Miami Ink hit open Notting Hill!! Ami James n Huey Morgan Pack bad ass UK ink house! NGS

Miami Ink in London – Huey Morgan and Ami James flash stylie Notting Hill

This project started up some 8 weeks ago and went through an incredible amount of change till finally going up in truly awesome style!

5 Blenheim Crescent has become the hip city Tattoo groove shack over night and on the official opening day there was a tail back up the street of eager tattoo fans and clients alike.

They surged into the shop and the guys cranked up and started tattooing like crazy…


By the end of the first afternoon dozens of tats had been completed or started, I’d completed a photo shoot with Flamingo magazine and 2 gilded panels, 2 glass gilded panels, one wall emblem, one numeral…

It was time to PaRtY!!!

Congratulations to Becky Morgan who shaped such a great shop…


Chillin’ with the dudes… finally it’s all open…

Interior gold leaf sign Nick Garrett

The quality of the logo drawings was stunning… straight out of the Miami Ink studio and into my printer the sketch was then faithfully reproduced in 23ct gold leaf.

Love hate Launch Party!

So all the layouts were combined and balanced by myself and Becky Morgan creating the final window splashes.  Becky was so cool because she kept the brief fluid combining so many artists ideas yet had the knack of landing it in a truly rock n roll class ass style!!!

I mean guys cummon this is her first major interior project… walk in and you just get it all, texture, richness, vintage, 360 cool, and having worked with the best like Tricia Guild etc Becky has a super rich style edge that just does it.

Tom our talented friendly cabinet maker gave use a great deal of support and all in all the atmosphere was electric as the Miami Ink guys landed each day.

The amazing thing was the level of energy and passion for making art and my lettering.

I just took their artwork and tweaked it to fit… so the best typography I’d worked with in years!  These guys are sensational.

Miami Ink were so engaging… unlike the brit design crowd who are briefed to create distance with contractors in order to form boundaries of us and them… this project was real… real talent, connectivity, heat, real people, real artistry.  And that surely shows.

Fantastic opening day and the party was a knock-out blast!

Huey Ami Becky rock on 🙂

iPad mini news and features

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UPDATED All you need to know about Apple’s iPad mini

By John McCann  13 hrs ago


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iPad mini release date, news and features
iPad mini has arrived

UPDATE: Check out our Hands on: iPad mini review

The rumours were plentiful, the hype was typical and the world stopped to watch as Apple live streamed its first event since 2010, the iPad mini was surely finally upon us.

In true Apple fashion the invite gave us a cheeky tease, stating: “we’ve got a little more to show you.”

Just as the iPad mini launch was getting ready to start, a last-minute rumour came in to say that Apple already hadiPad mini Smart Covers ready and waiting.

Apparently set to be named iPad mini Smart Cover, that pretty much ended other rumours that the shrunken iPad might be called the iPad Nano.

At the launch…

To kick off proceedings, Tim Cook talked up the iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPod nano, revealing that 200 million devices are already upgraded to iOS 6 before throwing out some App Store stats.

What’s more, Cook revealed that the iPad has been a big seller for Apple. Since the tablet’s introduction nearly three years ago, 100 million iPads have been sold. And, iPads account for 91 percent of web traffic on tablets.

Moving on, the 13-inch MacBook Pro broke cover. The lightest MacBook Pro ever, the new Macbook features a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, IPS panel, and 29% better contrast ratio.

Then we got something mini, but not the iPad mini yet – a new Mac Mini. Four USB ports, SD card reader, HDMI, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD.

And then Apple introduced a new iMac – the eighth generation model. Edge to edge display, 5mm thin at the edges, available in 27-inch and 21.5-inch models.

iPad 4 / 4th gen iPad

Apple then surprised us by announcing the 4th gen iPad, rocking a new A6X processor, doubled the CPU and graphic performance, still with 10 hours battery life.

Get the full lowdown in Apple breaks out 4th generation iPad.

And after the 4th gen iPad…

Deep breath…

iPad mini

Yes, the iPad mini was finally shown. Sporting a new design, the iPad mini is just 7.2mm thick and weighs just 308g, and the big news is that it packs a 7.9-inch, 1,024 x 768 screen – the same resolution as the iPad 2.

Apple has dubbed the iPad mini “every inch an iPad”, highlighting the fact that the 275,000 iPad specific apps will run seamlessly on the smaller slate, so users won’t have to worry about any unsightly black spaces as seen on the iPhone 5.

Get the full details on Apple’s tiny tablet in our in-depth article iPad mini: 10 things you need to know.


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Hands on: iPad Mini review

TechRadar got ahold of the new iPad Mini and we were surprised at how well it fits in the palm of our hands.

What’s more, it’s very light which will help cut down on wrist fatigue when you’re watching a movie and holding the device.

Read the rest of our Hands on: iPad mini review.