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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 […]

Daniel Barter – Photography & Exploration

posted by on 10/09/2013

I am sure you will all have noticed the series of exploration posts recently over on the main site, the imagery is phenomenal right? Props to Niran and his ever improving photography, if you have not seen these posts then check them out now before you continue. Today however I have the work of another explorative photographer to share. Daniel Barter has done more than his fair share of exploration and has captured some fascinating images. I am always intrigued by the beauty that can be found in squalor and decay, so upon discovering Daniel Barter’s work I spent hours in awe. In describing his art, Barter writes, ‘I strive to shed light on the hidden and unseen, elucidating these unique and forgotten places, objects and customs.’ A simple but thought provoking aim, check out his work after the cut.

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Neil Hilborn – OCD

posted by on 07/09/2013

It’s been a minute since I actually sat down and wrote something to share with you all that wasn’t music related i.e Eargasms or Throwback Thursday. I guess I should say sorry right? Truth be told, I haven’t really found anything of interest to share with you however if i’m completely honest I haven’t been searching as hard as I used to. My absence from non music related content stops here as I stumbled across a great video on YouTube today. Spoken word poetry can often go over my head, especially when i’m in an ignorant mood however this particular poem delivered by Neil Hilborn entitled ‘OCD‘ stopped me in my tracks. I replayed it three times in a row because I enjoyed it so much. Please take a moment to watch the video and listen to what he is saying, pay close attention towards the end because that is when the poem is most powerful. I hope you enjoy! P.S I know Yin is gonna love this.

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How To Get Your Content Shared

posted by on 07/09/2013

Working in social insights, I’m always fascinated at research in to how the online social world works, and here we get a chance to look at the best ways to get your content shared. I think we’ve all done a bit of social ‘plugging’ in our time of something we want to share with the world. But it’s becoming more and more evident that when and how this content is shared is increasingly important to its visibility and likelihood of it being shared again. And let’s face it, we wouldn’t post that new vlog, those new images, or that new piece of writing if we didn’t want as many people as possible to see it. Take a look at the nice infographic after the jump to find out how and where to share your content. Very interesting indeed.

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I Am Street Fighter – 25th Anniversary Documentary

posted by on 05/09/2013

Goodness me, I’m starting to feel old. Street Fighter came out 25 years ago, just after I was born. Obviously I hadn’t played it back then, only touched it when I was around 4-5 years old on my friends Omega console. Classic – who remembers it? Ryu has always been my favourite character in the game, I tend to sway towards the good guys where Yang’s the one that supports the Vegeta’s and Wolverine’s of this world. Street Fighter was without a doubt one of the first of its kind, easily the game that ruined many thumbs around the world with button-bashing hadouken technique – don’t you think it’s funny how none of us have forgotten the combination of buttons needed to do one? The I Am Street Fighter – 25th Anniversary Documentary takes a look back with some of the most prominent faces behind the game and see why it has become a cultural phenomenon.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 05/09/2013

It’s been a hot minute since I did a throwback Thursday post! This week I’ve chosen one from prehistoric times, the year of 2001. It’s by Missy Elliott and produced by Timbaland, remember “4 My People”? Here I am in the gym and this tune presents itself on shuffle, I dropped those dumbbells quickly and the workout became a one man rave! That album ‘Miss E…So Addictive’ is what introduced me to her music, so for me it’s easily one of her best. Please can Missy and Timbaland get their asses in gear and drop another album this year- for music’s’ sake. Get nostalgic after the break.

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Hannes Lochner | The Dark Side of the Kalahari

posted by on 05/09/2013

One day, wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner decided to spend 750 of his days in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa to capture its wildlife. I can confirm that this is not exactly my ideal photography trip, but I’m glad it was for him as the results are simply stunning! Seemingly diving behind boulders and camouflaging in bushes, Lochner follows one particular Leopard’s daily struggle to protect her cubs in the harsh environment that is the Kalahari from Hyenas, Jackals, Cheetahs etc. ‘The Dark Side of the Kalahari’ written by Lochner documents his time in the wilderness and features his amazing yet eerie photographs, more after the break…

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O2 Launch 4G

posted by on 02/09/2013

As you probably may have heard by now, O2 have launched their super-fast (no word of lie, this thing flies) 4G network coverage. To celebrate the launch, O2 held the #O24G launch gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire and we were luckily enough to get invited along. Plan B headlined, with the brilliant Faith SFX supporting. To put the networks 4G through its paces, we used Samsung Galaxy S4′s to live blog, vlog and all the rest right from our seats. Plan B and his fans seemed pretty excited about the whole thing, as people snapped away and told their followers about what was a fantastic evening. I took some photos myself, so check out more after the jump.

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Dior Homme – ‘The Film’

posted by on 02/09/2013

Simple, effective and classy. Dior Homme‘s latest fragrance film features Hollywood hearthrob Robert Pattinson with model Camille Rowe in a classy and elegant B&W short film directed by Romain Gavras. The music is everything, classic Led Zeppelin track helps build up the tempo through out the short. The simplicity of the cinematography is what does it for me, huge contrast to the Guerlain short which goes down the fantasy route. Watch after the cut.

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Denis Budkov | Vault of Gnomes.

posted by on 02/09/2013

These amazing photos were taken by Denis Budkov, a Russian photographer. They’re of an ice cave by the Mutnovsky volcano…. Where?? As soon as I saw these photos, I googled the Mutnovsky, it’s Russia’s most active volcano and it’s based in the far east. According to Denis’ site, the area surrounding the volcano is usually covered with about 3-15 inches of snow but as he visited during the summer- the majority thawed out forming these amazingly scenic ice caves. Check out the amazing view after the break

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The Legend of Shalimar by Guerlain

posted by on 02/09/2013

Mega-productions are certainly up and coming in the advertising world. With the likes of Cartier raising the bar back in 2012 with L’Odyssée, Samsung killing it with a couple of gems for their Smart TV’s and VW China with this Tron-like visual effects overload for their Golf GTI. Now, a new leader emerges. Luxury fragrance brand Guerlain have just released this new (5:45 long) epic film to promote their new fragrance, featuring none other than the beautiful Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova. Think Final Fantasy meets Game of Thrones, featuring a legendary love story in India, it contains everything you might expect – from a long-haired, horse riding Khal Drogo lookalike to an incredible snow-covered, mountainous landscape. The visuals are spectacular, whether you appreciate the luxe brand advertising ways or not, and is well worth the watch after the jump.

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