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INNERSTYLE

Innerstyle Vol.1

At Shores we are purveyors of Outerwear, but we are also champions of ‘Innerwear’.

What’s ‘Innerwear’ you may ask? Simply put it’s the stuff you hang on the inside – you know the things that make you YOU, the stuff that inspires you, the stuff that makes you inspire others, that makes you smile, that moves you. INNERSTYLE is our little weekly ‘innerwear’ newsletter gift to you, and this is Volume One’s offerings.


Buddha In The Water

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A villager walking nearby the Nancheng County reservoir in China stumbled upon a 600 year old Buddha statue which emerged from the water as water levels receded.


Live Fully Now

The ‘Be Here Now’ mantra has been around for some time, but in our busyness and our business, being more present is becoming a necessity for our sanity and our health. In this film (regardless of it being an advert for Volvo), a powerful speech by philosopher Alan Watts, recorded in 1959, is set to everyday images of modern life and the combination of the two is very, very powerful.


Island In The Sun

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Tesla have helped a remote island, 4000 miles off the West Coast of America, to run it’s power 100% from renewable solar energy – offsetting the use of 109500 gallons of diesel per year.


|Feeling Good Is The New Looking Good

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That’s right – feeling good really is the new looking good and fashion companies are embracing and incorporating health and wellness into their business models. A panel at the recent VOICES conference, staged by BOF (Business Of Fashion) lead the discussion on this topic and it’s very interesting.


Dr.Seuss For Everyday Use

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Who doesn’t love Dr.Seuss? He’s been inspiring children and adults for over 60 years with his quirky rhymes and crazy designs. NewYorker contributor and designer Liana Fink re-imagined some of Dr.Seuss’s work for the modern age and she’s pretty much spot on.


Less Is More

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‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step’ – Lao Tzu

There is a steadily growing mindset that follows the ethos that small steps lead to big change faster and more effectively than grand innovation.


The Visual Telling Of Stories

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There’s no easy way to describe this website except to say it’s like disappearing down an insane but strangely nice wormhole of pure nostalgia. Warning though – you could lose entire days of your life once you go in!


Trainspotting

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Trainspotting 2 is out and it’s mind-blowingly good. In this brilliant article Creative Reviewrevisit an interview with the designers of Trainspotting’s original, iconic 1996 poster campaign. You forget just how incredible and ground-breaking the film and it’s marketing campaign really were.


A Good Book & A Glass Of Wine

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A glass of wine and a good book are many people’s idea of an evening well spent. Librottigliahave only gone and combined the two – a wine bottle with a book attached to it’s label. Now that is what we call cool!


Big Brother Is Watching You (And Your Health)

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It won’t be news to too many smokers that smoking is bad for them, but just in case they weren’t aware they have now designed moving billboards that cough and splutter whenever a smoker passes them by.


My Antarctica

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Cassie Matias set a goal for herself to travel to all 7 continents by the time she reached 30. On December 31st 2016 she completed that goal by stepping foot on Antarctica, and she says it was awesome. Read her incredible story and see her stunning images here.


Story Time – A Long Walk’s End

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For those of you who loved the podcast Serial, you will love this jaw-dropping documentary article about Bismarck – a man who was arrested for an $8.7 million embezzlement but who’s alibi was that he was seen daily by fellow hikers as he hiked on the Appalachian Trail for six whole years.  (BTW, if you didn’t listen to Serial you need to check out Series One immediately here).


The 3 Stages Of Failure (And How To Fix Them)

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Success in life can be hard to come by at times and the key question often is ‘how do you know when to give up and when to stick to something’. James Clear uses a framework called The 3 Stages Of Failure to help him answer that question.


One To Read – Get Some Headspace

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Mindfulness is fast becoming a vital answer to many people’s struggles to deal with the stress, anxiety and pressure of living in the modern, digital world. The Headspace app has played a huge part in spreading the word of this ancient practise, but Get Some Headspace is the book that started Headspace’s success and it’s a truly great introduction to mindfulness.


One To Watch – Unchained – Daft Punk

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Music makes the world go round but Daft Punk are the band that made it Around The World. This fascinating documentary charts the history of the band from the very beginning and is for fans and the uninitiated alike.