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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 […]

What's On This Week

posted by on 16/01/2013

BRAVE

posted by on 16/01/2013

Tommy Carrol EyeFORce Inspiration

There was a moment yesterday where I reflected on how grateful I am for all the people I’m surrounded by family, friends, friends of friends, colleagues – all from different walks of life on their own unique paths yet still inspiring me to better my own. Stories will forever inspire me, Dutch production company  have decided to share their story of young skater Tommy Carroll. He’s been skating since the age of ten but he has been blind since the age of two. He uses the sound of his wheels and the vibrations of his board as his sense of direction – incredible ‘I think everybody should know that everything happens for a reason and that there’s always a way to overcome an obstacle if you really want it enough.’ Watch on the reverse.

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W Film Club – January 2012

posted by on 15/01/2013

W London has announced the new season of the W Film Club – a fortnightly screening of new release films in the hotel’s luxury 39-seater, HD, state-of-the-art Screening Room. I first posted about them a few months back, click here. Over the next few weeks, they’ll be showing Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Hitchcock and Movie 43. It’s a tad more expensive than the regular cinema but you’ll get a much more luxurious experience.

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London Through A Lens

posted by on 15/01/2013

London Through A Lens Viorel Popsecu

I’m trying to write this post with ridiculously slow internet, pretty sure I’m getting close to 56k speeds. Thank you O2 for the first world problems – enemy of progress! Alas, I shall share with you a remarkable story of Viorel Popescu – a crane operator and photographer. I stumbled across his story on My Modern Met and just had to share it with y’all. His work speaks for itself, all shot on his handheld camera and iPhone 3GS. Most of them are post-processed on his phone from the crane, hopefully he’s not doing both at the same time! He’s got quite a diverse range of editing styles, it’s got a real vintage feel to them – view more on the reverse.

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What's On This Week

posted by on 14/01/2013

Morning people! Another Monday, another list of things to hit up in your spare time this week. Highlights include the London Art Fair which is kickoff on Wednesday at the Business Design Centre; and if you’re a B-Ball fan, NY Knicks will be taking on the Detroit Pistons at the O2 Arena on Thursday. All the details after the break.

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Headspace

posted by on 13/01/2013

Headspace App Meditation

Here at Yin&Yang we’re big fans of London. You know that already. But that isn’t without saying that we can’t empathize with the stress London can sometimes bring. Everyone knows that feeling when you’re in a rush and you need to get somewhere fast and yet, when you arrive at the tube you don’t actually get on the tube until you’ve elbowed and ducked your way to the front of the crowd having already watched three trains come and go. The city can be tiring. It was on an evening after a day similar to this that I decided to give the Headspace app a try. I’m not big on meditation and I’ve often thought of it as something my small amount of patience can’t quite handle but actually, my experience with this nice little app was surprisingly good. Skip forward to read the break down.

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Biutiful People | Headshot Photography By Daniel Sutka

posted by on 13/01/2013

Daniel Sutka Headshot Photography

Headshot photography has a lot more to it than just taking a shot of a person’s face, London-based photographer Daniel Sutka manages to capture the emotion in each of his subject’s eyes. It’s the window to their soul. All his work just looks so natural and his way of doing this is by creating an environment where the subject feels relaxed or ‘at home’. ‘The best images are created when you feel at ease, and it’s my belief that this is possible for everyone, provided they are given enough time.’ I’ll amen to that, I’m still working on getting my subjects to be a little more relaxed. These are probably some of the best portraiture I’ve seen in a while, almost looks like a painting with neutral tones and lighting. View more on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 13/01/2013

EARGASMS

We’re back folks. This week’s been a great week for music with several big news – JT announcing his comeback, Destiny’s Child reuniting for the Super Bowl and a few other great releases. Read on for some of our favourites from the past 7 days.

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Wake & Make – Art Of Letterpress Printing

posted by on 12/01/2013

Wake & Make - Art Of Letterpress Printing

Aha, fooled you potheads who misread the title for Wake & Bake. This post celebrates the craft behind the art of printing posters – it’s not just ordering a custom-made poster online and seeing the finished product. Henry & Co, an Atlanta-based print shop teamed up with Matchstic to create a special, letter-pressed poster. Videographer Brent Clouse documents the technical side of using early printing presses – expert level of craftsmanship in a digital age where doing something by hand is somewhat rare. Hop on after the cut to watch.

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Sonic Editions – Hip-Hop

posted by on 12/01/2013

Sonic Editions – Hip-Hop

Never have I been so happy and glad to see a weekend. It’s been a long week of post-work shoots and work itself, definitely nice to stay at home and work for a change. Speaking of home, if you’ve already got your own place or like to add a bit of personal touch to your rented pad then check out Sonic Editions. They make limited edition high quality prints using photographs the archives of some of the world’s most renowned photographers. All of which are printed in gallery quality and framed for just £75. Hop on after the cut.

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