The Blog Daily inspiration

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 […]

Design Museum | The Way We Live Now

posted by on 24/12/2011

As someone who is passionate about sustainable design, my dissertation (which is due in next month…) focuses on how contemporary interior design has attempted to address issues of eco-design. Sir Terence Conran is a high profile British designer, restauranteur, retailer and writer who is aware of the impact that design decisions have on the environment. He has had more impact than any other designer of his generation on everyday life in contemporary Britain through a series of parallel careers. The Design Museum marks Sir Terence Conran‘s 80th birthday with a major exhibition, ‘The Way We Live Now‘, which covers key areas and themes of Conran’s career whilst exploring his wider impact on British Life. The Design Museum is one of my favourite places in London and if you haven’t been you should definitely check it out!

follow me on twitter

Tom Ford's OWN Visionaries Documentary

posted by on 24/12/2011

I know this has been circulating the interweb for the past day or two and I’m sure most of you have already seen it but I just had to share those of you who haven’t come across it. I spent most of my day relaxing and getting reacquainted with my ps3 before watching this Tom Ford documentary. Remember Oprah’s Masterclass? This a spin-off on that series. This episode features renowned fashion designer, film director and creative genius Tom Ford – the documentary takes us back to his humble beginnings in Texas, NYU days and how he went from there to impacting the fashion worldwide. Tom’s never let anyone into his studio before so this was quite intriguing to see the man at work, his perfectionist ways were inspiring to watch. He’s a workaholic ‘if I’m awake, I’m working’…jeez. Must work harder! doc on the reverse.

follow me on twitter

Grenson For Heritage Research Spring/Summer 2012

posted by on 24/12/2011

Gosh. Collaborations galore, who hasn’t collaborated this year? Jeez. I think I came across the pair above in June when I was shooting at Capsule:Paris for Hypebeast. The red English Dainite sole just flows so well with the tan leather upper – you can tell that sh*t is premium just by looking at it. Heritage Research team up with Grenson to create this fine set of shoes. There’s something so classic and British about each of these silhouettes, especially the bowling shoe. I’m not usually a fan of bowling shoes but something about these just screams sophisticated and classy – might the coloured sole or the suede?! More images on the reverse.

follow me on twitter

Red Stripe – Make Something From Nothing

posted by on 23/12/2011

What’s with alcohol brands and all the art related ventures? Not complaining though. I guess alcohol brands have the money for this type of venture and marketing ploy – Jamaican beer company Red Stripe have launched a series of new cultural project celebrating Jamaica‘s DIY culture. Starting off with a project that recycles used Red Stripe cans from this year’s Notting Hill carnival. They team up with Yuri Suzuki to produce a fully functioning sound sculpture using the cans. DJ Al Fingers play and singer Gappy Ranks give this unorthodox sound-system a run through, check out the results on the reverse.

follow me on twitter | sponsored post

Dinner @ Cuckoo Club

posted by on 22/12/2011

Cuckoo Club just off Regent Street have recently refurbished, the venue has been given a slick new look along with a brand new menu. We were invited to check out the venue and sample the menu, which we made sure of. I’ve been to cuckoo Club for dinner before and I have to say yes the food was great but it left a lot to be desired…portion wise *runs to the gym* but I instantly noticed with the new menu that they have expanded their target audience and decided not to cater only for size zero models.

Follow me on twitter

The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence | Mixtape Download

posted by on 22/12/2011

I had to press pause on Common’s new album, 3 songs in and it was sounding GOOD. One of the better hip-hop releases this year. When it comes to R&B – this year has been all about The Weeknd and Frank Ocean. Abel Tesfaye dropped House of Balloons then Thursday and now the finale to the mixtape trilogy; Echoes of Silence is unleashed on the interwebs, just in time for Christmas. Woah the first track is a cover of Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana and he kills it! download link on the reverse.

follow me on twitter

Marquese Scott Dances @ The Great Wall Of China

posted by on 22/12/2011

This guy is far too talented. DJB posted a video of his months ago and it was one of the most viewed posts that month! why? just watched the video after the cut and you’ll see. His talent is extraordinary and this time he takes it to The Great Wall of China. The dubstep dancer never misses a beat, I just don’t understand how hits every beat/sound/swerve/weird dubstep noise thing perfectly. He doesn’t miss one sound! Watch it on the reverse.

follow me on twitter

Throwback Thursday

posted by on 22/12/2011

Decided to quickly jump at the opportunity to take this post off DJB‘s hands! I was going to go with the first ever track I downloaded illegally off a P2p but it’s Christmas. So it’s only right to take it all the way back to the 70s with this track from Donny Hathaway. You’ve all heard it before, well at least a cover version as everyone from Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross to even Chris Brown have covered this classic. Nothing beats the original. Who’s feeling festive?

follow me on twitter

Exclusive | Project Alfie – Canonball (Cover)

posted by on 22/12/2011

It’s nearly time for the world to hear the Project Alfie mixtape but the key word in this sentence is NEARLY! 5 days are between now and the release date, however we here at Y&Y love to get an early preview so it gives me great pleasure to bring to you a never before heard song from the man himself. I’m not to sure if this song will actually make the cut for the mixtape but in any event Alfie sent me the track to share with y’all. I must admit having heard his great  take on the Jay-Z classic ‘Dead Presidents’ (listen here) I was very surprised to hear this cover. Although surprised I can abosolutely understand why Alfie decided to record this track for us, originally recorded by Damien Rice ‘Canonball’ has seen a surge in popularity and is currently sitting atop of the charts thanks to X-Factor winners Little Mix. Hear how alfie fares on the track after the cut.

follow DJB on twitter, add him facebook

Topshop Christmas Lookbook

posted by on 22/12/2011

I’ve actually not had the chance to go shopping in what feels like ages. Not even online! Final year has taken over my life. Hoping to book another Topshop Personal Shopper appointment in the new year. Topshop‘s Christmas Lookbook has thirty eight very different outfits to inspire you. Check it out on the flipside.

follow Annabel on twitter