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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 […]

An Instagram Short Film

posted by on 29/11/2013

I love it when people come up with simple ideas that produce amazing results. Thomas Jullien decided to collate a bunch of photos (852 to be exact) from 852 different instagram accounts to create a video. The video turns 852 tourist pictures into a wonderfully crafted tourist stop motion clip. Take a look at the clip on flipside.

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DJ Focus – Kelvin’s Story

posted by on 28/11/2013

Over a year late on this story but it’s too good not to share. Kelvin’s story got emailed around the office yesterday – the 15 year old from Sierra Leone spent much of his free time salvaging circuit boards from bins to build his own FM radio station from scratch. DJ Focus is his on air alter ego ago and from doing the show, a pHD student at MIT invited him over to Cambridge for 3 weeks.Watch on to find out what happened, there’s also TEDxTeen talk from him after the cut.

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Videre – The Pinhole Camera

posted by on 28/11/2013

Boom, detox from the digital world by making something with your own hands. 25-year-old designer Kelly Angood was able to launch the product to the market after raising over £35,000 from just 881 backers on Kickstarter which was way over her £15,000 target. It’s made from recycled materials where possible and 100% made in England; the its are screen printed and die-cut individually by hand onto thick recycled card. More on the reverse.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 28/11/2013

Earlier this week I was in the car with my mum playing a CD that was given to me by a friend. As soon as the CD started to play my mum started moaning and complaining and at one point shouted at me saying “turn this off you know I don’t like reggae”. Just as I was about to turn it off this weeks throwback track started to play and my mum was feeling the beat. I had to record the moment because the dance she was doing was too funny, peep the vid here. Now that you’ve seen the video and got a short snippet of our throwback track for this week why don’t you head on over to the flipside and listen to the song in full.

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Harvey Nichols – Sorry, I Spent It On Myself

posted by on 28/11/2013

Brilliant. When every retailer’s advertising touches on the warm fuzzy feeling everyone has around this time of the year, Harvey Nichols chose to flip this on its head with their latest campaign by encouraging consumers to abandoning the thoughtful giving and spend as much on themselves. They’ve created a beautifully minimal collection of gifts in the Sorry, I Spent It On Myself range which includes items such as toothpicks and Lincolnshire gravel. The advert shows different family scenarios where one member has spent all their money on themselves whilst buying whack presents for everyone else. Watch on the reverse.

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The Record Breaker

posted by on 26/11/2013

Ashrita Furman is the greatest record breaker of all time. Since 1979, the store manager from Queens, New York has set 350 world records. The Guiness Book of World Records was his ‘bible’ growing up, and his obsession with reading about these people achieving new things set a path for his life of record breaking. Don’t get me wrong, some of the records are just down right ridiculous, but just thinking that would be missing the point entirely. What’s so brilliant about this man is the satisfaction and happiness he gets and spreads to everyone he meets simply due to his ambition to try and accomplish new things. Life lesson, I say. Watch this joyful documentary made by film maker Brian McGinn after the cut.

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CAU Blackheath | Review

posted by on 25/11/2013

When you have traveled two hours and you are now walking through Blackheath on a cold and wet winter evening, what do you desire most of all? Somewhere inviting and warm to take shelter? A warm smile you greet you at the door? A chest warming rum cocktail? Some warm and comforting food? You might notice a common theme here and upon stepping inside the newly opened CAU Restaurant in Blackheath, it is warmth that shakes your hand and pats you on the back before placing a Negrada Daiquiri in front of you and letting you explore their menu of treats. Comfortable? So were we, so check out what DJB and I got our knives and forks into on the other side.

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Eargasms

posted by on 25/11/2013

Another week, another Eargasms post to fill your ears with musical goodness. This is the 134th instalment of our Eargasms series to be exact and we hope to have many more to come so sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Existential Bummer

posted by on 24/11/2013

I’ve been having this internal battle with myself for a while on doing meaningful work. It’s an endless journey to figure out what’s meaningful and what’s not, advertising essentially is junk created by corporations to feed consumerist culture. Once in a while it does the world some good in the form of campaigns like Bat Kid. Existential bummer touches on life and the fact that we know everything around us will die in the end, it’s the sad part that we all try to put at the back of our minds. Film maker Jason Silva will leave you inspired in 3 minutes, click play after the cut.

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Cardy Films | Essence London

posted by on 24/11/2013

I haven’t seen this guy since March at the Y&Y event. It’s crazy how much his artistry has developed in the past few years and this without a doubt is his best work yet. When I got sent through an early version to critique, I was instantly mind blown by the levels. The lighting, grading and sound are on point, not to mention the styling and model were also fitting for the theme. My only complaint was it not being longer than 3 minutes, I’d be happy to watch a 40 min show in this style. Think BBC’s Sherlock but even more slicker. Watch on the flip side.

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