Time is Illmatic...

Saturday, 12 April 2014




DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER: ONE9, WRITER AND PRODUCER: ERIK PARKER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FRANK LARSON, MUSIC SCORE: BRIAN SATZ, GRAPHIC DESIGN: ANTIBODY, ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS: HARRY TUMAN, LUIS MOYA, COBY KENNEDY

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the critically acclaimed album; Illmatic, Nas is releasing a remastered album, a docu-film and a tour. A trailer for the film has just been released and the film itself will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.


A. Sauvage Spring/Summer Eyewear Campaign

Monday, 24 February 2014


Adrien Sauvage reveals his latest Spring/Summer eyewear Campaign with his take on thick rimmed 50's style classics, the unisex range will offer a choice of sunglass or prescription lens, an acetate collection as slick and bold as the talented designer's clothing range.






You can have a closer look at the range here: ASauvage.com




Paper by Facebook

Saturday, 1 February 2014




Let's face it, Facebook is slowly declining in popularity and probably requires an innovative idea in order for it to resurge.
Enter Paper, a new app from Facebook Creative Labs, it helps you explore, organise and share stories. Basically it's a mix of Flipboard and Instagram. You can customise Paper with a choice of categories, the first is your Facebook news feed but you can add other various themes and topics such as; tech, sport, music, culture and design.

Darling x King x 107.3 Reprezent FM

Sunday, 29 December 2013


If you follow me on Twitter you already know that I have joined the Reprezent family and have a new show every Saturday morning, alongside my funny/obnoxious co-host King Anton
The show features R&B, Hip Hop, Soul and lots more. 


Make sure you tune in from 10 -12!

Follow us @darlingxking | Visit our blog www.darlingandking.com


"Laid up on this cloud with you..."

Thursday, 5 December 2013



Luke James with "Strawberry Vapors", from the mixtape "Whispers in the dark".
Luke is set to feature in the holiday musical film, Black Nativity, in cinemas tomorrow. 

DIRECTOR: SARAH McCOLGAN

Eaten by the heart - "How do Africans kiss? "

Monday, 18 November 2013

 
 
I saw this a while back and thought it was an interesting conversation/topic to discuss.
 
Eaten by the heart is a video installation and documentary project produced and directed by Nigerian film-maker and video artist, Zina Saro-Wiwa, that explores love intimacy amongst Africans and the current shift in the expression and performance of love.


 



A few of my favourite things #00002

Sunday, 17 November 2013



I thought for my first blog back I would update "my favourite things" list. I'ts been a while and I have alot to share with you all.



Iman Omari and his EP Energy.
This multitalented musician has been described as a blend of Flying Lotus and Frank Ocean - I understand the comparisons but I would'nt be so fast to catorgrise his musical gift. Omari borrows from the past and adds soulful, mellow and futuristic elements that leaves you hitting the repeat button ALOT. I also recommend checking out his new album, (Vibe)rations.





At the beginning of the year I decided I was finally going to learn how to mix. For years I've secretly wanted to take up the challenge but I always hesitated - mainly because I thought I would'nt be taken seriously. Anyway, I started practising and I'm far from perfect but I am improving (or so I've been told!). Hmm...who knows I may make a Darling mixtape!

http://soundcloud.com/laviniadarling/dropbox

I know. Late pass. I've had an account for years but I never really utilised it. Now I use it for finding new music, uploading recordings of my new radio show (we'll talk more about that later) and networking with like-minded music heads. So hit me up on the link above if there's anything you think I should be listening to or should feature on my show!



Hi. My name is Lavinia and I'm a sweet and salty popcorn addict.
I don't even remember who introduced me to this crack corn, but may they live a long prosperous life. I've tried various brands and my favourite's thus far have to be Tyrells, Propercorn and Tesco's (yes, Tesco). If you know any other brands I should try let me know.
P.S. If any of those brands would like to send me free samples hit me up on Twitter :)



I've started running again and I'm loving it! Ooh I've started making smoothies and juicing.
Follow my Pinterest for recipes and tips.



Marc Cianfanelli x Nelson Mandela

Monday, 15 October 2012


South African artist Marc Cianfanelli, was commissioned to create a sculpture in honor of peace activist and  politician, Nelson Mandela's 50th anniversary of his capture by apartheid police. 
Using 50 columns, this monument stands at 6.5 x 9 meters high, each anchored to the ground. The shape and form are representative of the leader's 27 years behind bars for his efforts to bring equal rights to the once racially divided nation. 


Adrien Sauvage X Dr. Martens

Saturday, 13 October 2012




Ghanaian-British stylist, director and designer Adrien Sauvage has collaborated with Dr. Martens to release four styles (Midnight Blue, Praline Patina, British Woven Kente Silk and Patent Praline) of reworked oxfords for men and women.

Following on from his 2010 film, "This Is Not A Suit" Mr A. Sauvage returns with a promotional film entitled "The Student" - a witty and well paced piece of film, inspired by Gus Van Sant; the film also features Craig Roberts (Submarine).





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