1. Raised By Wolves Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

    Raised By Wolves, with the help of Trashhand have managed to create a very picturesque yet somber looking lookbook to more than adequately show off their F/W2014 collection.

    To see the full lookbook, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

  2. "No Pain, No Name Artgame" by PEZ

    Another skilfully done piece of artwork by PEZ, using graphite, paint and spray on coated wood 

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  3. EmpTV Cribs Storm Trooper Edition

    This video is pure jokes and the myriad of Star Wars references brings a warm fuzzy feeling to my soul. That “order 66” reference had me in stitches. 

    The behind the scenes video below has a lot of funny scenes that didn’t make it to the final cut, so it is also worth checking out.

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  4. BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE

    Beautiful, stunning and innovative!

    EE

     

  5. Staple x Shake Shack: The Making of the “Staple Concrete”

    This is a very cool and very tasting looking collaboration between Staple and Shake Shack.

    From Staple, To bring the aptly named “Staple Concrete” to life, Jeff Ng—a longtime Shack Fan and passionate foodie—teamed up with Shake Shack’s culinary director Mark Rosati. The two creative masterminds worked together in the DUMBO Shack’s kitchen to develop a flavor profile and aesthetic that was an authentic representation of Jeff’s streetwear label Staple Pigeon. The limited edition Staple Concrete features rich and creamy vanilla frozen custard blended with seasonal raspberry jam and chunks of black sesame glazed cake doughnut specially made by NYC’s own Doughnut Plant.”

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  6. RATS Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

    Starting out in 2004, as most fashion brands do, by selling graphic print tee, RATS have quickly and impressively become a fully-fledged menswear lifestyle fashion brand. Their F/W 2014 collection has been developed under the theme of “rough riders" and bike culture in America. If you remember or have seen the film Easy Rider, then you will have an idea of where their inspiration came from.

    To see the full lookbook, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

  7. Cartoon Heroes | Where are they now?

    Funny, yet poignant look at  some of our favourite 80s/90s cartoon characters. Awesome work by London based artist, Steve Cutts.

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  8. Maroon 5 | iTunes Festival London

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    We were very lucky to win tickets to see Maroon 5 on the 11th September 2014, at the Roundhouse in London, as part of the stupendous iTunes Festival London 2014 and its 30 nights of incredible live shows from some of the biggest names in music. Thank you very much Apple!!
    Here are the pics from that awesome day.
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    Massive billboard so we knew which way to go from Chalk Farm station. Actually the whole roads from Chalk Farm to Camdem Town were all paved with banners and advertisements for iTunes Festival and the artists who would be performing. It definitely set the mood.

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    Who we excitedly came to see.

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    One of the entrances to the Roundhouse.

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    Our iTunes Festival tickets.

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    It was our first time to the Roundhouse and it is certainly a very impressive venue. It is basically a massive dome shape, with the ability to give off a small intimate setting. The picture above is of the main space, which is framed by the circle balcony, which we imagined would give a pretty excellent view of the main space. We tried to test our assumption out and tried to get up there but were quickly shut down by Apple staff as they were reserved for holders with “a different type of ticket.”

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    Camera crews finishing their prep work.

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    Nick Gardner was the opening act and he did an excellent job of setting the mood by performing 3 songs.

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    The next supporting act was Matthew Koma,who took the place to another level with his amazing live performance of 6 of his songs including Wasted, Spectrum and crowd favourite Clarity, which he co-wrote.

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    And with that, the stage couldn’t have been more perfectly set for the headliner, Maroon 5, to come in and rock the dome of this place. Before this evening, we presumed that Maroon 5 would mostly choose to perform songs of their newest album, V, and possibly one or 2 of their more classic tunes to please the crowd. It was the opposite in fact. They played mostly classic Maroon 5 material such as She Will be Loved, Payphone, Moves LIke Jagger, Love Somebody, This Love, One More Night, Maps, It was Always You, etc from their 4 previous albums with only a couple of songs from V. It really was an incredible set and a doubly incredible live performance.

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    Maroon 5 takes to the stage. A magnitude of cameras and smart phones awaits them.

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    Adam Levin drinks tea as a sign of respect to the British audience. What a nutter.

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    Adam Levin playfully disappointing a fan in the audience by telling her that she “may not lick him.”

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    End to a spectacular performance.

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    What a knackering (standing up for 5 hours straight will do that to you), but GREAT night, Once again, thank you very much Apple. Looking forward to next year’s iTunes Festival.

    Peace, JW

     

  9. Lazy Oaf Mens Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

    Lazy Oaf continues to push bold colours and all-over graphic prints, but for this collection, certainly in the mens line, darker, subtler colours have also been utilised. And, the end result is not such a bad thing. Not bad indeed.

    To see the full mens collection, please go here, and also check out the video lookbook below.

    Peace, JW

     

  10. Milkshake/Frappe Review | Yao Yao Cha

    Past Milkshake Reviews: Hawksmoor | Dirty Burger Shoreditch | The Waffle House | Godiva Chocolixir | The Breakfast Club

    The 6th in our review series of Milkshakey goodness. Although today’s review is a little different as it is not technically a milkshake, it is actually a Frappe, but it’s texture is sort of similar and it very much deserves a review.

    Flavour: Taro Frappe at Yao Yao Cha.

    Price: £4

    Can It Be Malted: Nope.

    Flavour Quality: 8.7/10. Personally, when checking out a new bubble tea place, the flavour to test it on is Taro since Taro features prominently in Taiwanese cuisine, snacks and desserts. If the tastiness level of the Taro flavour can come even within a bubble tea straw length to what you would find in Taiwan, then you are in safe hands in my opinion. So, please don’t take it lightly when I say that the Taro flavour at Yao Yao Cha is the closest you will find in London (out of the many bubble tea places that we have visited) that is remotely comparable to the authentic Taro flavour bubble teas found in Taiwan.

    If you have never tasted taro before, you are not going to get a good description out of here, even though I grew up on that stuff.  The best I can offer is to say it tastes a little bit like vanilla, a little bit like sweet potato, a little bit nutty, a little bit starchy and a whole lot of amazing-ness. 

    Quantity: 8/10. Wish it was a little bit bigger as I want more purple heaven goodness.

    Creaminess/Texture: 8/10.  Smooth and sweet texture throughout, although I do recommend mixing it around with the straw first to unleash the Taro flavour. I chose the standard sweetness level (you can also get half or minimum) simply because that is what I always get in Taiwan.

    Chunks & Crunch: The Frappe can come with Tapioca, fruit pops, jellies or a combination of all 3. A word on their tapioca pearls, Yao Yao Cha’s tapioca  are a tad smaller (similar size to those found in Tokyo) when compared to their competition in London, but they are also softer, tender and chewier. Definitely no jaw breakers unlike some others. However, I do like my tapioca balls to be similar in size (BIG) to those found in Taiwan, but that is just a minor quibble.

    Drinkability Through A Straw: 8.4/10. Everything is always perfect until I get right near the very end and am desperately trying to suck up every last drop, before I eventually give up and open the lid and drink it like a cup.

    Clog factor near the bottom: None.

    Quality of ice cream: N/A | Quality of blended ice: 8/10

    Value for money: 8/10. They do have a stamp card system in operation, whereby after collecting 10 stamps (1 stamp is 1 drink), your next drink is free.

    Overall: 8.7/10. Over the last 3-4 years, a plethora of bubble tea places have sprung up all over London, and we at ·ONE·JAM·TART· can confidently say that we have tried most of them, and we can also confidently say that we have, more often than not, come away disappointed as they are in now way, shape or form, as yummy as the ones you would find in Taiwan. They would be one and done affairs.

    So, on my first visit to Yao Yao Cha, I had very low expectations, but as soon as the first sip of my Taro Frappe hit my taste buds, I was unexpectedly, but very delightfully whisked off to Taiwan, and a huge smile cracked open on my face and I said to EE, “this tastes like Taiwan!”  This drink is so good and so much like the real deal in Taiwan that I went back again 2 days later and have gone back many times since.

    Peace, JW

     

  11. Super Bad Mario

    So this is what Mario does in his spare time.

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  12. Resident Evil 2 : Revelations | 1st Official Trailer 

    Following on from this post here, here is the official 1st trailer for Resident Evil 2: Revelations.

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  13. LIFUL x Club 75 Fall 2014 “PARISIAN TROPIC” Capsule Collection 

    Small but sweet looking capsule collection by Liful of Korea and Club 75 of France. The collection is called Parisian Tropic and consists of a  reversible jacket and a bucket hat. Both item features the smoking parrot all over print by Club 75 that was previously used in another collaborative effort with Herschel. This all-over print blends iconic Parisian imagery, such as the Sacré Coeur, the town’s boat emblem, and Notre Dame’s gargoyle, and remixes it with ghetto tropical motifs. The other side of the reversible jacket subtly features Club 75 OG print.  

    To see more from this collection, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

     

  14. Kill me with cuteness | Squirrel Shenanigans Edition

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  15. Breaking News | Storm Trooper Arrested in Gotham City

    The tongue in cheek rivalry continues here between Batman vs Superman VS Star Wars, with Zach Snyder posting the above pic to his twitter account. Lets see how JJ Abrams replies this time.

    I am loving these Star Wars and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice mashup battles, and if you have missed the previous ones, please take a look below. 

    Zach Synder - Super Jedi

    Zach Snyder - Batman & R2BIN

    JJ Abrams - THE C3PED CRUSADER

    Peace, JW