Saturday, 23 May 2015

Wearable tech: jewellery meets technology


So unless you've been living under a rock you will have heard about the various advances made regarding wearable tech. Google has ventured onto the scene with it's glasses and Apple hopes to change your life with a watch. And now there's Ringly, a company that has taken wearable tech down a refreshingly stylish route.

We're entering into a new phase of our relationship with technology. We want to be connected, but not all the time. We still enjoy Twitter but we're not updating it every time we blink like we used to and Facebook relationship status updates are no longer treated like our very own personal soap opera. Now digital detoxes are available in App form and luxury holiday form, in short, taking time for yourself outside of the interwebz is encouraged.

 Images from the Ringly Instagram


Of course it's a little unrealistic to completely disconnect in the current day and age and sometimes simple luxurious include; having your phone on silent, turning off notifications on particular apps (Whatsapp) or just keeping it in your handbag (what a time to be alive guys). Plus, let's face it, there are certain things we DO want to be kept updated on. That's where Ringly comes in, they're using pretty rings and turning them into our personal little helpers. Like a better Siri.

"Ringly creates jewelry and accessories that connect to your phone and notify you about the things that matter most. Put your phone away and enjoy the moment. Ringly connects to your phone and sends you customised through vibrations and light, creating smart jewellery and accessories that keep you effortlessly connected to the things that matter most."

Their core belief is that "technology can be more discreetly integrated into our lives", here for it. And it doesn't hurt that they look cuter than two cute things. All we need now is a compact mirror for skype and the ability to have conversations via the mic on the ring. Then all my Totally Spies fantasy will have officially come true.

Find out more about them.

You can buy me one if you want.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

NEVER SECOND x 2KOOL TONY

Get into the latest mix from UK streetwear brand, Never Second. This mix see's DJ 2kool Tony take to the decks and serve up an amazing mix of hip hop. Including new material from Heavy Crates’ stable of artists, notably Burgundy Blood, who is also supporting Wu Tang Clan this year!


Click the image above to stream or download the mix

Previously the brand has collaborated with various other DJ's including Spindoctor, DJ Matman, Slingshot Sound System, Elijah & Skilliam and more!


Click the picture above to listen to the brand's previous mixes

Follow them on Instagram and Twitter to be kept up-to-date on new releases.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day


Technically Valentines Day was yesterday but who cares! I hope you had a nice day regardless of your relationship status or the Valentines Day status!

I'm not really a picture taking person (I used to be!) so I don't have much from yesterday. The picture above is of a hazelnut latte I got at a coffee shop outside of Chancery Lane station, I ended up running early so I thought I would get a coffee while I waited. It was yummy BUT I was more so excited by the fact that I had chocolate numbers on my coffee. I was quickly informed that it was "just a stencil", but for a second I thought that maybe my coffee had been made by a wizard, and it was a magical few seconds.

My 'valentine' and I have been together for coming up to five years now and honestly I'm not one for these days which get hyped up to ridiculous levels so Clintons Cards can sell a few more cards than usual. So, I initially said lets not bother doing anything - we changed our minds closer to the date (for other reasons) and low and behold it was impossible to get dinner reservations before 10pm.

Instead of stressing, we just said we would go with the flow and my V-day ended up consisting of ping pong, cute walk through the deserted financial district of London (which just shuts down on the weekend), motherfucking BURGERS, drinks, movies, more drinks and lots of lurrvin. All in all a really nice day!
How did you spend yours?

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Happy Sunday!


Recently the cold weather has me hibernating more so than usual. There's not much better than spooning, Netflixs and a takeaway healthy amazing meal. 

But tomorrow marks the first day of December and I am already bracing myself for having to talk to other humans in social settings. So this weekend I made a conscious decision to actually be ... conscious, rather than embracing lethargy and only using arm and wrist action to pile food into mah mouf.

Yesterday me and the boyf finally ventured to a pub round the corner from where he lives and I was pleasantly surprised. We spent a nice cozy night drinking and huddling under the outdoor heaters. Today has seen me take these attractive pictures and do a bit more boring admin-y type stuff aka organise Christmas presents.

Because I am aiming to move to Amsterdam next year at the end of April, I have been saving like crazy! This also means I think I might get a bit DIY-ish with my presents this year because mama has plans that a Topshop gift card does not fit into. I've found some great ideas so I'll be sharing that with you guys next week.

In the mean time if anyone has any good DIY blogs in their arsenal - let me know!

Monday, 24 November 2014

I'm back baby


Like I never left (because I didn't). In the event that you actually care - this is what I wore to work today. My Baseball knowledge is laughable but I asked my (amelican, yes amelican) uncle if I could have one of his baseball jerseys I think in December 2013, The answer was a resounding NOPE, but then months and months later my uncle and aunt surprised me by getting me this for my birthday in June.

Sentimental tears aside, I did initially envisage the jersey coming down to my knees, because obviously when I tried on my uncles', who is 6ft 2, it was a litttlleee longer to say the least. ...Are you guys still with me? I know this is some inane bullshit but I really like this top. You're still reading!  Anyway long and short, I like it this length.

Also a bonus extra cute point is that my initials spell out the word J.E.T. which is why I think they got me the Jeter jersey.

Now i'm sure that I've significantly changed your life, I'll be leaving now.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Azealia Banks - Chasing Time



Azealia banks recently released her new album 'Broke With Expensive Taste'. Anyone who has been following her career knows that this release is well over due, it's also not without a bit of drama, because apparently she has released this sans record label. (Oh my glob, drama bomb).

I haven't had the chance to sit down and listen to the album from start to finish, but I am loving what I've heard so far, including this song which serves as the first single. Visually I am in lorve, it's like a tribute to the female titans of hip hop and in the current climate of ... watered down rap, I think it's a nice touch,

Enjoy!

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 7

Day 7: Your pet hates

I don't have many pet hates (lies).

  • I hate people spitting on the floor
  • I despise slow walking in busy places
  • I hate when people try to run on to a train just as the door closes (like no one has watched Final Destination before)
  • I don't like seeing stray hairs in water
  • I don't like when people mix rubbish - like putting old clothes with food etc.
  • I don't like strangers accidentally making physical contact with me when i'm in public

Those are my major ones.

Read day six.

Monday, 27 October 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 6

Day 6: Your 5 senses right now

  1. I can taste the dinner that my younger siblings made for everyone this eve
  2. I can see the stupid 'Walking Dead' on my TV right now. I don't want to watch it but my sister has it on and I can't be bothered to move
  3. Right now i'm touching the keyboard and I can feel this sofa under my butt
  4. I can hear the stupid Walking Dead programme. To clarify, i'm sure it is a well-made and interesting programme but I'm a bit of a scardy cat and I don't like to watch these things!
  5. Right now I can't really smell anything. Just Oxygen - which is pretty perfect!