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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 […]

COMPETITION: Win A Redwing Heritage Postman Pack

posted by on 05/03/2014

First competition of the year from us! We’ve teamed up with the good folks at Redwing to giveaway a special pack that contains the new Postman shoes and a limited edition Postal bag. I don’t really need to break down why you should be entering, just go google Redwing and you’ll see the quality of their products. My favourite purchase of last year was a pair of their sturdy boots and I know it’s going to last for a while. How to enter on the reverse.

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January in Japan | Short Film

posted by on 04/03/2014

Stumbled across this new gem on Tumblr recently. A staff pick from Vimeo (always worth checking out), January in Japan is a short film by Scott Gold (click to check out his website, that’s one hell of a splash page!) documenting his trip to Japan with his wife in January. He visits Tokyo, Kyoto and Yudanaka, and shoots his explorations on his Canon 5D mk3 dSLR (a beast of a camera). The result is absolutely stunning. Graded and edited to perfection. He visits some truly spectacular places and makes a trip to Japan ever more needed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Scott Gold’s view of Japan after the cut.

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LES JOLIES FRANÇAISES | Short Film

posted by on 04/03/2014

No script necessary. Stunning visuals and great chemistry between the lead actor and actress is all you need as this short film displays. It’s an elegantly shot and graded film about two young lovers in the South of France who seem to be enjoying their summer together. It’s like the perfect story of summer love with all the dreamy shots and fast cuts with the music keeps you drawn in till the end. Funnily enough I recognised the actress Coco Baudelle off my Facebook, I still don’t know why she added me as a friend a few years ago but hey. Watch on the reverse.

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What Moves You?

posted by on 04/03/2014

This one’s for the runners out there! I’m definitely not a runner, do sprints in between sets count? That’s as far as I go in terms of running. This beautiful short film from WhatsMovesRunners explores the POVs of runners from various walks of life whilst exploring their inspiration and motivation that cultures associate with running. This film explores deeper beyond the reasons of health, stress, competition to a more intrinsic compulsion that connects people who choose to run for enjoyment regardless of genetic, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious or physical differences. It’s beautifully shot using a couple BlackMagic cameras, the aerial shots are what grabbed my attention in the first place along with the beautifully crafted narrative. What moves you?

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DHL – Trojan Mailing

posted by on 03/03/2014

Back to normal here at Y&Y towers for now. Quite a few of the team have been on international escapades over the past week, you’ll see soon enough on the site later this month. Speaking of changes and disruption, DHL went about their latest advertising campaign by getting their rivals to advertise for them. This was done through sending cooled blacked out boxes that reacted to day temperatures to reveal its true colours – ‘DHL is faster‘ plastered across it. Genius? Yes. Innovative? Yes. Fake? Possibly but who cares. It’s gone viral and certainly got the awareness the brand were looking for. I wonder how UPS, TNT and DPD feel about this. Smart advertising in this age of mediocrity and easily forgettable social content.

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