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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 14/06/2012

For throwback This week I’ve chosen a track from the late 90′s, it’s by someone who is quite highly regarded as one of the best rappers ever.  The record is one of my favourite’s from his library, it samples vocals from Jazz singer Bobby Caldwell and it’s a posthumous record, I’ve given it away with that one! Watch after the break.

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Short Film | Cardy Films – Café

posted by on 13/06/2012

Cardy Films in the house! it’s been a while since I went down to the set of one of Olan‘s films, think the last time was back in February for Joel Baker’s video shoot. Forgot how enjoyable it was and it’s a lot of fun just watching other people do what they love. Olan teamed up with Ola Masha, an immensely talented writer/director who came up with the script for this short. It’s all about a man reminiscing on his night before, play close attention to the conversation. It’s a tale of happenstance, starring actor Edward French and actress Rochelle Neil. You may recognise the pair from a few west end shows! Watch after the cut.

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Three Hundred & Sixty Five

posted by on 13/06/2012

Today marks my 365th day of full-time employment. University seems like a mere distant memory, I still have moments when I have to pinch myself to realise where I am now, a fully fledged adult and definitely loving every minute of it. Considering the present climate, I’m very thankful to have this job. A lot of blessings, more on the reverse.

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Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2012

posted by on 13/06/2012

About to complete a fifth year, Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed showcases work by graduates within the UK. The photographer’s gallery host this event every year to give graduates the chance to showcase their work and develop their photography skills- if your passionate about your photography and need that extra push to get your work out there and better yourself in the process then this is something worth considering. You would need to enter online- passing this stage, your work will be looked at by a panel of judges and then selected finalists will be featured in the final exhibition. This year, finalists will be entered into a newly established mentor-ship scheme. More info after the break.

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Google Earth 3D

posted by on 13/06/2012

Google seem to be doing the most in terms of technological research and innovation. They have decided to really tackle many different avenues that people wouldn’t really expect them to delve into. Improving on their already impressive Google Earth system Google are set to add 3D imagery and creat 3d cities for mobile devices. The new feature will see textured renderings, 3D cityscapes, and buildings that take on distinct and unique characteristics of a particular city introduced to give the audience a more realist view of particular cities. Google aims to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people before the years end.

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Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

posted by on 12/06/2012

I’m sure all of you saw all the tweet rumours yesterday regarding the Margiela for H&M. Unbelievable at first but it’s just been confirmed by the folks at Hennes & Mauritz. They’ve managed to secure the Belgian fashion house into sharing their unconventional minimalist fashion framework with H&M. I’m slyly very happy about this, I say slyly mainly because I know I’m not going go to get my hands on it. It’s like the Yeezy 2 argument all over again, I haven’t got time to be queuing up to make materialistic purchases. Going to need someone at H&M to hook me up with an advance opportunity to purchase the items *coughs*. It’ll be available in selected stores from November 15th, 2012. Hop on after the cut for a few teaser videos.

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Grind London: 'Hot Like Toast' SS12 Collection

posted by on 12/06/2012

Over the past month, ‘Grind London’ have teased their Facebook fans and online audience with snippets of their forthcoming summer collection named, ‘Hot Like Toast’. Consisting of button down shirts, Paisley and Floral prints and screen printed T-shirts featuring tongue-in-cheek slogans and imagery…if the name of the collection didn’t give it away – the ‘Hot Like Toast’ series is certainly British. The materials used in the construction of the shirts and shorts in the collection are made and sourced in Japan, and the brand have focused their core efforts on producing a range that tick all of their boxes “as consumers, designers and a brand”. Hit the jump to see the rest of the collection!

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Eargasms

posted by on 11/06/2012

We’re back, a little later than usual with 5 glorious tracks for your ears to feast on. Hand-picked by myself, Tara and DJB – hop on after the cut to listen & download.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

posted by on 11/06/2012

Dell recently launched one of the lightest ultrabooks on the market, the XPS 13 with a 13 inch screen, solid state drive and an eye popping slimeline appearance has gone down a storm- our friends over at Dell sent us one to test out! Now… I know Dell products haven’t really identified as slick portable machines in the past but it seems the brand is determined to switch things up with this one (and others to come that I can’t talk about) *awkward silence* More after the break.

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Short Film | George The Poet – My City

posted by on 11/06/2012

WOW. Why have I just come across this now? It’s been over 2 weeks since this poem was released on the web. George The Poet, a young Londoner has created this hard hitting spoken word piece looking at the harsh realities of London that’s never really portrayed in the media. Many of us can relate to it, including myself yet most of us chose to forget these parts of London life. It’s a truly amazing poem/short film; certainly current and easily relatable for many of us. Beautifully shot by Deuce Films – it’s simple, stunning and definitely a must watch.

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