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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 […]

Javier Pérez – En Puntas

posted by on 31/08/2013

From the moment I clicked play on this video I could not look away for I was lost in a combination of wonder and bemusement. Not only was this down to the visual side of this video but the sound is intriguingly chilling. The video description offers an interesting analysis so check out both that and the video itself after the cut yo!

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Eargasms

posted by on 26/08/2013

We’ve have musical goodness seeping from our pours this week. Armed with the task of cutting the plethora of tunes that we amassed during the course of the week we decided to push the five song limit in order to house one more song. Head on over to the flipside and enrich your life by listening to these songs.

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Levi’s Commuter | Go To Work Series

posted by on 26/08/2013

I’m sure most of you have noticed the folks at VSCO actively promoting their new Commuter filter pack which ties in with the launch of San Fran denim brand Levi’s new season Commuter collection. The campaign takes a transmedia storytelling approach where photographers were asked to share their commute with the VSCO curating the selection site here. On top of all engaging user-generated content through the photography platform, Levi’s have created a series of short films about creative thinkers and makers who commute to work by bike. It’s beautifully filmed and ties in perfectly with the rest of the campaign. Read on.

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I Forgot My Phone | Short Film

posted by on 25/08/2013

I’m usually all about art direction and beautifully made films but this one isn’t visually the best but it’s content and simple storyline well resonate with most of us. It’s written by Charlene deGuzmann who also stars in this very short movie called I Forgot My Phone. In the film, she makes a compelling case for the dangers of over using our smart phones. We’ve turned into robots and it’s affecting the way we experience life, engage in conversations and our relationships. I know I have a problem, FOMO does get the better of me.  Are you the annoying friend that’s always on their phone or the friend that tries to keep the conversation flowing? Watch after the cut.

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The Quarter-Life-Crisis

posted by on 24/08/2013

The point in your life at which you began panicking about dreams unfulfilled and, and paths not gone down used to be the sole reserve of 40 something old men, who would hastily decided that the only way to fix their current state was to replace their wives and cars with newer younger versions, only to realise a few months down the road that those things which they saw as signs of their impending demise from their peak, were actually the very things that fuelled their souls.

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Nike – Possibilities: 25 Years Of Just Do It

posted by on 21/08/2013

Working in Swoosh-land with Yin, it’s easy for Just Do It to become more of an acronym or a campaign name than a movement on a day-to-day level when you’re in the thick of it. This morning’s unveiling of Nike’s global TV ad, ‘Possibilities’ was a refreshing reminder of what Just Do It can represent. It the heart of it, Nike’s 25 year old slogan is about pushing ourselves to the limits; not talking about it, quite simply – just doing it.

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O2 | YrStore Pop-Up Shop

posted by on 20/08/2013

It’s always a nice change to come across something innovative in an industry that can, at times, feel boxed in by a brick wall. YrStore, one of Boxpark’s latest pop-up shops, has climbed over those neatly stacked pile of bricks and has shown us how technology and fashion can combine to make buying a t-shirt covered in fries and cats (if that’s something that interests you) an easy and enjoyable experience. Last Thursday Yin and I had the pleasure of visiting the YrStore pop-up shop in Boxpark for a blogger takeover event, as part of the O2 Campus Party. Check out our thoughts after the jump.

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Eargasms

posted by on 19/08/2013

New music, New tracks, New tunes! Yep that’s whats on offer. If you came here looking for gasms of the sexual kind then you have come to the wrong place because we only have H’Eargasms in this place. Click the read on button now and feast your ears on the musical goodness we have selected for you.

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YPlan

posted by on 19/08/2013

If you live in London, then the phrase, “there’s nothing to do,” is something that should never be uttered or even thought. It is blasphemous. There is always something going on in London; always something to do, to see, to taste and to hear. London is a jungle of opportunity. The great dilemma however is finding the best of what to do and making sure you do not spend your evening wandering from one terrible event to the next. This is where YPlan steps in, describing itself as, ‘Tonight’s Going Out App,’ YPlan presents you with a handpicked list of events in a neatly designed smartphone app that will never leave you hanging. Jump on after the cut for more.

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Please Mind The Gap by Weilun Chong

posted by on 19/08/2013

This photography series by Malaysian photographer Weilun Chong immediately struck me as interesting. Through a restricted view and a sense of claustrophobia, each photograph feels so personal and intimate. Chong has shot a generally unobtainable view of people but with restrictions, making the images obtrusive and almost voyeuristic. I love the way photography can capture a great deal of emotion and thought within a face but here the mystery of an often obscured face creates a feeling of wonder. His subjects straddle a void between the stationary platform and a high speed train, in this brief moment they become vulnerable to the scrutiny of the camera. Each photograph leaves you questioning what is either side of the restricted point of view, highlighting and giving importance to what is beyond the four edges of an image. See what you think of the series on the reverse.

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