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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 Grand Budapest Hotel’s Hand-made Props

posted by on 26/02/2015

You’ve probably seen Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut by now, it’s been doing the rounds online but we’ll post below if you haven’t. To go along with this are some fabulous shots of the intricate and detailed props used in The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of my favourite films of last year. Hand-made by designer Annie Atkins, the attention to detail is magnificent and is really a sign of how much love and passion was put into making this film. Check them out after the cut.

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American Shokunin | An American Bonsai Master

posted by on 25/02/2015

“Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form,” writes filmmaker Ryan Bush. Which is precisely what this film is about. I never thought it possible for me to be captivated by a man describing his love of Bonsai but his passion is just incredible and seeing someone take the time to truly master an art of any form is inspiring. Check out the video after the cut.

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Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Bootleg Film

posted by on 25/02/2015

Woah… the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers of my childhood just got a dark and gritty makeover to say the least. If you were born any time around 1992, like myself, you’ll be familiar with all the old rangers mentioned in this and a sense of nostalgia will likely flood your brain. Imagine the Power Rangers set in a Bladerunner like world and you have this short film. There’s only one thing to say, it’s morphin’ time!

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Ward Roberts Photography | Courts

posted by on 22/02/2015

Two things sprung to mind when I first saw this photography series by Ward Roberts. The first was how much I liked the colour palette, which reminded me of that used by Wes Anderson, in particular in the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The second was an admiration for the wonderful contrast between an almost empty space in the foreground and a very busy background, that almost merges into it. The court provides the open, empty, space, while each backdrop is full of straight lines going in all different directions. For some Sunday inspiration, check it out after the cut.

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Mummified Monk found in a 1,000 year old statue

posted by on 22/02/2015

No, you’re not still drunk from last night, you did read that correctly. A CT scan and endoscopy has shown the mummified remains of an ancient monk hidden within what appears to be a very typical statue of Buddha. The statue, and it’s contents, is thought to be around 1,000 years old. The scans also showed that the monks organs had been removed prior to mummification and paper scrolls covered in Chinese writing can be seen in there place. The statue will be on display in the Hungarian Natural History Museum until May, so if you fancy a visit, pop on over.

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nonnative Spring/Summer 2015

posted by on 21/02/2015

Japanese brand nonnative will be releasing a collection this season inspired by the city of Istanbul and to feature alongside their impressive lookbook, they’ve released a wonderful video filmed in the city. The collection doesn’t play a big part in the video, instead it blends into it, but this works well and avoids the clichéd fashion film look. Instead it becomes a story of a journey through Istanbul, a city we visited last year (A Trip To Istanbul). It’s fast paced but beautiful. Check out the video and lookbook shots, after the cut.

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T.I. For Men Spring/Summer 2015

posted by on 21/02/2015

It’s pretty difficult to make out on the website, these guys need to get a better English copywriter, but I think T.I. For Men originated in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. A place I’ve heard a lot of positive things about. Anyway, the point is, the collection is cool. It’s simple and it’s preppy but I like that, the tailoring and the outerwear in particular looks really strong. I look forward to seeing where this brand are headed, check out the collection after the cut.

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Gotham City SF | A Timelapse Film

posted by on 21/02/2015

San Francisco was already somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, there’s a lot of America I want to see, but after watching this, I’m even more keen to go. This wonderful time-lapse film shows the city from all angles and highlights the beauty that can be found in a cityscape. It’s all shot at night and in black & white, so you’ll understand why it’s been called Gotham City. Check out Toby Harriman‘s video after the cut!

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Publish Brand | Spring 2015

posted by on 17/02/2015

US based Publish Brand have just released the lookbook for their Spring 2015 collection, The Resistance, and it’s quite literally gravity defying. The shoot space is minimal and the styling is pretty dope, so I’m all about this. In their own words, “Publish exists to refine daily life by delivering premium, timeless products and ideas that transcend the realms of art and fashion.” With that in mind, check out the collection after the cut.

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Wire Animal Sculptures | Kendra Haste

posted by on 17/02/2015

Kick off your morning with some creative and visual inspiration from artist Kendra Haste, who turns galvanised wire into lifelike animal sculptures. Her work can be found in a few locations around London including the Tower of London, which houses thirteen of her pieces. Her work is grabs your attention instantly and forces you to look twice, it’s almost hard to believe from a distance that her sculptures are made of wire. Check them out after the cut.

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