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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 […]

Imagine With Lego

posted by on 22/03/2012

Every time I say ‘Lego‘ in my head, I can’t help but think of Chris Brown’s dumbed down version of ‘Let’s go’. Sigh. This is minimalism at it’s best, so simple but yet so easy to decipher. German advertising agency Jung von Matt created this great print campaign to advertise Lego featuring minimalist interpretations of some our most iconic cartoon characters created with Lego blocks. Can you guess the one pictured above? Clue: Doh! See more after the cut.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 22/03/2012

This week’s throwback track has been in my head since the weekend,  it’s an 80′s classic, one of the most popular from that era of music. It’s by British band: Soul II Soul who became quite successful off the back of their hit ‘Back to Life’. Their music was a mix of so many genres, dance, soul, hip-hop everything! You could just say New Jack Swing and save your breathe to be fair. Anyway, today it’s ‘Keep on Movin‘ that I have chosen to throwback; A chilled and uplifting yet ‘two-step-able‘ track featuring soulful vocals from Caron Wheeler. Enjoy

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Twelfth Night @ The Cockpit Theatre

posted by on 22/03/2012

Set amidst the 1920s colonial backdrop of Morocco, lies a tale of love, folly and mistaken identity. Viola finds herself washed up on foreign shores as well as mourning the death of her brother Sebastian who she believes has died at sea. More after the break

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R.Kelly | New Trapped In The Closet Preview

posted by on 22/03/2012

Well I think it’s safe to say everyone knows about ‘Trapped In The Closet‘…? The first 12 chapters came out in 2005 and it was a hit; the only one of it’s kind in the mainstream, R.Kelly wrote some good shhh right there- watching it for the first time, you really were on the edge of your seat. 2 years later the 2nd batch of chapters were realeased, Rolling Stone called it a ‘complex soap opera’.. I agree! So the man himself has confirmed that later this year he’ll be dropping an additional set of videos of course picking up where he left off; i’m scared this is going to go offf the rails and be farfetched but still I cannot wait for it to drop. Watch the promo after the break.

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Typography Round The Block | W1

posted by on 21/03/2012

There’s nothing wrong with an agency promoting themselves in my opinion. I know a lot of people frown upon it and see it as bragging and not needed. Yes, I’m all for the letting your work doing the talking but if you do good work and no one knows you did it?! How are you meant to get the credit that you deserve? Exposure, one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle PR agencies rolled out a little typographic takeover of W1 this week. I noticed it because I work right next door to them! You know me, a lover of simple typography. A bunch of simple black and white type posters across their office windows and a few other buildings in close proximity of Little Portland Street. More on the reverse.

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Mismo Spring/Summer 2012 | Bags & Accessories

posted by on 21/03/2012

Ah, I’ve been sitting on this post for a whole minute. One of my best friends is working over in Belgium at the moment and is in charge of buying brands for his employer’s stores. I tipped him off on Danish luxury bags accessories brand, Mismo. Checked out the collection with my own eyes at Capsule Show in Paris last summer, it’s immaculate – high quality leather and great attention to detail. He ended up making an order for them and I’m still waiting for my freebie.  Ahem. Have a gander at my friend’s imagery on the reverse, tweaked by me.

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Film Review | The Hunger Games

posted by on 20/03/2012

Turning books into films is no easy task. This is especially true of The Hunger Games, the popular Suzanne Collins novel which has sold millions of copies worldwide. As a consequence, there is a loyal fan base itching to see their favourite book accurately brought to life. Whilst an almost unabridged book-to-film transfer is arguably the right way to go sometimes, The Hunger Games boasts some unique opportunities to add and indeed improve on the source material. It is this delicate balance which director Gary Ross has for the most part managed to strike, resulting in an engrossing film which will satisfy readers and non-readers of the book alike.

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Charlie Anderson – Pop Art

posted by on 20/03/2012

Meet mixed media artist, Charlie Anderson. He’s not your average artist, a controversial one it seems from his bio description on his site – ‘Charlie Anderson has pissed off art collectors, curators, graffiti writers, three world-renowned artists, been threatened by a leading London gallerist, and has been punched in the face by an artist from Edinburgh’. His artwork speaks for itself, pop art at it’s finest using spray cans, hair dryers and paint. Incredible right? His work is takes information and imagery from history and all aspects of life, then develops in an almost satirical manner. I do love the worn out, layered advertising effect that he successfully manages to recreate with each page just using paint. No Photoshop. More on the reverse.

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Dope Quote #42

posted by on 19/03/2012

I’ve had a debate on this topic with a plethora of people in the past few weeks. I recently asked my cousin where he’s from and he responded with ‘I’m British‘. Not British INDIAN – I maybe born here and also not be the most ‘indian’ of Indians (read this old post of mine before you continue) but that doesn’t mean I still know where I’m from and how much my ancestors, grandparents and parents have strived to get us here. Some of my friends are for the whole ‘I’m British’ talk, I just can’t. Don’t get me wrong, I love England and don’t see myself going back to the motherland to live for at least a few decades. I just won’t disregard my heritage & culture like that, more on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 19/03/2012

I’m back – think last week’s post was the first ever Eargasms crafted by someone else. So much goodness on the reverse – just click read more and play on the reverse.

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