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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 […]

Pencil by FiftyThree | iPad Stylus

posted by on 22/11/2013

Pencil. Yes! FiftyThree are always innovating their market and it’s one that has been yearning for a product like this. I’ve actually been on the hunt for a quality stylus for the past few weeks, none stood out for me even though I was recommended many by various different artists. In terms of design, Pencil is a cut above the rest with it’s carpenter’s inspired design. Each Pencil is milled from a single, solid piece of sustainable wood. More on the reverse.

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Day to Night | Stephen Wilkes

posted by on 22/11/2013

Places can look and feel so phenomenally different when experienced during the night, senses tend to be heightened and the myriad of bright lights in the darkness transform our surroundings. Numerous times I have been to a place for the first time at night and then hardly recognised it during the day. Photographer Stephen Wilkes has cleverly combined photos of landscapes taken during the day and night to illustrate this effect in a stunning fashion. While the majority of the images have been shot in New York, he also features Chicago, Jerusalem, California and Shanghai. The contrast in activity between day and night is really fascinating and some of the images have a real eerie, apocalyptic, feel to them. We tend to associate the daytime with safety and the night time with danger and Wilkes work certainly highlights that. Check out my favourites from the series below!

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Denzel Washington Narrates “The March” by Martin Luther King

posted by on 21/11/2013

It’s crazy to think that Only 50 years ago Martin Luther King gave that infamous speech..! ‘The March’ is a documentary narrated by renowned actor Denzel Washington, it follows the events leading up to and surrounding a turning point in history that is Martin Luther King’s peaceful but vital march on 1963 Washington- which spawned the infamous “I Have a Dream!” speech. Quite an emotional piece, the documentary provides background on the difficulties faced by King as he fought to organise the march, featuring never before seen archive footage. ‘The March‘ was created to commemorate his bravery and achievements, if you’ve got an hour to watch something inspirational then go for it.

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Prada Presents Castello Cavalcanti by Wes Anderson

posted by on 21/11/2013

Wes Anderson crafts an 8 minute short film set in 1955, Castello Cavalcanti. The short film which debuted at the Rome film festival was commissioned by Prada and features a race-car driver, who crashes his car into an Italian village where he later discovers that he’s actually in the birthplace of his Italian ancestors. Have to say, it’s not the strongest of narratives… but I do love the visuals; the camera work and the clever use of colours for the set design makes this film brilliant. With the theatrical panning and busy but boldy designed set, Castello is shot in typical Wes Anderson fashion. Watch after the break.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 21/11/2013

Last week was Blues week, this week is very old school R&B week- I’m continuing the mirage of tune-age that existed before my time. For this week’s throwback Thursday I’ve chosen ‘Mustang Sally‘ which was released in 1966. This is simply a 60′s soul classic and like every classic, it’s been covered 100′s of times, though it was originally recorded by Sir Mack Rice, it’s the Wilson Pickett version that I most enjoy. “I bought you a new Mustang… a 1965″…

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Before They Pass Away

posted by on 20/11/2013

Jimmy Nelson at the age of 16 unfortunately lost his hair due to Alopecia and because of this he lost confidence in himself. Following his early hair loss he began a journey if discovery, A journey that took him deep into adulthood. Inspired during his time of surrounding himself amongst other bald men, he set himself the task to photograph some of the most hidden tribes in the world. Take a look at his breath taking photos entitled Before They Pass Away and watch his short TED talk where he talks about his experience.

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Workwankers

posted by on 15/11/2013

Don’t be that guy. Funny series of illustrations of advertising/media industry stereotypes, I can certainly relate to a few of these – especially the shoulderbeasts *ahem*. See if you can find one that’s about you, if not I’m sure you’ll know a few people that fall under these hilarious titles.

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Yin Eats: JUST EAT

posted by on 15/11/2013

You know when you come home work and you can’t be bothered to cook? Well I don’t know that feeling. I’m one of those lucky people who’s family happen to live in London so I’ve decided to stay at home till I buy a house (hopefully next year). Folks like JUST EAT constantly save the lives (#firstworldproblems) of those who can’t cook or don’t have the time to cook. This particular night it was the lives of Yang, Tahirah and myself. I love JUST EAT‘s tone of voice in their emails, it’s always a little tongue-in-cheek with the heading ‘thank you for not cooking’.

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Volvo – Epic Split Advert

posted by on 14/11/2013

Watch in awe. Mind-boggling, realistic stunt from legendary actor Jean-Claude Van Damme do his epic split between two Volvo trucks. No CGI – it’s a live test but why? to demonstrate the precision and stability of the Volvo Dynamic Steering technology which is a world’s first. It makes the car way easier to drive. Lord knows what would have happened if it wasn’t stable. Epic advertising.

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Holi Shit – Freerunning in Abandoned Berlin

posted by on 14/11/2013

I remember when freerunning first became a thing, my friends and I in primary school ran around the playground jumping off of benches and climbing basketball hoops. I had a lot of baby fat so lasted about five minutes. Yeah, cool story bro. However this video makes me wish we had stuck at it, because while the moves displayed are nothing you have not seen before, they are combined with some great art direction and cinematography for three minutes of wow. Shot on abandoned sites in Berlin, the team behind it toy with smoke grenades, flares, colour and slow motion, all while trying to avoid the watchful eyes of the law. You know how much we love abandoned spots and here they become a total playground, the final shot filmed using a drone is pretty awesome. Don’t miss this one, it’s up after the cut.

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