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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 […]

Nike x Pigalle PPP Collection

posted by on 20/04/2014

I definitely should have posted this a few days ago when it leaked onto the internet. Basketball and sportswear go hand in hand so well from the varsity jackets, jerseys, sneakers (not just the Jordans) and more. The collection comes across authentic and stays true to Pigalle‘s design aesthetic and style. I could share the final product shots but I won’t, you can see them on Nike’s press release site here. April 26th marks the release of the collection born out of a mutual love for the game. Nike x PPP collection combines sport heritage and Parisian style allowing you to move from court into everyday life with ease. Hope on after the cut to see the inspiration shots/lookbook of the collection.

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The Unsung Hero | Advert

posted by on 19/04/2014

What an incredible advert, a simple message relayed through some wonderful storytelling. I’ve been fighting with the fact that a lot of advertising is meaningless, adding consumerist noises to an already noisy world. On the good side of advertising, people create pieces like this that make you look back at your own life and reflect. The story follows a man on his daily routine to work but stopping to help whoever he sees on the road, from helping a lady with her portable market stall, feeding a stray dog and giving money to a homeless child. What does he get in return? You’ll see around the 1:57. It may even bring you to tears.

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How to Juice with John Joseph

posted by on 17/04/2014

“Meat is for pussies, and diets are for jerk-offs”. Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph delivers a cracking, slightly sweary how-to on juices and smoothies for Vice’s new food channel, Munchies. The rocker, who is the author of book ‘Meat is for Pussies’ (that I need in my life immediately) continues to help veganism and vegetarianism shake off silly stereotypes. His straight-up narrative gives us the benefits of juicing – raw. This ain’t no Sally-Smoothie-Queen look at juicing, this is juicing for the hardnuts – or simply, for us who like things without the fluff.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Power of Time Off

posted by on 11/04/2014

There’s only so many industry talks you can go to. Nowadays it’s always regurgitated information with the same old buzz words – content, influencer, data is power, collaboration is the future…shut up. I’m definitely a few years late with this one, just stumbled across Stefan Sagmeister‘s TED talks from 2009 where he discusses why he shuts down his agency every 7 years for a whole year to go on a sabbatical. The purpose? to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook as they started to produce work that was fairly similar. Stefan explains the overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects that are a result of his extended period of time off.

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The Great Abyss

posted by on 11/04/2014

Prepare to be visually mind-blown, this is definitely one of the most beautifully shot interviews I’ve ever seen. The content is even better, it’s deep and definitely resonates with me at this very moment in time. I’ve been posting Salomon’s work on here for a good few years now, it’s awe-inspiring and always well executed so it’s nice to get a little insight into his creative process, starting a family, life as an artist and the constant battle of identity and existence. His honesty and authenticity really shines through in this piece with TheMusicBed who are a music licensing website. More on the reverse.

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London By Night Competition | Mr Hyde

posted by on 11/04/2014

London is such  a vibrant city, it’s quite simply a photographer’s dream and even more so by night whether it’s a hidden spot or the more widely celebrated sights. Well in light of this, Mr Hyde (London’s daily email for the modern man) have launched a competition giving all aspiring photographers a chance to win a Nikon D5300 camera kit with 18-55mm lens, a 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor lens, a CF-EU05 SLR system bag for Nikon D-SLR and a 35mm F/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor lens. They’ve even thrown in a photography course voucher and 12 month membership toADOBE Photoshop Creative Cloud. Basically everything you need to get started! More after the break

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AmazonDash

posted by on 09/04/2014

Everything seems to be getting easier and quicker in the world of technology, so it comes as no surprise that Amazon’s latest gadgetry introduction aims to make the shopping experience easy and quick. Amazon Dash lets you order whatever you want from anywhere in the home simply by allowing to scan an items barcode or alternatively requesting an item by voice. All orders processed should arrive the next day following payment via the Amazon site or app. Unfortunately Amazon Dash is only compatible with AmazonFresh which is only available for people in Southern California, San Francisco, and Seattle. The idea is good and should it work for the residents of those cities then I presume Amazon will roll out AmazonFresh to more territories. Peep the short video explaining how Amazon Dash works when you read on.

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Genocide in Rwanda | Portraits of Reconciliation

posted by on 09/04/2014

I remember learning about the genocide in Rwanda in school. It’s one of those things that stands out as a moment of emotional pain as a kid. Learning about what happened, why it happened, and the effects it had on the world, it definitely was a tough pill to swallow. 20 years on, a collection of photos have been floating around the web depicting the continuous effort of reconciliation that has been occurring in Rwanda. Photographer Pieter Hugo took some incredible portraits of a Hutu perpetrator who has been granted pardon by the Tutsi survivor of his crime. In one photo, a woman poses with her hand on the shoulder of the man who slaughtered her father and brothers. Hugo has done an incredible job of showing how in Rwanda reconciliation happens one encounter at a time. Read on to see these touching portraits.

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Eargasms

posted by on 07/04/2014

This week Eargasms seems to have unintentionally been pieced together with a theme in mind. That theme being friendship, the reason being is that three of the tracks in this weeks selection come from friends of Y&Y. Raheem Bakaré, Joel Baker and Joleon Davenue from Phoenix & The Flower Girl all have Y&Y ties however we would include them if their tracks weren’t cutting it #NoFavouritism. Take a listen to our friends and seem if you like just as must as we do, p.s there’s some Drake up in the mix too if you’re into that.

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Rendez-vous & Other Stories

posted by on 05/04/2014

&OtherStories is H&M’s latest sub-brand, it’s only been around for a year or so and already killing it with it’s visual direction and design aesthetic. It’s a more trendy, chic version of Cos solely for women. The Scandinavian aesthetic oozes minimalism and avant garde cuts with clever visual merchandising thats cohesive throughout all the physical and digital platforms. Brand messaging done right. For their latest campaign, they’ve released a short film by director Wendy McColm which features French blogger/Alexa Chung Jeanne Damas humorously portray the tormented soul of the self-indulgent ‘Bohemian’ who can’t decide what to wear. Watch on the reverse. I know we don’t cover womenswear but I wanted to share the brand’s art direction with you, it’s one of the best I’ve seen in a while. Sign up to their weekly newsletter!

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