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Sometimes it’s nice to put a face to a blog so here is mine. 

I’ve been travelling around a lot this summer and I’m currently packing for a trip to Spain, Italy and some of the surrounding areas. Not only that but I’ve been busy linking up with some new brands and products that I’m excited to review and talk about over the next few weeks.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer (or winter dependent on your hemisphere)

- Andrew

Hello Tumblr,

Sometimes it’s nice to put a face to a blog so here is mine.

I’ve been travelling around a lot this summer and I’m currently packing for a trip to Spain, Italy and some of the surrounding areas. Not only that but I’ve been busy linking up with some new brands and products that I’m excited to review and talk about over the next few weeks.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer (or winter dependent on your hemisphere)

- Andrew

The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities

— Gordon MacKenzie

The Ultimate Weapon In Rubber Band Warfare

If somebody had asked you, yesterday, to name the top ten must-have items that your bachelor pad simply had to have, a rubber band machine gun probably wouldn’t have been on that list. Why? Because you didn’t know it existed. Now you’re going to regret laminating that wish-list, because your trusty Wingman is going to show you exactly why it needs changing.

Ingeniously designed and crafted by Alex Shpetniy & Brian Dinh, this fast-charging, easy-reload, 16-barrel, automatic machine gun is a certified fan favourite, with its Kickstarter campaign almost quadrupling its pledge aim of $5,000 with almost an entire month left to run.

Using a small electric engine, powered by just 5 AA batteries, whether your target is your arch nemesis or just a few cans lined up along a wall, the huge 672 rubber band capacity allows you to fire off 14 shots per second, at a range of up to 26 feet.

With plenty of time left to pledge – should you be unable to fight the desire to get your hands on one of your very own rubber band machine guns – the eleven different pledge options, and three stunning variations of gun design, should leave no home rubber-band-machine-gun-less this Christmas.

Make the World a Bitter Place - Craft Your Own Bitters

Bitters are perfect for creating layers of flavor and structure that just wouldn’t exist normally. A few dashes add flavor and character to your favorite cocktails and or recipes. New York based company Hella Bitter have been working within the Bitter industry for many years, researching what it is that makes Bitters. 

Taking this experience and knowledge a step further a Craft Your Own Bitters Kit is born. Launching through Kickstarter the three friends behind Hella Bitter have decided to bring the Bitter process into the homes of cocktail lovers. The Craft Your Own Bitters kit comes with all the essentials needed to infuse those unique flavors into your home-made beverages and recipes, from infusion jars and and a strainer to the spice blends carefully selected to provide the best flavors, this kit has it all.

Meticulously packaged and selected Hella Bitter send you on your way prepared with everything you need and are with you till the bitter end, providing advice and recipes on their website hellabitters.com.

If you love this kit as much as we do, head over to their Kickstarter now and select one of the many rewards available to help them reach their funding goal.

thinkwingman:

Revolutionising The Digital Photo Frame 

Many of us have digital photo frames at home, sitting on top of the desk or mantlepiece, slowly sliding through photos of our loved ones or last year’s holiday. But be honest, after a week or so, how often do you even look at it? It quite literally becomes part of the furniture. The EO1 – designed by New York based startup, Electric Objects– doesn’t just become part of the furniture; it insists that the vast multitude of stunning artwork available on the internet (via a high-definition, integrated computer screen) becomes a constantly-evolving part of your home.

It is no secret that there is now far more art on the Internet than could be kept in any gallery on Earth, and Electric Objects were determined to find an innovative, affordable, and stylish way of bringing all that art into our homes. Away from the smart phones, tablets, and computers, which allow us to do exactly that (whilst, at the same time, doing a thousand things other things, meaning that we never really get to focus on anything), Electric Objects sought to combine a digital photo frame with a computer screen, without all the hassle of alerts or notifications, and the result was the ultra sleek, energy-efficient EO1.

Having already surpassed their Kickstarter pledge of $25,000 (almost 10 times over) with a whole month to go, there’s no rush to jump on the bandwagon for fear of this excellent project not coming to fruition. However, if you’d like to get your hands on your own piece of Electric Objects’ magic, there are rewards starting from a conservative $25 all the way up to a monstrous $4,999, so there are plenty of reasons to join the digital frame revolution.

Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: ‘What is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?

— Marcus Aurelius

Revolutionising The Digital Photo Frame 

Many of us have digital photo frames at home, sitting on top of the desk or mantlepiece, slowly sliding through photos of our loved ones or last year’s holiday. But be honest, after a week or so, how often do you even look at it? It quite literally becomes part of the furniture. The EO1 – designed by New York based startup, Electric Objects– doesn’t just become part of the furniture; it insists that the vast multitude of stunning artwork available on the internet (via a high-definition, integrated computer screen) becomes a constantly-evolving part of your home.

It is no secret that there is now far more art on the Internet than could be kept in any gallery on Earth, and Electric Objects were determined to find an innovative, affordable, and stylish way of bringing all that art into our homes. Away from the smart phones, tablets, and computers, which allow us to do exactly that (whilst, at the same time, doing a thousand things other things, meaning that we never really get to focus on anything), Electric Objects sought to combine a digital photo frame with a computer screen, without all the hassle of alerts or notifications, and the result was the ultra sleek, energy-efficient EO1.

Having already surpassed their Kickstarter pledge of $25,000 (almost 10 times over) with a whole month to go, there’s no rush to jump on the bandwagon for fear of this excellent project not coming to fruition. However, if you’d like to get your hands on your own piece of Electric Objects’ magic, there are rewards starting from a conservative $25 all the way up to a monstrous $4,999, so there are plenty of reasons to join the digital frame revolution.

thinkwingman:

Peak the Smart Cover For Macbook

Wherever you go, Peak will change the way you work with your laptop. Use the Peak as a stand – not only does this increase airflow, allowing your Macbook to breathe and preventing overheating, it also improves your vision and overall posture.

When you are done and ready to go, simply slide your cherish companion inside for a robust protection. With an easy snap-shut closure, there’s no need to mess around. We’ve even designed the opening so that your fingers naturally fit into the notch.

Peak is produced using top grade South African Merino wool felt and premium Norwegian vegetable-tanned leather. Each piece is unique, slowly handmade in Belgium

Peak the Smart Cover For Macbook

Wherever you go, Peak will change the way you work with your laptop. Use the Peak as a stand – not only does this increase airflow, allowing your Macbook to breathe and preventing overheating, it also improves your vision and overall posture.

When you are done and ready to go, simply slide your cherish companion inside for a robust protection. With an easy snap-shut closure, there’s no need to mess around. We’ve even designed the opening so that your fingers naturally fit into the notch.

Peak is produced using top grade South African Merino wool felt and premium Norwegian vegetable-tanned leather. Each piece is unique, slowly handmade in Belgium

So say goodbye to love
And hold your head up high
There’s no need to rush
We’re all just waiting, waiting to die

— City and Colour - Waiting..

thinkwingman:

The Amazing Unseen Visual Composition of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

People often complain that Hollywood has on over reliance on CGI effects in production of movies, finding a place for a CGI character in every genre from action to drama, but what audiences don’t know, or notice, is where the real CGI magic happens in a movie.

Take Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, for example-I bet you didn’t know that many of the shots were filmed in front of a green screen then composited into the beautiful, scenic shots you see in the movie.

It’s amazing what digital compositing and creative use of a green screen can add to a motion picture, and it’s so subtle audiences will be amazed at what they didn’t see.

Click here to see the video showing off all the effects.

Nerve - Half Moon Run

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We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.

— Wendell Berry

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

— Alan Watts (via atmosthetic)

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There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything

Luna Adriana (via forever-and-alwayss)

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