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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 […]

Supremebeing – White Canvas Project

posted by on 26/09/2012

In August, we had the pleasure of being in the presence of talented individuals in a secret warehouse location courtesy of the folk at Supremebeing. Real artists are not confined to a ‘canvas’ in the literal sense. Creative freedom and interaction with other inspiring individuals is what the white canvas project is all about. A dozen artists, 3 days and lots of paint. Have a gander at the photo story after the cut

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Google Maps Takes StreetView Underwater

posted by on 26/09/2012

While Apple‘s native Maps apps struggles to locate you in London, Google has taken things to the next level by taking users on an underwater adventure that includes colourful reef fish, coral forests and rare underwater species. The new ocean expansion lets users browse through six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots including the coral reefs in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. All this will be available to people through the Street View feature on the Google Maps app on the iPhone, oh wait – maybe not. You’ll have to user the desktop version iPhone users! click here. More on the reverse.

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Nicolas Ritter's One – A Cinemagraph Project

posted by on 26/09/2012

Meet Nicolas, a freelance student designer who has a passion for photography and illustration. He’s combined his talents to create this striking cinemagraph project which focuses on the individual in a crowd. He recreates what our eye usually sees, one single micro-scene in a crowd as we allow love to hone in on one detail. You’ll have to focus to spot what’s actually moving in some of these cinemagraphs after the cut. All of them were shot in London, see if you recognise a few of the locations!

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Zara Man – September 2012 Lookbook

posted by on 26/09/2012

They’re at it again, another nicely put together lookbook to showcase their new monthly collection for the Zara Man range. Taking more of a classic Gentleman‘s direction with this month’s range in comparison to last month’s pieces which were more summer-y and print incorporated. Autumn is here, layering is back – smile people! Best part of this lookbook, other than the simple and effective imagery is the immaculate styling. They’ve definitely taken inspiration from a certain British luxury brand with the outerwear. More on the reverse.

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Short Film | Puma x ASOS Black – Ox Pixadores

posted by on 25/09/2012

Boom. ASOS Black and Puma have finally unveiled their full length film ‘Os Pixadores‘ after a week or so of heavy paid promoting across numerous sites and blogs. It’s the UK retailer’s biggest menswear campaign since BBH’s self-promoting Urban Tour campaign which wasn’t the best in terms of functionality yet it managed to win awards for it’s design, sigh. They’ve teamed up with Puma to create a stylised documentary based on the heart of the Pixadores culture which is an emerging subculture in Sao Paulo based around graffiti art-form. Most of the artists are young people who have been ignored by society who are looking for a way to give themselves a voice. More on the reverse.

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Y&Y Run Jamaica | Reggae Marathon 2012 Preview

posted by on 25/09/2012

Negril Reggae Marathon

For a while I’ve been documenting my running journey on the site. Still something very new and somewhat alien to me, the challenge of learning to run and the determination of persisting with the form has been seminal for me in the past year, as it’s informed an attitude change in other areas of my life too. Last December, I celebrated my first ‘steps’ towards being a ‘runner’ by visiting Jamaica, the land of my heritage and running 10K in the Reggae Marathon. Easily my best race experience thus far, the only thing I did wrong was not write about it. This time I’m not making that mistake; I’m taking on 13.1 miles (the half-marathon) at Reggae Marathon 2012 this December and I’m keeping the Y&Y readers very much in the know as I run Jamaica! That’s right, I’m taking Y&Y’s running crew Cool Runnings international…

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Introducing Tori Kelly

posted by on 25/09/2012

I have done a few of these posts in the past and every time I do so I get excited about the artist I am writing about. Anyone who has seen some of my tweets over the Olympic period, will have seen me refer to Tori Kelly’s music accompanied with the words “feel good” and “inspiring”. So to a certain extent this Introducing post is long overdue. For those of you that do not know much about the 20 year old California native, check out more info after the jump.

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56th BFI – London Film Festival | 10-21 October 2012

posted by on 24/09/2012

As London starts to be the city its renowned for (gale-winds and grey skies) it’s easy to fall back in love with layering, hot chocolates and undoubtedly the big screen. London Film Festival season has come round and what a way to welcome Autumn. Find out more on the reverse.

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55DSL & Canada present 'Beyond Mountains More Mountains'

posted by on 24/09/2012

Beyond Mountains, More Mountains‘ is CANADA’s first short film; an epic Italian road-trip, shot over two weeks, traveling from the mountains of Northern Italy, down to the Sicilian Island of Stromboli in the far south of the country. Italians really do speak with their hands. Don’t take my word for it, check out the trailer after the cut.

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What's On This Week

posted by on 24/09/2012

Mate, what a miserable start to the week, I think it’s safe to say that any form of summer that we had is well and truly over. You might be planning on heading home straight after work to be in bed, but there’s still stuff going on in London. Highlights include the Natural History Museum’s ‘Wild Planet’ exhibition, which I have seen and can confirm that it’s worth seeing. Saturday night XOYO host the next bout of ‘Livin’ Proof. More info after the break.

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