The Blog Daily inspiration

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 […]

At Home with Roz Chast

posted by on 31/03/2015

Roz Chast, an illustrator and artist for The New Yorker has had over one thousand cartoons published in the magazine since her first published cartoon in 1978. This short film by New Yorker Video looks more closely at her work, the thoughts and the process behind it. In it she explains that everything can be drawn differently by different people, a very simple but important and often overlooked concept. You don’t have to do something like someone else did in order to be successful at it, there are always different approaches. More after the cut.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

Movie Director Portraits by Stellavie

posted by on 29/03/2015

The guys over at the German design studio, Stellavie, have put together a small series of beautiful movie director portraits. Limited to 200 prints per edition, the series features Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch, with more potentially to follow. The prints were drawn and illustrated by Julian Rentzsch, who I immediately followed on Instagram following my discovery of this amazing artwork. Check them out in more detail after the cut.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

The Reinvention of Normal

posted by on 28/03/2015

Dominic Wilcox is a designer, artist and inventor who turns everyday items into something out of the ordinary. Stones covered in gold leaf become “Luxury Skimming Stones” for example and the much talked about self driving car gets an upgrade  from Wilcox, who has designed the “Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future.” This short documentary takes a look inside the mind of the man himself and reveals the method behind his madness. More after the cut.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

Larsson & Jennings’ New London Store

posted by on 27/03/2015

We’ve been big fans of the minimalist watch brand Larsson & Jennings for quite some time, their watches are affordable while still maintaining their place as an investment piece that will be with you for years to come. Their classic and minimalist design means each piece is, excuse the pun, timeless and made to withstand the follies of fashion trends. The new space on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden is designed just like their watches, clean and minimal. The Swedish brand has also brought a touch of home into the space with a Fika bar so that you can get your caffeine fix while choosing your perfect time piece. Check out the store in more detail after the cut.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

Join “The Board” for K-Swiss with Diplo

posted by on 27/03/2015

K-Swiss have recruited music producer Diplo as the face of their latest initiative in support of young entrepreneurs. The global campaign “The Board” will induct 100 of you onto a board that will be tasked with rejuvenating the K-Swiss brand. If you’re successful, you will receive specialist training programme that will give you the opportunity to learn from industry specialists and have access to a global network of collaborators and industry experts. More after the break.

Follow YANG on Instagram +  Twitter

Seth Globepainter – Walking on a Dream

posted by on 26/03/2015

There is definitely something psychedelic about these murals that artist Seth Globepainter has been drawing all over the world. The paintings portray people, often young looking, being drawn into colourful whirlpools and the huge pieces cover entire buildings or walls. There’s certainly a suggestion in the work that art and colour can provide a temporary portal of escape but you can make your own mind up after the cut.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

Aer Fit Pack | The Gym/Work Bag

posted by on 26/03/2015

Finding a bag that can hold all of your essentials for work along with gym attire that caters to a mobile lifestyle isn’t easy. Everyone hates that one person on the tube with the extra large backpack bursting at the seams that refuses to take it off! The Aer Fit Pack is a kickstarter project proposing a bag that blends clean and understated design with a the functionality required to store and separate everything you need on the go up to 19 litres. I weirdly really like the design for this, I mean sure it’s nothing to write home about –  but the simplicity does it for me. Although with all those compartments, better mind your “essentials” don’t get lost! More of the bag on the flipside.

Follow YANG on Instagram +  Twitter

Ben Sherman Spring/Summer 2015 | Watches

posted by on 25/03/2015

Ben Sherman have launched their watch collection for this year’s spring summer; with a varied range of timepieces, the collection highlight’s Ben Sherman’s classic approach to design all the while staying true to traditional British heritage. With a clear focus for timepieces than can be worn everyday with both smart and causal looks – the smarter range blurs the lines between form and function offering clean-cut style through a range of HQ leather and stainless steel straps and facades. The casual end of the collection has a more sporty appeal, dabbling slightly in more colour palettes and exploring a less design-led approach in favour of a more relaxed aesthetic. To further emphasise on the brand’s love for its heritage, each watch is designed and named around Ben Sherman stores – prices start from a decent £60. See the collection after the break.

Follow YANG on Instagram +  Twitter

The Bucket Board

posted by on 25/03/2015

I think you can pretty much make everything out of anything in 2015, which is great because it means less waste, we can reuse things that would once contribute to the ruin of our planet. This time the guys over at The Bucket Board have come up with a way of recycling buckets and turning them into skateboards, not only is the idea wonderful, the video is beautifully shot and cut, press play after the jump.

follow AARON on twitter and instagram

Farah Capsule Sportswear Collection S/S15

posted by on 24/03/2015

Ahead of spring, Farah presents their first ever sportswear capsule collection. Sporting a range of sweats and shorts as well as luxe sport jackets for extra measure, the collection is combines performance and practicality with style, drawing on the blocky and monolithic structures of the urban cityscape. For a debut, it’s strong – it’s not exactly gymwear but quite clearly your everyday wear with Farah’s use of a very neutral colour palette. The usage of grey, white and navy score these pieces a place in your casual selection. Check it our after the break.

Follow YANG on Instagram +  Twitter