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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 […]

Cinemagram – Instagram Meets GIFs

posted by on 12/03/2012

Stumbled came across this lovely new application in my inbox a few days ago. Think Instagram with less filters but with short clips. Well not exactly, video that is later turned into a .gif. You can create wonderful Cinemagraphs like the one above, you all know they’re incredible - just click here to see a previous post of mine. I think this app will do somewhat well but I can see people getting bored of this quick as cinemagraphs take a little while to create in comparison to snapping a photograph and putting it through a filter. Download after the cut.

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Video Jukebox Episode 6

posted by on 10/03/2012

Ahh rest assured yinnyangers, after a brief hiatus due to Sky Broadband’s gross incompetence…I’m back and fully equipped with a selection of this weeks best music videos. Due to my disappearance, I snuck in some videos from a couple of weeks back that I felt deserved the Y&Y spotlight – but they’re dope so you won’t mind. With new visuals from KOFBig K.R.I.T, Jesse Boykins III, Usher, Aloe Blacc and Robin Thicke/Lil Payne you guys are in for a treat! Hit the jump for more!

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Film Review | John Carter 3D

posted by on 10/03/2012

A century ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote ‘A Princess of Mars’, the first novel in his Barsoom series. Since then it has gone on to inspire a whole host of films, Star Wars and Avatar among them. Fast forward 100 years later and super fan of the books Andrew Stanton, famous for animated flicks WALL-E and Finding Nemo, has been given a $300 million budget and the task of bringing Burroughs’ vision to life in his first live action feature. Is it a success, or has the originality of Burroughs’ story been bled out in the years it’s taken John Carter to get to the big screen?

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Rocawear Footwear 2012

posted by on 09/03/2012

‘Jay-Z founded, urban clothing blending street styles and runway’ – that’s the tagline the brand STILL uses on its out of date website. It’s interesting to see the brand change direction with this new set of refined footwear. It’s getting there but still in my eyes, far away from reaching its target. Few changes here and there would improve the shoes vastly. I’m not too sure about the worn out upper either, it makes it look a little too used for me. What do you think? Maybe they’re trying to play on the whole ‘urban/street‘ aspect by making the shoes a little dirty. More on the reverse.

UPDATE: I’ve just been informed the brand are completely changing their direction for their European markets, check out their brand spanking new website. It’s dope.

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Nike 1948 iPad Magazine – Issue 3

posted by on 08/03/2012

Afternoon. Hope you’re all well and dandy? *don’t ask why I intro’d the post like that*. I managed to get my hands on 1948‘s upcoming issue of their magazine on the iPad. For those that don’t know about the magazine, it focuses on celebrating the future of sport; an expression of the bold experimentalism of the next generation. Pretty much like Y&Y but sports orientated. You already know the visuals are going to be beautiful, it’s Nike – they don’t do half-arsed attempts when it comes to branding. More on the reverse.

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The Kooples | Sport Collection

posted by on 08/03/2012

Quite some time has passed since Yin’s introductory post on the Kooples brand. The French brand have certainly gone from strength to strength by establishing themselves in the upper echelons of British high street fashion with over 20 stores in London alone now, not to mention department store concessions. I have always been a big fan of the Kooples clothing and really value the few pieces I have bought from the store. The branding based on the couples theme has always been strong and instantly recognisable so it is perhaps not surprising that the direction for the branding of the new sport collection completely works too. Who better to have as a face of the French brands sport collection than the iconic Frenchman Eric Cantona? More after the cut

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Tendence Watches

posted by on 08/03/2012

I photographed these watches back in January but delay pon delay meant I didn’t get to release it for 3 months. Tendence watches have an unique contemporary dimension that fuses innovation with fine design. The attention to detail in the watch face is what originally grabbed my attention; you can see the clear Italian inspiration there with tri-case design. The brand has only been around for just over half a decade and have yet to break into the UK market. Hop on after the cut to see and read more about the brand.

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Happy New @ Old Red Lion Theatre

posted by on 08/03/2012

To peck or to be pecked? That truly appears to be the question in this tale of infidelity, trauma and the pecking order. Amidst New Years celebrations, a secret war is brewing. Danny and Lyle relentlessly battle against their tainted past whereby they were abandoned by their mother in a chicken coup for a matter of months.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 08/03/2012

 This week’s throwback is by Lenny Kavitz, taken from his ’5‘ album, the track is about 14 years old and gets major plays in my iTunes- I think this was one of his most successful songs. It’s a very simple song, but it’s the intrumental that chorus that made such a success- I can only admire envy his skills with instruments! If Kravitz does write another album, it ould be good to hear more Rock influenced material like this. Anyway, watch the video for ‘Fly Away‘ after the break, enjoy!

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The Story of Art in the Streets

posted by on 08/03/2012

Art in the Streets‘ is a museum exhibition featuring the history of graffiti and street art held at ‘The Museum of Contemporary Art‘. Yes i’ve cheated a little bit because this is based in the U.S, but it’s quite an interesting video that needed to be shared. Featuring a renowned batch of artistic geniuses like Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Futura and Lee Quiñones; ‘The Story of Art in the Streets‘ is a 30 minute look at the history of street art. Charting it’s development from the 70s onwards, we’re granted insight into how these artists created their work, how they’ve ended up on the wrong side of the law and how the art has evolved over decades. Watch after the break.

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