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  • 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 [...]

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

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

    June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    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 [...]

Fashion

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
Sponsored Video – The Levi’s Tailor Shop – get your beloved jeans fixed and customised

Sponsored Video – The Levi’s Tailor Shop – get your beloved jeans fixed and customised

Don’t you just hate it when your favourite pair of jeans develop a hole in the most unwanted of places? It’s happened to all of us I suspect. I had a pair of Levi’s selvedge jeans that cost me a pretty penny and as I felt them tear one day after rather exuberantly jumping a fence [...]

June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Nike Flyknit: The Supergoodlooking Lunar 2 running trainer

Nike Flyknit: The Supergoodlooking Lunar 2 running trainer

If you want your trainers to be works of art as well as technically amazing, then take a look at Nike’s Flyknit innovation. Flyknit – which Nike are pairing with different sole technologies – is all about the shoe’s upper, which is woven and sculpted to create an amazing featherweight, snug-fitting, strong (not to mention super-goodlooking) [...]

June 12, 2014 More
Robert Clergerie: Futuristic Summer from the French Master Shoemakers

Robert Clergerie: Futuristic Summer from the French Master Shoemakers

With Roland Mouret now firmly in the old master’s shoes, it’s exciting times for the Robert Clergerie brand. Spring Summer 2014 sees 1970s disco styles alongside futuristic brogues and loafers from the modern French brand with traditional shoemaking roots.     There is a little town in South East France called Romans-sur-Isère near Grenoble that [...]

June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Music

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

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 [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Fyfe at The Social – For lovers of fearless, genre busting music

Fyfe at The Social – For lovers of fearless, genre busting music

London-raised singer-songwriter Paul Dixon first came to fame in 2010 as ‘David’s Lyre’ but has since re-launched himself as the musical project Fyfe. His debut EP ‘Solace’ was released in April last year and became an immediate internet sensation creating waves amongst music blogs and reaching the number one spot on Hype Machine.   Fyfe’s [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
London funkster soul band Jungle launch debut album

London funkster soul band Jungle launch debut album

As one of the most eagerly received yet enigmatic bands to appear in 2013 it is not surprising that Jungle decided to host the launch party of their debut album at a secret location. On Monday 14th July I, along with a select group of other lucky ticket holders, made my way to the top [...]

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

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

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 [...]

July 17, 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

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
The Golden Dream – Interview with Diego Quemada-Diez on his debut feature

The Golden Dream – Interview with Diego Quemada-Diez on his debut feature

Debuting feature filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez tells us, “I just had to express the great suffering of these many human beings.” If the lens of the camera can be a window onto the world, enabling film to serve as a socially relevant art form that humanises and commentates on real life stories, Diego Quemada-Diez’s The Golden [...]

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins – A BBC film about one revolutionary experiment

The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins – A BBC film about one revolutionary experiment

BBC Four is set to journey back to the 1960s and uncover the story of a remarkable experiment that helped to define the 1960s as the decade of big ideas. Scientist John Lilly had the revolutionary idea “to create a bi-species society where humans would not only communicate with one another to shape ideas”, explains [...]

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Sequel Launch for Summer

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Sequel Launch for Summer

There were two great science fiction films released in 1968. One of them was Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Space Odyssey’. The other was ‘Planet of the Apes’. All too recognisable, the classic ‘Planet of the Apes’ film starred Charlton Heston in the lead role as the stranded scientist who, escaping from a society of apes, eventually [...]

June 16, 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

Sponsored Video – Roger Federer takes on Lindsey Vonn atop a glacier in Chocolate Heaven

Sponsored Video – Roger Federer takes on Lindsey Vonn atop a glacier in Chocolate Heaven

As we reported recently Swiss tennis star Roger Federer issued a mystery challenge to World Cup alpine skier Lindsey Vonn. It all started as a bit of friendly banter between the sports stars. Now you can see from the video what happens when Lindsey finally gets to see what she’s agreed to take part in. [...]

July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
MysteryGuitarMan creates mind bending music with new LG G3

MysteryGuitarMan creates mind bending music with new LG G3

MysteryGuitarMan is a one man YouTube sensation. His cut-up style music and videos have created a buzz that has spread around the world from his Brazilian base. His fast paced, cheeky videos use edited footage, stop-frame animation and cut outs to produce mind bending films that defy all categorization. The music is equally clever using [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Three Barrels Honey – A whole new take on brandy

Three Barrels Honey – A whole new take on brandy

Gone are the days when we had just the basic choices when it came to enjoying a tipple. Vodka now comes in a myriad of flavours, so now it’s easy to mix yourself a nice long drink. Even Rum’s been spiced up following Sailor Jerry’s lead.   It seems like we are no longer satisfied [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Alexandria Morgan tests out the TomTom Runner Cardio fitness watch

Alexandria Morgan tests out the TomTom Runner Cardio fitness watch

If you saw such a sight at your local seaside spot I’m sure you’d drop your ice cream in amazement. One young lad in the video is open mouthed as he sees international model extraordinaire Alexandria Morgan glide past with not a care in the world. She’s out for a jog and to test out [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Posts

The forgotten James Bond – A Look Back at George Lazenby’s Bond

The forgotten James Bond – A Look Back at George Lazenby’s Bond

In recent years, many James Bond film fans have delighted in referring to Daniel Craig’s version of the character as a “more human” take on 007. There are certain reasons that the idea makes sense. Craig’s Bond can use his fists just as strongly as he uses gadgets and guns, and he’s proven he can [...]

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Breakthrough in 3D technology in latest Transformers film

Breakthrough in 3D technology in latest Transformers film

I can remember back to when 3D began its latest comeback some years ago. Many media pundits, including myself, doubted its staying power this time around. Well it looks like many of us were wrong. Audiences love to choose and now they can opt for the 2D or 3D versions and many go for the [...]

July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Krapp’s Last Tape at The Crucible – Richard Wilson in Beckett’s cutting play

Krapp’s Last Tape at The Crucible – Richard Wilson in Beckett’s cutting play

Krapp’s Last Tape is a one-act play from Samuel Beckett that reduces theatre to its constituent parts: a solo actor performing a single scene with a paucity of props. And yet the end result is much more than the sum of these. Krapp’s solipsistic soliloquy is in fact a dialogue between a 69-year-old man and [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More