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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 […]

Instagram Goes Online

posted by on 07/11/2012

 

God is good! I say this because I lost my iPhone over the weekend #SadTimes. Since the loss I have been pining for it and all that it can do, Instagram was an everyday occurrence so when I lost the phone I was mad as hell. I literally said to myself two days ago ‘why can’t the instagram website be more useful, why can I only view a profile via my phone kmt’. Then, while casually browsing the net, I find out that they are infact rolling out online profiles. The profiles can be viewed on any web browser, simply go their website then follow that be a / and the username of the profile you want to view, for example view the Yin&Yang profile here www.instagram.com/yinnyang. The profile interface looks similar to that of new Instagram owners Facebook. Similarities can easily be drawn however I don’t feel like this is a bad thing, if anything it makes it easier to become familiar with the online service. Looks like I’ll be checking Instagram online until my new iPhone arrives :)

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Claudia Mozzillo – Siren Land

posted by on 06/11/2012

Claudia Mozzillo is a London-based photographer, originally from the Italian city of Napoli. This series of photography entitled Siren Land takes a look between her life back home and a metaphysical place/dream world. It’s been inspired by Kakfa‘s version that he used in translation of the myth of Ulysees. It’s an interesting metaphor of love at a distance. Her photographs has more of a blue/green tone to them which kind of gives the images this almost lost and sad vibe. Especially with the shots of the ocean and tides. Hop on after the cut to see her work, it’s all been shot on digital by the way. The post production makes it look 35mm.

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Behance | An Ode To Creative Work

posted by on 06/11/2012

Creativity my come easy but creation is hard. AMEN. I, of all people, know this for sure – conjuring up creative ideas isn’t an issue but it’s having a vision and perseverance to manifest that into existence is the difficult part. The online portfolio website, Behance have created this inspiring short film about the creative hustle – opportunity, hardship and responsibility of creative work. Let this short be a reminder of what we can do with a little bit of vision – keep trying. Fail. Try again. Do better. I might just have to watch this film on the way to work on a daily basis, along with an episode of Oprah’s Master Class. Watch on the flipside.

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Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

posted by on 06/11/2012

The release is drawing ever closer and while some aren’t phased by the imminent release others are hotly anticipating the arrival of the Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M. November 15th isn’t far away, with that in mind H&M have released the accompanying commercial which is set to drum up interest and further excite fashion fiends all over the world. Does the commercial excite you? Find out after the break.

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Short Film | Hypebeasts – Trailer

posted by on 06/11/2012

Hahaha I came across this trailer for this rather peculiar short film, centered around the sneakerheads who happen to be camping for a sneaker release overnight. You know the type of fanatics that we walk past on the way to work and wonder if job seeker’s pays for the sneaker obsession? At first, I passed this teaser trailer for a shallow insight into the world of the Hypebeasts but it’s much more than that. It looks a like dramatic story that supposedly will use comedy to cast an unrelenting eye on the uncomfortable issues of racism, consumerism, and capitalism in America. Big up actress/director, Jessica Dela Merced – she’s one to keep an eye on.

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What's On This Week

posted by on 05/11/2012

Good morning people! Celebratory tour of J Dilla‘s ‘Rebirth of Detroit’ hits Jazz Cafe on Thursday night presented by MaDukes. Supa Dupa Fly is back this Friday at Jazz Cafe this time taking the stage will be Vince Kidd. The following day at Brick Lane gallery you can catch the 2nd installment of Art in Mind, Back Attack. More info after the break

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Dope Quote #54

posted by on 05/11/2012

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Change. tʃeɪn(d)ʒ – make or become different. It’s been a WHOLE minute since my last Dope Quote post, there has been a lot happening and shifting in my world over the past few weeks. New direction, new ideas and reasons after questioning everything that I was producing. So as you travel into work this morning, ask yourself one simple question - ‘Why are doing this?’. It should help clear up any doubts you have, are you solving a problem? useful? value? is there purpose? To do great work, you need to feel that you’re making a difference.This latest change in my life has been a long time coming, sometimes you know what you need to do but you choose not to do so due to external circumstances. However this is my life’s work, I don’t want to sit around and wait on my legacy. The most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own thoughts. Make changes, break routines, evolve an do something different. Here’s to a few sleepless nights in the next few months, you’ll see the fruits of my work in 2013. Have a great week!

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The Revenger’s Tragedy @ Hoxton Hall

posted by on 05/11/2012

To get into the spirit of Halloween, the echoing Victorian décor of Hoxton Hall has been playing host to The Revenger’s Tragedy, a Jacobean play following a man’s quest to avenge the death of his loved ones. I have to say that the strength of the piece lay with the stage design. The use of the multiple old-fashioned television screens depicting the characters faces was a visually smart device, which I would have liked to have seen more of.

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Mackintosh – Rubberised Coats

posted by on 04/11/2012

These jackets would be ideal for a day like today, gosh. Perfect timing with this post, Mackintosh is a brand that has been around for over 100 years. The British (Scottish) brand is apparently; not just a heritage brand, not just an outwear creating modern style and is more than that according to their YouTube series entitled 100 secrets of Mackintosh. Their outwear has a contemporary essence to British traditional outerwear with a more modern, simple and sophisticated. The brand’s latest image book is rather beautiful, a different take on the usual lookbooks by giving us detailed shots of what makes their jackets so unique.

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Branding The Presidents

posted by on 02/11/2012

Interesting times at Y&Y towers, don’t think our lack of post activity is because we’re being lazy. All will be explained soon. I digress, design student Meg Jannott has started up an interesting series in light of the forthcoming American Presidential elections. The coonery around the actual elections is a joke, Mitt Romney‘s policies are screwed up beyond belief. Meg has combined his typography and design skills to pay homage to each of the 44 presidents; with each one branded in a unique way. More on the reverse.

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