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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 […]

Film Review | 21 Jump Street

posted by on 15/03/2012

It would seem that more and more animated directors are successfully making the transition to live action. Last year, Brad Bird impressed with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and just this month Andrew Stanton did a fine job with John Carter. Now it’s the turn of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, famous for 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as they attempt to breathe new life into 80’s TV show 21 Jump Street. Ditching the drama for some R-rated humour, is this revamp an unlikely comedic hit?

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MIXTAPE | Teyana Taylor – The Misunderstanding Of Teyana Taylor

posted by on 14/03/2012

This mixtape came out yesterday I believe however I did not want to overload the site with mixtapes, I wanted to let Josh Osho and his ‘The Manifesto’ EP have it’s shine. Now it’s time turn your attention to Teyana Taylor and her latest musical offering ‘The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor’. From the title I think you can already tell that she is majorly influenced by Miss Lauryn Hill and the influence in not just in the title but throughout the mixtape, as you will hear. I’ve only been able to skim through the tape so am not in a position to give a full review and verdict so i’ll let y’all tell me what you think of it. Although it must be said that I think ‘DUI‘ is my favourite track. Have a listen in full and download when you read on.

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Dining @ Cau Restaurant | Guildford

posted by on 14/03/2012

Went down to Guildford to eat at Cau restaurant. Cau, pronounced ‘cow’ specialise in Argentine steaks and owned by the same company that bring us the swanky bar/eatery that is Gaucho, the restaurant use the same quality of beef. Based just a little outside of London in Guildford, if you’re around then you need to visit- or else you’ll have to take a small trip if you fancy eating here! I’m mac-less at the moment so photos by A Lady In London

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Here Is London By Mark Neville

posted by on 13/03/2012

U.K.-based Mark Neville has captured London in a very different light. I don’t quite know how to explain if I’m honest, he’s gone about photography awkward social situations around the city. For example, the one woman in the crowd at Boujis – you already know what kind of place this is from the name, a pretentious Kensington club. From December 2011 to January 2012, Mark traveled around the city capturing the most diverse set of photographs from nightlife, to kids playing, banking and communities. I don’t know what it is about this set of photographs, they just look so raw and natural. In fact you would never guess that these were taken in 2011/2012 – looks like the 80s to me! hop on after the cut.

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Stööki x Kusama x Louis Vuitton @ TATE Modern

posted by on 13/03/2012

I met Quincey a while back, think it was 2 years ago at the Vice Creator’s Project launch. I didn’t actually realise what he did till last year, he’s the creative strategist behind independent jewellery and apparel label, Stööki. You’re probably thinking ‘Blah, yet another London-based clothing label‘ – they’re different, like no other just by the way they present themed collections through the usage of interactive art, immersive events and social media. 2012 seems like its going to be a big year for them, teaming up with TATE Modern and Louis Vuitton to host a workshop as part of a day of immersed activities. This will include transforming the famous Turbine Hall into a UV themed silent disco with interactive art installations that rely on the use of social media, live performances and artist led workshops. This event sounds EPIC! Good to see a brand go about doing things their OWN way and not conforming to the usual ‘free drinks + music’ event. Think different, think big. More on the reverse.

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Josh Osho – The Manifesto EP | Download

posted by on 13/03/2012

Unhealthy is the only word that can describe the amount of times I’ve played Josh Osho‘s ‘Saved Me‘ song with Etta Bond. It’s looking at 100 plays in under 36 hours, digged the song so much that I ended up ripping it using Audacity instead of waiting 2 days to download the whole mixtape for FREE. The soulful south Londoner’s hugely anticipated ‘Manifesto EP‘ is here. Read on to listen & download.

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Dope Quote #41

posted by on 12/03/2012

Came across this quote on Twitter yesterday via @JoshOshoMusic. I couldn’t agree more, reality check for me as I’ve spent a little too much recently. Must learn to transfer money into my savings account as soon as I get paid from work/freelance. Short term materialistic wants will be ruled out that way, you always have a choice. In the end, those choices will define who you are and your path. Keep focus on the end goal as reaching that will be truly satisfying – impulse purchases for self satisfaction is only short term. Sacrifices have to be made! Read our interview with NY-based photographer Andre Wagner – his words will inspire you this morning. Enjoy – have a great week!

If you want the hi-res version of the image above, click here. I used a photograph that I snapped inside a Church in Rome.

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Eargasms

posted by on 12/03/2012

Back once again with another instalment of EARGASMS. This one is special to me as it’s the first time I have assembled this post in full and let me tell you it’s no mean feat, this is effort lol. Having spent what seems like a 100 years writing this post I demand you read it lol. Na i’m playing but seriously if you enjoy a great selection of music then head on over to the other side to feast your ears on some new ish.

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Sweeping Beauty | Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

posted by on 12/03/2012

Flabbergasted. Beautiful typography and guess what? He’s done it all just using a BROOM and WATER. *takes several seats* Did you double-take what I just wrote? Yep I know. It’s crazy, renowned artist and designer Niels Shoe Muelman does it again with his latest Calligraffiti effort in Singapore. Monday’s are inspiration day here at Y&Y – I want you to all go away with some form of creative stimulus for the week ahead. Watch Niel’s masterpiece on the reverse and get creating!

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Clarks Sportswear 2012 Collection @ Foot Patrol

posted by on 12/03/2012

Who would have thought the brand most of you refused to wear as a child would evolve in such a way in the past few years?! The creative director deserves props and a big ass paycheck. They’ve managed to successfully make Clarks ‘cool’ again with the help of key influencers around the world, branding specialists and last but by no means least, Vybz Kartel. Foot Patrol held the launch event for the new collection that fuses their shoe making heritage with modern sport tech, using high quality materials and construction to create a collection of a ultra lightweight footwear. The sole is almost as light as a running shoe, not kidding you! More on the reverse.

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