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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 […]

The Hat Maker

posted by on 12/08/2014

It’s always a joy to watch a person mesmerisingly work at their craft. Particularly when such craft is becoming lost in our modern world and the appreciation for it dwindling. We don’t tend to think about how our clothes are made, we care about what they look like but a machine churning out thousands of copies of the same item isn’t really worthy of our time. However, beautiful hand crafted pieces still exist and how they are made certainly deserves appreciation. Such items are an investment that should last for years to come as opposed to the 6 month trend pieces we tend to pick up on the high street. The video is short but spectacular, catch it and a wonderful description after the cut.

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Rosetta Stone | 180 Day Challenge

posted by on 11/08/2014

I live in a household where my housemates are both Vietnamese, the only downside of this is the fact that they are able to have conversations with each other right in front of me and I have no clue what they are saying. I absolutely hate it when they do this but not for reasons you may think. I hate it because it reminds me of the fact that I can only speak English, simply put I get a little jealous of the fact that they can effortlessly float between two languages. I’ve always wanted to be able to speak another language since I don’t class patois as a language so when Rosetta Stone came to us with a challenge I jumped straight in. Read to find out what the challenge entails.

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CrossFit Games 2014

posted by on 11/08/2014

We often need a little motivation before the beginning of the week and before our first gym session on a Monday. Well this video should definitely inspire you to get in there and conquer whatever challenges you choose to set yourself. This year was the first time I actually watched the CrossFit Games since first starting to follow the sport last year. While it may not be the most exciting of spectator sports, it most certainly is a phenomenal display of athletic talent, which is what makes this video so motivational. If you’re not up for watching people lift weights, climb ropes and go for long distance runs, the guys at CrossFit perfectly break down and showcase the very best moments from the four day event. If this doesn’t put you in the mood to work out, I’m not sure what will!

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Unlock Your Phone With A Tattoo

posted by on 08/08/2014

VivaLnk temporary tattoos are the new way forward or so they’ll have you believe. It has become apparent to technology makers that we as consumers have become either extremely lazy or very impatient. So much so that apparently we now need a quicker way to unlock our mobile phones. Granted this is not a new thing since Apple introduced the fingerprint scanner to their iPhones, however I don’t necessarily put that in the same category as this nonsense because it does have other uses. The penny sized, extremely thin and flexible tattoos are placed on the wrist and last up to five days. Currently they are only compatible with Motorola’s Moto X however other platforms and providers are expected to be announced in the future. If you fancy checking the tattoo out for yourself then head over to the VivaLnk website and place an order. Head on over to the flipside to see how it all works.

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Every Runner Has A Reason

posted by on 07/08/2014

“My running goes hand-in-hand with who I am. It makes me feel at peace.”

Just as I’m currently in the process of rediscovering the cathartic effect running has on me, I see this beautifully shot reminder from Heist that for some, running is about much more than superficial desires to look good or ego-driven goals around competition. Ronnie Goodman, from San Francisco, shares his reason for running after the cut.

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Throwback Thursday – Dragonball Z

posted by on 07/08/2014

My love for all things Japanese stemmed from my infatuation with Anime/Manga when Cartoon Network started playing Dragonball Z on Toonami. Who remembers that? It was around that time, little Niran aka Millhouse to those who know me from Secondary School dashed home in 30 minutes to make sure I was there to watch the next episode. There was something about the animation style, heroism, masculinity and humour made it appealing. It was ahead of its time, even though it aired in the UK almost 11 years after airing in Japan. Crazy. It was refreshing and so much better than everything else the channel had to offer: Whacky Races, Cow & Chicken, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Lab etc. Who else can relate? I still watch anime 3-4 times a week at the age of 26 and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. More on the reverse.

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Philip Bloom – Making Room | The Music Bed

posted by on 06/08/2014

I just love The Music Bed and what they stand for in the creative community. Their content is always making me question my own morals, work ethics and creativity – it’s thought provoking, insightful and always exceptionally well shot by the in-house team. TMB headed down to London to shoot with Philip Bloom, who you may or may not have heard of. I stumbled across his work through film-maker friends who kept retweeting his opinion on the industry/new equipment and trends. Philip discusses the path to success, being patient and creating a separation between work, art, and life. He also shares his greatest learning from his career so far towards the end, it’s a little similar to what I’ve previously said about ensuring relationships coming first and making time/space for them.

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Fred Perry | #WeAreTipped

posted by on 05/08/2014

#WeAreTipped is an online campaign by English fashion label, Fred Perry. The campaign sees the brand select a hand full of creatives that they have “tipped” for success this year. Each creative is given a profile where they share their story as well as their connection with the brand; they’re also photographed on location of course wearing Fred Perry polos. Off the back of this, Fred Perry are also running a social campaign asking people to share their photos wearing Fred Perry polos. More after the break.

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IntroJuicing with Currys

posted by on 04/08/2014

A couple of weeks ago Ernest, Derek and I got juicy with Currys at their Intro-Juicing bloggers event.  As I’ve almost obnoxiously boasted before, I’ve been juicing before it was on-trend, but as the Y&Y team gets increasingly health conscious, it’s only natural that juicing has piqued our collective interests. At IntroJuicing we got to learn a little bit more about the science behind juicing our five – or eight-a-day, before getting our asses beat in Urban Kings Gym.

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Elizabeth Gadd’s Breathe

posted by on 03/08/2014

Silence, awe, beauty and peace of mind is what Elizabeth has put in her caption for the album and I can definitely feel all of that whilst browsing through her imagery. Her photography combines breathtaking landscape shots with a human figure to give it a more emotional attachment and interaction; a soul looking for answers in nature’s beauty. The 21 year old photographer has travelled around the Canadian wilderness to places like Iceland to capture this set of incredible imagery. Happy Sunday folks, go out and explore! after browsing this post that is…

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