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Bless my soul, it’s Best of the Web!

As we slip into the weekend like a comfortable pair of slippers, it’s time to put your feet up, grab a hot beverage and take a gander at all wondrous things we’ve collected together from the internet this week. You can expect the UK’s ugliest building, an advert about baked beans and some glorious scented candles. Enjoy!

NOVA Victoria has “won” the award for the ugliest new building in the UK. I think that Preston Station was robbed. (Owen)

There’s a group show about swimming pools at Jealous. (Marianne)

One of my favourite Tweets this week. (Jenny)

Bloody love these scented candles made in collaboration with Stefan Marx and Olga Goose. (Connor)

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Obscure words, language facts and etymology – Haggard Hawks’ blog is a joy to read and you get to learn about words that you will never use. (Owen)

The New Yorker writes about the gifts Mapplethorpe gave to his lover, David Croland. (Beccy)

Really enjoying this series on The Guardian of different photographers “best shot” including this one by Glen Luchford where they shut down a whole river in Rome to get the photograph. (Lucy)

Don’t Panic has made First Blind Dates, a lovely film
in the style of Channel 4’s First Dates, for charity Guide Dogs. (Jenny)

Ronzo has made a print to raise money for the Grenfell families, on sale via ArtAppeal. (Simon)

My feeble heart. How it melts over a baked beans ad (above). Some serious Up vibes in this new ad from Y&R for Heinz. (Marianne)

Vice has done this story on erotic dance pageant at a nudist resort, because of course they have. (Bryony)

Stonewall’s first brand campaign launched this week, created by a group of creatives including Mr. President, where Laura Jordan Bambach is chief creative officer and photographer Mads Perch. (Jenny)

The EX NOVO Chamber Choir charts the tension that’s happening on screen with their voices in this odd short (below) by Daihei Shibata. (Beccy)

Who to follow

Tap, tap tap tap, tap, tap tap, tap – that’s the sound of you liking hard on all the following Instagram accounts.


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