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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 […]

Tomer Ifrah | Moscow Metro Photography Project

posted by on 10/02/2015

I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve tried to take photos on the London underground or even just in crowded places and ended up with nothing even close to impressive. In this project Tomer Ifrah manages to incorporate large crowds into his work in a way that engages you and creates multiples points of interest rather than just cluttering the frame. The Moscow Metro being his location of choice, Ifrah captures a gloomy colour palette and juxtaposes stillness and movement effectively. I guess it’s time to grab my SLR and head back underground, more after the cut.

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Drive – The Quadrant System

posted by on 09/02/2015

If you haven’t seen Drive, then shame on you! If you haven’t heard the Drive Soundtrack, then double shame on you! If you haven’t heard of the quadrant system however then you’ll be forgiven. The concept involves breaking a frame down into four section (top, bottom, left and right) and utilising those four areas to different effective within a frame. The concept is quite simple but in this breakdown by Tony Zhou you’ll see just how impressive it can be when analysed. Things like this make me want to get into film making! Video after the cut.

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The Kooples Sport | Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook

posted by on 08/02/2015

We’re all aware of the Sports Luxe trend that has gained steam over the last couple of years, who’d have thought slim jogging bottoms and a shirt would ever be a viable combo. The Kooples Sport however are breaking new ground with this latest collection that I’m going to label Sports Grunge, I just made that up and it probably won’t catch on but check out the lookbook and I think you’ll see where I’m coming from. The skater and biker model are used to display leather sportswear, as well as baggy denim and unmistakable skater shoes, while the well known Kooples aesthetic remains. More after the cut!

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DAILY PAPER Spring/Summer 2015

posted by on 29/01/2015

It’s been a while since a lookbook has made me utter even just a simple “ooo.” However this offering by Daily Paper, a Dutch brand based in Amsterdam, might even have produced an “ahh” in response to my “ooo.” The collection was inspired by Morocco and thus respectively shot their too. I’m impressed particularly by the styling and photography. While some of the shots may seem over exposed, I think it fits the clean aesthetic and distances itself from the typical dark and moody streetwear shoot you see repeatedly. Collection and lookbook after the cut!

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GoPro: 9 Front Flips Off A Tower

posted by on 17/01/2015

If there’s one extra thing I wish I had while travelling, it’s a GoPro. The compact and sturdy little camera would have been useful more times than I can count, whether while trekking through the jungle or jumping off of a cliff. An SLR just isn’t always appropriate. Never, however, did I have the opportunity to anything quite this crazy and even with a GoPro, I don’t think the prospect of such incredible footage could have pushed me to even climb the structure. This is most definitely a video you’ll love if you have a fear of heights! Check it out after the break.

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FKA Twigs – Pendulum

posted by on 15/01/2015

Only yesterday Adam mentioned the beautiful FKA Twigs and her exceptional, attention grabbing, music videos. I’m so excited by Twigs creativity and her ability to treat everything she does as art. The track Pendulum features on last years LP1 and the video is in the typical style of the artist, dark and seemingly quite twisted (literally). Make your own interpretation after the jump.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2

posted by on 13/01/2015

I’m not big on the superhero movies and I’m tired of every successful movie having to become a franchise. However I did love the first Avengers film, perhaps mostly for it’s sense of humour, there are so many quotables, and just the sense of excitement it made me feel. Which is exactly what the new trailer brings back, I mean, how can you not be excited by the prospect of The Hulk fighting a giant robot. Check out the trailer after the SMASH!

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French Grill at JW Marriot, Hanoi

posted by on 12/10/2014

Travelling to Asia, I knew I’d be eating some great food. This part of the world is known for its street food, which so far on my journey I’ve seen everywhere and eaten plenty. In London, humble street food comes with a hefty price and is often served to city folk and hipsters eager to eat some newly arrived cuisine before everyone else. French Grill is a big step away from the wonderful traditions of street food, as Chef de Cuisine, Raphael Szurek, begins a haute cuisine revolution in a quickly developing part of Hanoi.

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The Westin Hotel – Singapore #AaronDoesAsia

posted by on 02/10/2014

When I arrived in Singapore I was feeling little down, I’d left all the friends I had made in Vietnam (you’ll get to hear about my adventures there soon) as they travelled to Cambodia and I went in the opposite direction, I strongly considered changing my plans, getting out and heading their way. This wasn’t helped by the hostel I was staying in, while it was of a far nicer standard than many I’d stayed at in Vietnam, each bunk had it’s own private television, blind and even Beats headphones, it lacked character and characters. There was no natural light in the dorm and no interaction between guests, it was depressing. I really didn’t expect my stay at The Westin to change my mood so positively.

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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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