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50 Shades of Grey

50 shades of grape

 

The colour grey has never received the recognition it deserves. We've had the 'Green Mile', 'The Thin Blue Line', 'A Clockwork Orange', 'Red Dawn', 'The Colour Purple',  - pretty much every colour has been catered for by some film or another. Well, grey is finally getting its time to shine this weekend as the film based on the definitive almanac of all things grey, 'Fifty Shades of Grey', is being released. Thank goodness we say - finally, the balance has been restored and the stigma for what is, admittedly, one of the more uninteresting colours on the spectrum has been lifted. It's time to praise the grey, and about time too.

However we will admit that we were a bit surprised when we heard there were fifty shades. Seemed a bit much. We decided to investigate and, after completing a very lengthy Google search (in which we saw many things we wish we could unsee) it turns out there actually aren't fifty - someone didn't do their research. So, to save the day, and the embarrassment of the author and film makers, we've come up with all fifty shades ourselves:

  1. grey
  2. light grey
  3. dark grey
  4. really light grey
  5. really dark grey
  6. pigeon
  7. dust
  8. overpriced laptops
  9. all fax machines
  10. old blinds
  11. dirty snow
  12. the ashes of the deceased
  13. cobwebs
  14. the moon
  15. the pebbles in that photo of pebbles
  16. George Clooney’s hair
  17. Kelly Osborne’s hair that time
  18. the face of a person who may imminently vomit
  19. the hearts of people not quite evil enough to have black ones
  20. dolphins
  21. mascara tears
  22. slate
  23. the carpet in the Banks family household after the chimney sweep scene
  24. any loose change that isn’t brown
  25. the Earth from a very, very, very great distance
  26. anything from a very, very, very great distance
  27. the B Side to ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay
  28. an aubergine and white chocolate smoothie
  29. Poirot’s brain cells
  30. Santa’s beard after a big night out
  31. most wolves
  32. Gandalf
  33. a dirty swan
  34. old underwear
  35. the legs of an ostrich
  36. some suitcases
  37. old statues in the grounds of a stately home
  38. a grey hat
  39. your hands after holding a free newspaper
  40. the fluff of a baby penguin
  41. Miss Havisham’s wedding dress
  42. koala bears
  43. the sea in Britain most of the time
  44. a mirror if an elephant is reflected in it
  45. unbuffed silverware
  46. lots of buildings
  47. most fish
  48. the cat that Professor McGonagall turns into in Harry Potter
  49. Hippopotamuses
  50. paint when you try and recreate the colour you made earlier

Think we managed to capture the most important ones. Update your Dulux colour match swatches accordingly.

New Year, New You?

Congratulations - you have successfully made it to 2015, the year that Back to the Future promised will spawn life changing inventions such as self-tying laces, hover-boards and Jaws 19. Basically, it's going to be a good'un.

It's that time of year when we all look back at the year just passed and see only a graveyard of broken promises and a pool of shattered dreams. Or, you know, we think about how delicious that jumbo sized Toblerone was but how we got out of breath getting up off the sofa. 

Whether you're resolved to get fitter this year, ring your mum more often or successfully become 59% robot, we say very good luck to you - we reckon you'll nail it. However, if you're still undecided as to what you'd like to do better this year, we've created a handy little guide to help you set some realistic (and unrealistic) goals for 2015.

 

If you need us over the next couple of weeks, we'll be running backwards up a mountain somewhere. Or on the sofa watching Celebrity Big Brother. One or the other.

Bananimals

The humble banana. That yellow semi-circle of squishy goodness. Good for eating, good for putting into smoothies and good for...fashioning into a variety of different animals (we spend a lot of time around bananas here in fruit towers so, naturally, one thing leads to another). 

Today, we thought we’d share with you our favourite banana based animal creations so that next time you've got a banana handy (and a bit of extra time) you can transform it into one of the following:

5. Loch Ness Banana Monster

Stick a few bananas in a puddle and you can just about call it Nessie.

(we found this banana monster here http://imgur.com/4gPOe).

4. Swan banana.

May also require a biro and some artistic talent.

  (we found Jurgen Steenwelle's graceful banana here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/dad-banana-art-_n_4646988.html)

3. Banana dog.

Not for beginners. Tricky. Not even a real banana.

(we found this photo here http://www.technocrazed.com/adorable-animal-sculptures-made-from-fruits-and-vegetables-photo-galery)

2. The banana dolphin. 

This image was sent in to us by Fiona Macintyre on Facebook. The banana dolphins are happily frolicking in a sea of grapes (their natural habitat).

 

1. The banana penguin.

This idea was sent in to us by @LivvyEpps on twitter, and is probably the simplest design of the lot . Just peel down the sides of the banana to make the wings and, hey presto, you’ve got a waddly banana penguin on your hands.

 

If you manage to recreate any of the above, or have already earned your banana animal expert credentials and created your own, be sure to let us marvel at them on twitter - you can find us @innocentdrinks. Pretty appeeling, we think you'll agree (sorry).

hipster statues

These photos of hipster statues have been doing the rounds of certain underground internet circles for a while now, but we think it's time they went mainstream.

Photographer Léo Caillard began by first photographing a series of sculptures at the Louvre museum in Paris and then asked his friends to pose in similar positions wearing modern day clothing. Art director Alexis Persani then took over by photoshopping the hipster clothing onto the statues and their Street Stone series was born.

We nabbed the photos from here 

 

toilet paper art

We stumbled across these the other day and thought they were pretty special. Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias started creating art out of toilet rolls a few years ago and it has rapidly become her signature style. You can see a few of her creations below:

 

 

 

You can see some more of her toilet paper art here

Or for loads more of Anastassia’s work, check out her website