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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 […]

AFP Pictures of the Year 2012

posted by on 15/12/2012

AFP Pictures of the Year 2012

I really want to travel and photograph for a while. Well at least for 6 months, a long term photography project that I save up for with hopes for it to be turned into a book. Life of Pi has given me the inspiration to head back home and do so, now I just need to save up the money. Major news agency, AFP/Agency France Press have compiled a list of their most impactful news photographs from this year. Each of these photographs are mind blowing, more to it than just meets the eye. Photography isn’t just about taking a photograph on a SLR – it’s about capturing a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. Hop on after the cut.

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Facebook – Year In Review

posted by on 14/12/2012

Facebook Year In Review 2012

As with every year past and every year to come; December brings with it a need to reflect on the year that’s coming to an end. It’s probably the only time of the year when we realise just how much we’ve done and how much things have changed. It is as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions most will make in a few weeks time, and as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions we will then deem ‘not that important anyway…’ when we drop them mid-January.  This year something has struck me as a particularly nice way of reflecting on the good times that have been had during 2012. I wouldn’t usually suggest Facebook as something especially sentimental, but the ‘2012 Year in Review’ option (found on your profile) was actually a very enjoyable summary of all of the best photos added by me and my friends from the past year.  It also offers the option to view the most popular trends in the UK over the year, what’s been most talked about, the most popular check-ins, and the top ten trending songs. Despite some of the top trends being a little concerning (one direction scored sixth on most talked about…) this is still definitely worth checking out!

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 13/12/2012

With over 100 film scores in his discography, it is likely that at some point you would have heard film composer Hans Zimmer‘s music whilst watching the latest blockbuster at the multiplex. One of his most beloved efforts is from Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. The final track off that album, entitled ‘Now we are Free’, combines Lisa Gerard’s beautiful vocals with gentle drums and a subdued guitar to create a peaceful, relaxing vibe. Even when played without the movie, it’s a treat to listen to.

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Google Maps for iPhone

posted by on 13/12/2012

Google Maps for iPhone

Hallelujah! Google have made my day already by releasing its Google Maps for iOs app. We all know Apple’s native application is hideous – it’s like the pound shop alternative to Google’s Waitrose version. They’ve improved on the old native app with a much slicker UI and one that requires to login into your Gmail account before you can start using – I bet this will count as a G+ login in their next stats report for the social network. Hop on after the cut for the download link.

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Flying Horse | Store Launch

posted by on 13/12/2012

Flying Horse | Store Launch

 Good ol’ denim…a staple piece of any wardrobe regardless of gender, age, season or occasion. Last week we were privilege to explore the ‘Spirit of indigo’ when we headed down to the launch of new Denim Label Flying Horse at their debut store on Soho’s Newburgh Street.

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Dan Panosian's Mad Men Comics

posted by on 12/12/2012

Dan Panosian Don Draper Comic Illustration

Oh man, Mad Men is something special. I fell ill around this time two weeks ago and during the two days I was stuck at home, I decided to give Mad Men a shot. I slept on the series mainly because everyone in advertising/marketing bigged it up so much, sigh. I got started and couldn’t stop watching – within a week later I had watched all 65 episodes. The style, character development, advertising industry and the chemistry – it’s just perfect for me. The famous old school campaigns and agency lifestyle makes it even more appealing. Dan Panosian‘s illustrated series on the gang from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce just excites me even more for Season 6 which is due out in Spring 2013. He’s picked out some memorable scenes from the show to illustrate, have a gander on the reverse.

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Lookbook | Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013

posted by on 12/12/2012

Not much to say except I WANT most of this collection. The lookbook makes everything look so good! I love the cohesiveness, the styling and the execution. I think i’m becoming a Burberry fan so if anyone would like to make a purchase for me I’ll be more than grateful. Christopher Bailey has done a wonderful job with this collection sticking to classic Burberry trends whilst introducing new shapes and patterns in a seamless and inoffensive way. As ever tailoring plays a key role however with the introduction of new bold prints, piping and other new features its fair to say that this is collection is undeniably classic Burberry but with added contempory flair.

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L.12.12 – The Polo of the Future

posted by on 12/12/2012

L.12.12 - The Polo of the Future

To celebrate the polo shirt’s 80th anniversary, Lacoste pays tribute to the visionary spirit of its founder René Lacoste by honouring his greatest invention, the L.12.12 polo shirt, into the future. The polo shirt was initially manufactured in the mid-20s for his own personal use to withstand the heat on American tennis courts, it was the first garment at the time with branding. René signed each shirt with his emblem, the crocodile, marking the birth of a new way of communicating. Now they look to the future where we’ll be able to rock ‘The Polo Of The Future’ which increases its versatility by being able to fit any occasion. One day, they’ll be able to change colour and fit whenever you please. Not entirely sure how they’d make much money if everyone only bought one pair, more on the reverse.

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Style Inspiration – The Great Gatsby

posted by on 12/12/2012

The Great Gatsby is set for release mid-2013 and therefore you may think I am jumping the gun a little on this one, however the fashion world works well in advanced of the seasons. So if you want to be on top of things then you have to look ahead, you have to look into the future, you have to read Yin&Yang!

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Brick Lane Bikes x H&M

posted by on 12/12/2012

Brick Lane Bikes x H&M

Who doesn’t like looking good? Better yet, who doesn’t like riding their bike? H&M has been collaborating with east London’s very own Brick Lane Bikes to create an 11 piece men’s collection. This collection tried and tested by the BLB riders themselves, tackles the unique challenge of mixing urban fashion with everyday cycling. To bring all the utility and function a rider needs, with the style that they want will always get the thumbs up from me. Lets faces it, spandex isn’t for everyone. Taking inspirations from both vintage pieces and sports performance this collection should provide cool pieces designed to be worn on & off the bike. Launching March 7th 2013 worldwide. Keep an eye out.  

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