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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 Football | The Last Game

posted by on 10/06/2014

Imagine a dystopian land where even football is controlled and taken over by drones. Nike dream it up in their latest short, The Last Game. On the lead up to the World Cup, Nike Football unveil the latest in their Risk Everything campaign – this animated film where scientists try to strip the personality (and ‘risk’) from football, and it’s up to Nike Football’s top stars Ronaldo, Rooney and Zlatan to save the beautiful game.

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Vulpine Summer 2014 Collection

posted by on 06/06/2014

Vulpine (I quite like the name of this brand) is a cycling apparel brand that takes the technical elements of cycling gear and spruces them up to present clothing that is both fit for purpose and stylish. Here we have their lookbook for this summer and it works very well with the lifestyle Vulpine is selling, the photography is sharp and looks very natural, no smokescreens and curtains here. There is a consistent energetic feel about it that makes you want to find a bike (and your nearest cycle lane) and go for a spin in the sun. You’ll do no such thing though *glances out the window*. More after the break

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Through the Lens | A View of London

posted by on 05/06/2014

We love our city. Yes, we all need escapes sometimes, but London is where we dream and chase those dreams. I’m taking my Through the Lens feature to the blog for a second to share some snaps of my favourite place on Earth – London. Google City Experts and BT invited us to an exclusive trip to the iconic BT Tower to learn some more history of the city, the tower and get some photos from the viewing gallery at the very top. It really was something special to see London from this high up, and watch how the city landscape changes it’s character from daylight to night time. Have a look at some photos below.

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Hello Happiness By Coca-Cola

posted by on 04/06/2014

Imagine paying for you calls in Coca-Cola caps. Well for the workers in United Arab Emirates this fictitious idea has come true. Migrant workers who make as little as $6 a day have been separated from their loved ones in order to make money and provide support. This new initiative called Hello Happiness by Coca-Cola aims to connect these workers with their families via a phone call. Phone booths created by the company along with Y&R Dubai essentially work by inserting plastic caps of a Coke bottle. Each cap will allow an international phone call of 3 minutes in length, it’s pretty amazing. Take a look at the short video showcasing the phone booths in action and see the workers light up.

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Return of the Rudeboy x We Are Cuts

posted by on 03/06/2014

From 13 June to 25 August, Somerset House will host the Return of the Rudeboy exhibition, a collaborative project between photographer Dean Chalkley and creative director Harris Elliot. The exhibition will showcase a series of photography and installations that reinvigorate The Rudeboy, which originated in 1950s Jamaica. In preparing for the exhibition, the duo have teamed up with renowned hair stylist Johnnie Sapong of We Are Cuts to set up the Rudeboy Barbers in Selfridges as part of The Beauty Project. I had the pleasure of being invited down for a much needed trim and a chat with the folk behind the project to find out more. You can find the result of my hair styling on my Instagram and get more info on the exhibition by checking out the full post.

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Eargasms

posted by on 02/06/2014

There’s not much one can really say other than head on over to the flipside and press play. We have a great selection including a resurface of Rochelle Jordan and a banga from Mary J Blige.

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The Police vs Grime Music

posted by on 01/06/2014

The subculture around Grime music is not the first, and will not be the last, to be subject to legal and media discrimination. In a brief conversation with my dad, he described how the punk scene was regularly harassed and physically attacked, gigs were banned all over the country. In this short documentary, Grime music veteran JME attempts to uncover the reasons behind police cancellation of club events involving Grime artists and to expose legal prejudice towards the culture. Personally I have seen far more trouble and violence at events playing pop or chart music, than at events playing anything that has come to be classed as “urban music,” a controversial term in itself. Check out the documentary even if you’re not a fan of the genre, this is more about a defence of culture, art and freedom.

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