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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 […]

Alexander Koshelkov's Photoshop Speed Painting

posted by on 19/06/2012

I thought I was half-decent at Photoshop till I watched this. This Russian artist’s photo manipulation skills are second to none – the speed in which he works is also something else. Alexander Koshelkov makes it look so easy in this YouTube speed painting clip, adding a layer upon layer of multiple images that he effortlessly blends in together. Making it look like it was an actual plane crash in the middle of a motorway. Mind blowing! you HAVE to watch the video on the reverse to see what I mean.

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Brainchild Festival

posted by on 19/06/2012

Man, I have to give it up to this group of young people for daring to dream big and making it happen. Sometimes even money isn’t an issue when you have the vision and are willing to put in the hard work to make it come to life. This is what Brainchild Festival is all about; founded by a group of socially conscious students who’s goal is to nurture and support local artists in the young musical landscape in Britain, taking a risk and being empowered by current affairs and relevant topics that are relevant to the younger generation. No YOLO nonsense here. More information on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 18/06/2012

Back on that new music grind however this week I embarked on this trek alone. All 5 songs were picked by myself – hop on after the cut to listen & own.

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Civil Rights Photography by Charles Moore

posted by on 18/06/2012

Incredible powerful imagery from photographer Charles Moore, black & white works well for war photography and photojournalism shots. To think all this only took place 50 YEARS AGO – I feel like many of us live with our eyes wide shut of what’s happened in the past and what’s happening right out – institutional racism is still alive. Don’t be fooled by the media. I’m currently on a civil rights tip after watching The Black Power Mixtape documentary which led to me adding a few more books to my never-ending Amazon wishlist. Charles’ photographs are fascinating, he wasn’t afraid to get into the thick of the civil rights action using a short lens. You’ll see shots of protesters being attacked by the pigs, Martin Luther King being arrested, Klu Klux Klan meet-ups and more. Hop on after the cut.

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The Hundreds 2012 Summer Eyewear Collection

posted by on 18/06/2012

Have I ever check for The Hundreds before is the question and No not really is the answer. However I came across their 2012 Summer Eyewear Collection yesterday and fell in love. In love with the creativity of how they chose to present it. This tongue and cheek way a showcasing their new eye frames caught my attention and now I want a pair. Am I easily bought? Have a look at the collection and let me know if I should make a purchase, I fear that i’m more enamoured by the character sketches rather than the frames #Awkward.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion In Video

posted by on 18/06/2012

When Apple release new ish the whole world seems to get geeked and i’m not ashamed to say that this includes me too. Im a sucka for Apple products. I have a Macbook Pro with a perfectly adequate operating system yet I now want the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display and I have been sold on the idea of upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion when it gets released next month. All I have to do now is find the lovely person who is going to pay for these newly acquired desires, any takers? Peep the video that (easily) persuaded my lil brain into wanting Mountain Lion on the flipside

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Film Flashback #6 | Batman Begins

posted by on 17/06/2012

7 years to the day, on June 17 2005 Batman Begins was released in Cinemas

The quintessential superhero origin story, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins reinvigorated the Batman franchise, grounding the costumed vigilante in realism and garnering critical and commercial acclaim in the process. Its influence can now be seen in many a superhero derivation, most recently in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man reboot which is aiming for the darker, grittier tone in Nolan’s Batman saga.  With the highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises just around the corner, now would seem a fitting time to revisit the beginning of Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

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Eastpak – Spins Black | Review

posted by on 17/06/2012

The good folks at Eastpak sent us over this crazy functional luggage that’s ideal for a weekend escape away from the city. I’m mostly impressed by it’s functionality; so many different pockets and compartments for all of our junk plus it can be carried around or worn as a backpack using the straps. Though saying that, I don’t think it’s big enough to fit all your luggage for a proper holiday and it’s way too big to carry on board a flight as hand luggage. Hop on after the cut for more details and on how you can buy.

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Why We Jump

posted by on 16/06/2012

MINDBLOWN. I have absolutely no interest in skydiving which is mainly down to my fear of heights, always thought it was for crazy people. This short film takes on a whole different perspective on the extreme sport, asking the simple question to many professionals ‘Why do you jump?’. Film maker English Jon captures the very essence of the sport, makes me want to try it out!? It looks very liberating and freeing. The sky is one of my favourite things about this planet (I talk as if I’m from Krypton), it’s one of the God’s creations that we’ll never be able to manipulate. Some of the skydive shots are breath-taking in slow motion, watch after the cut. You’ll be in awe.

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Sarah Lee's Underwater Photography

posted by on 16/06/2012

Gosh, from the skies to the depths of the ocean. Another one of nature’s beautiful creations captured exquisitely by photographer Sarah Lee. I’m currently in Sweden – this is a pre-written post, will be back with a bunch of Stockholm shots on Sunday folks. Yang is away in Portugal too! Can you believe Sarah is only 21? Check out her work from when she was 18 here and now have a gander at the ones after the cut. The progression is definitely evident!

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