Friday, 21 October 2011

The Real World

Well this week has been interesting to say the least, where do I start? Well as you know, after hard work and lots of effort I finally managed to secure my part 1 placement which started this week and what a week it has been.

I woke to the crackling radio alarm at the ungodly hour of 630am. After blurting out a few obscenities at this new and unknown time, I finally surfaced and drew back the curtains To be greeted by the morning darkness which is only usually reserved for the start of the family vacation.

Arriving at the platform and boarding the train at 0717 it finally dawned on me that I was now entering the professional world and I began to become increasingly more and more nervous as I approached Manchester Picadilly. The first day started by making a small model and it was here when I had my first major deadline. It had to be finished by the end of the day.

As the week progressed I became more confident and comfortable in the office. The organized mess became incReasingly homely. After working on proposed plans and models all week I was met with the pleasant surprise of being able to finish early today 2 hours early at 4 which has made my week.

As I now sit on the train on the way home for a well deserved rest this weekend I am slightly looking forward to the week ahead. Surely this is a good thing? I actually can say I enjoy work.

See you soon guys


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

400, 169, 2 ,2 1.

Hey im back, its been a while but it has been rather busy in my world.

I bet you can not guess what these numbers have in common or what they relate to? If you decipher the code many congratulations.

After 3 long, hard and somewhat painful years I finally graduated from University, the first in my family to do so and therefore this achievement came with much praise and adulation. After finally completing the 3 years of BA(Hons) Architecture it was time to finally apply for a job, I knew it was going to be hard but I never realised just how emotionally draining, time consuming and difficult applying for jobs would be. The one phrase that can be conclusively drawn from my application process has got to be "Its not what you know, Its who you know" and this could not be more true. I don't resent my fellow colleagues who managed to walk straight into jobs, no not at all, but I do have to admit that I looked upon them at one point through a green tinted lens wishing it was a simple for me. So congratulations and well done to all my fellow students.

So, to the numbers. What do they mean? No its not the new sequence to the Lost series but rather the numbers involved in my application process. 400 sent applications, 169 replies, 2 interviews, 2 job offers, 1 job. The most important of which being the final one which I start in 2 weeks at a small office in Manchester which I am rather nervous about so which me luck and I look forward to you returning for more instalments now I have finally posted again

Take Care.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Architecture IS entertaining!

Hey guys its been such a long time but im back now. Ive been away due to the insane work loads of being and architecture student but the degree is finished, the portfolio is done and the applying for jobs has begun which now leaves me time to get back blogging for you guys! Architecture is probably going to tbe at the forefront of my coming blogs as there is so much I want to talk about. Anyway something to make you smile.

During the final days of Uni I took my camera to document the works on display and in the midst of all the seriousness we can still find the time for a little play time. My good friend David McGowan, check his portfolio, managed to turn his 3rd year project into a battle scene from WWII, which I found amusing in the serious frantic environment during the final few days. It put it all into perspective how were are aiming to be serious professions, yet still at 21 can find entertainment in plastic figures.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Does Size Matter?

This Sunday sees the 20th leg of the Size Matters 5th Anniversary tour. After tearing it up in the States for the past month the tour now heads to Europe. When the tour was first announced I looked to see where in the UK the event was. It worked out perfect, Manchester at the end of April, which coincided nicely with my birthday, perfect I thought, but no.

Within days the scheduled gig at Warehouse Project had sold out, i was gutted! not only had I missed the Swedes at Pacha in Ibiza and Creamfields last year, It appeared I was to miss out on this mighty event aswell. This is where the story gets good.

In a strange way it was actually my addiction for Twitter that solved my problem, yes, Twitter, Crazy right? Steve Angello posted on his Twitter a limited number of just 100 more tickets were being released for the event so I had to be quick! After a few phones calls, it took no persuasion to coerce my dear friends Headphones and CD Bags and Mr M. Taplin to join me on this Conquest.

So after the dissapointment of SOLD OUT to my Twitter addiction and sudden impluse purchase I now have tickets for what I hope is to be the best of self given birthday presents. SIZE DOES MATTER!

Stay tuned for pictures and a post of the event next week.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Nearly Finished

What a 3 years it has been, it has gone so quick and I have some great memories. I just thought I would take the time to give you a peek at the project that I have been working on this year for my BA(hons) Architecture.

The detail in my project is how social and moral breaks in urban areas is caused by the lack of good education that some areas receive, the project aims to reverse this and give back to the community.

Monday, 18 April 2011

From Manchester to Japan with Love

We all saw what happened in Japan and like EMI Records, Sankeys is putting on a special night in conjunction with the Hacienda with all proceeds going to help the relief efforts. Who said charity can't be enjoyable!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

A Must See

Not only is this a striking piece of architecture it holds great historical significance to us as British citizens. The Imperial War museum in Manchester if a fine work of art inside and out.

Akapello House Party

So as you may remember by good friend asked me to Dj his brand house party which I couldn't refuse. I was, to tell you the truth, a little nervous as the day approached because I wasn't sure of the crowd that would be coming so I had to prepare a full range of genres. The day got off to a bad start though when my CD drive on my Mac I was using to burn CDs got jammed! No music = No party, boy did I start to panic, not to worry my good friend Mr Danny Harris sorted me out and I just about managed to get the CD's burnt just as the guests started to arrive.

After the usual early party shyness and with more people starting to arrive the mood livened and it really began to kick off! The night was a huge success with the Brand and Music going down a treat, respect to Mr Michael Kennedy for the support on the decks, Mr Frappe for hosting a sick party and finally Mr P.Pello on a successful night.

A few images of what turned out to be the start of big things!

Luxury Bars

Few places have that luxurious ambiance where you can escape the monotonous nightlife you find in most cities. Cocktail Factory is the exception to this rule. Not only has the The Cocktail Factory revolutionaised Preston bar culture it has made an indent on the way bars should be nationally. The concept of their menu is completely unique, offering a drinking experience never seen before, boasting as one of Preston's finest social assets.  

So if your in the area and looking for a nice place to drink go check it out.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

EMI for Japan

Sorry Guys its been a while, crazy amount of work has meant no blogging for a few weeks. I had to take time out of my work to blog about this as it is something which has touched all of us.

EMI Music are auctioning off items to raise money for the relief aid. From recording sessions, signed guitars and even David Guetta's MacBook Pro he used to record his One Love album. Im not saying you must buy anything but check it out do what you can, blog about it, tweet it. Much Love guys

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


This is one of the more randoms posts that I will be writing but for me still interesting.

Twitter. I never really understood the point of it when it first arrived into our social networking world in 2006 and I also never thought it would take off, how wrong was I. I have to admit I signed up thinking, 'lets see what all this fuss is about', but I have to admit Im a little bit of an addict at this moment in time.

Anyway to the point of this post. I thought I would share with you some of my more entertaining music 'Tweeters' ones who I recommend you should check out and follow yourselves. If any of you have any more to add let me know and I shall get following.


Steve Angello, AN21, Sebastian Ingrosso, Pete Tong, Pauly D

Thursday, 24 March 2011

2 Days away from Quite Possibly the Greatest Show Ever!

While the term Greatest Show on earth was coined in the 1952 film of the same name, which depicts the life and times of Barnum & Bailey's Circus', the term could quite possibly be awarded to the Swedish House Mafia this coming saturday.

The trio have just exploded in recent years and are pretty much untouchable on the music scene and quite possibly in just about any walk of like at the present moment and this show Masquerade Motel: Miami just about sums it up. 

Keeping their cards very close to their chest the trio of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso are not willing to give an insight of what to expect, but if their Pacha shows or the sneak peak are anything to go by, we should expect everything and we will end up getting even more!

Saturday promises to be an exciting day with AKAPELLO brand release followed by MasqueradeMotelMiami.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

AKAPELLO Sample House Party

So my good friend MR P.Pello is just a few short months away from launching his exclusive clothing line AKAPELLO and asked me if I could DJ his Brand Reveal and how ever could I say no!

A traditional huge house party, at FrappeLondon HQ to kick things off, drink flowing, vibes electric and, of course, the essential, "nothing but big tunes" moto! Nothing beats a house party and its going to take alot to beat this one! Trust me! Asher Roth? Who?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Beginning of Big Things

Two Studios represents the great passions I hold close, Architecture and Music. Architecture for me began back when I was in my teens in New York, seeing these mighty works of art something clicked! I wanted to be an architect! There is something about the adrenaline that runs when I see a truly magnificent building  that is just indescribable and music is the same.

It all began in may 2009 with the purchase of my very own cdjs. From this point I was hooked! Every chance I had to see Djs perform I was there, next to the booth, behind the booth, infront of the booth, just any position to see the masters in action. This addiction soon spread to my best friend and DJ colleague and we knew it would be the start of big things, even if those dreams havn't been realised yet. 

What can you expect from this blog? Well, music and Djing is going to take the major role in this blog from bedrooms Djs to Event headliners to buskers to venues to fields and parks we shall cover it all but occasionally, if your lucky, we may be kind enough to throw in some architectural treats for you guys. 

Thanks for popping by and I look forward to bringing you an insight my crazy world. ;)