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A beautiful vintage AirBnb home experience in Florence Italy

Every time I travel I do try and find beautiful and unique homes to live in because I love the extra dimension it adds to your travel experience.

While Airbnb has come to be known as the low-key, economical way to travel, it also boasts some seriously incredible, one-of-a-kind accommodations.

This beautifully appointed apartment in the middle of historical Florence just a next to The Central market (a great place to eat is upstairs there) also the Duomo and many sights.

I used it for three night during my stay last week while I was attending River to River Florence Film festival.

The apartment is in a palace which dates to the 1500s and has terracotta floors and ancient oak-beamed ceilings.

The whole place was very eclectic (bordering on the quirky) decoration, which I loved.
Just minus the two mannequins dressed and made to stand just next to the bed, it kept creeping me out as I was staying there alone and I kept feeling they kept watching me.

In daytime the bedroom had natural light through it’s two huge windows, I went in winter, so it used to get dark very early, but I would love to go back to the same house again in summer.
Same goes for the Florence itself, I am sure I would love it even more in summer as it tends to get very hot in Tuscany.

#florence #italy #interiordesign #design #airbnb #holiday #vintage #homes #beautifulhomes

Netflix’s Bright 2017

Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ had its European premiere on Friday 15th December 2017 at BFI Southbank, London.

It is Netflix’s highest profile movie release in 2017 starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace.

Last year it was the Netflix’s controversial Okja which premiered at Cannes.

‘Bright’ is quite an essential movie for Netflix, as they are hoping it will help them attract more A-list talent to their film division.

The movie has some great action sequences, the overall acting was on point, but for me, Joel Edgerton who plays the Orc partner human cop (Will Smith) stood out to me. It was truly a fantastic performance.

The world they have created, where you see humans, orcs, elf’s and other magic folks leaving side by side is very much believable.

The movie also explores the cruel world of racial and social inequality, but I am not sure if it was executed properly.
Joel Edgerton’s character Orc cop is always racially oppressed by almost everyone in the film, but he absolutely has no voice.

The film will hit Netflix on December 22.

Bad Lucky Goat: BFI London Film Festival 2017

Bad Lucky Goat is a Colombian coming-of-age comedy set on a Caribbean island where two squabbling siblings must cover their tracks after accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck.

Bad Lucky Goat is a 1st-time directorial debut of Samir Oliveros and all the actors from the film are non-actors local to the Caribbean island.

It was refreshing to watch a Colombian film that has nothing to do with drug cartel or slums.

Bad Lucky Goat is very energetic, lighthearted and carries some authentic performances.
It’s also a visual treat as the film has some stunning island backdrops.

Credits:
Dir-Scr Samir Oliveros.
Prod Andres Gomez
With Honlenny Huffington, Kiara Howard, Elkin Robinson
Colombia
2017
76min
Sales LUXBOX

Screening:
Sunday 08 October 2017 13:00
Prince Charles Cinema

Amsterdam 2017 Travel Vlog | GoPro 4K

Our first attempt at unplanned travel vlog. Shot on GoPro, 5D and iPhone.

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. Website: http://www.paragsankhe.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/paragsankhe Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paragsankhe/

RIP Chester Bennington

Linkin Park was a huge part of my teen years.  RIP #ChesterBennington

When you talk to someone and you see signs of depression,  try to understand them and uplift them. suicide shouldn’t be an option.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the age of anger | The Guardian

This article by Pankaj Mishra in The Guardian is a fascinating article on the challenges to a liberal society.
An essential reading to understand the stuff that’s going on right now like the Brexit , rise of the European far-right and Trump.
It’s a Long read but best analysis I’ve read.

The largely Anglo-American intellectual assumptions forged by the cold war and its jubilant aftermath are an unreliable guide to today’s chaos – and so we must turn to the ideas of an earlier era of volatility. It is a moment for thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, who warned in 1915 that the “primitive, savage and evil impulses of mankind have not vanished in any individual”, but are simply waiting for the opportunity to show themselves again. Certainly, the current conflagration has brought to the surface what Friedrich Nietzsche called “ressentiment” – “a whole tremulous realm of subterranean revenge, inexhaustible and insatiable in outbursts.”

Welcome to the age of anger  by 

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain.

 

 

 

#Saveourculture 3 Playlist

I just made the #Saveourculture 3 playlist on Spotify, so if anyone wants in on this action

 

The third instalment of #saveourculture welcomes a hero of modern house music as Jamie Jones touches down at Great Suffolk Street. Known for his definitive Hot Natured imprint and Ibiza residency under the Paradise banner, since breaking through in 2012, Jones remains one of the world’s biggest DJs for his infectious brand of party tunes. A close friend of Jones and regular DJ partner, Craig Richards steps up to join him on the decks, while enigmatic wizard KiNK brings his acclaimed live set to round off the Arch 1 bill.

Arch 2 hosts one of techno’s most established forces, Luke Slater. Commonly operating under several aliases like L.B. Dub Corp and Planetary Assault Systems, Slater’s career has a painted history spanning the whole of techno. The veteran DJ headlines Arch 2 bringing an onslaught of brute force as Luke Slater. He is joined by Ostgut Ton stalwart Function. With a sound forged most recently in Berlin’s Berghain and profiled last year on his celebrated mix for the club, Function can typically be identified for throwing a dynamic blend to the tested 4/4 paradigm. Luke Slater and Function are joined by fabric resident and tech-house aficionado, Terry Francis.

All profits for the night will be donated to fabric’s #saveourculture campaign.

Line-up /

Arch 1 –
Craig Richards
Jamie Jones
KiNK (live)
Patrick Topping

Arch 2 –
Terry Francis
Luke Slater
Peter Van Hoesen
Efdemin

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Fabric London to close permanently

This is a shocker 😤 iconic nightclub @fabriclondon will close permanently because of ‘drug culture’. Shutting down fabric does not mean the gov have solved a drug problem.
The ironic thing is that they are planning build multi million pounds flats for bankers to do coke in.

fabric had some really good gigs and the vibe of the crowed was really fun. 😡


iPhone7 :)

Sound the nerd alarms, It is almost that time of the year. #iPhone7 is expected to be announced today. Only thing I want to know will it finally beat the Nokia 3310? :p

"It's a dark day for British Democracy. I'm really shocked and deeply saddened by the murder of ‪#‎JoCoxMP‬ . Her poor children and husband waking up without their mummy and wife today. Anyone who uses this tragedy for political purposes should be ashamed. Good people are so rare."
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