The Life

Breaking: Alice Smith, Sam Dew, And TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek Share Protest Song, “Shell Shock”


Dave Sitek share a protest song Called Shell Shock, In response to recent court rulings, sung by the incomparable Alice Smith, this song sends chills up my spine.

The lyric video for the collaboration, which features a relevant-as-ever photograph from the Civil Rights Movement, is debuting above; it’s not the first protest song we’ve turned to in these emotionally-tolling past few weeks, and we hope it won’t be the last. “Music is a way to document history that prevents it from being rewritten without anyone noticing,” Dave Sitek, who co-wrote “Shell Shock” with Dew, told FADER over email. Smith added: “Many thanks to Dave and Sam for asking me to be involved in something real. I’m grateful that I got a chance to sing a song that feels like a statement of the truth.” via The Fader

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The Style

The Style: Karl, Pharrell & Chanel

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“Reincarnation” is the new short film created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection shown on December 2nd, 2014 in Salzburg. This new short film was the perfect opportunity for Karl Lagerfeld to develop an artistic collaboration with Pharrell Williams, a close friend of the House and personal friend of the designer. In fact, the artist composed and wrote the lyrics to “CC The World,” the original soundtrack for Reincarnation, and he also plays one of the lead roles and will be, along with Cara Delevingne, the face of the upcoming campaign of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection.” via

Title: CC The World
Artist: Pharrell Williams

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The Audiophile: The London Sessions Mary J Blige


The London Sessions Represents a project where Mary collaborates with some of my favorite UK talents

Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy (Sam Romans) and more.  Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins

executive-produces the project of course.

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This project truly has all of the Mary we have known on tracks like Therapy, but also with some great classic house

infusions like on My Loving. Take a moment to experience this Mary where she is seen through the eyes of other

amazing talents like Sam Smith, and the ever amazing Emeli Sandé. It is a truly amazing body of work.


“I hear you coming from a mile away and you don’t have enough to offer.” (“Follow”)


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The Creative

The Creative: Tim Tadder


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The work can be easily described as breathtaking and visually arresting, but I vowed to use this as a platform to share what I obsess over and expose you to other creatives and thought leaders you may not have crossed paths with, so please explore Time Tadder.


“Tim is also a visual communicator who produces award-winning campaign work for top consumer brands including Adidas, Budweiser, Coke Zero, Craftsman, Gatorade, and more. He creates highly-stylized action shots that draw viewers into the moment. Tadder has always been active in sports, exploration, and adventure and believes that being familiar with shooting live action makes it easier to recreate the look for advertising shoots” Via “



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The Entrepreneur

The Hiatus

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So for those of you who have graciously come to my platform to read about my passions, my journey as a creative and as a business owner and style addict, I have to truly thank you! This began as a space to share what I love, what I obsess over and to help any and everyone realize their potential. So lets talk about what has obstructed me from being able to diligently contribute to this platform. I promise they are exciting and I have seen the error of my ways and I will be immediately coming back to you all regularly.


  1. Medinacitilogogrey

Well as you know, I am the owner of the ultra amaze MEDINA = CITI Design Haus, where the entire CITI camp crafts strategies and visual communications for uber dope clients. Well this dream has finally grown in its 6 years. We have wrapped up campaigns for Hershey’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Pepsi and most recently a collaboration between Mountain Dew + Call of Duty + AMPM on the West Coast. This has been a blessing and also a true test to the bandwidth of my team. We’ve had many a late nights and juggled multiple meetings and pretty much mobilized to Olivia Pope like, levels.

  1. The Expansion

After hitting 6 years old, my business partners came together to sit, as we have every year and dream out the future of the company. These sessions include green tea, coffee and a few bottles of wine. It has been a heck of a journey, but we all came to the conclusion that it is time to expand the business. We have been proudly headquartered in Newark, New Jersey and have worked to in our own way contribute to the growth of this Gotham. With that investment in mind, we’ve decided to look for a property to headquarter ourselves and more to grow the vision of a City of design, entrepreneurship, tech and creativity. So the Manor was founded and now we are building out the new businesses.


  1. The New Businesses

We carved out parts of the parent company and carved them out to become full-fledged businesses of their own. Born from needs we felt our city needed and areas where we have had unique expertise in.

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  1. The Pop Venue

So I have spoken at length about being in constant startup mode; building a culture and how to build your product according to the audience needs not just your vision. Well, I make it a point to be proactive. I preach this on a daily basis. So the CITI camp came together and in 7 days found a new temporary office (while the manor is being constructed). Our intention was to create pop up versions of the ultimate vision of the new companies. So we built  = SPACE Beta 0.1 & Socialisto Coffee Haus in our new temporary digs. The reason was to interact with the target demographic and tailor the experience and amenities to our community. In essence, we were creating a listening device to make sure we were honing the experience and placing the right price point, amenities and culture for our Newark mavens. We will be operating these initiatives as bootstrap as we can.

In short, I have undertaken a new chapter of my professional career that has consumed my entire life. It is truly exciting, terrifying, actually both! Terri-cited! I am Terri-cited to be doing this to be pursuing my dream, at to a city that has been very nurturing to my dream and helping others in said city, grow their platforms. So — don’t be so mad at me, if I am perhaps late with a post or two.



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The Life

Obsessed: Paul Smith Flagship Store in Korea



Paul Smith has opened his first flagship store in Korea, it was designed by a local firm The System Lab and was designed to create a unique shape in the urban environment. Gangnam-gu district is a luxury brand hotspot and this definitely makes a statement. The structure is really dynamic and is created to create unique experiences for each individuals movement through the space.




“I respond to the warm tones and circular cut out windows. “



“Anyone else obsessed with the stairway rail details? Anyone besides me? “




“The mural is a great backdrop to the traditional loveseat in the foreground”



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The team at MEDINA = CITI my Design Haus has wanted to get their hands on for some time now, they all felt it was time to build a stronger vehicle, a mobile version and an overall brand enhancer.  I am honestly floored and so ultimately excited to bring this new experience to you. I will continue to bring you all of the areas I am passionate about, to fill you in on exciting ventures I am participating in and the amazing worlds of entrepreneurship and tech.

This is where tech & business meet style & design.


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