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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 […]

Make It Count Exhibition @ 1948

posted by on 19/01/2012

So last night, a few of us ventured down to Nike‘s Make It Count exhibition launch in Shoreditch. As you’ve probably realised already, I’m pretty fond of this campaign. So much so that I wrote an essay of a post dissecting each of W+K‘s media channels used for the campaign. You can read it here, if I had the time; I’d have loved to dissect the sociological aspects for using such inspire and motivate methods to grab people’s attention. That would require a hell of a lot research as it’s something that I know very little about. Sigh, I’ve blabbed on. The event was a private viewing of the exhibition space with the photographer Adam Hinton showcasing the Nike athlete portraiture for the campaign. More on the reverse.

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Topman Spring/Summer 2012

posted by on 19/01/2012

Topman have been dropping previews of their Spring/Summer lookbook via Facebook albums over the past week and as usual with the retailer offer a plethora of trends. Whatever your style, Topman usually have something for you. So easy to tell that the refined varsity will be the item that everyone Tom, Dick & Harry that shops there will be wearing. Some of the looks are still somewhat suspect but a hell of an improvement on the previous two lookbooks that DJB posted in a month ago – click here & here. Majorly fond of the patterned tees and shirts but the florals and pastel colours, no thanks. A little too feminine for my liking, hop on after the cut to see the rest of the collection. Right off to work I go!

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Yin Eats: MakeMine Schnitzel

posted by on 19/01/2012

HA. Schnitzel – the word makes me laugh for no reason. I actually thought it was some kind of dog meat :| but the dictionary tells me otherwise: A thin cutlet of veal, usually seasoned, that is dipped in batter and fried. Haha how foolish of me. MakeMine is a bespoke sandwich service that caters to your exact wants and taste buds. I stumbled across it during my second week of work back in June but haven’t been back since. Only down to the fact that I went for the same option twice in a row and the second time I wasn’t too impressed with it. Having not featured it on Yin Eats, I decided to go back and try something different. The Schnitzel.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 19/01/2012

Today was one of those days where I couldn’t decide on what song to use so I decided to call on the help of Yin to help me selected one song out of a possible 4 or 5. We ended up selecting a song but since then i’ve changed my mind and have now selected this Toni Braxton classic (no not that one). Peep what Braxton song I have chosen when you read on.

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Homeless Portraits By Lee Jeffries

posted by on 18/01/2012

WOWOWOWOW. I’ve always said that monochrome photographs have something special about them – so raw, so much emotion and in this case – a hard hitting perspective on the homeless individual’s life. ‘I’m an accountant by profession. Photography is my means of expression. It embodies my beliefs and my compassion. I consider myself lucky at not having to earn a living from it as it allows me free reign to try and help others, and not the selfish needs of a client.’ says Lee Jeffries, incredible. I love when an artist, not just a photographer has a deeper connection with the work that he/she creates. Ultimately that should be the goal of everyone who creates, no more producing meaningless nonsense just for the sake of it! More on the reverse.

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Bally 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection Lookbook

posted by on 18/01/2012

Brown seems to be the colour choice in this Bally 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection Lookbook. Designed by British pair Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler the Swiss brand displays what it has in-store for us in the impending season. The use of leather is very prominent in this collection as is the colour brown, which i mentioned previously. I’ve never really been a fan of brown clothes in all honesty but im not gonna lie a few pieces from this collection could easily find their way to my wardrobe. I Particularly like the outfit on the right in the picture above. Check the rest on the flipside.

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Mujjo Fisheye Lens

posted by on 18/01/2012

The use of camera phones has gone from taking drunken photos on a bender to full on photography, it’s amazing how accessible photography is nowadays. We’ve seen lens attachments for camera phones before so this is nothing new, but the great thing about this one is that it is universal so it’s compatible with most smart phones not just iPhones! Plus it’s super portable, literally unnoticeable and you can even attach it to some built-in webcams….well it works on macs. With a cool fish eye effect, the Mujjo fisheye lens will transform your photos and it will only cost you £10! More info after the break.

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Nike – Make It Count Campaign

posted by on 17/01/2012

So the campaign launched around 2 weeks ago but I held back from posting it till now to see how well the public will receive. With the London 2012 Olympics starting in less than 200 days, what could a super brand that isn’t an official sponsor do to thwart people into thinking that it is one? Create a campaign using key GB sports influencers with a simple call-to-action that urges the public to join in. That’s exactly what Nike has done. I salute you, Wieden + Kennedy London.

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Burberry Prorsum 2012 Autumn/Winter Bag Collection

posted by on 17/01/2012

At first I wasn’t sure if this was a menswear collection or catered towards women but then I got over the fact that the bags look a little feminine and now am in love with the bag that you see in the pic above. Just for the record I can confirm that this Burberry Prorsum set of bags is taken from their 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection. The collection sees them playing with different abstract patterns, textures and materials brought together to provide us with this overall very appealing collection, whilst each bag contains its own appeal and allure. Peep the collection after the cut.

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Daniels | My Best Friend's Wedding/Sweating

posted by on 16/01/2012

My Best Friend’s Wedding/My Best Friend’s Sweating, is a very short film that sees a groom being pep talked by his best man on his wedding day; however the unexpected happens. Now, considering the participants of this creation.. I suppose it’s really not that unexpected just amusingly random. I’ve posted videos by ‘Daniels‘ a few times- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, their creativity and sense of humor is really inspiring and the end product is always great. See Dogboarding (personal favourite from these guys). Watch the film after the break.

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