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  • Your Eyes Are Windows – Creative Fashion Story from Ilka & Franz

    Your Eyes Are Windows – Creative Fashion Story from Ilka & Franz

    August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    The atmosphere created in this creative fashion story by Ilka & Franz is so real you can almost reach out and touch it. The subject changes before our eyes. At first this person seems vulnerable, then strong, maybe even confrontational. Look into the eyes and you decide.     photography & retouch Ilka & Franz styling Cherrelle [...]

  • The Initiation EP – We interview Kissey on the launch of her rather seductve solo debut

    The Initiation EP – We interview Kissey on the launch of her rather seductve solo debut

    July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    With all the tortured soulfulness of a classic house vocal over the blatant bootycall of grime’s pared-down beats, Kissey (Asplund) comes on like an enticement half heard from a dimly lit apartment window. Previously collaborating with SBTRKT, Machinedrum, and the brilliantly named Zed Bias and Dorian Concept, Initiation EP is Kissey striking out solo, finding her feet and [...]

  • Who is Dayani Cristal? Interview with filmmaker Marc Silver

    Who is Dayani Cristal? Interview with filmmaker Marc Silver

    July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    Documentary filmmaker Marc Silver tells how he searched for the answer to the question of, “What one skull can reveal about the world?” It sounds morbid, but in truth Silver turns his camera to observe a divided world in which lies the tragic story of migrants who aspires for a better life and risk hardships [...]

  • Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

    Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

    July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    High-quality braided hair extensions are scattered on the floor of Lily Allen’s suite in New York’s Carlyle Hotel, and there’s a bottle of Moët on ice monogrammed “L.A.” “I assume they thought they were sending it up to Lily Aldridge’s room,” Allen says. Actually she mumbles out of the side of her mouth like an [...]

Fashion

The Chapar – A whole new way to try and buy fashion for men

The Chapar – A whole new way to try and buy fashion for men

When you’re living life at full tilt it’s often hard to pin down enough time to keep your wardrobe up to date. You can try and sit down and order online but that can sometimes take even longer than going to the shops. The endless choice is enough to melt your brain.   The Chapar [...]

August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Sponsored Video – The Foot Locker Triple Black Collection – Any colour you like so long as it’s black

Sponsored Video – The Foot Locker Triple Black Collection – Any colour you like so long as it’s black

To celebrate the launch of their Triple Black Collection, Foot Locker set up an extraordinary game called The Triple Black Challenge where competitors could win a pair from the collection for themselves. They were led into a dimly lit central chamber where a voice led them through the rules. They were then asked if they [...]

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Your Eyes Are Windows – Creative Fashion Story from Ilka & Franz

Your Eyes Are Windows – Creative Fashion Story from Ilka & Franz

The atmosphere created in this creative fashion story by Ilka & Franz is so real you can almost reach out and touch it. The subject changes before our eyes. At first this person seems vulnerable, then strong, maybe even confrontational. Look into the eyes and you decide.     photography & retouch Ilka & Franz styling Cherrelle [...]

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

Iconic images from Egypt’s past and present collide and transmute in this colour-saturated fantastical fashion story from photographer Lelen Ruete and her team. Photos: Lelen Ruete – www.lelenruete.com.ar Styling: Daniela Laporta – danilaporta.tumblr.com Digital Art: Juan Gris – juan-gris.tumblr.com Model: Dominique Sagieh All clothes and accessories from The Rabbit Hole Studio

June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Music

Get to remix Chic’s Le Freak with Nile Rodgers & Rudimental

Get to remix Chic’s Le Freak with Nile Rodgers & Rudimental

There are some opportunities that come around that just jump out at you and then it’s up to you to grab them with both hands. This initiative from GoThinkBig surely ranks as one of those. How do you fancy the idea of remixing one of pops most iconic tracks? Le Freak is one of the [...]

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Famous guitarists and their most iconic instruments

Famous guitarists and their most iconic instruments

Every famous guitarist who has climbed to the top of the album or single charts will have a varied selection of guitars to ply their trade. However, there is always one instrument that ends up being closely associated with the person playing them. We take a look at some of the best pairings ever. Jimi [...]

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Rich Hanscomb’s Vinyl Below Column – Summer Vinyl Releases

Rich Hanscomb’s Vinyl Below Column – Summer Vinyl Releases

In the documentary Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution, Leonard Bernstein describes pop music as something elemental, legion, unstoppable even ‘which pours over this country (America) like the two oceans from both coasts’. That was 1967. Who knows what he’d think about the sheer amount of music available on tap to us all at the click [...]

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket – Can our heroine escape from the chocolate factory?

Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket – Can our heroine escape from the chocolate factory?

This track and video, Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket really stands out for us right now. The video is set in a chocolate factory but put aside all visions that may come into your head of Umpa Lumpas and idylic fictional characters created by Roald Dahl. This chocolate factory is not such a happy place. The central [...]

August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Art

Marina Abramovic 512 hours at the Serpentine – The artist should not be present

Marina Abramovic 512 hours at the Serpentine – The artist should not be present

I have always viewed Marina Abramovic as experimenter first, artist second. The best of her work creates experimental conditions where she has at times revealed the shocking choices and nature of her participants.   In Rhythym 0 she stood motionless in a gallery and gave visitors license to manipulate her with an array of objects, [...]

July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

Blackpool has many faces as anyone who has visited there will discover. On the beach it can be all ice-cream and sandcastles but a stone’s throw away in the bars and clubs a different world is revealed.   This is not a place for the faint hearted. I can recall being worse for wear myself [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

After living all 32 years of my life in Birmingham, Alabama, I decided to move to Bellingham, Washington in the summer of 2013. As I told family and friends I was moving, the one thing they said every time was, “Wow that’s a big change.” I guess they were stating the obvious; Bellingham is practically [...]

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Super-realist artist Richard Maurovic at the Saatchi Gallery – Vivid Australian Narrative

Super-realist artist Richard Maurovic at the Saatchi Gallery – Vivid Australian Narrative

Adelaide artist Richard Maurovic’s career has taken a dramatic international upswing. The brutalistic industrial and urban vistas favored by the South Australian painter have caught the eye of some of Australia’s corporate expatriates and, suddenly, Maurovic is being feted in London with his work headed for the walls of the famous Saatchi Gallery.   His [...]

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Film

Reel East Film Festival – New Jersey’s inaugural homage to cinema

Reel East Film Festival – New Jersey’s inaugural homage to cinema

Festivals are at the heart of the film writer or journalists schedule – the year filled with the main draws such as Cannes, Venice, Tribeca and the BFI London Film Festival amongst others. Yet there are also the smaller and more intimate festivals, and rarely does an opportunity come along to explore the beginnings of [...]

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Wakolda (The German Doctor) – a Nazi’s secret Life – Interview with director Lucia Puenzo

Wakolda (The German Doctor) – a Nazi’s secret Life – Interview with director Lucia Puenzo

History is no stranger to cinema, the latter seeming to view the past as a source of rich narrative content there to be mined and decorate the cinema and television screen. Author and filmmaker Lucia Puenzo immerses herself in the past of one of her stories once again by adapting her 2001 novel Wakolda that [...]

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Pine Ridge documentary – Life on a Reservation – We interview Director Anna Eborn

Pine Ridge documentary – Life on a Reservation – We interview Director Anna Eborn

Following on from the DocHouse preview screening of Who is Dayani Cristal? Anna Eborn continues the thematic journey of opening up the world and meditating on human struggles with an exploration of life on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For Eborn there was an urgency to tell this story, and as we watch the [...]

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Who is Dayani Cristal? Interview with filmmaker Marc Silver

Who is Dayani Cristal? Interview with filmmaker Marc Silver

Documentary filmmaker Marc Silver tells how he searched for the answer to the question of, “What one skull can reveal about the world?” It sounds morbid, but in truth Silver turns his camera to observe a divided world in which lies the tragic story of migrants who aspires for a better life and risk hardships [...]

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Beauty

Tia Maria Dark Room unlocked for 2014, curated by Gemma Cairney

Tia Maria Dark Room unlocked for 2014, curated by Gemma Cairney

The Tia Maria Dark Room was unlocked for another year of celebrating the ‘girls’ night’ out curated by Gemma Cairney Last year saw Laura Mvula head up the Tia Maria Music Room – the first incarnation of Tia Maria’s event series - in London with a breathtaking performance of her debut album Sing To The Moon. [...]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
MAC’s AW14 Catwalk in Trend Forecast Palettes for lips and eyes

MAC’s AW14 Catwalk in Trend Forecast Palettes for lips and eyes

  Close scrutiny of the autumn winter 2014/15 shows has been going on at MAC. And the exciting news is you can get the AW14/15 colours early. From London, Paris, Milan and New York, the most talked about colour trends from the designer collections have been put together in MAC’s limited edition palettes for lips [...]

May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Cosmetics from Hemp? More on the Multi Purpose Plant Hero

Cosmetics from Hemp? More on the Multi Purpose Plant Hero

For the health conscious, hemp oil and hemp seeds are essential parts of a balanced diet. Hemp – an environmentally and nutritionally beneficial plant – is an excellent source of proteins, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids. But hemp cosmetics? Really? Yes, it’s a match made in heaven. With its saturated fatty acids, proteins, lecithin, [...]

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Relaxing aromas ready you for restful sleep, and then working for you while you dream the night away. Sounds like just what’s needed! Origins Night-A-Mins Mineral enriched renewal cream is formulated with a blend of antioxidants that help replenish skin so it is better armed to fight free radicals during the day. On top of [...]

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Lifestyle

When you catch your parents in an embarrassing situation – new video from giffgaff

When you catch your parents in an embarrassing situation – new video from giffgaff

We’ve all had them. Those embarrassing moments when you catch your parents in an uncompromising position. This of course is happening more and more as people are staying in the family home longer than they used to due to scarily high rents and mortgages out there. When you’re living in each other’s pockets there’s bound to [...]

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Get to remix Chic’s Le Freak with Nile Rodgers & Rudimental

Get to remix Chic’s Le Freak with Nile Rodgers & Rudimental

There are some opportunities that come around that just jump out at you and then it’s up to you to grab them with both hands. This initiative from GoThinkBig surely ranks as one of those. How do you fancy the idea of remixing one of pops most iconic tracks? Le Freak is one of the [...]

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Lakeside Hotel & Spa – Laid back luxury on the southern shore of Lake Windermere

Lakeside Hotel & Spa – Laid back luxury on the southern shore of Lake Windermere

When we were invited to come and check out the Lakeside Hotel we were determined to arrive by boat. As is inherent in the name this hotel is all about its location. We arrived at the Lakeside boat stop by steamer which chugged its way to the hotel mooring. The hotel itself lay resplendent on [...]

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Chapar – A whole new way to try and buy fashion for men

The Chapar – A whole new way to try and buy fashion for men

When you’re living life at full tilt it’s often hard to pin down enough time to keep your wardrobe up to date. You can try and sit down and order online but that can sometimes take even longer than going to the shops. The endless choice is enough to melt your brain.   The Chapar [...]

August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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Spirited away in Knightsbridge – A free Master Class at Amathus Drinks

Spirited away in Knightsbridge – A free Master Class at Amathus Drinks

A free tasting at their new branch on Brompton Road might leave you slightly vertiginous. But it’s the staff who’ll really floor you with their fanatical knowledge of exotic tipple.   The Zapotec farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, are a quiet people. Easily offended. Each village lays claim to many different versions of their indigenous drink, [...]

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Spaced360 Bluetooth speaker review – A powerful chunk of mobile sound

Spaced360 Bluetooth speaker review – A powerful chunk of mobile sound

So you’re having a garden party and of course you want to fill the air with some good music to help it go with a bang. You could try, like we used to do, by joining up extension leads so you can bring your decent hi-fi out outside and get a real quality sound. Well that’s [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Visiting Barcelona – Some events to catch in the last weeks of summer

Visiting Barcelona – Some events to catch in the last weeks of summer

A city of stunning art, breathtaking architecture, and more live events than you could shake a stick at Barcelona is often said to be one of the most exciting cities in Europe, and this year is no different. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Spanish city, don’t think – book. And whilst [...]

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More