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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 […]

Eargasms

posted by on 31/10/2011

We are back once again with the next instalment of Eargasms, again apologies for the later than usual reveal but in the words of Daley “good things come to Those Who Wait” (as a bonus listen to Daley’s Those Who Wait here). We almost never produced Eargasms this week but then I thought that it would be a shame not to so I took over and selected all the songs myself. I’m not gonna lie, i’m not in love with every track but they are all tracks that will be lodged into my iTunes library. Head on after the cut for some musical goodness. 5 tracks to start your week off the right way.

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How To Make It In America – S02E05 Stream

posted by on 31/10/2011

I haven’t watched this myself but you know me, always will to share so here you go. I’ve spent the past hour trying to get rid of a STYE that has randomly appeared on my left eye. Rude. I can barely open that eye at the moment. Might have to make myself an eye patch for the commute, guess I could pull it off because it’s Halloween today?! Le sigh. My plan is to run to Selfridges and buy a pair of glasses. Tom Ford. No prescription so I can wear it just for fashion/hiding stye purposes. Ya dig?

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Dope Quote #23

posted by on 31/10/2011

Beautiful. Finding your purpose is oh so key, I know so many people who have graduated but have no clue of what to do with their lives. I was blessed to know the direction I was heading in by the end of 2nd year at university. Just by knowing what I wanted to do, I used that passion looked for inspiration; reading, browsing, visiting places, talking to people in the industry, even just blogging on here and seeing the site grown has given me visions of what I want to do in the future. What I can achieve, in a way – the journey so far has just further defined my purpose. Don’t just sit behind a computer and search for ‘marketing industry jobs’ – get out and do something about it. After all word of mouth advertising is still the most effective and you are a BRAND. Happy Monday.

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Framed | An iPhone 4S Short Story

posted by on 31/10/2011

Not that I am due for upgrade anytime soon, but I was amongst the group of people that were slightly disappointed about the fact that Apple deprived the world of the iPhone 5, however after watching this short film- it seems the iPhone 4S isn’t that much of a cop out….well this along with the “life changing” Siri. What you see before you has been shot on an iPhone 4S in its entirety, the 3 minute film was edited using Final Cut Pro 7.

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Shoparazzi – Never Miss A Sale

posted by on 31/10/2011

Love Christmas but hate breaking the bank? Sample sales are the place to go. The only issue is trying to find them. Only a handful are PR’d excessively, i.e. American Apparel Flea Market & Urban Outfitters. Solution: Shoparazzi iPhone App developed by the good folk over at Geocast. I actually beta tested this app a few months ago but to be honest, back then I wasn’t all too impressed by it. More on the reverse.

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I Believe I Can Fly

posted by on 30/10/2011

Holy Moly. This is absolutely insane, I have new found respect for the French after watching this video haha. I’ve never seen this type of craziness before, ‘Skyliners‘ – a group of French pioneers in highlining. An activity that is a combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking. I’d add sky diving and a super hero complex to that list. MADNESS! I can’t even jump from 6 steps up my staircase let alone a 20,000ft mountain. They travel from Chamonix in France to the skyscrapers of Paris and then to the incredible cliffs and fjords of Norway. Watch the video on the reverse, you’ll be blown away. Guaranteed.

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Microsoft's Productivity Future Vision

posted by on 30/10/2011

I know a lot of people will be mind blown by this video, I’m not. I don’t know if anyone else has watched Microsoft‘s surface video from a few years back? They basically said it would be EVERYWHERE by this time but um, where is it? but we have seen some solid advances in recent years just look at the emergence of the tablets. I do see something like the mobile phone in this video happening in the near future. Right now all phones seem to all offer the same thing, the handset; we need something revolutionary. Siri is a step in the right direction but even that is far from new, voice recognition technology has been around for a whole minute. This video portrays how future tech will help us make better use of time, attention and strengthen relationships by getting things done at home, work and on the go.

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Anatomy Of An Agency

posted by on 30/10/2011

Some Sunday giggles for all those working in the ‘industry’. If you’re working at an agency/worked at one then you can RELATE and fall off your chair in laughter because most of this is true. This was actually created by Big Orange Slide which is a blog run by the good folk over at GRIP limited – such an amazing way of PRing yourself. A blog that solely focuses on dope infographics, the typography and copy are immense. Do check out their website. I’ve been inspired, especially since I’ve been placed in charge of my work place’s website. Which I really should get a move on with…infographic on the reverse.

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FourTwoFour on Fairfax | Sneaker Crowns

posted by on 29/10/2011

I’ve been slacking on the blog this week. Mainly because my job has taken priority and these past 2 weeks have been killer. I’ve found myself managing a big account’s campaigns, never expected that to happen so soon but definitely a learning curve. I probably learnt more in the fortnight than I ever did it at university. OKAY DIGRESSED a little bit, this post is about a concept shop in LA that my friend put me onto way back in August. In fact, I spotted him wearing one of the accessories first and asked where he got it from. They’re nothing too fancy but a great addition to any outfit. A little bit of personalisation goes a long way. Continues after the cut.

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Topshop Spring/Summer 2012 Preview

posted by on 29/10/2011

I headed down to Topshop’s S/S12 press day with a colleague yesterday – you might be wondering ‘why is Yin going to womenswear press days?’. For the freebies and food of course, no I kid. My friend who invited me to my first ever press day a few years back is now working at Topshop….so put 2 and 2 together! The collection is full of colours, vibrant prints & extravagant patterns which all seems like natural progression from excessive colour blocking in SS11. This collection seems like it was inspired by 80s/90s sportswear, Fresh Prince vibes throughout. More on the reverse.

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