. This year was the first time I actually watched the CrossFit Games since first starting to follow the sport last year. While it may not be the most exciting of spectator sports, it most certainly is a phenomenal display of athletic talent, which is what makes this video so motivational. If you’re not up for watching people lift weights, climb ropes and go for long distance runs, the guys at CrossFit perfectly break down and showcase the very best moments from the four day event. If this doesn’t put you in the mood to work out, I’m not sure what will!

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Unlock Your Phone With A Tattoo

posted by on 08/08/2014

VivaLnk temporary tattoos are the new way forward or so they’ll have you believe. It has become apparent to technology makers that we as consumers have become either extremely lazy or very impatient. So much so that apparently we now need a quicker way to unlock our mobile phones. Granted this is not a new thing since Apple introduced the fingerprint scanner to their iPhones, however I don’t necessarily put that in the same category as this nonsense because it does have other uses. The penny sized, extremely thin and flexible tattoos are placed on the wrist and last up to five days. Currently they are only compatible with Motorola’s Moto X however other platforms and providers are expected to be announced in the future. If you fancy checking the tattoo out for yourself then head over to the VivaLnk website and place an order. Head on over to the flipside to see how it all works.

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Every Runner Has A Reason

posted by on 07/08/2014

“My running goes hand-in-hand with who I am. It makes me feel at peace.”

Just as I’m currently in the process of rediscovering the cathartic effect running has on me, I see this beautifully shot reminder from Heist that for some, running is about much more than superficial desires to look good or ego-driven goals around competition. Ronnie Goodman, from San Francisco, shares his reason for running after the cut.

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