Wednesday, 15 June 2011

UP IN... Aylesbury

*As seen in STYLE Magazine

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

UP IN... Aylesbury

*As seen in STYLE Magazine

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

UP IN... Aylesbury

*As seen in STYLE Magazine

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Skate Zen...

I mentioned Kilian Martin in a previous post, To Almost Die For Suits..., and here is a rather splendid video of the freestyle wonder, which has been directed, filmed and edited by Brett Novak. If only I was younger, with better knees and more patience...

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Bump in the Night...

Monsters tells the story of two Americans trying to make their way back to the United States through the "infected zone" of Mexico. This brilliant feature that was written and directed by Welshman Gareth Edwards is a compellingly well-rounded sci-fi film, which is no mean feat considering that the majority of the film was improvised by Edwards himself and his two leads, Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able.

At the heart of the film is the blossoming relationship between (real life couple) McNairy and Able's characters, which adds a surprisingly tender dimension to an already highly accomplished piece of science fictional cinema.

Monsters is out on DVD in the UK April 11th.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Surf's Up...

Beautifully filmed by Devin Graham and gorgeously soundtracked by Stephen Anderson, this short video will make you want to get out into the endless blue and ride the giants.

Monday, 14 March 2011

To Almost Die For Suits...

Having seen the recent video for French fashion magazine Man About Town starring freestyle skateboarder Kilian Martin on Prepidemic, I was reminded of a video that Adam Kimmel commissioned to showcase his suits about 2 years ago. This insane film is directed by Ari Marcopoulos and features downhill riders Noah Sakamoto and Patrick Rizzo absolutely shredding the notorious Claremont hill. Woah...

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Mouthful of Diamonds...

Phantogram are guitarist Josh Carter and keyboardist Sarah Barthel and this is the video to their opening track on debut album Eyelid Movies, which was released in February of last year. Describing their music as 'streetbeat, psych pop' the duo has opened for the likes of The xx, Yeasayer, Zero 7 and fellow Barsuk Records signees Ra Ra Riot.

I fell in love with this track and band last year and still find them consistently cropping up in various playlists of mine. Get on it.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

Urban Artistry...

The above images are taken from an artistic project, back in 2006, entitled Metabiotics, by Brazilian graffiti artist and photographer Alexandre Orion. Orion would paint a piece of graffiti and wait with his camera, for unsuspecting passersby to interact with the art, at which point he would photograph the moment. The resulting images are at times darkly humorous and playfully reminiscent of UK street artist Banksy.

Monday, 28 February 2011

The Art of Flight...

The Art of Flight is a snowboarding opus from Brain Farm, Red Bull Media House and Quiksilver that drops Autumn 2011. Talk about your epic trailers. Sickly huge.

Sunday, 27 February 2011


This short video is from Intel's Visual Life series and features Scott Schumann aka The Sartorialist. When I first saw the images on his blog,, I knew I had stumbled onto the way I wanted to capture people.

The video itself follows Mr. Schumann as he photographs interesting folk in and around New York and is shot and edited beautifully by director Taylor Manson.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

How Would You Do It?

Had this rather catchy song introduced to me by the achingly-hip sister. It's by Parisian maestro Medi, who's debut solo album, You Got Me (Moving), hit French shelves last month. As was pointed out to me, you've got to admire a gentleman who can move like this in jeans that tight.

Monday, 21 February 2011


This brilliant little ad from Heineken wonderfully carries itself with a touch of panache and ingenuity. Could all ads please be like this and not like Go Compare?

UP IN... Oxford

Battle: Los Angeles...

By now the trailer for Battle: Los Angeles is hitting cinema screens around the UK and it looks like this alien-invasion film is going to be badass. Epic special effects? Check. Meccano-clad alien overlords? Check. The odd Marine shouting 'We've got to move. Now!'. Surely. Battle: Los Angeles is looking more District 9 than Skyline. Due for general release March 11th.

PS For those wondering the eerily haunting, Hawking-voiced song that floats in towards the end of this trailer is called 'The Sun's Gone Dim and the Sky is Black', by Icelandic musician Johann Johannsson.

UP IN... Oxford


Aziz Ansari will be performing a few dates in London as part of his Dangerously Delicious Tour. The keen-eyed of you may have spotted him playing a racist fruit-vendor on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, or as Raaaaaaaandy (with eight a's) in Judd Apatow's Funny People. 2011 is going to be a big year for Mr. Ansari, so check him out while you can. Performance dates run from the 24th-28th of February at the Soho Theatre and if you're not able to get a ticket try his blog at .


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