Twenty Three Days in America

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Film / Travel

I’ve finally finished editing and compiling footage from my recent trip around North America this summer. It’s culminated in a short film documenting the 23 days I spent travelling around the U.S.A along with three mates from home. Made up of 1 to 5 second clips taken each day, the film documents some of the moments from the three weeks, as we travelled by road and plane to 7 major cities and 12 states.

Filmed using an iPhone 5C and edited with Adobe Premiere CC.

Music: Now Playing 16.08.15

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Sequence – Stealing Sheep

Arguably one of the more stranger bands that I’d happily listen to, and definitely one of the most interesting musically. I first came across the trio from Liverpool when I heard the track Greed – also from their second album ‘Not Real’ – which has an intriguing tribalistic and hypnotic introduction, aptly fitting with the previous statement. Sequence is the opening track from the album, and like many of the others, is worth a headphones session to ensure a proper listen.

Sur la Planche – La Femme

I have to admit that I discovered this French group through the latest Renault ‘Captur’ tv ad. I believe the title translates to On the Board (with regards to surfing) and away from this line I have little knowledge of the meaning of the lyrics throughout the rest of the single. Nonetheless a very catchy and quick paced track that I can enjoy without having a clue as to what story is being told, which is always a good sign.

Le Chrome et le Coton – Jérôme Echenoz

I seem to be following some sort of theme this week, as my third and final track for this post is also French, and also discovered through a TV advertisement for a car (Citroen DS3 if you’re interested).  What I enjoy about this track is the narrative it creates between the two characters singing, and for once enjoy the consistency of the slow paced music throughout. If you’re wondering, the English translation for the title is Chromium and Cotton.

Garden Studio: The Hackney Shed

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Architecture / London

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This week Dezeen Magazine posted 12 of their favourite garden studios online, a selection of well designed spaces that anybody would be more than happy to have sit at the end of their garden. Many though (like the fantastic one pictured above) were almost small building projects in themselves, so seeing as the sun has decided to appear in recent days, I thought it would be apt to share one of the projects that would perhaps be more achievable. Below are images of the low-budget ‘Hackney Shed’ by architects Office Sian.

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