NEEDS & WANTS 005 |Discreet Shooters Kicking Their Feet Up

When on the go with traveling across borders, scouting or just on an easy afternoon stroll its becomes a bit of a nuisance carrying my DSLR around with me. Not to mention the unspoken awkwardness that falls on people when a big body DSLR camera is whipped out. Don’t get me wrong she’s my baby but there are cases where I need to move one silence and be discreet. I’m on the search for the best compact mirror less camera for the times I’d want to go unheard and unseen. What am I looking for ?? A camera that works well in low light, little to no shutter noise, wifi, built to last, and can be concealed with a slick slip into to the pocket. Ive been doing a bit of homework and so far the Fuji X100T is looking inticing and a possible candidate!

 

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Been on the prowl as of late looking for the perfect sofa for my new space. Mind you when I say on the prowl I mean, falling in love with a piece, sitting on it to get a good feel, and then having my heart shatter after looking at the price.

Here are a couple of my favourite pieces thus far :

Volage EX-S

Volage EX-S, a new generation of the sofa by Philippe Starck. For more than twenty years, Philippe Starck has undertaken with Cassina the task of rethinking the classic sofa. Volage EX-S is the result of this research. Volage EX-S is particularly evident in its increased comfort, as highlighted in its name EX-S, extra soft: the sofa has a comfortable single cushion-seat and a wide armrest which both have a polyurethane core padded with feathers, a tempting invitation to gather and relax in the home.

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The design created by architect and designer Stephan Hürlemann for de Sede blends into any environment, though its proportions have a new, fresh appearance. The sofa’s architectural structure stems from a metal frame that surrounds the individual cushions and appears to carry them with ease. The more luxurious elements counterbalance the starkness of the frame. They are designed as modules which can be rearranged.

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5 Essentials For Your Bachelor Pad

Procrastination is at its highest point right now. I am planning on moving into my new place this Saturday and I have not packed a single thing. Matter of fact there isn’t even a single box in my current apartment to put anything in. However I promise after this post I will get my sh*t together, I think. Even though I despise packing with a passion, the thrill of moving into a new apartment amazing. Nothing like a new space to call home.  But when finding that dream spot to rest you mind body and soul, there are always key things that come into play. If you have at least 3 of the following 5 you are good to go.

 Lighting

We are not bats, so when walking into your home their should never be a reason why it feels like a dungeon or if I’m going to be attacked from behind and hacked to death.  When setting out for lamps, try to get something that keeps a consistent flow of style. This involves keeping in mind what is in the desired area that you wish to place a particular lamp such as other couches, chairs, nightstands, etc. Dimmers are always a plus; they are good to set the perfect mood for any occasion.

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A Great View

A great view can go a long way, besides having a companion by your side there is nothing else than having an inspiring view to wake up to every morning. The point of having a jaw dropping view is to be motivation and inspiring. Just a little something to put a little kick into your day before leaving to head out.

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Sound System

Face it music plays a giant role in all of our lives on a day-to-day basis. So treat your music accordingly, with a kick ass sound system. A good sound system should be maximized for sound and yet occupy a minimal amount of space. Providing a room with surround sound is always a good choice.

Art

 

Personally I’m a very minimal type of man when it comes to space. I like everything clean, spacious, and as minimal as possible. However, having art pieces around your space that fit your personality is a must. I mean come on your home should be a reflection of yourself. When guests are invited in your art pieces should correlate to you traits as well reveal things about yourself that they might have never known about you.

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A Dog

Shout outs to all the cat lovers but I am sorry dogs are by far more superior. What can I say about man’s best friend? They are amazing company to have following you through out your pad. They are always filled with so much life and personality it’s almost sickening, but we can’t help but love them. Studies have shown that dog owners handle stress a lot better not only that but dogs will keep you active. They will have you up at early times of the morning to enjoy your breath taking view then head out for a run around the block. Keep healthy and stress free, get a dog.

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AFTER ALL THAT!!!

Needs & Wants: New Balance 1600 S/S ’13

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Being a fan of the 996 model I must say I was a tad bit skeptical on the 1600 model from New Balance. However, over the last few months and after meeting up with New Balance last summer to peep what they have up coming for this Spring/Summer season, I really wouldn’t mind having the 1600 as a sneaker on my roster. Fitting wise they may take awhile to get used to especially when you are used to slimmer models. But that is nothing that a little bit of breaking in can’t fix.  The upper toe region is a brilliant mix of mesh and suede, while the collar-lining interior sports a plush velvet like material. And don’t let me forget to the “Abzorb” cushioning unit.

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Laurence Airline – Spring / Summer 2013

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Founded by Chauvin Buthaud, Laurence Airline combines very minimalist silhouettes with rich patterns, and traditional African handcrafted techniques. What made me fall in love with Laurence Airline was not only their minimal designs but their concept of how fashion and ethnic cultures can successfully collaborate to create possibilities for the future. Laurence Airlie continues to make efforts to build jobs and creative opportunities

The makings of traditional cloths have will always remain as a vital culture in African culture. Through cloth we can understand not only Africa’s history but also its engagement with other parts of the world.

Their Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by “Laurenceairline’s S/S13 collection is inspired by Japanese stamps and Moroccan tiles, where African Bazin is twisted and unconventionally stitched to create a tailored sheen”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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