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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 […]

When Chaplin Met Gandhi

posted by on 31/08/2012

What happens when two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century meet? When Chaplin met Gandhi chronicles Gandhi’s visit to the East End in 1931 where he spent a total of twelve weeks meeting with the local residents, including the youngsters of Kingsley Hall. Compelled by Gandhi’s ethos, Chaplin arranged for the two to meet. Initially dismissed by Gandhi’s entourage, the two were brought together in one of the most fascinating and unlikeliest of meetings in human history. More after the break

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River Island Holloway Road Collection

posted by on 31/08/2012

The Holloway Road collection is named after the location of the first River Island store in 1948… you learn something new every day! River Island are going for the rough and ready vintage style with a twist, featuring Japanese technique wielding hard-wearing denim (selvedge maybe), vintage work wear and of course some tailored pieces. As per the lookbook, the line consists of denim jackets, casual patterned jumpers, tweed jackets and print shirts with contrast collars. The lookbook has been shot in standard River Island fashion, not amazing but equally not bad- the styling of some of the looks are winning. More imagery

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Y&Y 30 Seconds | Derek

posted by on 30/08/2012

What can I say about young Derek-san? He’s the first black Japanese dude I’ve ever come across. The first time I met him, we spoke for about 4 hours about all things Japan, fashion, style, photography, art – basically everything Y&Y stands for and that’s how I knew he’d fit right into the family. In the past few months, he’s travelled from fashion week to NYC to Japan and more, an inspiring journey of self-discovery that many would envy. Hop on after the cut for 30 seconds; find out what about London inspires him and more.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 30/08/2012

I’ve been listening to Sade a lot this week so it’s only right that I dedicate this week’s throwback to them.. yes they’re a band named after the lead singer. This pick is the opening track to their fourth studio album, ‘Love Deluxe‘ and it’s called ‘No Ordinary Love‘. With it’s atmospheric arrangement, snaky bassline and Sade’s mezmorising vocals; I am in love with her this record, it’s timeless. Listen after the break.

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Nike Sportswear – Pinnacle Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

posted by on 30/08/2012

Nike Sportswear is the brand’s premium sportswear range, why? Because it combines luxury sportswear with advanced sports technology that focuses refined silhouettes with distinctive details and innovative fabrics. This Autumn/Winter collection is without a doubt the best yet as I feel some of the previous collections haven’t quite got the balance between style and sport right. All premium everything, it’s crafted with the Nike ‘DNA’ apparently as it has been inspired by the brand’s running roots. The collection also takes inspiration from classic pieces and evolving them into sophisticated, sport-infused attire. Props to the stylist, more on the reverse.

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Music Video | Sigur Rós – Dauðalogn

posted by on 30/08/2012

Otherworldly and ethereal were the words I used to describe this Eargasmic track from Sigúr Rós. It’s just magical. As part of their promotion for the Valtari project, the Icelandic band gave budgets to 8 film makers to produce whatever they felt was fitting to their respective song. Henry Jun Wah Lee and I are clearly on the same wavelength as his film for Dauðalogn consists of slow fluid shots of the starry sky and some of nature’s beauty which include landscapes and different textures. To many, this may come across as a tad boring but I suggest you put away your phones and full screen this video for 6:43 . Enjoy.

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Springtime with Obaachan by Andy Ellis

posted by on 29/08/2012

Springtime with Obaachan is a short film by Andy Ellis, an Australia based illustrator and photographer. Andy created this video from his trip to Japan, featuring an elderly woman and what seems to be her grand daughter. The beautifully shot piece illustrates how important family and home life is as the pair are seen bonding and embracing their surroundings; I especially love the shots of the water in the spring, it has a calming effect. Also… is it just me that fancies sushi rice after watching that?!

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The Power of Facebook Advertising

posted by on 29/08/2012

If you were to multiply the UK’s population by ten, you would still need to add over 300 million people to that figure just to equal the amount of active Facebook users. Think that’s crazy? Then this pleasing on the eye infographic courtesy of Facebook Studio will make for some very interesting reading for you. That is despite this timely campaign being aimed at businesses with the power to soften the blow of Facebook’s rapidly plummeting share price since listing on the Nasdaq in May. Nevertheless, this does go a long way to reminding us just how widely used Facebook has become around the world. Check the full poster under the hood.

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Hand Drawn Map of London by Jenni Sparks

posted by on 28/08/2012

Came across this brilliant print and must have it on my wall! Jenni Sparks has collaborated with Evermade to create the definitive culture map of London. The hand drawn map meticulously highlights the London boroughs and neighbourhoods complete with the quirky in-the-know hallmarks and landmarks that make the city so unique. Full of fun facts such as celebrity birthplaces, local markets, social stereotypes, favourite pubs – they are all on there… Hopefully you’ll be able to spot your London haunts!

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Short Film | Cardy Films – Alone

posted by on 28/08/2012

It’s been a little while since I featured one of Olan’s films, his latest short film collaboration with screenwriter Ola Masha dropped last week. He actually sent me a preview of this a few days prior to the release, let’s just say it’s NSFW and I had to YOLO it at the office to watch it. Looking all shifty and sketchy in case someone caught me watching a scantily clad woman walking around her apartment getting dressed haha. However the film isn’t just about the woman getting ready, it’s much much deeper than that – it’s a short tale about a beautiful, yet deeply flawed socialite.. I wonder how many of you will actually clock on to what it’s about before the end? It may fly over your head, head on after the jump and pay attention.

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