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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 […]

Throwback Thursday

posted by on 08/08/2013

Sometimes in life we want what we can’t have and although we know what we what isn’t ours it doesn’t stop us from lusting after it. We can carry on with our day to day lives but at times, unexepected times, we can become swamped of thoughts of what could be or what should be. I caught myself slipping into one of those moments about 5 minutes ago (please note I am writing this at 9:37pm Wednesday 7th August) having played an oldskool track from Dru Hill. Instead of wallowing in the shoulda, coulda, woulda’s I decided to put the song to good use and present it to you guys in this weeks Throwback Thursday. As a bonus I have also included the remix (I can’t decide which I prefer). Anywho head on over to the flipside and get stuck into some oldskool Dru Hill.

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1960′s Letterhead Typography

posted by on 07/08/2013

Chances are, if you do anything remotely creative in your job or hobbies, you’ll have a general liking for typography. The ability to make text visually pleasing has fascinated me for a while, so stumbling across this incredible collection of letterheads from the 1960′s was a pleasant discovery to say the least. Frank R. Mulvey, a practitioner and teacher in painting, drawing, photography and design, built up an extensive collection of graphic design on letterheads, brochures, catalogues, packaging and posters. Read on to see some amazing examples of the retro, vintage style typography and logos on display in the collection. Ink on paper has never looked so awesome.

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Everybody Street

posted by on 06/08/2013

Photography is the only tool that can stop time. Powerful. Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of NYC-based street photographers and the city that’s inspired and bred the very best for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the art through a cinematic exploration of the Big Apple, capturing its hectic nature, perseverance and the danger of street photography in the city. The film features the likes of Jill Freedman, Bruce Davidson, Boogie, Joel Meyerowitz, Ricky Powell, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Martha Cooper, Elliot Erwitt, Jamel Shabazz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Clayton Patterson, and Bruce Gilden. Have a gander at the trailer after the cut.

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Tube Tracker

posted by on 05/08/2013

YES! Tahirah will tell you how much I geeked out over this new iPhone app in the office, she didn’t get it. Deep down beneath this hipsteramus exterior, I’m a nerd and always have been one from my Millhouse lookalike days in Secondary School. Apps that’ll make my commute more bearable are always welcomed – though it won’t be speeding it up in anyway, it’ll just give me more of an indicator of when the trains will be arriving at the stations I journey from. Less time wasted. Right? Using the recently released TFL api for the Underground, Tube Tracker allows you to track what time the trains arrive at the platform and where they are. The same developer just released Tube Map Live which allows you to see where the trains are on the Tube Map in real time. Download on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 05/08/2013

Goodness, it’s been a while since I wrote this post since handing it over to DJB a while back. I decided to take the throne since most of this week’s selections have been my own, hop on after the cut to listen.

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LeftoverStudio Handmade Bags

posted by on 05/08/2013

The search for high quality yet affordable leather bags seems never ending. Until now. LeftoverStudio, over on Etsy, creates well-designed, hand-crafted pieces from material left behind including rucksacks, messenger bags, iPad cases, laptop sleeves and camera bags. The stylish look and unique feel to each bag makes you feel slightly better after thinking about the poor goat that the bag came from. Real leather isn’t for everyone, granted, but you have to appreciate the handmade, low-priced goodness on offer here from LeftoverStudio, all made from recycled materials. The camera bag after the jump will set you back just £90. Yes, that’s real leather for under £100. Hashtag bargain.

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Pitchfork Festival Video Portraits

posted by on 04/08/2013

Slick! Cinemagraphs always fascinate me when they’re well done. Essentially just a fancy word for a GIF that’s in a high resolution and one that has more depth than the usual film/TV clip used to mock each other on Twitter. After the cut check out a series of video portraits taken at this year’s festival by Erik Sanchez including shots of M.I.A., Belle and Sebastian, Sky Ferreira, Glass Candy, Waxahatchee, Majical Cloudz, and more. It’s always simplicity that does the trick, nothing over the top – just a simple portrait.

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Human Landscapes

posted by on 01/08/2013

This is freakin’ incredible. Popped up on my feed earlier today and had me double take to notice amalgamation of human bodies that contorted, lit and manipulated to create landscapes reminiscent of sandy deserts and canyons. London-based photographer Carl Warner shoots all of the forms in his studio then digitally manipulates the pieces together using Photoshop. Fascinating stuff.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 01/08/2013

I think i’m an old soul or maybe it’s just my mums influence that makes me remember and appreciate oldskool tracks. I’m talking about tracks from before I was born! Today’s throwback is from a time where DJB did not exist but apparently bad hair and bad dress sense was in fully effect. Jermaine Stewart in the music video for ‘We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off’ looks a damn fool but it really doesn’t matter because the tune is so good. Get into the track after the cut and try not to laugh at the man while you watch him…… Upon closer inspection i’ve come to realise that the clothes aren’t that bad, it’s just his face and hair that has me pulling faces.

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Skateboarding in India

posted by on 01/08/2013

Skateboarding in India!? Say what. I’ve never seen anyone skateboarding in my 14 visits to the motherland but I haven’t been back in 4 years and a lot can happen in that time. Levi’s sent 24 skateboarders from the USA, UK and Germany to join up with Holystoked crew in Bangalore, India’s equivalent of silicon valley city to build the first free public use skatepark in the country. Overall goal of the project was to give the people of India a little push in skateboarding. Prior to their skatepark, there was only ONE skatepark and it’s not accessible for many. What a wonderful project taking some of the world’s best to help inspire the first generation of skaters in India, view the first episode of a five part series after the cut.

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