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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 […]

The Aram Gallery | Living with Patterns

posted by on 24/09/2012

The Aram Gallery is a contemporary design gallery whose focus is on exhibiting experimental and new work. To coincide with both London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery has opened an exhibition on the work of design partnership Eley Kishimoto. I made my way over to the gallery last week to check out Living with Patterns as well as the launch of Eley Kishimoto’s SS13 Womenswear Collection called In Shape. The exhibition is an explosion of traditional and quirky, a clash of modern and retro, and a pairing of the decorative with the simple. In her own words, Wakako explained to me that “this exhibition looks into the core of all shapes; how everything would end up in the simplest of geometric forms.” More on the reverse.

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The Cafeteria Line – HNGRY Review

posted by on 24/09/2012

Two of my favourite musicians from California, Tiron and Ayomari aka The Cafeteria Line have joined forces again to release a new album titled, HNGRY. The 15-track album delivers a mixture of Hip Hop, Soul, R&B, and some interesting lo-fi-futuristic-trippy-intergalactic beats (yes I made that one up. no you can’t use it) and features some of the most exciting musicians from the sunshine state right now, such as Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q…hit the jump to find out more about the album, of which 100% of cash from sales will go to charity – and to hear my top picks!

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Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

posted by on 24/09/2012

Kawamura-Ganjavian, a young architecture and design studio, have created a pillow designed to enable easy power naps, any time, anywhere. Ostrich Pillow offers a micro environment in which to take a comfortable power nap in the office, travelling, or wherever you want. It’s soothing soft interior shuts out ambient noise and light as well as shelters and isolates your head and hands, enabling you to take a short break wherever you may be. This would have been really handy during those long hours working at university! Could you see yourself using the Ostrich Pillow? Check out a short clip after the break.

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A Progress @ The Yard Theatre

posted by on 22/09/2012

‘A Progress’, the retelling of Bunyan’s classic ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ chronicles the various twists and turns of a 17th Century jailbird’s dream. The piece dares to tackle the many questions us humans continually ask ourselves such as what is the meaning of life? Performed by Beggarsbelief Theatre Company, this allegorical piece literally lit up the room with its constant high energy, which was due to the versatility of the cast.

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Playstation 3 Super Slim

posted by on 22/09/2012

When Sony announce that they are set to release a new Playstation tongues get to waggling and excitement rises however the latest release in the Playstation family seems to be flying under the radar. I don’t know if I feel like this because I not as interested in games consoles as I once was or whether the promotion of this new release is near non existent. Anywho September 28th will see the release of a new incarnation of the PS3, dubbed the PS3 Super Slim. The new offering boasts to be 20% smaller in overall size and 25% lighter than the already slimmed down version. Retailers will be setting their own prices so it will be best to shop around before making a final purchase however GAME will be offering a half price trade in deal. More info on the deal can be found on the flipside.

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Aldo x Patrik Ervell Autumn/Winter 2012

posted by on 21/09/2012

As part of the Aldo Rise brand, Aldo has recruited award winning Designer, Patrik Ervell for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. To aid of this collaboration, the pair have released this promotional clip featuring models in a body flight environment along with other scenes. The sci-fi influenced video features both the menswear and womenswear collections and is available in store! Watch it after the break.

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Film Review | Now is Good

posted by on 20/09/2012

Ol Parker, the scriptwriter behind The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is on directorial duties in Now is Good, a predictable drama about a teenage girl (Dakota Fanning) dying from leukaemia. Based on Jenny Downham’s novel Before I Die, on paper it would seem that Now is Good has all the required elements for an emotive watch. However, what we get instead is a frequently galling drama that fails to translate Downham’s award-winning text into watchable cinema.

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NikeiD Studio – Yin & Yang LunarGlide 4

posted by on 20/09/2012

As a former running phobe, I have apprehensively signed up for the Nike Run To The Beat Half-Marathon alongside Tahirah & Candice (I couldn’t let the girls have all the fun). After completing the Nike British 10K, I have decided to up my game and double the distance. In my post run fatigue state, I entered a design competition and the folk at Nike was kind enough to grace a pair of LunarGlides with the Yin & Yang ‘tag’, check them out on the reverse…

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Carhartt WIP Autumn/Winter 2012 Illustration

posted by on 20/09/2012

Here we have Tokyo illustrator SHOHEI yet again showing us the magical wonders of the ballpoint pen. This time SHOHEI has teamed up Cahartt to create a three-dimensional look book style still frame of a persona wearing various Carhartt WIP apparel. It’s actually quite mind blowing the amount of detail that goes into an illustration but also to know that it was done with one of the most basic of tools. A Pen. Props to Cahartt for showcasing some real talent.

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Miki Takahashi – Two Sides of Personality

posted by on 20/09/2012

Japanese artist Miki Takahashi has created this stunning series of photographs portraying the many different sides of a person’s personality to the surface. She’s done this by super imposing 3 images on top of each other, one background and two foreground images of the model. The blending of the ghostly faces with the buildings, landscapes and flowers is so natural and makes you wonder about why the artist has chosen to reveal that particular background. It’s got that mysterious vibe to it, she leaves it open to us to decipher the mystery behind each image. Peep the series after the cut.

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