Pretty Green: Northern Soul

This week has seen the arrival of a very special collection by Pretty Green. Their autumn/winter 2015 capsule collection which is inspired by Northern Soul; an underground music and dance movement, popular with the youth of the late 60’s. It first broke out in the North of England, sparking a new youth culture filled with dancing, staying up all night and of course soul! So it’s not hard to figure out how it got the name, Northern Soul. The movement mostly consisted of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast... Read More


CULTURE | Chinese New Year 2014

  CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014… This year’s Chinese New Year 2014 falls earlier in the year than usual, on Friday, January 31, and is the year of the horse. People born in the year of the horse (see chart below!) have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. However, They cannot bear too much constraint. Their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot... Read More


SPORT | England Qualify!

A few days back, we put together some words that considered England’s chances of qualifying and now it would seem we needn’t scratch our heads anymore as they’ve only gone and done it! England are through to the World Cup Finals 2014 in Brazil… but what’s next for Roy Hodgson’s men? The draw is yet to be made so all we can do is speculate on which teams the lads are likely to go toe-to-toe with once the kick offs commence. Many, many column inches will be dedicated to exactly... Read More

FILM | Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 of 2013 14/10/2013

FILM | Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 of 2013

Quentin Tarantino, a name that needs no introduction in the film industry has released his top 10 films of the year so far (as shown below). Like his films, even the list provides us with a few surprises. The list begins with dramatic comedy Afternoon Delight, which received mixed reviews but was awarded at Sundance for the work of director Jill Holloway. The list also included new Woody Allen creation, Blue Jasmine alongside popular horror film of the year The Conjuring. There were a few comedies featured on the list... Read More


TRAVEL | Ted Baker in Istanbul

Ted Baker is known for his globe trotting – there’s virtually no corner of the globe he hasn’t scoured in search of inspiration for his new collections. Whether it’s a market display in Marrakesh, the architecture of a New York building or a glacier in northern Canada – Ted finds inspiration everywhere and his camera captures it all. His latest venture took him to Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. Below we’ve included a few snaps taken from Ted Baker blog that we loved. Every trip to Turkey must include the cheap... Read More

ART | New Banksy Piece Springs Up In L.A. 26/09/2013

ART | New Banksy Piece Springs Up In L.A.

While searching around for ideas to use in our very first Art blog feature, it popped up on our screen that a new piece by Banksy had cropped up Stateside. So here it is… British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest piece on the streets of Los Angeles, the first since his work surrounding the London 2012 Olympics. Known for his street art and controversial shows and exhibits Banksy’s previous work based around the Olympics was completed around London including the iconic image of a Pole Vaulter leaping onto... Read More

CARS | Porsche Launch New 911 Turbo Cabriolet 24/09/2013

CARS | Porsche Launch New 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Who doesn’t like looking at beautiful cars? And none are more beautiful than the Porsche 911 – our choice for car of the week. This hot-off-the-press news has recently been revealed ahead of the L.A motor show in November where the cars will make their public debut. Both the 911 Turbo and Turbo S will feature the folding  fabric roof which can be operated at speeds  up to 37 mph. The standard 911 Turbo will have a 3.8L flat six engine reaching around 520 bhp with a top speed of... Read More