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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 […]

The Artist | Short Review

posted by on 24/01/2012

Silence is golden, but it certainly is not a quality that many of us are used to when we think about 21st century cinema. It is often the famous film quotes, memorable dialogue and one liners from actors that we celebrate. Perhaps this is the reason why many Hollywood producers and critics were initially cynical about the success of Michael Hazabavicius’s latest black and white silent film ‘The Artist’. But the film has proved them wrong. With 3 Golden globes, a Producers Guild award, 12 Bafta nominations and inevitable Oscar nominations to its name, ‘The Artist’ is enjoying huge success. I went to watch the film last week not really knowing what to expect but I certainly enjoyed what I felt was an ‘experience’ and came out feeling nostalgic about all that embodies 1920s cinema. Short review after the jump.

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Charlie Chaplin's Speech In The Great Dictator | 1940

posted by on 23/01/2012

AMEN! I don’t really want to add any words to this post. I just want you ALL to watch and digest – this is dope quote (speech) for the week. With everything that’s going on around us – the corruption, hate, poor economic climate, wars and so on. That list could continue forever, depressing right? Charlie Chaplin was renowned for his B&W silent movie roles but he steps up and delivers one of the most poignant speeches I’ve ever heard in The Great Dictator. This film came out in 1940, scary that this is probably more relevant to current times. More on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 23/01/2012

Incredibly dope selection of music for you after the cut. Handpicked by 4 members of the Y&Y family – don’t delay, hit read more and play. Eargasmic.

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Burberry Black Label 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Lookbook

posted by on 22/01/2012

I’m a few days behind with all my posts but as the saying goes it’s better to be late than never right? Take a look at this lookbook from Burberry for their Black Label 2012 Spring/Summer Collection. The collection looks pretty cool but i’m not sure if that is because the lookbook is monochrome, I feel like things always look better when set to black and white. As with every Burberry collection a version of their classic trenchcoat makes an appearance alongside slim-fit blazers, pencil cut trousers and other pieces. The collection is exclusive to Japan however i’m sure there’ll be a way to get your hands on it should you be resourceful. Peep the rest of the collection after the break.

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Video Jukebox – Week 2

posted by on 22/01/2012

This week kicked off with what’s known as ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday of the month of January every year is meant to be the most depressing day of the year; the weather is frightful, you’re just about scraping through to your next payday and a whole load of post-Christmas/NYE anti-climax nonsense is the “scientific reasoning” behind the namesake. I’m not sure about you guys, but this week sucked for me. Luckily I have some video gems from the likes of Lianne La Havas, The Bullitts, Santigold, The Internet and Nicki Minaj in this weeks Video Jukebox which should excite your aural and visual senses and hopefully lighten up your day a little! This week I included social media and iTunes links (if available). Hit the jump to see what I chose :-)

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Film Review | Shame

posted by on 21/01/2012

Addiction has been dealt with in a myriad of styles by many different directors; alcohol, drugs and smoking obsessions have all been depicted numerous times on the big screen. It is noticeable then, that when comparing sex addiction to these obsessions, it has not been shown nearly as much in film. This is arguably a reflection of our modern society, as there is almost a taboo-like trait surrounding sex addiction. And yet, it’s the subject matter of choice that ambitious director Steve McQueen has decided to unabashedly tackle. It’s also McQueen’s second feature, a follow-up to 2008’s Hunger (also starring Michael Fassbender), and it is one which is sure to be unavoidably divisive, particularly in its many graphic scenes. Does Shame penetrate the mind as well as the body? Read on for my review.

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Nike+ Fuel Band

posted by on 20/01/2012

Style counts hence why I don’t compromise my style by going to the gym and embarrassing myself. I kid, honestly. On the side of Make It Count campaign, Nike was secretly hyping up its latest addition to its innovative Nike+ technology – the FuelBand. Remember the Live Strong/Stand-Up/Speak Up bands that were all the rage back in A-level days – it fits exactly like that but has the tech to provide a common metric as it tracks ALL your physical activities. Nike+ tech originally started out as product made especially for runners but the FuelBand tracks what the brand calls NikeFuel (what’s with the lack of spacing!?), which lets folks compare a football match to skateboarding. It’s basically gamifying all your activities; enabling us to measure up and compete with our friends who specialise in others. Nice. More on the reverse.

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Apple iPad iBooks 2 App

posted by on 20/01/2012

Is there any market that Apple aren’t going to dabble? I have to say i really like the concept of this new app that brings forth a new way for people to engage with textbooks. I remember being at school, I really liked reading textbooks particularly science… never thought something like this would be created. It’s not even just about not having to carry big fat chunky books, it’s about how interactive it is. They’ve really utilised the iPads specs to create something that is wholly interactive, something that offers a more pleasant way of studying including making annotations and watch demonstrations- however the cost of actually having an iPad limits how accessible this app is. If I were lucky enough to own one of these, I may be persuaded to use the iBook 2 app.

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Pop-up Exhibition at O2 Arena

posted by on 20/01/2012

When you visit the O2 Arena next, make sure you have a quick glance at the space outside. You’ll see a selection of cool graffiti pieces designed by a handful of London’s creative youths. In a bid to help promote young talent, Somewhereto_ and The Graffiti Life Company joined forces to run this exhibition that will last for three months with new art work on rotation throughout.  More after the break

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Alexander McQueen 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection Lookbook

posted by on 19/01/2012

Another showcasing of a 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection this time from British label Alexander McQueen. It’s a collection which mostly consists of formal wear pieces from blazers, jackets and vests to suits. The colour palette can only be described as muted. Bright colours and bold patterns are no where to be seen but then I suppose it’s makes sense considering it is an Autumn/Winter collection. The collection as a whole is actually pretty decent and i’m looking forward to seeing some of the pieces up close when they are released. Until then I am restricted to looking at the collection in pictures as are you, so go ahead a check the rest of the collection on the flipside.

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