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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 […]

Throwback Thursday

posted by on 19/04/2012

I remember blasting this tune out loud in the summer of 06 so when I stumbled across it in my iTunes library naturally I cranked up the volume. The way I was singing this song in my room this morning as if I wrote the damn thing. Having filled my ears with this musical goodness I now pass it on to you to experience the same joy it gave me. Collie Buddz‘Come Around’ after the cut.

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iPod Magic | Marco Tempest – The Magic Of Truth And Lies

posted by on 18/04/2012

This clip has been around for a minute now but since my eyes only came across it a few days ago I thought i’d share it with y’all. I have a feeling Y&Y homie Von Majik is gonna love this if he hasn’t seen it already. Macro Tempest is a techno-illusionist who combines the art of magic and illusions with the use of technology. In this clip using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion. He captures the audience with his stage presence and apparent ability to manipulate the screen of an iPod. What he displays here is something that I have never seen before but would definitely love to see again, maybe next time in person.

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Smallest Billboards In The World | LEGO

posted by on 18/04/2012

Lego, lego, lego. I honestly think most of design skills came from years of playing with the LEGO blocks. The little blocks will always have a special place in my heart. In fact, my otherhalf even bought me 2 little figurines last week! it’s the little things, you see. Speaking of little things, if you happen to walk around central London, be sure to keep an eye out for these miniature billboards placed around the city by LEGO to promote the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The billboards are about a foot tall and made completely out of lego, most likely stuck together using super glue otherwise I’m sure every other drunken yob would attempt to smash into pieces. More on the reverse.

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TNT Belgium Ad Campaign | "Push to Add Drama"

posted by on 18/04/2012

All this drama you’re about to watch is the result of a well-executed campaign in support of a new channel in Belgium, TNT. The ad supposedly takes place in the middle of a ‘little town in Belgium, in a little square where nothing ever happens’- a big red button clearly labelled ‘push to add drama’ is placed in the square awaiting an inquisitive passerby to press it. When someone finally pushes the button, all hell breaks loose as an ambulance unit dropping a man on a stretcher leads to a bicycle accident which then leads to a full on brawl and then some! It’s just brilliant, a really amusing ad/pr stunt that if done in London probably would have lead to all sorts of problems. It only launched last week and has already achieved an impressive 23million hits on youtube and it’s now the 2nd most shared ad ever; watch it after the break.

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FutureCinema | Bugsy Malone – Review

posted by on 17/04/2012

As soon as we alighted at Limehouse station, I was happy I made my way through typical London weather to take Bangs up on her invitation to the FutureCinema production of Bugsy Malone. FutureCinema bridge the gap between theatre and cinema. Intelligently breaking down the fourth wall normally dislocating cinemagoers from totally immersing themselves in movie before them.  Future Cinema aim to explore an entire interaction, which allows you to see your favorite musical in a whole new light. Literally.

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Eargasms

posted by on 17/04/2012

Better late than never, right? Spent most of the day in bed, attempting to do work ‘work’, enough of my moaning. Let’s get down to the music, hop on after the cut for a few choices from Tara, DJB and myself.

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Martin Turner – Cinematic Photographs Of The UK

posted by on 16/04/2012

Incredible! *coughs + blows nose* coming down with a chest infections and a flu at the same time? Only me, need to rest more often. I seemed to have forgotten about it the past few weeks but what am I meant to do? Seeing photographs like the ones in this post just forces me to get out there and capture some of my own. You know how we always talk of ‘can’t wait to get out of the country’, well I think I need to take more weekends off and outside of the CITY. Bristol-based Martin Turner has photographed breathtaking landscape imagery of the UK’s best architecture and nature spots. I don’t even know where half these places are, the colours and overall composition of the photographs make it look like rich oil paintings. Have a gander at the rest after the cut.

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Utopia | A Competition For Young Artists

posted by on 16/04/2012

The theme over at Soho Theatre this summer has been set, Utopia. Throughout the season you’ll be able to catch a nice selection of short pieces based on this theme; plays will be written by a range of emerging and well established play-writes. As a supplement to the positive vibes of ‘Utopia‘, Soho Theatre are looking for 6 young artists to join in on the fun with accompanying visual art-works relating to the theme. The theatre are looking for people under 26 living, working or studying in London to submit their own original art work that best represents ‘Utopia’- these pieces will go up around the theatre between May and July this year. Interested? More info on how to apply and what you get in return after the break.

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Holi

posted by on 15/04/2012

Apologies for the lack of posts in the past few days and weeks. I’m going to change that this week, even if it means I have to stay up til stupid o’clock. One of my favourite creative beings, I was going to use the term film maker but he’s much much more than that. Salomon Ligthelm of ligthelm.tv did the sound for this video from The Variable/The Mill. It captures the very essence of the Hindu festival of colours, Holi. It’s been filmed in super slowmo, Twixtor perhaps? Having being born and raised a Hindu, I’d love to photograph this tradition and capture life + culture back home. Boy, these guys are brave – imagine £5000+ kit with powder PAINT flying around. I’d cry, all in the name of ART though. Beautiful, watch on the reverse.

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Philosophy + Typography = Posters

posted by on 15/04/2012

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using and abusing Amazons 1-click purchase mechanism – it’s deadly and way too EASY to spend moneys like that. You would think Kindle books were a hella lot cheaper, right? Not really, just a few quid off the book retail price. Anyway, digressed a teeny bit. My main focus has been on psychology and philosophy books – the former for marketing purposes, helps to understand the multiple human ways of thinking when creating campaigns and the latter just because. It’s always intrigued me. Chicago-based graphic designer Max Temkin has created a series of posters using quotes from some of the world’s greatest philosophers; it’s actually a KickStarter project where backers have pledged over $15k for his hand-made screen prints. Wow. More on the reverse.

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