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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Pain. Passion. Poetry. – It Ain’t Trickin’ If You Got It

posted by on 22/12/2010

“There goes that trick”
“I bet you’re abut to go trickin’”
“Oooh, she’s a tricky one”

So at my college/university here in the States, there is this ever-growing and extremely popular word, called ‘trick’.  In fact, as I showed above, the word trick can be used as a noun, an adjective and a verb.

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Raf's Army Exclusive Video

posted by on 22/12/2010

On his way to spending two whole decades in the fashion industry, Dazed & Confused help Raf Simons celebrate his 15th Anniversary. For their January 2011 issue they’ve put together a piece shot by Pierre Debusschere and styled by Robbie Spencer, they’ve called it Raf’s Army- a video featuring exclusive takes of the new collection. A great video, I like it because there are no gimmicks and no unnecessary scenes it’s all about the clothing- plain and simple. Watch the video after the cut, also head to the site where you’ll find an in depth interview on the project.

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Adidas Originals OT Tech Hardland Holiday 2010

posted by on 22/12/2010

Adidas Originals bring their latest model to the table and it’s my favourite design from the them yet, the OT Tech Hardland takes a DC admiral direction in terms of shape and materials but still sporting the classic Adidas style with the logo print on the big tongue. These come in a chocolate brown and black colourway or a golden brown and beige variation, I prefer the brown and black because they’ll go with more clothes as the other colour suits a certain look. Check more photos after the cut.

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191. Broadgate Tower | LDN.365

posted by on 22/12/2010

One of my best? I love clouds. It took me a whole 20 minutes trying to find out which tower this was using Google Maps. There are so many skyscrapers in the Liverpool Street area and more are being constructed as you read this post. It’s called the Broadgate Tower, located at the outskirts of London‘s finance district near East London. The cost of building this skyscraper came to around 240 million and it took around 4 years (2005-2009) to build it. Apparently ancient artefacts were found at the location during the building of the tower which held up the construction process for several years. I wonder what they found there, is it geeky that the story reminds me of Ivan Ooze‘s discovery in the Power Rangers Movie? umm yeh.

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Yasmin – Santa Loves R&B Mix

posted by on 22/12/2010

Our interview with her is coming, real soon. Early next week at the latest. Yesterday was the multi-talented singer/DJ‘s 22nd birthday and instead of us giving her gifts, she gave us an early Christmas present in the form of a R&B mix. I’m on my 2nd play of this 40 minute mix featuring 22nd tracks, it’s pure dopeness from start to finish. Well after the first track which I’m not really feeling to be honest, the rest is pure fire; the finest classic R&B from the nineties and early 00′s. She’s not Yasmin the DJ or Yasmin the singer; she’d prefer to be known as ‘Yasmin‘. The mix features songs from N.E.R.D. to SWV to LL Cool J‘s ‘Doin’ It’. Stream & download after the cut.

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Sign Up For London 2012 Tickets

posted by on 22/12/2010

2012 Olympics doesn’t feel a lifetime away any more and if time flies as fast as it has done this past year then we’ll be in 2012 in no time. A few months ago I wasn’t even sure if I would still be in London when the Olympics kick off but I’ve changed my mind since so guys are going to have to bare with me for a few more years. I’m a bit late with this post but on 20/12 (notice the date?) the registration for tickets opened up. You won’t be guaranteed tickets as it’s purely registering your interest for them, it’ll keep you up to date with the Olympics happenings and when the tickets actually become available, you’ll be first to know. Hope on after the cut to find out how you can sign up.

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190. Outside Spitalfields Market | LDN.365

posted by on 21/12/2010

A few days back I received a comment for a rather ignorant blogpost I wrote on the Portobello flats, it’s mainly because of my lack of historical knowledge so I have decided from this point onwards I’ll try provide more history to each location I feature as well as links to where you can read more. We can never know too much. This was taken outside the world-famous Old Spitalfields Market located in East London, it’s home to a great creative community which is renowned for it’s interiors, fashion, the arts and food. They have a great selection of independent shops and stalls where all ya’ll individualists can pick up some dope stuff. Read more on the history here. I’ll nip down there and feature the actual market soon.

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WikiRebels: The Documentary

posted by on 21/12/2010

As you would know, the news on WikiLeaks continues to build everywhere…tv, internet. For those that don’t: WikiLeaks is an organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and leaks. In light of these arising issues, SVT a Swedish Television Network put together that follows Julian Assange (founder) and his team travel off to visit the countries at which WikiLeaks operates – the film thoroughly explores the background of the organisation. Watch the full documentary after the cut.

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All About The Girls?

posted by on 21/12/2010

If there’s one thing the UK music industry does not lack, it’s female vocalists. From Adele to Duffy, Pixie to Ellie, you can take your pick. if you asked me to pick a top 3 I would reply “only 3, because I can make a top 10″. My favourite female singers in the UK are Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Eliza Doolittle too name just a few. The reason I could name a top 10 so easily is due to the fact that there are so many female singers in the business. All tick different boxes and have all shared critical and commercial success between them.

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda | Christina Aguilera Edition

posted by on 21/12/2010

Christina Aguilera may have hit a major speed bump in her music career as of last but that does not take away the fact that she is one of the worlds’ greatest vocal talents. Her powerful, emotive, soulful yet sometimes soft voice may not be what it once was due to over straining and excessive screaming/shouting but we can deny that it has brought up joy on many occasions. Dirty, Beautiful, Genie In A Bottle and Lady Marmalade are some of her biggest hits but let’s not forget an album consists of more than one song and not every song gets its shine. On the flipside are a few tracks that I think should and could have been potential singles.

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