Tuesday, 12 May 2015

ULTRAS - The Path to Getting Paid


ULTRAS - are a new band from Glasgow, fronted by songwriter Gav Prentice formerly of Pop Duo 'Over The Wall', ULTRAS deliver electronic-infused rock music with confidence and bite.
EDINBURGH:Friday 29th May

TIME: 19.00 - 22.00

ACTS: Stealing Sheep, ULTRAS, Blank Canvas

VENUE: Limbo for Hidden Door Festival at The Bongo Club

COST: £10.00 or free with Hidden Door Festival ticket.

TICKETS: http://www.thebongoclub.co.uk/event/limbo-ultras-blank-canvas/
Debut Single 'Path To Getting Paid' will be available on Limited Edition Postcards and Download Only via the Instinctive Racoon imprint.
Track listing: 1. Path To Getting Paid (Single Version)

2. This Is Where I Fall

3. Path To Getting Paid (Full Version)


http://www.ultrasband.com
http://instinctiveracoon.com

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Candy for Cuties - Future Fashion

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What is your vision for fashion? The images above are from 1939. Are we returning to an age when we invest in a really good piece and only purchase a new one when there's a special event or to replace a staple? In 1939 (short film below) they took a guess at what fashion would be like in 2000 - miles away? Or not far off?

1939's predictions of how they thought clothing will look like in today's age. #notsoclose

Posted by Vibe FM on Saturday, 28 March 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

This is not a skylight


Architecture just got really interesting. Running out of space in your house? Did you think about digging down? Welcome to http://www.coelux.com/

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Margiela and Galliano AW15

You'd heard of Maison Margiela before... right?

Renzo Rosso, President of the OTB Group (owner of Margiela, along with: Diesel, Marni Viktor & Rolf...) appointed John Galliano as the Creative Director not long after... that incident (October 2014).

Two things stand out in the appearance of Margiela in London - this is a Women's Wear collection showing on the last day of the Mens Collections - getting ahead of the competition to show, why?

1. Is he worried where his influences have come from, will we see it in other places and he can claim first past the post?

2. And why London? The PR machine states he's getting back to his routes from his student days here. It was an exclusive invitation list and a very particular group of journalists, who was he avoiding?

A big departure from last season for Margiela - although the man himself (Martin Margiela) is no longer associated with the brand he was quite the "Enfant Terrible" (use a heavy French accent). Very into deconstruction, seams on the outside an "avantgardist" if you like in the 1980's.

Aside from the fluff surrounding Galliano's appearance for Margiela, what did you think of the actual collection?


Credits: Pictures lMaison Martin Margiela Website lOTB Group website

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Ask Your Staff


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If you want to solve a problem, increase your turnover, consider the delivery of a new product or service, expand a division, drop a client - have you ever thought to discuss it with more than just the immediate influencers in your business? Okay, so maybe not all employees have your best interest at heart and you're managing a legacy business that has typically not given or listened to staff views in the past - Christmas parties have got out of hand... If you start listening and including, you start to see an empowered workforce that are not just there for the wage.

Here (10 minutes in) Paul Papadimitriou interviews Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani CEO of Rakuten, Viber... at LeWeb where Mickey describes the benefits of giving his developers the "down-time" or opportunity to work on anything they want.


Google do it, Apple do it the birds and the bees do it...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New Eyes

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New Eyes

A gym body to curves in all the right places
A saviour that delights, chats that are aces.
Fixated on weight and previous partner,
Easily forgiven for being my garter.

My desire, my passion, my true love revealed
She is the one, all others repealed.
Our partnership, strong and true to behold
We enjoy great conversation, even when bold.

A tempered dark mood was once uncovered
"Leave me alone" is exclaimed, repeated; truth discovered.
Curled up, closed off, working it out
By morning there's apologies, just glad there's no stout.

She's in touch with her feelings, heart on her sleeve
A realist that sees beauty; now I believe.
My cold heart with the positive face
My life well lived not all good, some a disgrace.

Reintroduced to a life I once knew
Now delighted, constantly surprised, enjoying the view.
We've hard times and good, all are great,
Together we'll work on it, that's just our fate.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Wee T

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Wee T
She is my delight, my twinkling star
Delivered so young and achieved so much
A young life lead with a path many would dream

Constantly inspiring and providing guilt
I feel so humbled to call her mine

Moulded by many, she touches the world
The world looks back and bows down in awe

Her oyster is focused and success guaranteed
My only wish is a life of happiness
For I will give mine to ensure hers is delieverd

Poem 1

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Sing when you're winning
Walk when you're stressing
Share when you're loving
and
Silence when you're fizzing
please

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ben Frost, Artist

Ben Frost has an Exhibition showing in Brighton's No Walls Gallery entitled supermarket Sweep Here's one of the images from Hunger TV where you can see more.
The vimeo video below is from his previous show.
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways have been discussed for quite sometime (officially from 2006) now real progress has been made and there's little excuse for Council's to completely ignore it as a viable option

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Thursday, 15 May 2014