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It always seems to be Friday, doesn’t it? What’s that sound? Hm? Oh, that’s just the sound of your life rushing past before your eyes. No you can’t have another one. Why not, you ask? Because life isn’t fair. It isn’t long either, this train ride’s going to be up before you know it. So sit back, buy an overpriced coffee and put your feet on the seat in front (naughty). We’ve got some things we want to show you…

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Six little golden nuggets from the site this week

6. Some lovely bowls. Oh wait, those are speakers!

Gosh that’s clever. Hat’s off to Particules for designing these babies.

5. Papier mache animation of a drug lord, anyone?

It’s weird how this kind of stuff just appeals to us so much. Definitely worth a watch.

4. That house is floating! Oh wait no it’s not.

Yep, illusion artist Leandro Erlich is back and he’s tearing up French houses and putting them in the sky. Natch.

3. Anyone fancy a dance?

You wil after you see this new video from Basement Jaxx, why don’t all music videos just have dancing in them? It’s not hard.

2. Babe alert! And these babes love BOOKS!

Thanks to the Gothamist blog for capturing all the cutest bookworms at the NY Art Book Fair.

1. And finally, this boy drew loads of photos of his parents in the 70s

I hope these very cool parents are proud of their son, because this project is ace.

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If you were in the It’s Nice That studio right now you’d be sitting chocolate stuffed, faced dusted in icing sugar from the far too many Jelly Babies you’d eaten probably a bit grossed out on glucose like us. But, as you cannot be, we thought we’d spread the sugar wide in the form of this weeks Things. Tasty treats all round.

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    Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

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    Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

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    Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

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    Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

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    Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

Vice Magazine: The Guccione Archives Issue

Oh Vice we know you well with all your trendily-dressed, raunchily posed glossy looking people. And we’ve enjoyed your company, happy that you are filling that transgressional new-mag space, a go-to for a quick fashion fix to double check Vans are still cool. Yes they are. But then you did this. Dedicated an entire edition to Bob Guccione, the man that made Penthouse happen. And it’s a treasure trove, an entire archive of letters, biographies, old Penthouse girls and so much more, all printed full bleed and nice and glossy. What a treat. You have outdone yourself Vice.

www.vice.com/en_uk

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    A Cycling Lexicon: Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

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    A Cycling Lexicon: Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

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    A Cycling Lexicon: Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

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    A Cycling Lexicon: Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

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    A Cycling Lexicon: Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

A Cycling Lexicon

Cycling boffs and vintage bike admirers look this way for before me here is the lexicon of all lexicons for the bike part collector. Within the covers of this little gem of a pocket sized book is a compendium of bicycle headbands across the years, famous and not so famous. It’s sort of like the cyclists’ version of stamp collecting really, done for you and then stuck within a beautiful perfect bound book. Could it get any better?

www.carterwongdesign.com

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    John Cei Douglas: Comics

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    John Cei Douglas: Comics

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    John Cei Douglas: Comics

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    John Cei Douglas: Comics

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    John Cei Douglas: Comics

John Cei Douglas: Comics

Teenage heartache, ahh the memories. Thank god we all eventually come of age and can one day look back, relieved that we’ll never feeling that torment again. Sound convincing? Well, whether we ever move on or not, it’s fun to pretend and then indulge in the sheer romanticism of other’s love affairs. And illustrator John Cei Douglas has given us another vice. His brilliant comics that arrived this week speak great words – ‘show me the map to your heart’ they say, so we do. Embrace the cliche!

www.johnceidouglas.tumblr.com

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    Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

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    Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

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    Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

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    Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

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    Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

Stephanie Specht: Portfolio

Ok, you all know we get giddy over great graphic design – unintentional tongue twister there – and their snazzy websites. But sometimes they are a pain to navigate and well, we love a good portfolio. So graphic designer Stephanie Specht one our hearts this week with her delicately bound portfolio of work that not only boasted the strength of her designs within but also in it’s own formatting. Check her website out. It’s just as smart. But this is legendary. A brilliant idea for such beautifully composed work.

www.stephaniespecht.com

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    Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

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    Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

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    Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

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    Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

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    Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

Buffalo Zine: Street style magazine

Interviews with bands, underground street fashion, polaroid pictures and a cover shot of Chloë Sevigny, could you make a better package to win our hearts with zine makers? Buffalo Zine arrived, elastic band bound with two editions absolutely rammed with fascinating material. We love the cheeky love letters, the “Real Story”, the “intentionally a bit ramshackled but oh so well printed” appearance and it’s lack of modesty. Let’s just say there are plenty of bum flashes. We can’t wait to see what will come next.

www.buffalozine.com

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Tweet of the Week:


Lip Syncing video of the week

Stephen Merchant, you are my world. And boy, can you dance!. Impossible skateboard GIF of the week

Impossible skateboard GIF of the week

Just try and count how many times you watch this

Creepy American talent show girl of the week

Something very Donnie Darko about this exuberant little money spinner

Good looking, bearded men of the week

All collated in one drool-worthy blog. Note the “submit” section.

How David Lynch’s hairstyle reflects all art ever made of the week

Told you.

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Best Slip n Slide party EVER of the week

Terrifying. Terrifyingly FUN that is. Kudos to whoever dedicated a long time designing and making that.

Terrifying children’s advert from the olden days of the week

Genuinely disturbing. No more needs to be said. Watch.

Bye everyone! Happy weekend!

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