Addict Sample Sale...

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An iBangle??...

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Designer Gopinath Prasana has created an ipod vision for the future. This MP3 player features a multi-touch track pad for you to control your playlist.
The iBangle also has a cushion within that inflates so that it is able to fit into just about any wrist snugly.

Foreign Exchange 'Daykeeper'...

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The Foreign Exchange 's sophmore LP, Leave It All Behind, is out now....and it's a must buy!!
This album is on constant repeat in my house, work, uni...everywhere! lol


A video has been released for the album's debut single "Daykeeper" featuring all round fly girl, Muhsinah (Please check her out if you haven't already).
The video isn't high with drama but I love the blue tone effect and it works well with the song.






Directed by Salih Abdul-Karim and Dana Kinlaw.
Edited by Salih Abdul-Karim.



>>>Download: The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind Sampler

The Opus of Saatchi...

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The world famous Saatchi Gallery in London is preparing to release it’s first retrospective book titled 'The Saatchi Opus' in February 2009. The book chronicles some of the most important artists of the last two decades including Lucien Freud, Damien Hirst, and Zhang Xiaoghang.
It includes essays by leading art critics Richard Cork and Brian Sewell, Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, and actor Steve Martin.
The Saatchi Opus is limited to only 950 copies all signed by Mr. Saatchi himself.
Of course something this exclusive will have a hefty price tag...the pre-publication price is £1,950! ($3,188).
So I guess I won't be getting a copy then :-(

Daniel De-Gale R.I.P 1987-2008

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Really touching video, emotional to hear his plans
for the
future (filmed two weeks prior to his death).
As an individual you can do your part to
ensure his
life was not in vain; here are the details
for the next
Bone Marrow
Drive, it will be hosted
by Choice FM and ACLT
on Saturday 8th November
2008 at 30 Leicester
Square, London WC2H 7LA
between 11am-4:30pm,
mark that date in your planner and listen out for more info
.

Forced Perspective by Teck 1...

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Lifelounge x Adidas 'All Day I Dream About Sneakers'

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Lifelounge and Adidas Originals have teamed up to showcase the work of fictional 'sneaker freak' Herr Fritz Träumer through these ideas.

The results are far-fetched and bold to say the least with them all being made into a book exclusive to selected stores around Australia and New Zealand.

A Different Type of Blouse & Skirt...

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Upskirt is the UK’s first ALL female Doodle Jam and is taking place on 7th November at Cargo in London and 14th November at The Fav in Leeds.

Expect live art and illustration from Miss Led, Elfin, Fon, Julie West, Sri, Sazzelli, Faunagraphic, Jen-ism, Clumsey Kate, Candi, Tash, Lady Rinth, Lispencie, Laurie Pink, Wispa, Mailservice 541, LatchKeyKid, C-Bloxx and Luna.

Live music, drinks and top art from some of the scene’s top females makes this set to be a fly night for all my artsy folk!

MOBO Awards..

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Tonight, stars from the UK and US will line-up to play the MOBO Awards at Wembley Arena.

Fly girl, Estelle looks set to shine (pun intended) on the night after receiving 5 nominations for this year’s Awards.

Spice Girl Mel B will co-host the awards alongside Rev Run.

Some of the key award categories this year are:

Best UK Male
Dizzee Rascal
Jay Sean
Sway
Taio Cruz
Wiley


Best UK Female
Adele
Duffy
Estelle
Leona Lewis
M.I.A.

Best International Act
Akon
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Jay Z
Mariah Carey
Kanye West
Mary J Blige
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Usher



Best R&B / Soul
Chris Brown
Estelle
Jay Sean
Ne-Yo
Usher

Best Song
‘American Boy’ – Estelle
‘Dance Wiv Me’ – Dizzee Rascal
‘Lollipop’ – Lil Wayne
‘Low’ – Flo Rida
‘Wearing My Rolex’ – Wiley


Best Hip Hop
Dizzee Rascal
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
Wiley

Illa J 'We Here'

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Some more flavour from Illa J for your listening pleasure.





A warning to all you gold diggers out there; eLZhi with T3 of Slum Villiage 'Save Ya'

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'Me and you we can never be an item, your going nowhere looking for an i-come'


A while back I shared with you the release of eLZhi's new album; 'The Preface' and while there are quite a few banging tracks I needed to share this one with you. Listen to the the words guys and let me know what you think... definite thumbs up from me

Illa J taster of Yancey Boys

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Illa J gives us a little taster of whats to come from his new album 'Yancey Boys', which will be released on the 4th of November 2008 (on Delicious Vinyl records). The album features previously unreleased beats as produced by his late brother; J Dilla. 

Ink Fetish...

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Check out London artist, Ink Fetish and his new website.

WHY DO YOU GIVE... REALLY?

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Very interesting subject… I know as human beings we can never take enough. But as humans can we ever give enough in our lifetimes? We are constantly taking/receiving, with regards to natural resources… water, land, vegetation, animals… basically the world in general… I personally give because, I know and understand how it feels and what it’s like not to ‘have’. I’m not generalizing; to me its all the same from giving my friend a brand new sports car, or donating money for a new water system in a poor community in Africa; its all the same. I know my friend, & how we talked bout owning sports cars when we where young… I know what not having water feels like from a holiday in Greece where I had to buy drinking water, so I let my imagination fill in what it’s like not to have water at all. (I don’t expect everyone to agree/understand my reason(s) and views on giving… Simply because you are not me you where not raised my mother & father in their house where my charity began)… However I agree with some of the posted comments (Click On Tittle To View) with regards to the economical break down of giving… I don’t give to get internal satisfaction, happiness or to find meaning in life… Mostly its because I can… I’m not denying that I get a sense of satisfaction (internal or external) from giving. But if I’m feeling depressed, broke to my last pound and unsatisfied with my current state/being/life… I will not ‘give’ to get a sense or rush of internal/external satisfaction… the consequences will lead me back to square one, or even further back… Giving has ‘consequences’ … Most people need to appreciate that most of these consequences are good; However a few are bad. In a nut-shell… I don’t count it as giving if it’s not with my heart and i try to avoid that as much as i can. Giving to me, is giving without expectations… for a thank you, a award, membership etc.

Rest In Peace Daniel...

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14 March 1987 - 8 October 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the De Gale family.

Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Collection...

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The Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals collection debuted in Paris during fashion week, and will be released through selected boutiques from February 1st, 2009.
The Jeremy Scott x Adidas Original collaboration is part of their 'Originals by Originals' project, which will also feature collections by streetwear designers Alyasha Owerka-Moore and Kazuki.
The collection features flapper fringe jackets, a leopard-print hoodie, and loose fitting sequined track pants. I'm raising an eyebrow at a few pieces, but I'm loving the Adidas Metro Attitude Hi-top...it has wings!




Check out Fly chick Amelian Kashiro's blog too (she's modelling the collection).

"Lets Take It Back To The British Knights"... Or is that too far?

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I'm not going to say a lot... What do you think of the new BKs, Fly or Die... ?

Adidas Concord Mid JD Exclusive

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Pics via Gumsole

Mishal Moore MIXTAPE??

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A while ago I posted a video by a fly chick Mishal Moore and since then I've been eagerly awaiting her mixtape. It was due to come out in September, but unfortunately you have to wait a little while longer :-(
The good news is Mishal has been kind enough to provide links for 6 songs...
check it out!




Just in case you missed it the first time....

'Universal Mind Control' Common Feat. Pharrell

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I'm lovin this futuristic video directed by the legendary Hype Williams.



Check out J*Davey with a remix (Future Screw) video for 'Mr. Mister'

Art in Black & White...

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Get the chance to view one of London's up and coming and most innovative artist's, Will Kay.
The exhibtion will feature the 'Legends' project and more.

JR in Soho...

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How can you not appreciate the talent of this man?...Amazing!

Jourdan Dunn x Vogue UK...

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After starring as one of the cover girls on the ground breaking Vogue Italia ‘A Black Issue’, Jourdan Dunn is now on the cover of Vogue UK.



Despite the fact she shares the Vogue UK cover with Eden Clark and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it’s a start.
The last black model to be featured on the cover of Vogue UK was Naomi Campbell in 2002.


It seems the industry is slowly but surely moving forward.



Picture and story via Haute Concept

Radiohead 'Reckoner'...

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Check out the remixes that fans have submitted of Radiohead's latest single...

Here

Pop-Up Shop: Second Son

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The shop is open until the 15th and sells Second Son t-shirts, sweatshirts and denim (including unreleased new denim styles).

They also have a display of artwork and toys and an exhibition of customised trainers (sneakers) and hats from Nash Money.

I realise the launch party has already happened, but if you have the time go and visit the store!

Designersblock x Selfridges

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Designersblock teamed up with Selfridges to curate 7 window displays by different artists and designers.
The displays will be exhibited in the store’s duke street location until october 25th.
One of the windows features a special installation by the design studio
postlerferguson. For their display, the studio made a 1:1 replica of a concorde jet engine using paper and foam. they based the design of the ‘rolls-royce/snecma olympus 593’ engine off a repair manual they bought on ebay for £6.



All pics via Designboom