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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 […]

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

posted by on 10/03/2015

I’ve always admired Casey Neistat, his honest approach to filmmaking is often touching and his down to Earth character endearing. This short and inspirational film made by the guys over at JacksGap is not only explanation of why Casey does what he does but an example of how they have been inspired by his work. Spend an hour watching all of Casey’s old YouTube videos and I guarantee you’ll come away smiling. Video after the cut.

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Adventure | Chris Burkard

posted by on 09/03/2015

If you hadn’t already noticed, we love to travel and photograph our adventures. So we appreciate others who do the same, particularly when they’re as good at it as Chris Burkard. Every shot of his is stunning and awe inspiring, scenes leave you breathless despite the fact that you’re only looking at them on a screen. I may have settled in London for now but I’m not sure how long it will be before adventure calls once again. Be inspired after the cut!

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3D Illustrations by Victor Nunes

posted by on 08/03/2015

We love to showcase art and photography that’s fun, we showed you some fun photo manipulation earlier this week with Flying Houses. It’s nice to be reminded that art can be serious, moody and contain a deep philosophical or political message, but it doesn’t have to be. Victor Nunes has created some some very simple illustrations which he brings to three-dimensional life using everyday objects. Check out the project after the cut.

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How Instagram Fuels the Urban Explorer Movement

posted by on 04/03/2015

We’ve all seen those dope Instagram posts from the tops of skyscrapers or the depths of an abandoned warehouse. Some of these Instagrammers remain anonymous and some have become notoriously Insta-famous, you could say they’re like photographies graffiti artists. Well if you’ve ever wanted to take a look behind the lens and see how these guys get the shots they do, check out this video by Seeker Stories, it involves getting arrested and risking your life apparently. Video after the cut.

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Flying Houses

posted by on 03/03/2015

Anything or anyone that appeals to my inner child will probably soon have my attention. Manipulated photography like this does just that, not because it’s childish but because it’s fun! Laurent Chehere is a French photographer whose work I greatly admire for its versatility. In this project he manipulates typical French houses into… typical French flying houses, obviously. Have a look at the attention to detail after the cut.

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Wes Anderson Palettes

posted by on 03/03/2015

I’m sincerely sorry if you’re sick of seeing Wes Anderson related posts but how can you be?! When it comes to visual inspiration his films are wonders, even if his characters are irritating at times. Today I’m actually drawing attention to a Tumblr page, no not one of those dirty ones, Wes Anderson Palettes highlights and illustrates the precise colour palettes used by Anderson in his films. Beautiful stills become even more intriguing when their colours are isolated. At a time when a lot of popular “urban photographers” utilise gloomy palettes with every Instagram post, I think we could all take a leaf out of Wes Anderson’s colouring book. More 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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Gitoon x UCL Spring Exhibition | Submit Your work

posted by on 25/02/2015

Attention all creators of art, online arts publishing company Gitoon have partnered with University College Hospital to give you the opportunity to have your work displayed at a huge exhibition in April. All you need to do is submit a piece of work on their platform by 1st March and then vote for 10 other submissions to enter. Entering is free and there aren’t any restrictions on what you submit, as long as it’s visual and in keeping with the theme of ‘spring’… go nuts. More after the break.

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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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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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