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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 […]

Converse Well Worn Collection

posted by on 21/06/2013

On the surface London is Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and the Houses of Parliament, it is the brogue, the derby and the monk strap. However those that know London, those that really know London, see beyond the exterior experienced by thousands upon thousands of tourists every day. They know each street well enough that they no longer turn a blind eye to the dark alleys, the creative work of graffiti artists and the party animals falling out of clubs at 6am. For these people, Converse have created a shoe that will never be clean, prim or proper because as they say, ‘Shoes keep it clean, Sneakers get dirty!’ Jump on after the cut for the full post.

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Instagramimation

posted by on 20/06/2013

What happens when you combine 1,556 Instagram photographs to create a stop motion video? Magic happens. With all the rumours of Instagram video coming real soon, FriendsInFaux unleash their rather incredible stop motion short that follows a casual beach-goer’s day through many up’s and down’s. If you’re wondering how they put this together. Watch it on the reverse.

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The LEGO Movie | Trailer

posted by on 20/06/2013

EPIC. LEGO has and always will be one of my favourite brands, well now I’m more of a collector of the building blocks than a player. The resurgence of the bricks over the past decade through the evolution of its digital offerings has been fun to watch through the apps, games and epic collaborations. They’ve created their first Hollywood LEGO movie using many of the recent DC/movie collaboration characters including the likes of Batman, Star Wars, LOTR, Ninja Turtles and more. All voiced by big stars like Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, MORGAN FREEMAN and Liam Neeson. Watch the trailer on the reverse, it’s way better than the Anchorman 2 teaser.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 20/06/2013

Pharrell seems to riding on a new wave of popularity as of late. First his tune with Daft Punk went to number 1 which was closely followed by his number 1 record with Robin Thicke. After listening to Kelly Rowland‘s new album I realised that he produced three of the tracks (one of which is a bonus track specifically for those who purchase the album via Target). One of the three tracks he produced happens to be one of the standout cuts on the record. So with his stock once again rising to the heights it once was I think it’s only right that we revisit one of his old classics. Quickly head over to the flipside and sink your teeth into his musical genius with the track ‘Frontin’ featuring Jay-Z.

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Millennium Bailey Hotel | 4* Experience

posted by on 18/06/2013

Recently I had the pleasure of staying at one of London’s oldest hotels; The Millennium Bailey. A 4* experience, the classic themed hotel is based opposite Gloucester Road tube station in the middle of Kensington. More about the experience after the break.

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Kanye West – The Next Steve Jobs?

posted by on 17/06/2013

My sister has a 4-year-old son called, Feranmi. From time to time, and more frequently when the house is full of our extended family, Feranmi gets too excited, too playful, and simply starts having too much fun. It is at this point, at the height of his joy, and when he thinks he has the power to do anything – like fly from sofa to sofa simply by shouting “vooooom” – that my sister steps in and stops him. More on the flip side.

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Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

posted by on 17/06/2013

Just as hip hop fans around the world were jizzing over Kanye‘s Yeezus (and the perfectly timed arrival of baby Kimye), Jay Z came and stole all the limelight with one announcement. Not even 48 hours before Yeezus arrives in people’s ears legally, Jay announced his upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail will land on July 4th. (They maybe ‘N*ggas In Paris’ when they’re on stage or hanging out, but for Jay, in business, competition is competition it seems.) But an even bigger deal that the album release is the way Jay told us; sharing it on the website Magna Carta Holy Grail, he told us about the album – and his groundbreaking endorsement from Samsung. More under the flip.

Smirnoff Mindtunes

posted by on 15/06/2013

Wouldn’t it be great if we could create music using just the power of our brain. No need to learn instruments and have some sense of talent, instead transfer the thoughts we have in our mind into music. Smirnoff have done just that. They have collaborated with British electronic DJ and music producer DJ Fresh and PhD Julien Castet, a leading expert in brainwave technology, to enable a group of disabled music enthusiasts Andy, Mark and Jo to create a music track using nothing but their mind in a project that has been called Smirnoff Mindtunes. The projects is a definite breakthrough and a first of its kind, focusing on how we can convert brain activity and emotion into music thus “enabling physical barriers to musical creativity to be broken down.” Take a look at the video and see how the track was created. The aim is to raise money for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) through sales of the track so if you like what you hear and would like to support then you can purchase the track now on iTunes.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 13/06/2013

Next week sees the release of Kelly Rowland‘s fourth studio album ‘Talk A Good Game‘. To celebrate it’s release I have decided to take us way back in time, all the way back to her debut solo single. The days where she was fresh out of Destiny’s Child and many people were writing her off as a solo artist. Fast forward to now where she’s at a stage in her career where people finally see her as a stand alone character. No longer in Beyonce‘s shadow so to speak and on the crest of a huge wave in popularity and notoriety (largely due to her deeply personal song ‘Dirty laundry‘). Next week I suggest you all go out a grab a copy of her album but right now I suggest you click the read more button and have a listen to the introduction of Kelly Rowland the solo artist.

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The Work of Robert Montgomery

posted by on 13/06/2013

Those of you who follow the YY Instagram, which of course you should, may have seen this image over the weekend. It was a great coincidence because I had been planning on blogging the touching work of Robert Montgomery for a little while and seeing the image set my fingers typing the very words you are reading. I am unsure as to whether I should describe Montgomery as a poet, street artist or pyrotechnic, and in all honest I do not think that he deserves to be confined to any of these labels. I feel labels can often be a hindrance rather than a benefit, take the term street artist for example, such a label could easily lead to a lot of turned up noses before someone has taken the time to view someone’s work. Take a closer look at the full post to really understand what I mean.

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