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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 […]

Yin Eats: JUST EAT

posted by on 15/11/2013

You know when you come home work and you can’t be bothered to cook? Well I don’t know that feeling. I’m one of those lucky people who’s family happen to live in London so I’ve decided to stay at home till I buy a house (hopefully next year). Folks like JUST EAT constantly save the lives (#firstworldproblems) of those who can’t cook or don’t have the time to cook. This particular night it was the lives of Yang, Tahirah and myself. I love JUST EAT‘s tone of voice in their emails, it’s always a little tongue-in-cheek with the heading ‘thank you for not cooking’.

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Volvo – Epic Split Advert

posted by on 14/11/2013

Watch in awe. Mind-boggling, realistic stunt from legendary actor Jean-Claude Van Damme do his epic split between two Volvo trucks. No CGI – it’s a live test but why? to demonstrate the precision and stability of the Volvo Dynamic Steering technology which is a world’s first. It makes the car way easier to drive. Lord knows what would have happened if it wasn’t stable. Epic advertising.

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The Power of Human Energy

posted by on 13/11/2013

I have a bit of a professional crush/admiration for this woman, she stands tall in the league of corporate CEOs with her energy and professionalism. I’ve known of her for a while but never really bothered reading/watching her talks till last week when I stumbled across her Linkedin message which deeply resonated with me. Knowing your core values and the importance of them. She’s also done a TED talk on the power of human energy; describing energy as passion and when harnessed it secures success and confidence. It’s emotional electricity that combines ordinary people in a collective way to do extraordinary things. Amen – I totally agree with that. If you’re looking for something to watch to kick start your day then watch the two videos after the cut.

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In Conversation: Tom Dixon

posted by on 11/11/2013

Good Monday morning watch for y’all. PORT Magazine sat down with British Industrial designer to talk all things creative, his approach to design and my favourite part: on being unorthodox. This past week for me has made me question my role in advertising and that never ending urge to create something meaningful. Then heading to Barcelona for the weekend was just what I needed, especially seeing the cultural impact of Antoni Gaudí‘s work. It’s made me miss the craft side of things, actually making physical things and not just sitting around on Photoshop. Alas, I digress – Tom talks about why he likes to approach everything in an untutored manner. Stand-out quote for me: ‘I prefer coming to a field with as little knowledge as possible and try to look at it with childlike eyes’.

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Ethiopia One by Diego Arroyo

posted by on 04/11/2013

Powerful. NYC-based Spanish art director and photographer Diego Arroyo who recently travelled to Ethiopia to capture portraits of rare tribesmen and women from the Omo Valley tribes. Definitely worth the trip, the portraits are incredible – each one has great depth and tells stories behind their powerful eyes. If you’re interested in how he went about photographing them without being too invasive in their culture, have a read of his interview on My Modern Met. Have a gander at the rest after the cut.

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The Madbury Club x Puma | CHAZEBRALOPE

posted by on 28/10/2013

Word to Madbury Club. They’re like the cousin who comes around to stay once in a blue moon, you see them for a bit and they disappear.Whenever these guys go back into their bat cave, the end product is always next level. They’ve set the standard with the whole narrative, execution and marketing around their latest project, CHAZEBRALOPE. Teaming up with the German sportswear brand to produce their very first sneaker collaboration, the giant clearly understood TMC’s vision and allowed them creative reign to produce the sneaker of their choice and all the great content revolving around it. More on the reverse.

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Eargasms

posted by on 28/10/2013

What storm? I wrote this post at 9pm on Sunday so never know what happened overnight. I want to be able to hit the gym at 6am tomorrow one way or another, I’ll ever free run through trees that have come crashing down. Before I digress even further, here’s this week’s Eargasms choices on the reverse.

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Pelada, Favela’s Soccer

posted by on 26/10/2013

‘Pelada, Favela’s Soccer’ showcases the passion of the Brazilian kids, the fans and culture that revolves around football in the poorer parts of the country. The short film focuses on the roots of Pelada football, how it’s alumni have gone onto conquer the world and remarkable testimonials from retired greats to active players such as Ronaldo (R9), Neymar, Paulinho and more. Some of the most renowned Brazilian players have come from similar backgrounds – football to many in the favela’s is their only way of life. Man I can’t wait for the World Cup next year, it should be quite a spectacle! who knows, the kids featured in this short may end up playing at the next one. Watch after the cut.

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DISHOOM!: The Bollywood-Inspired Fashion Film

posted by on 23/10/2013

Dopeness! to celebrate the first Indian winner of their Superstore award, Mumbai’s Le Mill, online fashion hub Farfetch debuts new Bollywood inspired fashion film. Most fashion films are always quite dark and arty farty so it’s refreshing to see one that’s quite light-hearted and action packed – filled with a lot of Indian movie clichés which you’ll notice in the fight scene. It stars a heroic protagonist and his equally fashionable love interest who find themselves battling against an evil villain and a bunch of cronies to defend their love. The only thing missing from a typical Bollywood film is a dance scene and um, Indian fashion designers. I’d have expected them to hero some regional designers in a film like this. Watch Dishoom! on the reverse.

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What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World

posted by on 23/10/2013

Photographer Peter Menzel’s intriguing series looks at a week’s worth of groceries around the world, it’s taken traditional food photography to another level as well as giving us cultural insight into the differences between MEDCs and LEDCs. I can’t help but feel some of these photographs are staged and probably not from their respective countries, maybe Peter – could confirm? The American family win on the junk front – enough heart attack food, all carb everything. See more on the reverse.

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