Sunday, 29 January 2012


S'just R2 being a sick-ass break dancing lad.

He was listening to this:

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Nu Shuuz

I got these in Zara the other day. Reduced from £79.99 to £12.99. I mean what?

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Nailed it.

I bite my nails. So I love beautiful ones even more than regular people.

Images from this page on Pinspire.


Graffiti stuff.

I live in the Hyde Park area of Leeds. There is a bit of street art/ promo stuff about that I really enjoy seeing every day, so I'd like to make some.

I really like the mystery that surrounds work like this. Although I have no idea who decided to create them, where this picture was taken or why someone decided to stick these images around Hyde Park, I still appreciate and enjoy them. They add a bit more interest into my day and they make me hapy. I spent a bit of time in Berlin this summer, and street work such as this was on every corner.

 1. Eyeball Bollard is awesome.
2. Bird.
3. Knitted handrail.
4. Aztec pattern.
5. Another bird.
How much better would it be to see really charming pieces of art work on street walls rather than this...

I want to make something to interest people on their way to uni. In particular, I liked the graphic work that I found on the ground in Berlin.

The fact that I could walk or drive over these pieces of work capture what I think is the essence of street art, in that it can blend into its surroundings seamlessly. Having said this, I somehow felt the need to walk around 'RUN' rather than over it. I suppose you can decide how much you want to respect it; of course a lot of people simply consider all of this work as graffitti, and illegal.

I like the linear content of 'RUN' a lot. 

Massive fan of these images. I'm certainly going to incorporate this techno-aztec feel into my work. I want to create a stencil on the pavement in fluro-orange spray paint.

Other work around my area is illustration on the street, which I'm mad for.

I really want to have a go at this kind of work. It kind of reminds me of what a friend of mine specialises in. This is in my house:

See some more of her work on her blog, here.
I've been thinking of some illustration ideas to decorate the deck of my super-cheap new skateboard. I was thinking about white-washing it and painting/inking on something like this, which I cut out of a magazine and stuck into my scrapbook about three years a go now:

That bird motif is quite similar to the streetwork I documented above, which is apparently by my friend Rosa's mate Mike (props to Mike!). I might have a look into where it initally came from; I've seen it all over the place over the last couple of years.

I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Wonderful Fashion Films

I just came across this:


which reminded me of this:

THE ALEPH from EXITO on Vimeo.

Both are just beautiful. They are also really inovative methods to showcase collections; I particualrly love the narrative of Ashley Smith's film. It could be the awesome settings, or maybe because the collections are slightly old, but I can't help but concentrate on the film and the shots more than the clothes. However, this might be because the films in themselves are just wonderful.


Its only Wildfox. But I am still going mad for this shoot. The styling is sick and the sideparting is genius.

I've been a fan of Wildfox for a while now, after initially hating it for being overpriced and for gaining coverage via Cheryl Cole. But I wore this skeleton sweater to death (pun?) last summer because it was so much fun:

I remember the shoot for the collection it was a part of actually, and that looked pretty fun too:

Its pretty interesting to see how the brand has developed; its evident that they've really built on their theme. I'm going to keep following.

Images via Wildfox.

Being trendy.

I get really excited by clothes and I'm a massive fan of high fashion, street fashion, and high street fashion. I've started browsing through Lookbook and its fantastic. I'm certainly going to get involved and start posting looks. I'm also thinking about posting a few ski looks on there. I wonder what they'd do with that.

Gwen Stefani - Luxurious ( Lapalux's bootleg remix) by Lapalux

There Are Monsters In This Bed by Lapalux

A rail.

Its just a pretty bad set of pictures of me hitting the flat-down rail at cas. But I am really proud of it.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Not Average.

High For This from Areldee Productions on Vimeo.

This isn't your average uni snowsports trip edit. Beautifully filmed and slick. Props to Rory.

Snowpark Val Thorens

Something exciting is happening. More pictures.


Its coming.

VT for NY

After spending 9 weeks riding last year as a fresher with a season pass, I was feeling pretty gutted to be back on punter duty after 2 years. However, I think this made me even more stoked to get back to my second home-mountain of Val Thorens in the Three Valleys ski area of the Alps.

I hopped on a flight on New Years Eve, hoping to get into resort just a few hours later.
The trip took longer than anticipated as a result of cancelled train. 

It was pretty tedious, what with 32kg draggin' ski bag. 

I got into town at 11:30pm and was greeted by a young man and a bottle of champagne, which was great.

There had been so much snow before I got to the Alps, and there was plenty falling whilst I was there. I didn't mind the down days seeing as I was pretty unfit. Everyone likes a lie-in and an afternoon tramp session.

The snow was excellent, and after a day and a half of bad viz dumping, we were itching to get high and bounce through some powder. As the sun was setting the day I took the pictures above, the snow began to ease up until suddenly the clouds had passed to leave a beautiful bright, white night. We wrapped up, skinned up and began our hike. About two hours later, we had climbed a little higher than the Folie on Plein Sud and decided that it was time for our descent. Initally we had planned to ski behind the piste at the back of town. However, we got a few clouds overhead which blocked out what little light the moon and stars were providing. So instead we skiied down piste which was wonderful, seeing as it hadn't been pisted and it looked fantastic. The thigh-high moon-lit powder was unforgettable, and I think there were a few face shots too.

During the day, we skiied some nice off-piste. There was abit of sliding, but nothing too serious. Towards the end of one bluebird, we made a little detour and boot-packed up a small ascent to find ourselves at the summit of a perfect line.

The light was perfect, and the face was looking really fun. The drop either side of our peak was pretty dramatic and got me pretty nervous, but I ended up putting that energy back into my ride.
I was pretty stoked to realise that I'd found what must have been a similar spot to where this postcard shot was taken. The postcard has been hanging in my room for the last two years.

It was a really nice afternoon. The rest of the week I spent doing the same kinds of thing. There was a great morning with all the guys from The Frog dropping some cliffs (which I might be able to get some footage of) as well as a morning of sticky, wet powder frustration. Another evening was spent searching for the Bella Coola crew who were setting up some urban features. After about an hour of carrying all the Photog equiptment, we eventaully found them trying to creating a kind of curb-side half-pipe, but in the end, everyone gave up and went to bed.

I was slightly disappointed to have not been able to ski much park during the 9 days I was in town for. After the SFR Freeskiing tour contest that had gone down in Snowpark Val Thorens in December, very little had been open. The last afternoons worth of riding saw my only oppertunity to do a bit of jumping, seeing as a couple of red/blue and green kickers had been open. Stupidly, I was still riding with a pair of tall, big-basket powder poles from that morning, which resulted in me getting a badman fat lip when I set down off a rotation. It wouldn't stop bleeding for ages, which was massively annoying although pretty funny. Spittin' blood at snowblades happened.

I'm really regretting not getting on with some decent filming or even photography on my trip. Despite having all the equiptment we would have needed to hand, we just forgot about everything but going skiing. After a few seasons of average to poor snow conditions, I couldn't wait to ski in some really nice snow and completely make the most of it.

I got the train back to Geneva Aeroport as the sun was rising over the lake at Annecy.

I'm looking forward to my next trip this season back to Val Tho with Leeds Snowriders, which will be happening over the Easter holidays.

Gettin' silly with Saga.

I've been waiting for the right time to buy Saga. Finally, the Reverse Sale hit and we got 60% off.

After picking my favourite pieces, I ended up going for the following look:

Pretty stoked. Saga is a killer brand that I've followed for a while now, and their outerwear quality is also great.
Looks like I won't be the only rider wearing it. Word spread of the sale and to cut shipping prices I shared my order with a couple of other guys.
Things got excessive.

Eterno Retorno


Not Festive.