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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 […]

Sony’s Playstation 4 Unvealing

posted by on 12/06/2013

So the next gen console wars began long before now however it was day one of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 that has really triggered gunfire and potential airstrikes. Yesterday Sony finally unveiled the Playstation 4 and (ignoring the controller) I feel it is aesthetically superior to the Xbox One which looks rather like the VCR I once watched videos on for those of you old enough to remember what those are. At just £349 it is also about £80 cheaper than the Xbox One, further tickling the fancy of gamers and unsettling the dedicated Microsoft fans. Another blow came from the news that the Playstation 4 will be able to buy and play used games, a feature rumoured to be made impossible by the Xbox One and something that has been heavily criticised. Despite the big announcements and exciting games put on show, a lot is still rumoured and unknown regarding both consoles, the next few months could be pivotal in who comes out victorious and pockets your cash (although the Playstation 4 is currently topping the Amazon pre-orders). So where does your allegiance stand? Imagery and press conference video on the reverse.

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Ray-Ban Envision Tour

posted by on 11/06/2013

As you may know by now, we’re strong advocates of emerging talents realising their own unique creative vision. Inspired by this same ethos, the Ray-Ban Envision tour is all about vision – literally – with each event named after by Ray-Ban lenses’ unique characteristics. Joining the Ray-Ban Envision Tour is Willy Moon, a contemporary musician and producer, whose hit single ‘Yeah, Yeah’ became a retro cult classic when it was used for the Apple iPod advert in 2012. Performing on June 13th Willy Moon will play the ‘Built to Move’ gig on the Narrow Boat Frederick, an intimate stripped-back acoustic show to 30 lucky fans on the moving canal boat, surrounded by the bustling nightlife of Birmingham city centre – the area and the venue really never stop moving. Keep reading after the cut!

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Apple Unleash iOS 7

posted by on 11/06/2013

Yesterday saw Apple introduce a much needed and heavily anticipated fresh new look for its iOS operating system at their annual WWDC. The new design has left behind the use of leather,wood and real life textures and has been replaced by a flatter and more clean asethetic. The new design included all new icons, typography (something that is sure to please Yin) and colour schemes. More on the reverse.

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Imaginary Factory By Jing Zhang

posted by on 10/06/2013

At one stage we’ve all imagined little men and women working inside machines because let’s face it, sometimes it’s just too much of a stretch for the mind to figure out exactly how something actually works under the hood. Jing Zhang is the Chinese-born, London based illustrator/typographer who is bringing that side of our imagination to life with her colourful collection of infographic prints. Each detail the mechanisms behind some of our most trusted everyday objects from the teapot in your kitchen, to the iPhone in your pocket. It’s fascinating to study, even if the explanations are semi-made-up.

Words by RICHARD

Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin

posted by on 09/06/2013

Shooting from doorless helicopters, this series of photographs entitled ‘A la plage, A la piscine (at the beach, at the swimming pool) by photographer Gray Malin, were taken around the world from US to Brazil to Australia, and are a visual celebration of colour, light, shape and summer bliss! “From above, a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form.” Enjoy!

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SUDA – Mango Month

posted by on 09/06/2013

June marks the month of the Mamung; the time of year where folks in Thailand are rejoicing at the abundance of golden (and green) mangos. Not wanting to miss out on the action, Thai restaurant SUDA has launched a unique menu for the duration of June to celebrate the humble fruit. A mango masterclass after the cut…

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DENT de M∆N launches BITE

posted by on 09/06/2013

DENT de MAN’s modern twist on classic menswear tailoring instantly landed them a spot on the Y&Y ‘to-watch’ list so we were excited when they announced a diffusion line titled ‘BITE’ that would be available in Topman. Aaron and I headed down to the showroom to take a closer look…

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Grey Goose | Iconoclasts of Taste – Carrie Scott

posted by on 07/06/2013

Iconoclast. I bet you haven’t come across this word before. Iconoclasts is a definition for people who defy convention to achieve the extraordinary. Those rare individuals who possess the determination to see  their vision through, just as François Thibault did when he created Grey Goose vodka. Alcohol brands are never afraid of doing something different, Grey Goose have decided to unearth the next generation of taste visionaries by assembling a panel of established iconoclasts – people who have been on an iconoclastic journey before. Their task – to find 3 new visionaries within the world of food and drink. To kick start the Iconoclasts of Taste project, they’re featuring one of the established iconoclasts, the brains behind SHOWstudio‘s Shop – Carrie Scott. Watch on the reverse.

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Niki Feijen | Disciple of Decay

posted by on 06/06/2013

Disciple of Decay is a photography series featuring abandoned or decaying homes and other buildings. It sounds like quite a random focus for a project, but actually after the break you’ll find some pretty amazing photographs. The series is by Dutch photographer: Niki Feijen.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 06/06/2013

This week’s throwback track dates back to 1997; it’s a song by the King of “gassed”… Puff Daddy. Leaving my music on shuffle one day unearthed this one, the feeling of Nostalgia though- I loved this tune. It’s called ‘Been Around the World’ from his debut ‘No Way Out’, it samples a whole bunch of other tracks from the 80s and features Mase & Biggy. Listen and two step after the break.

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