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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 […]

Frozen Bubbles

posted by on 09/01/2014

 It has been extremely cold here in the UK of late but it’s nothing in comparison to the freezing cold temperatures that have swept the United States. Normally the cold breeds sour faces and miserable moral however I stumbled across some rare beauty and warmth fostered by the cold. Angela Kelly and her seven year old son braved the sub 16 degrees weather in Washington and decided to blow bubbles into the air using some homemade soap solution. As with a lot of things in that temperature the bubbles froze and became the subject of some stunning photography. A simple idea produced such a beautiful result, take a look at the photos by reading on.

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Francesco Paleari’s Merged Portrait And Landscape Photography

posted by on 06/01/2014

Francesco Paleari‘s portraiture meets landscapes photography project is mesmerizing – the beautifully composed black and white images showcase Milan’s architecture with side profile shots of the city’s residents. These would be perfect for a Visit Milan campaign – simple and effective. Naturally my eyes sway towards the left before focusing on the landscapes, love how he’s blended the two in perfectly with one side being serene and the architecture being more dramatic. Have a gander after the cut.

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Nike Flyknit Max

posted by on 06/01/2014

Everybody’s favourite sneaker meets everybody’s favourite sneaker innovation – the Flyknit Max. A combination of Flyknit technology with the ultra-cushioned ride of Air Max. It’s incredibly comfortable with the Air sole and supportive with its upper. We managed to get our hands on a pair mid-way through last month – DJB roadtested it, well I say test – more in a day to day situation rather a performance test. It’s a great shoe in terms of build and flexibility but I’m yet to see many runners wear them. Everyone’s in a Flyknit or a Lunar sole running shoe. More on the reverse.

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Brendan Dawes – Kennedy App

posted by on 05/01/2014

Good timing with the start of the year. The Kennedy app allows you to capture the now in a new way without having a dear diary type note. I tried Day One app for a while and it did the trick for about 6 months till I lost interest – why? Obviously in this always connected world, my brain just couldn’t handle inputting one line a day. That’s where I think Kennedy comes into play – with one-tap it’ll will capture your location, the date and time, the current weather conditions, the latest world news headlines together with what music you’re listening to at the time. You can also add a note or a photo and then save it to the archive of captured moments. If you’re like me and easily forget what you did last week, heck yesterday then this may be the app for you.

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Sony Take To The Skies

posted by on 03/01/2014

Sony always do it big with their adverts. Take their recent 4K TV ad, for example, where they shot 8 million flower petals out of a volcano in Costa Rica. Putting special effects aside once again, Sony has produced a beautiful new advert for their Alpha 7 range of cameras. Filmed in 4K by Simon Hammond and Cutting Edge, the footage shows a team of skydivers in free fall on the edge of the planet changing a Sony A7R lens mid-air. I want to sit here and tell you how the special effects are amazing, but no, the whole thing was real. Shot across 9 different jumps over 2 days, the minute-long video is no ordinary ad. Check it out after the cut.

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Happy New Year

posted by on 02/01/2014

Welcome to 2014, folk. This is the time of the year when everyone reflects on what happened in the last year, so I thought it’s only right I follow form and do the same over here.

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Salaam Namaste | Restaurant Review

posted by on 02/01/2014

A new year requires new places to experience, a few weeks ago Daniel and I picked up our knife and fork once again in order to taste the offerings of Salaam Namaste in London’s Bloomsbury. A short walk from Russell Square station, a visit allows you to avoid the hectic crowds present in London’s most populated areas while still staying close enough to the action of central London. With the restaurant winning ’Best South Asian Restaurant’ at the Asian Curry Awards and Head Chef Sabbir Karim also holding awards, our expectations were high. Check out our full review and find out what we thought.

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Leo Grand | The Homeless Coder

posted by on 02/01/2014

What would you do if you we offered £100 in cash to spend on anything you like or free lessons in coding by a programmer? Patrick McConlogue opened this debate with Leo Grand who was a homeless man living in New York by presenting him with the offer. Leo declined the offer of cash and opted for the free coding lessons. See what he was able to accomplish having been taught the art of code via an inspiration video on the flipside.

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