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tUnE yArDs - Water Fountain (video).
We have way too much time for this catchy, fast-paced track from New England’s tUnE yArDs. Now we have the visual too - a bright, colourful slightly trippy 3 and a half minutes.
Get set for its release at the beginning of May.
"Still Life" - a short film on the connection between creativity and everyday moments.
Set against the backdrop of New York City, this short was shot guerrilla style with the Phantom Miro and Red Epic and captures some pretty damn sweet footage edited in to an equally cool piece of content.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Mistakes are proof you are trying.”
The Black Keys - “Turn Blue” audio music video.
With their new new album Turn Blue, set to drop on May 13, The Black Keys present us with this title track.
A psychedelic track with a mellow vibe, it offers some move with that groove and gives further promise to the record following the release of the popular single, “Fever.”
Pre-order the album at theblackkeys.com
Imaginative brand identities created for famous communicators of the past.
Do you know MOO? Not the sound a cow makes but the online print business? Well, they make totally rad business cards and now, they’re launching equally as cool letterheads.
To celebrate the launch of this, the company’s in-house creative team have designed unique business cards and letterheads, re-imagining how iconic-figures-slash-famous-letter-writers in history would have branded themselves in the modern world.
Notable names include famous authors such as Ernest Hemmingway, leaders of the past such as Benjamin Franklin, writers like Jane Austen and even scientists like Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.
HBO’s “The Leftovers” - trailer.
Check out the teaser for Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof’s new drama, The Leftovers.
Based on the 2011 bestselling book of the same name by Tom Perotta, the pilot was written by the author and Lindelof, and directed by Peter Berg. Focusing on the aftermath of a Rapture-like event —which may or may not be referencing Biblical scripture— that has caused the disappearances of 140 million people around the globe and centres on the people who didn’t make the cut, and left behind in a suburban community.
Set to kick off its 10-episode first season on Sunday, June 15. We are kinda keen on seeing more before we commit to praising what
should could be a great show.
Kansas Smitty’s Presents: Bank Holiday Backyard BBQ.
This Friday is like a Saturday, but it’s not, so that means Saturday is kinda like a Sunday making Monday that day of rest. Make sense? Probably not, regardless though, it’s a bank holiday weekend which means four days of sweet fuck all. Which is great. But how should your be kickstarting it? At Dalston Pond, yo!
This Good Friday Kansas Smitty is cooking up a feast with food served the right way: family BBQ style. BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Cheesey Gritts, Collard Greens, Hot Tamales, Bourbon icecream and much, much mmmmore..
What’s more, it’s free entry and if you wanna go ‘all in’ on the food, it’s just £12 or £6 for 1 meat/1 side dish. And, if you are keen on getting your drink on, Smitty’s Julep bar will be serving up refreshing Juleps and the finest local brews.
PLUS, entertainment comes in form of live music from the Kansas Smitty’s House Band.
If you like to party, this is totally the option for you, right up to 2am.
what Bank Holiday Backyard BBQ
where Dalston Pond, Stamford Works, Unit G2, 3 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
when Good Friday, TODAY (April 18) // 12pm - 2am
Check out the party teaser now and head on down.
SEE YOU THERE?
The raddest old dude you’ll ever catch on a skateboard?
Ever asked yourself “how old can I get and still act young?” Neal Unger, 60 year old proves that you can never be too old to have fun. On a skateboard.
What a legend.
BOXFRESH x JOSH STIKA ‘FRUIT COCKTAIL’ COLLECTION
It’s seriously time to reappraise UK streetwear brand, Boxfresh. They’ve only gone and teamed up with culture junkie favourite, street artist and former Boxfresh employee, Josh Stika, to produce the ultimate, urban streetwear collection.
Launching this April, the Boxfresh x Josh Stika ‘Fruit Cocktail’ collaboration is made up of eight pieces of apparel and footwear styles, all strongly reflecting Josh’s love of graffiti on some classic Boxfresh silhouettes.
Specialising in graphics and graffiti, this is not the first time Josh has worked with Boxfresh. After leaving college at 17, Josh joined Boxfresh’s retail flagship store in Covent Garden and found what he described as “a new home”. He worked there for a year before entering Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Although Josh hadn’t achieved the grades to be accepted, the prestigious school of art quickly changed their minds and made an exception after taking one look at his portfolio of graffiti.
Nine years later and after countless commissions and collaborations with Moet, Faberge, Red Bull, Paul Smith and Reebok, Josh has returned home to Boxfresh.
“Boxfresh is genuinely about streetwear culture and everything that goes with it,” says Stika. “The brand has always been on point with current fashion trends, music/musicians, artists and relevant urban culture…”
Josh Stika’s originality and status within the street art world matches Boxfresh’s streetwear credibility and brand heritage as well as their promise, to always keep their designs fresh.
Judging by the threads created, he’s totally nailed it. Get on this at boxfresh.com
Game of Thrones ‘Honest’ trailer.
Hyped for next week’s ep of the fourth season of Game of Thrones? Yup, us too.
After the first ten minutes of episode one flashed more T’n’A than usual, we did that research on the explicit nature of the show and found this little gem. The comic geniuses at Screen Junkies have really hit it outta the park with this honest trailer focussing on the spectacular combination of incest, beheadings, murder and a lot of sex, all summarised in just five brutally-glorious minutes.
Expect a cut of the best scenes, complete with an alternative commentary, dragons… and, errr, mammaries!
Immersive theatre Easter egg hunt takes over Harvey Nichols.
It’s rare but on occasion, we like to get out of East London and hit up the fancy ends of West. Seldom are the incentives to do so but when it combines a few of our favourite things (see: immersive theatre, chocolate and alcohol), it’s gotta be done.
Thankfully, those things have totally come together, for one day only, this Easter. Next Saturday, will see the a World-first adult-only immersive theatre egg hunt experience in a live department store open its doors as Baileys Chocolat Luxe reclaim Easter for adults
The Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt is an extraordinary adult-only immersive theatrical adventure AND Easter egg hunt - a unique personal journey to find the ultimate Easter egg indulgence.
Hosted in London’s Harvey Nichols store, the story will unfold across five floors with a 21st century setting against the Knightsbridge space. Transporting people back in time, to the graceful elegance and artistry of the 18th century Rococo movement.
Known for its eccentricity and lavishness, the audience will be immersed into a witty and playful world where they will join, follow and interact with a stellar cast, each on their own beguiling search for the rather damn-tasty Baileys Chocolat Luxe Easter Egg. By finding the egg, the audience will also unlock a six-course feast created by the Chiappa Sisters.
With a limited number of pre-booked tickets for £25, available now, you need to get yours. Book on 08454-639558 or email right away.
what Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt
where Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
when Saturday 19 April // 12pm – 9pm with nine performances throughout the day
Ryan Hemsworth - “Cool DJ Mix” audio.
Canadian Dj-slash-producer, Ryan Hemsworth has gone all out since he hit the scene with his unique mesh of emotive hip-hop, indie, and electronic sounds.
Now, the kid presents us with this ace mixtape - an absolute must for all Pokemon fans, keep your ears locked for the Jigglypuff soundbite.
A.P.C. x Nike Air Max 1 Spring 2014 sneakers.
French brand A.P.C. and Nike have teamed up once again with another version of the Air Max 1 for Spring 2014 and results are dope.
Styling a navy upper in mesh, leather and suede in contrast to a white midsole and gum outer sole accents, this collaboration is a MUST own.
Featuring branding on the insole only, these sneaks are available now at A.P.C. stores.
Ballantine’s presents “Ben Mead’s Art of Drumming” - A Unique Experiment that Explores the True Shape of Sound.
You know what music looks like, right? You do now kid!
Watch as Ballantine’s challenge London-based drummer (and star of their global TV commercial), Ben Mead - to #StayTrue in a unique experiment to literally capture the shape of sound.
Go to staytruestories.com to see more #StayTrue films.
We’re digging the most recent series of streetview appropriations from The Guardian’s self-proclaimed ‘streetview specialist’.
Taking the covers of iconic albums that feature specific spots in towns, cities and spaces across the world, they’ve laid them onto the current Google streetview images.
We’ve selected a few of our favourites above (of course Abbey Road’s in there), but you can see more examples over here along with other series on the same theme.