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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 […]

Swoosh Art by David Bedoni

posted by on 11/12/2013

When Italian creative David Bedoni isn’t busy being a filmmaker for some of the worlds top brands, he is the artist behind a nifty little idea that initially started out of boredom. Bedoni edits Victorian paintings by incorporating one of the most recognisable logo’s on the planet. It’s simple, stupidly creative and the result is a surprisingly refreshing clash of past and present that epitomise the meshing of influences in the modern design age.

Words by RICHARD

Toro Y Moi | Rose Quartz

posted by on 04/10/2013

When art, looped beats and movement combine you get something along these lines. Arguably one of the leading figures of the chillwave movement Chaz Bundick better known as Toro Y moi just released his third music video from the ‘Anything in return’ LP (2013). A psychedelic exploration of the relationship between sound and visual arts. Toro Y moi has made it a habit to take that extra step when it comes to the artwork he uses alongside his music. Rose Quartz is no exception, working with artist Lauren Gregory this stop motion oil painted animation made me want to get my brushes out and start painting to the beat.

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How the World Ends: According to Hollywood

posted by on 28/06/2013

You would be forgiven for thinking the end is nigh if you watch enough Hollywood disaster flicks, and there seem to be a lot around at the moment. The release of World War Z is the latest of these sour tales of apocalypse and destruction and to mark the occasion, Yahoo have produced a tongue-in-cheek info graphic documenting how the world ends according to Hollywood. Featuring everything from the worst danger zones to famous landmarks to avoid, it’s the definitive guide to surviving impending doom. Infographic after the break

Words by RICHARD

This is Myspace

posted by on 25/06/2013

Myspace have had hard a hard time of late and with the arrival of Instagram’s video feature little over a week after Myspace launched their This is Myspace campaign, it’s fair to say the social media thunder may just have been stolen, again.

Words by RICHARD

Kanye West – The Next Steve Jobs?

posted by on 17/06/2013

My sister has a 4-year-old son called, Feranmi. From time to time, and more frequently when the house is full of our extended family, Feranmi gets too excited, too playful, and simply starts having too much fun. It is at this point, at the height of his joy, and when he thinks he has the power to do anything – like fly from sofa to sofa simply by shouting “vooooom” – that my sister steps in and stops him. More on the flip side.

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Trust

posted by on 28/05/2013

Last Wednesday was one of those days that us city dwellers dread the most. Now, this is not to say that those who choose to live in the leafier sections of our country don’t fear random terror, or worry about the safety of their loved ones. You would have to have a heart the size of Tottenham’s trophy cabinet (BOOM!) not to be shocked by the brutal murder of a young man going about his business; not to be concerned that a man who came back without harm from a war zone, wasn’t safe in the streets of South East London. But us in the city know that to survive, to stay sane, our communities are built on a level of trust.

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The History of Typography by Forrest Media

posted by on 20/05/2013

It’s easy to forget that typography is all around us and appreciate just how much of an important role it plays in the branding and presentation of absolutely everything that is legible in every day life. So from time to time it’s nice to be reminded just how it all began, especially when the method is executed as creatively as this. This paper-letter animation was created by Ben Barrett-Forrest and his 140 hours of labour result in this remarkable animated short, which features 291 paper letters in 2,454 photos.

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Expression

posted by on 07/05/2013

Now that we are all family, I’m going to let you in on a secret: I start every day by listening to Labrithin’s version of Express Yourself. Every. Single. Day. The how it started I barely remember. I think it had something to do with getting in the zone before an interview (that’s just how I roll). The why is simple. For me the ability to express yourself accurately is the foundation to forming your identity. Expression is what we use to define ourselves, and make sense of all the things around us; to give our thoughts and feelings shape. For me, that’s what Y&Y is all about: expressing the love of this city, and the things that define it, through as many creative avenues as possible. This is what I love about the creative industries, and why I have chosen to work in it. More on the reverse.

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Headspace

posted by on 13/01/2013

Headspace App Meditation

Here at Yin&Yang we’re big fans of London. You know that already. But that isn’t without saying that we can’t empathize with the stress London can sometimes bring. Everyone knows that feeling when you’re in a rush and you need to get somewhere fast and yet, when you arrive at the tube you don’t actually get on the tube until you’ve elbowed and ducked your way to the front of the crowd having already watched three trains come and go. The city can be tiring. It was on an evening after a day similar to this that I decided to give the Headspace app a try. I’m not big on meditation and I’ve often thought of it as something my small amount of patience can’t quite handle but actually, my experience with this nice little app was surprisingly good. Skip forward to read the break down.

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Facebook – Year In Review

posted by on 14/12/2012

Facebook Year In Review 2012

As with every year past and every year to come; December brings with it a need to reflect on the year that’s coming to an end. It’s probably the only time of the year when we realise just how much we’ve done and how much things have changed. It is as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions most will make in a few weeks time, and as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions we will then deem ‘not that important anyway…’ when we drop them mid-January.  This year something has struck me as a particularly nice way of reflecting on the good times that have been had during 2012. I wouldn’t usually suggest Facebook as something especially sentimental, but the ‘2012 Year in Review’ option (found on your profile) was actually a very enjoyable summary of all of the best photos added by me and my friends from the past year.  It also offers the option to view the most popular trends in the UK over the year, what’s been most talked about, the most popular check-ins, and the top ten trending songs. Despite some of the top trends being a little concerning (one direction scored sixth on most talked about…) this is still definitely worth checking out!

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