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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 […]

Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin

posted by on 09/06/2013

Shooting from doorless helicopters, this series of photographs entitled ‘A la plage, A la piscine (at the beach, at the swimming pool) by photographer Gray Malin, were taken around the world from US to Brazil to Australia, and are a visual celebration of colour, light, shape and summer bliss! “From above, a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form.” Enjoy!

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Operazione Arcevia

posted by on 05/06/2013

Last month I went to San Settimio in Italy with a group of  friends to work on Operazione Arcevia, a project that was originally initiated in the seventies, with the ethos of bringing together creatives from all backgrounds to collaborate. We created and implemented design interventions based on the needs of the local community.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 Recap

posted by on 29/05/2013

Over two hundred and fifty showrooms, studios, galleries, workshops and exhibition venues opened their doors last week as the forth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week took place. Showcasing the latest industry trends, innovations and product launches, Clerkenwell Design Week is a three day annual festival that brings together the best from the world of design and architecture.

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adidas by Stella McCartney SS13 Tennis Barricade Collection

posted by on 20/01/2013

adidas by Stella McCartney SS13 Tennis Barricade Collection

This week saw the launch of adidas by Stella McCartney barricade, a new collection of tennis apparel offering a fusion of adidas high end technologies and Stella’s unique style for the performance focused athlete. Designed with the competitive player in mind, the range is currently being worn by tennis players Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko and Laura Robson during the Australian Open, showcasing its forward thinking, standout aesthetic and performance functionality.

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The MiuMiu-London

posted by on 28/11/2012

From November  27th through November 29th,  The Miumiu-London, a private women’s club, will make its debut in the Café Royal on Regent Street, London. Recently restored to its former glory and reopened for the first time on this occasion, the Café Royal becomes the central meeting point for Miu Miu members embarking on a three-day succession of varied activities celebrating various aspects of Miu Miu femininity. Members and their guests will have exclusive access to a new shopping experience, along with the opportunity to  preview and purchase the  Resort and Spring / Summer 2013 collections. Highlights include collaborations with Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones, both of whom created special limited edition products for the occasion. All proceeds from the sale of these items will be generously donated to the charities Cool Earth and Macmillan Cancer Support respectfully. The display cases of Stephen Jones will feature hats, made from the resort 2013 collection while sculptures of Joe Rush were specially created for the showcase of Vivienne Westwood’s window. The famed film production designer, Caroline Smith, oversaw the décor of the interiors, while Cathy Edwards styled the Miu Miu collections and special product for The-MiuMiu-London.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 22/11/2012

The other day I came across a mixed CD that a friend gave to me six years ago! Listening through the tracks took me straight back to school days! So what did the sixteen year old me listen to? Fall Out Boy. Jimmy Eat World. Yeah… But I also rediscovered some old favourites. ‘Sewn‘ is the first proper single by British rock group The Feeling. I’d forgotten how much I like this song! Have a listen on the flipside!

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Tatty Devine at Selfridges

posted by on 13/11/2012

Last week I was invited to the new Tatty Devine pop-up shop in Selfridges to create a bespoke Name Necklace. Tatty Devine is an independent British company designing and micro-manufacturing original jewellery in the UK. One of their most recognisable pieces are the custom made Name Necklaces in bright acrylic, which have been worn by Ellie Goulding, Claudia Schiffer and Jessie J. You can now design your own Name Necklace to be laser cut and hand finished in front of you at their pop-up shop in Selfridges. After much consideration, and with the on hand help of the Tatty Devine girls, I eventually decided to have my name lasercut in glitter pink perspex in billboard lettering with a mirror silver bolt charm and silver chain. And voilà! Huge thanks to Emily and the lovely team! Create your own Tatty Devine Name Necklace here.

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Eleven Paris x Movember

posted by on 23/10/2012

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Underground Parisian brand Eleven Paris specialise in rock ‘n’ roll inspired photo print tees featuring some the biggest names in the industry, including Kate Moss and Johnny Depp. The brand has joined forces with Movember by creating an exclusive t-shirt for the Moustache season. The one off design plays on their signature tongue-in-cheek moustache tee and features a lion’s head. Priced at £45 with 20% from every t-shirt sold donated to Movember, women can purchase the t-shirt on ASOS and men on Urban Outfitters.

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Tate Modern | William Klein + Daido Moriyama

posted by on 10/10/2012

Klein + Moriyama

On a particularly grey and rainy Monday morning, I made my way to Tate Modern to preview their latest exhibition which opens this week. William Klein + Daido Moriyama is the first exhibition to examine the relationship between the work of William Klein, one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers and film-makers, and that of Daido Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s. Bringing together over three hundred works from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition demonstrates the visual affinity between their urgent, blurred and grainy style of photography and also their shared desire to convey street life and political protest, from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalisation and urban deprivation. New ways of presenting photography are also demonstrated. A personal highlight of the exhibition has to be Moriyama’s installation Polaroid/Polaroid 1997, in which he recreates his studio interior through a meticulous arrangement of Polaroid images. One of the most inspiring and thought provoking exhibitions I’ve seen in a while. Definitely check it out. More imagery on the reverse.

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Burberry Store | 121 Regent Street

posted by on 07/10/2012

Y&Y_Burberry Regent Street

As I’m sure most of you already know, last month Burberry opened it’s largest ever London store. It is the most technologically advanced high fashion store in the country. Covering four floors, the store has twenty five staircases, and a giant 22ft screen at the heart of the building, believed to be the largest in a shop. 121 Regent Street is the largest Burberry brand experience in the world. Technology has been woven throughout the period architecture of the building including a hydraulic stage, five hundred hidden speakers and a hundred screens. Other highlights include the bespoke section where customers can customise their own coat with trimmings of all colours and finishes and a display of the exclusive Regent Street line – a small collection of limited edition items which can only be found in the flagship. Also, don’t be surprised to see almost every member of staff with an iPad swinging from their shoulder – going to check stock ‘in the back’ is so dated, don’t you know. More on the reverse.

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