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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 […]

Dope Quote #42

posted by on 11/04/2012

Recently I asked a few friends about their sources of inspiration and at least 80% of them responded with ‘people’. I’m a firm believer that one person’s story will inspire another to improve his own. On Bank Holiday, I was due to meet a friend at 11am to photograph her for a magazine feature (you’ll see the results soon) but foolishly, I was up till 3am and didn’t end up getting up till the time I had to meet her. Left my home in 15 mins but only to be stuck on the Central Line for 30 mins before eventually hoping out at Bethnal Green for a cab. Yes, I hopped in a cab in LONDON. Must have thought this was NYC or something – ended up costing me £27 to get to Soho Square. I didn’t regret it because the cab driver shared his story with me; about when he spent 22 years in the army, fighting in many wars and units. More on the reverse.

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The Cybertecture Touchscreen Mirror

posted by on 11/04/2012

Technology is becoming a joke now. First Google are playing around with the idea of augmented reality glasses and now Cybertecture introduce a touchscreen mirror that is compatible with apps. Don’t get me wrong I do love a bit of technology but sometimes things can be a little unnecessary however on the flipside if I were rich then i’d buy all the unnecessary gadgets out there. Maybe i’m just in a foul mood while I write this which is why i’m not enthusiastic. What the video provided on the flipside to learn more about the mirror and the technology it possess, more info can be found here

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Eargasms

posted by on 10/04/2012

I’M BACK, will be back to regular posting habits soon. Just been busy working on Photoshop related madness during the past few days. If I’m honest, last week was slow in terms of new music, a fair few of OVERHYPED tracks. Hop on after the cut for some real quality music.

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Video Jukebox Episode 7

posted by on 09/04/2012

Happy Easter Y&Y readers!! Hope you’re all enjoying the last day of your long weekend of over-indulging in chocolate eggs and roasted lamb with your loved ones. Now, before you start guiltily googling “Dukkan Diet” after consuming the equivalent of Beth Ditto’s weight in Thorntons, check out my scoop on this months best music videos. Yes that’s correct, I’ve had to make Video Jukebox a monthly offering as working, attempting to go to the gym, learning to DJ, obsessing over 30 Rock and partying to Hip Hop is taking over my life and trawling the interwebs for the very best visuals is quite time consuming dontchaknow! Anyway, peep the jump for this months pick of videos including Danny Brown, De La Soul, Norah Jones, Odd Future, Kris Kasanova, Willis Earl Beal, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Nemo Achida and xxxy. I’m sure there’s quite a few in there that you haven’t seen yet, and certainly won’t catch on MTV!

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Film Review | Marley

posted by on 09/04/2012

Michael Jackson. Ray Charles. Stevie Wonder. These names often come to one’s mind when thinking of musical greats. Bob Marley is another musical legend who has earned his place in that distinguished pantheon, his many hits still easy listening 30 years after his untimely death. Though there have been many pieces of Marley’s life and music documented since, there are still more than one or two blanks that have not yet been filled. It has fallen to Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) to deliver the definitive documentary Marley so richly deserves, and it is a monumental success.

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The Shard Of Glass | Silent UK

posted by on 09/04/2012

A group of ‘Urban Explorers’ managed to climb to the top of The Shard undetected, the insanity…! I found this website through twitter over the weekend and I’ve read some pretty interesting articles. These guys document and photograph what they call ‘urban explorations’, from what I have gathered- they basically explore places they really should not be exploring…legally. Most recently, they set their sights on London’s very own ‘Shard’. In the article they talk about they infiltrated the presumably secure building site and made their way to the top partly undetected. The article in it self is pretty amusing and the photos are amazing… they’re not super high quality but they sure as hell reinforces the idea of London being gorgeous by night. More after the break.

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Givenchy 2012 Autumn/Winter Footwear Preview

posted by on 07/04/2012

I think I’m gonna need the designers over at Givenchy to go and kick rocks with open toe shoes because this preview into what footwear they will have on offer for us this coming Autumn/Winter season is a HOT MESS! Long time readers will know how much I love my footwear (sneakers in particular) and I can safely say that I get offended when designers produce hideous silhouettes especially if they are going to charge extortionate prices. I’m gonna need for Givenchy to go back to the drawing board and come back with a stellar offering because this right here is anything but stellar. Peep the collection after the cut. *sidenote – they should let me design for them, Y&Y Designs*

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Dave Hill's Black & White Portraiture

posted by on 07/04/2012

Hello, it’s been a while since I last posted someone else’s work to get your creative juices flowing. LA-based photographer Dave Hill beautifully captures a variety of music artists in really crisp 35mm and medium format images. A lot of people use B&W as a scapegoat to save their photographs from extreme noise levels of shooting colour in low-light situations but when done properly like this, it’s incredible. Dave’s renowned for his digital cinematic composites and creative Photoshop skills but with this range of photographs, he strips it all away and let’s the tones & shades do the talking. More imagery on the reverse,  my favourite has to be the G-Unit & Emery shots!

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Film Watch | April

posted by on 07/04/2012

Last month, The Hunger Games satiated everyone’s appetite with an excellent film that started the franchise off well. There’s another delightful smorgasbord of films coming out in April, not least of which a documentary on one of the most impactful musical figures of the 20th century, a film about a prison break with an interesting twist, and a superhero extravaganza everyone’s talking about. Hit the jump for details on these and more.

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Bridge The Gap – We Run BLN

posted by on 06/04/2012

As soon as my gang was greeted by the friendly (and cute!) men at customs in Berlin, we knew the city would be all kinds of hash tag winning. The weather was crisp but our attitudes were warm. We were about to make history and no freezing temperatures were going to spoil our plans. We were in town to run the Berlin Half Marathon. Well they were. Due to an injury, I had to head up the cheer squad. After putting my runners ego on the naughty step, I got on with being the best RDC mascot in town! 200 runners from crews all over the world descended on the city and made sure they repped for their hometowns.

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