I find it very…Pinteresting.

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Obviously one of the best blog post titles ever devised by a human being. Extremely witty; full of pure banter. Completely original in every single way.

So Pinterest, eh.

Do you need ideas for your office? Pinterest. Do you want ideas for your new living room or for the perfect bedroom? Pinterest. Are you looking for beautiful tattoo designs or pictures of your dream car? Pinterest. “Oh no, where am I going to find designs and decoration ideas for my birthday party, or the wedding?” Keep Calm and Pinterest.

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Pinterest is the homeland of pictures, for anything and everything you could possibly be looking for. Create boards and Pin images to them so people looking for the same things as you, can find them quickly and easily. And as you search, and search, and search for hours, upon hours, upon hours your Pinterest experience is tailored to suit you personally as a professional Pinner. Any images that Pinterest thinks you might like, go directly to your homepage. So you can log in, or open the App on your phone and you have a mixed selection of office designs, cars and bikes, dogs, cats, gardens, tattoos, music. I mean, literally everything, just waiting to be liked, and re-pinned to your own boards and profile.

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I found Pinterest when I was looking through the app store for something new, saw that fancy looking P and thought it looked… interesting (I never pull the same pun twice), that would look Pin..diotic, ok maybe not. But you can see why I don’t try puns too often. I started using it for pictures of bands I enjoy listening to, then I gained an interest in cars and bikes. My main focus, however, is my ‘Fashion’ board. It has almost 300 Pins and is the pride and joy of my Pin..file (Profile…). I use it to Pin everything I can find about Men’s fashion. I also love my ‘Chic’ and ‘Architecture’ boards, I know, I’m SO Tumblr these days.

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You know my favourite thing about Pinterest is the fact that it is one of the more PG Social Media sites. It’s quite a chilled community and i’ve only ever really had any poor comments once or twice on one of my pins. Generally people are quite helpful or more likely they’ll keep to themselves and just enjoy pinning away. In fact, a lot of Pinterest is used by mums and their hobby craft addictions.

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I think one of the things people often find weird about Pinterest is its friendly feel. Most other social media sites have darkened over the years, and have gathered a bad reputation for being confrontational and full of internet trolls. Pinterest is a social media site and App where you can just chill and not worry about any ‘keyboard warriors’ ruining your day.

Pinterest is a wonderful thing and I strongly urge everyone to give it a go. You might feel a little alienated by it at first, but trust me, you’ll be pinning like a pro in no time!

Here, I’ll leave a link to my very own Pinterest profile ‘MiddleFloorDan‘ so you can have a look and see for yourself. Then it’s up to you to set yourself up and get pinning.

 

Until next time…

BYE!

 

 

We Need To Talk About Jim

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For all the messy-haired, skinny-jean wearing ‘stylish’ hipster YouTubers there really isn’t a very big selection who manage to remain stylish in a classy and refined way quite like Jim Chapman. He’s been in GQ’s best dressed list I don’t know how many times now and whenever you spot him on the red carpet or at any event, he’s rocking an outfit that just screams traditional English Gentleman. If you’re a fan of YouTubers (like myself) you’ll know that there are far too many bandanas and snapbacks knocking about these days and style seems to always take second place, but Mr Chapman seems to be subconsciously rebelling against this declining fashion sense among his fellow YouTube creators and is paving the way for the more fashion conscious.

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It’s also worth noting that Jim is one of the most genuinely nice guys on the planet. There doesn’t seem to be a bad bone in his very well-dressed body, and it’s quite clearly not a front, either. He’s an inspiration to such a large following on Twitter and YouTube and, well, any other social networking site you can think of. But back to the main point; he manages to film videos, present TV shows, and be everywhere all at the same time AND still manages to do it looking snazzy in Burberry, or Aquascutum or any other iconic brand; incredible. Oh, did I mention he also has his own blog. What else can you do Jim? Are you a professional jet-pack racer? I wouldn’t be surprised; Chapman seems to excel at anything he puts his mind to.

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There aren’t many YouTubers who I would say were particularly inspirational, but I’ll list a few of them below.

  1. Jim Chapman (obviously)
  2. Mr Ben Brown
  3. Louis Cole (fun for Louis)
  4. Tyler Oakley

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This very short list of people consists of those YouTubers who I believe inspire millions of people in many different ways. Tyler Oakley has been an inspiration to the entire gay community as well his other legions of fans; Ben Brown and Louis Cole inspire budding travellers and send out daily ‘positive vibes’ to their followers and Jim is an absolute role-model to his entire fan-base, and of course, fashion lovers world-wide.

This hasn’t been a long post, nor has it been particularly about fashion; but I just felt like I needed to, at some point, write about Jim. He deserves everything he has and as an avid viewer of his, I’m very pleased for him.

Oh, and nice suits, Jim.

 

Until next time…

 

Bye!

My Top 10 TV Series

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I’ve been saying over the past few days that i’ll be posting a ‘My Top 20 TV Series’ on here, however, I soon realised that I do not in fact know 20 TV series and therefore have decided to knock it down to 10. So here is a list of My Top 10 TV series.

 

Top Gear 

This is such an easy one because Top Gear has been my favourite show on television for as long as I can remember. It has everything one could ask for in a TV show; Explosions, Super-cars, Clarkson, May, Hammond, Exploding caravans and The Stig, obviously. If you haven’t yet seen an episode of Top Gear then you absolutely must! Also, if you haven’t seen an episode of Top Gear, how on earth not? It’s showed in I don’t even know how many countries to around 300 million people; so get out from under the rock you’ve been living in; or if you’ve upgraded, remove yourself from your cave and get on BBC iPlayer!

 

House of Cards

This was not even a series that I was even familiar with up until around four or five days ago, and then all of a sudden I said (to myself) ‘Hey, maybe I should watch House of Cards, it has Kevin Spacey in it after all, and he’s pretty cool’. Needless to say I watched it and it is now my absolute addiction. So go check it out on Netflix if you haven’t already, you definitely will not be disappointed.

 

Suits

This would have been in second place, up until of course four or five days ago when House of Cards came in to my life. I love Suits; it has that general Law type feel about it but it’s deeper; no other law series that I’ve seen focuses so much on the actual law side of things. That might seem strange to say but it’s true; when you watch it you’ll understand, I mean, they use words that I don’t even know the meaning of and I still love it. Again, if you haven’t seen it, I really do recommend it.

 

Doctor Who

The Doctor has taken pride of place in a previous blog post on here and for obvious reasons, he’s amazing. He is a time-travelling, Police box-spaceship-time-machine owning, sonic-screwdriver wielding genius nutcase. Who wouldn’t love him. I watched Doctor Who from Christopher Eccleston and have been an avid viewer ever since. I’m not entirely convinced by the ‘old’ Doctor Who series but maybe that’s because it was before my time. But if you ever feel like getting in to Doctor Who, i’d recommend starting with Mr Tennant.

 

Downton Abbey

I have my old University housemate to thank for this one, and I love him for it! Downton Abbey is absolutely what is right about television in England today. It tells the stories of both the servants and the masters in a 20th Century English stately home, through scandal, blackmail, marriages and even war. You can’t not love it. It even got a little cameo in Iron Man 3!

 

Made in Chelsea

We all have those guilty pleasure series and MIC is most definitely mine. I think along with most people who watch MIC my main reason for watching the show is my fascination with how the ‘other half’ live. I love the idea of living in Chelsea, or Mayfair or even more unrealistically, Belgravia. All of those areas of London are some of the most affluent postcodes in not only Great Britain but the world. You should check this one out for sure!

 

Sherlock 

Sherlock Holmes is one character who I have been obsessed with for years now, but I have only really managed to read 3 of the books. I do however claim to be the TV series biggest EVER fan! Well, not really the biggest ever, but one of its fans for sure. I think Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the top actors around and mix him with Martin Freeman as Watson and you’ve got yourself an absolute goldmine.

 

Smallville 

I feel really bad that I still haven’t yet got around to seeing the tenth season of Smallville, but seasons 1-9 were by far one of the best series I have ever had the pleasure of watching. It actually surprises me that it’s not higher up on this list, but what can you do! Tom Welling has proven himself time and time again in this series and it baffles me and will always baffle me that he never got the chance to play the big man in an actual film. Maybe if DC comics get their act together and actually decide to make a Justice League series (that’s if they’re brave enough to take on the titan that is The Avengers in the first place) they’ll cast him as Superman then. And they should.

 

Game of Thrones

Now there’s not much one can say about this that wouldn’t be a spoiler; so i’ll try not to take too long telling you how amazing it is. Again, it was my University housemate who brought me in to the world of Game of Thrones and again I love him for it! Making something of such epic proportions as a TV series was such a great idea, and the fact that it wasn’t just a 3 episode per series thing made it so much better, HBO definitely had some very deep pockets when it came to making this series. Go watch it…NOW!

 

The O.C

It had to be here somewhere, didn’t it? The O.C was one of my sisters all time favourite American TV series and once she decided to finally trust me in handling the precious DVDs it quickly became one of mine; after Friends, of course. I like the theme which runs seamlessly through the whole thing, which is the massive split between the rich and poor in one of the USA’s richest counties. I also love the way they delve deeper in to the issue by mixing the two societies, with the character Ryan being thrown straight in to the deep end of a world of cocktail parties and million dollar mansions. Brilliant, hats off to the creator of this one. Well done.

 

 

So there you have it, my Top 10 TV Series. I think you should all pick one of the series on here that you haven’t seen before, check it out, whether it be a single episode, or if you find yourself getting hooked, a full series and tell me what you think. And be sure to let me know what you’re favourite shows are so that I can check those out as well.

 

Bye!