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- a growing collective of (pop) culture addicts. It's a vice we never want to kick - you know?

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Google Chromecast upgrade.

First it was Google launched Chromecast, a small device allowing users to  cast online video, music and anything from the web direct to their TV.

Now, in addition to Chromecast, Android TV brings great Android apps and games to straight to your living room via a set-top box or as part of your TV.

Users will be able to use voice search to find a live TV show, film from Google Play, or a music video on YouTube. PLUS, as it’s Android, you’ll be able to play your favorite Android games, reimagined for TV AND with a handy gamepad. 

This update will make the device, waaaaay more powerful, filled with new features without needing to be on the same WiFi network, and casting exactly what is on your Android phone or tablet screen directly to the TV. Like Apple TV, but better?

#WANT.

Google Chromecast upgrade.
First it was Google launched Chromecast, a small device allowing users to  cast online video, music and anything from the web direct to their TV. 
Now, in addition to Chromecast, Android TV brings great Android apps and games to straight to your living room via a set-top box or as part of your TV. 
Users will be able to use voice search to find a live TV show, film from Google Play, or a music video on YouTube. PLUS, as it’s Android, you’ll be able to play your favorite Android games, reimagined for TV AND with a handy gamepad. 
This update will make the device, waaaaay more powerful, filled with new features without needing to be on the same WiFi network, and casting exactly what is on your Android phone or tablet screen directly to the TV. Like Apple TV, but better?
#WANT.

Emily Ratajkowski shot by Michael Thompson for GQ magazine.

Photographed for the July 2014 issue, the accompanying story traces Emily’s roots from San Diego school girl to international model.

Check out the cover story grab the latest edition here.

HOT.

Emily Ratajkowski shot by Michael Thompson for GQ magazine.
Photographed for the July 2014 issue, the accompanying story traces Emily’s roots from San Diego school girl to international model. 
Check out the cover story grab the latest edition here.
HOT.

Rad new trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ drops.

Yep, it’s  finally arrived, the latest visual for the Michael Bay-produced flick starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. While the original preview teaser provided brief sights of the reimagined characters, the newest trailer really showcases everyones favourite pizza-eating-sewer-dwelling-ninja-mutant-turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.

Set to be released in August, we are of course hyped for this awesome new film.

WATCH.

London’s life-sized LEGO bus stop.

Check our the recently installed  inspired new bus stop on Regent Street to mark almost 200 years of the London bus as part of part of TfL’s Regent St Bus Cavalcade event.

Built outside the famous, Hamley’s toy store, the installation was made of 100,000 LEGO bricks!

Almost 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s right up to the New Routemasters  took part in the parade with this awesome centrepiece.

*LIKE*

London’s life-sized LEGO bus stop.
Check our the recently installed  inspired new bus stop on Regent Street to mark almost 200 years of the London bus as part of part of TfL’s Regent St Bus Cavalcade event.
Built outside the famous, Hamley’s toy store, the installation was made of 100,000 LEGO bricks!
Almost 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s right up to the New Routemasters  took part in the parade with this awesome centrepiece.
*LIKE*

The Weeknd - “Often”

It’s been a while but The Weeknd are back with this newly released  track, Often. Dropped via the Canadian singer’s SoundCloud, this upbeat tune is great and sultry return.

LISTEN.

New Sin City 2 poster.

While a number of character posters have already been released, followed by the NSFW one featuring Eve Green which didn’t get MPAA approval “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” (seen below), we are now presented with the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quad featuring key cast members.  

Keeping inline with the films stylised cinematography, it’s sinful to not like this visual.

Set to open in the UK on August 22, we are understandably hyped for this release.

New Sin City 2 poster.
While a number of character posters have already been released, followed by the NSFW one featuring Eve Green which didn’t get MPAA approval “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” (seen below), we are now presented with the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quad featuring key cast members.  
Keeping inline with the films stylised cinematography, it’s sinful to not like this visual.
Set to open in the UK on August 22, we are understandably hyped for this release.

The Magic Gap.

Fashion photographer and director Guy Aroch envisions New York as a 1970s-hued dreamscape in this short. Part of NOWNESS’ weekly #DefineBeauty series spotlighting the different aesthetic tropes surrounding body image, this edition takes an abstracted look at the much-documented thigh-gap obsession.

In an attempt to “diffuse” the controversial topic, Aroch applied his romanticized, sun-kissed filter that frequently graces the pages of Harper’s BazaarNuméro and GQ. “It was more a comment on the mysterious fixation women have,” explains the director, “because as a male, I didn’t even know it was a thing.” Probing SoHo and Central Park passers-by on the definition of ‘the magic gap,’ Aroch cast his regularly photographed models including Chanel Iman to depict the controversial fixation that is largely based on pelvic shape and tendon length. “I was trying to be fly-on-the-wall and quite voyeuristic,” he adds. “Most people that didn’t actually know the answer—99% of them. And I didn’t tell them either.”

Revered by some, and hated by others, “The Magic Gap” has had viewers split. What do you think, like or dislike?

LOOK. OR DON’T LOOK?

Major Lazer - ”Aerosol Can” (DJ Freakiii remix).

DJ Freakiii adds his own flex to the Major Lazer track that features vocals from Pharrell Williams, and it’s pretty darn good. Well worth a listen.

TUNE IN.

Are these the world’s coolest illustrated movie-themed deck of playing cards, inspired by cult films?

Most likely. We dig a Kickstarter campaign and this one is right up there with our favourites - this awesome deck of playing cards are an absolute must for people who love cinema, and of course, cards.

Each illustrated Cult Movie Card will be inspired by an iconic film, with an original cult movie pattern on the reverse. While the detail of exactly what will be featured is still under wraps, you can bet that cinema’s greatest Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks and numerical-themed heroes and villains will star in the Cult Movie Card deck. 

Designed by award-winning illustrator Paul Willoughby, creative director at Human After All. Paul is both a great artist and a true film fan, who has poured all his passion into this project.

Thanks can be given to Little White Lies editorial director Jonathan Crocker, a film journalist who’s written for the likes of Total Film, the Guardian and Time Out for more than a decade for coming up with these cards.

If you want in, get some at kickstarter.com/cult-movie-cards NOW.

*LIKE*

Beats by Dr. Dre x Snarkitecture Studio Headphones.

These special edition pair of headphones look fresh as fuck styled out all in white and branded to the absolute minimum. What’s more, New York architecture firm Snarkitecture, created a new version of their signature Pillow (a dedicated storage unit that appears soft at a distance but is actually cast from solid gypsum concrete) to house the cans. :

Hit up the Beats website from June 9 if you want a pair, you’d best get on it as they are only available in limited numbers.

WANT.

Beats by Dr. Dre x Snarkitecture Studio Headphones.
These special edition pair of headphones look fresh as fuck styled out all in white and branded to the absolute minimum. What’s more, New York architecture firm Snarkitecture, created a new version of their signature Pillow (a dedicated storage unit that appears soft at a distance but is actually cast from solid gypsum concrete) to house the cans. :
Hit up the Beats website from June 9 if you want a pair, you’d best get on it as they are only available in limited numbers.
WANT.

UK STREET ART: Bacon Street, London E1

UK STREET ART: Bacon Street, London E1

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" trailer.

We’re nothing short of intrigued by the latest offering from 20th Century Fox. 

Based on the comic series of the same name from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) looks to be melding together the worlds of big-budget, superhero-esque action and the curt, refined Britishness of Bond as we follow reprobate Gary Unwin’s recruitment into an elite network of spies. 

With Michael Caine, Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson also in the mix, we want in. 

WHAT-O. 

Banks - “Drowning” audio.

Tune in to this banger of a track from Banks. 

LISTEN.

"Wish I Was Here" - Trailer. 

Following the release of a short, slightly ethereal trailer for Zach Braff’s most recent directorial work a couple of months ago, we now have this - a fully-fledged trailer that gives us a little more insight into the film beyond its visual beauty. 

Funded by fans on Kickstarter, the Garden State director and Scrubs linchpin directs and stars in what looks to be a life-affirming, feel-good feature and is supported by the likes of Kate Hudson and Ashley Greene. 

True to Braff’s form, the soundtrack looks as though it’s going to be a good one too. 

Set to drop on 18 July, get ready.

WATCH. 

CONS Project London.
The latest installment in a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate, CONS Project London follows on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Warsaw and Belgrade.
Opening in Peckham – one of the city’s most up-and-coming creative hubs – from Thursday 22 May - the ambitious 10-week project will help to unleash urban creativity within the community using the space as a hub for a series of talks, workshops and exhibitions; all aimed at inspiring young people, giving them opportunities to learn whilst fueling their creative passions.   
Five local CONS Ambassadors have curated the project included James Benenson (Urban Nerds), Alex Synamatix (The Daily Street), Scratcha DVA (Rinse/Hyperdub), Jerome Campbell (Converse Cons Skate Ambassador) and Sam Taylor (Vice/Little White Lies).
The CONS Project London workshops will offer tangible, hands-on lessons for local youth ranging from age 16 and above, at no cost. The series kicks off with the first of theInspire | Create seminars which sees The Daily Street Co-Founder, Alex Synamatix, hosting a series of inspirational talks and panel discussions that bring together London’s creative communities to share ideas that inspire, spark collaboration and educate.
Mix Lab series curated by Scratcha DVA is also in the line-up; a music production development program giving burgeoning musicians indispensible access to high profile mentors from the UK’s underground music scene. Each Mix Lab class will allow participants to learn new production skills and gain expert advice on how to shape their own music at the CONS Project London’s in-house recording studio. 
Next up is ’Journey Through LDN Sounds’ - a series of raves, screenings, talks and exhibitions at the Peckham space, which celebrate underground music that has symbolised London over the past 30 years. From the early pioneers of Jungle to the current Bass artists pushing the scene forward, Journey Through LDN Sounds will cover the music genres that have defined generations.
Converse CONS skate ambassador Jerome Campbell and friends have also crafted a calendar of photographic and film inspired skate sessions that will help budding skaters learn new skills within the CONS Project LDN Skate Street - a dedicated outdoor space at the venue which has been built using a host of iconic urban architecture, creating a unique skateable city landscape. The overall aesthetic conjures up an unusual urban street scene, with a collection of random signage, storefronts and its own London pub.
To kick things off though, US hip-hop legend Pusha T will be launching CONS Project London when he takes to the stage at the official opening party on Thursday 29th May. One half of iconic hip-hop duo Clipse, Pusha T is now signed to G.O.O.D. label and is set to get the party started in style.
Further support will come from rising London rap duo, Krept & Konan, talented Glaswegian producer Rustie and Rinse FM regular Scratcha DVA.
Want to get involved? The full calendar and ticket registration for all May/June events can be found at conversecons.com/ldn
what CONS Project London
where Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN
when 22 May - 31 July 2014 // CONS Project LDN Skate Street Opening Times - Thursday and Friday from 4pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 6pm
GO.
CONS Project London.

The latest installment in a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate, CONS Project London follows on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Warsaw and Belgrade.


Opening in Peckham – one of the city’s most up-and-coming creative hubs – from Thursday 22 May - the ambitious 10-week project will help to unleash urban creativity within the community using the space as a hub for a series of talks, workshops and exhibitions; all aimed at inspiring young people, giving them opportunities to learn whilst fueling their creative passions.   

Five local CONS Ambassadors have curated the project included James Benenson (Urban Nerds), Alex Synamatix (The Daily Street), Scratcha DVA (Rinse/Hyperdub), Jerome Campbell (Converse Cons Skate Ambassador) and Sam Taylor (Vice/Little White Lies).

The CONS Project London workshops will offer tangible, hands-on lessons for local youth ranging from age 16 and above, at no cost. The series kicks off with the first of theInspire | Create seminars which sees The Daily Street Co-Founder, Alex Synamatix, hosting a series of inspirational talks and panel discussions that bring together London’s creative communities to share ideas that inspire, spark collaboration and educate.

A Mix Lab series curated by Scratcha DVA is also in the line-up; a music production development program giving burgeoning musicians indispensible access to high profile mentors from the UK’s underground music scene. Each Mix Lab class will allow participants to learn new production skills and gain expert advice on how to shape their own music at the CONS Project London’s in-house recording studio. 

Next up is ’Journey Through LDN Sounds’ - a series of raves, screenings, talks and exhibitions at the Peckham space, which celebrate underground music that has symbolised London over the past 30 years. From the early pioneers of Jungle to the current Bass artists pushing the scene forward, Journey Through LDN Sounds will cover the music genres that have defined generations.

Converse CONS skate ambassador Jerome Campbell and friends have also crafted a calendar of photographic and film inspired skate sessions that will help budding skaters learn new skills within the CONS Project LDN Skate Street - a dedicated outdoor space at the venue which has been built using a host of iconic urban architecture, creating a unique skateable city landscape. The overall aesthetic conjures up an unusual urban street scene, with a collection of random signage, storefronts and its own London pub.

To kick things off though, US hip-hop legend Pusha T will be launching CONS Project London when he takes to the stage at the official opening party on Thursday 29th May. One half of iconic hip-hop duo Clipse, Pusha T is now signed to G.O.O.D. label and is set to get the party started in style.

Further support will come from rising London rap duo, Krept & Konan, talented Glaswegian producer Rustie and Rinse FM regular Scratcha DVA.

Want to get involved? The full calendar and ticket registration for all May/June events can be found at conversecons.com/ldn

what CONS Project London

where Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

when 22 May - 31 July 2014 // CONS Project LDN Skate Street Opening Times - Thursday and Friday from 4pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 6pm

GO.
CONS Project London.

The latest installment in a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate, CONS Project London follows on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Warsaw and Belgrade.


Opening in Peckham – one of the city’s most up-and-coming creative hubs – from Thursday 22 May - the ambitious 10-week project will help to unleash urban creativity within the community using the space as a hub for a series of talks, workshops and exhibitions; all aimed at inspiring young people, giving them opportunities to learn whilst fueling their creative passions.   

Five local CONS Ambassadors have curated the project included James Benenson (Urban Nerds), Alex Synamatix (The Daily Street), Scratcha DVA (Rinse/Hyperdub), Jerome Campbell (Converse Cons Skate Ambassador) and Sam Taylor (Vice/Little White Lies).

The CONS Project London workshops will offer tangible, hands-on lessons for local youth ranging from age 16 and above, at no cost. The series kicks off with the first of theInspire | Create seminars which sees The Daily Street Co-Founder, Alex Synamatix, hosting a series of inspirational talks and panel discussions that bring together London’s creative communities to share ideas that inspire, spark collaboration and educate.

A Mix Lab series curated by Scratcha DVA is also in the line-up; a music production development program giving burgeoning musicians indispensible access to high profile mentors from the UK’s underground music scene. Each Mix Lab class will allow participants to learn new production skills and gain expert advice on how to shape their own music at the CONS Project London’s in-house recording studio. 

Next up is ’Journey Through LDN Sounds’ - a series of raves, screenings, talks and exhibitions at the Peckham space, which celebrate underground music that has symbolised London over the past 30 years. From the early pioneers of Jungle to the current Bass artists pushing the scene forward, Journey Through LDN Sounds will cover the music genres that have defined generations.

Converse CONS skate ambassador Jerome Campbell and friends have also crafted a calendar of photographic and film inspired skate sessions that will help budding skaters learn new skills within the CONS Project LDN Skate Street - a dedicated outdoor space at the venue which has been built using a host of iconic urban architecture, creating a unique skateable city landscape. The overall aesthetic conjures up an unusual urban street scene, with a collection of random signage, storefronts and its own London pub.

To kick things off though, US hip-hop legend Pusha T will be launching CONS Project London when he takes to the stage at the official opening party on Thursday 29th May. One half of iconic hip-hop duo Clipse, Pusha T is now signed to G.O.O.D. label and is set to get the party started in style.

Further support will come from rising London rap duo, Krept & Konan, talented Glaswegian producer Rustie and Rinse FM regular Scratcha DVA.

Want to get involved? The full calendar and ticket registration for all May/June events can be found at conversecons.com/ldn

what CONS Project London

where Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

when 22 May - 31 July 2014 // CONS Project LDN Skate Street Opening Times - Thursday and Friday from 4pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 6pm

GO.