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Weekender

The Weekender: Dream bathrooms, bear traps and a blob-fish. It's time for The Weekender.

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Oh hello! Welcome to the best bit of the weekend: the beginning! The whole 48 hours is spread out before you like a tray of hot crumpets or a long road to the sunset. What will you do with yours? Walks? Collages? Sausages? Trampoline? All of the above? Speak for yourself. We’re going to sit in our pants and countdown to drinking o’clock like every other weekend. Do you want a slice of cheese on that, luv?

Things you should have ACTUALLY read this week

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    Hipster bear-trap. Classic.

– This week Florence and the Machine and Calvin Harris director Vincent Haycock told us why Johnny Cash’s Hurt video is the best music video EVER.
– Wonderful illustrator Sarah Maycock told us what beautiful publications are hiding in her bookshelf.
– Rob Alderson asked you all: What makes a really good conference?
– We met photographer Martina Cora and she told us a little about her normal day.
– Our weekly round up of objects that have come through the It’s Nice That letterbox.
– AND Otis Marchbank of NTS Radio fame made us a very cool Friday mix. Enjoy!

The Weekender

Maisie Skidmore – Dream Bathrooms

Some people measure their success in money, some people in cars, or houses, but I personally feel like I will have really reached my full potential once I have my dream bathroom. I’d say that I’m going more for decadence than for size, but I’d still be very content with a fancy schmancy tiled floor or a mirror with lightbulbs all the way around it à la Spice Girls dressing rooms in Spice World the Movie. Style and beauty blog Into the Gloss posted this article about dream bathrooms a while back and it’s been serving as a motivational force ever since. It’s also an excellent way to snoop on the decor choices of the likes of Madonna, and a reminder of how spectacular both The Shining and The Royal Tenenbaums were.

www.intothegloss.com

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    Dream Bathrooms

Lisa Farrell – Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense

If you haven’t seen the Talking Heads 1984 tour film Stop Making Sense cancel all your weekend plans immediately! It’s one of the greatest concert movies of all time. It starts with David Byrne on stage alone, and song-by-song another member of the band joins him, wheeling out amazing props between performances. At one point David sings everyone’s favourite love song….to a lampshade.

Rob Alderson – Humanitarians of Tinder

We all know the game when it comes to online dating, and in particular the rules and rituals which govern Tinder. But some people refuse to enter in the spirit of it all, and approach the swipe-based app with an earnestness that borders on excruciating. Chief among these offenders are those who use their Tinder profile pictures to get across what a GOOD PERSON they are. If you are lucky enough to get a match then you should know they might take a while to reply, what with being off curing sick African children or helping animals or something. Luckily Humanitarians of Tinder is here collating the most egregious examples of this practice so we can all point and laugh as one.

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    Humanitarians of Tinder

Liv Siddall – The International Times archive

Woah. There’s nothing more gloriously daunting than being faced with an archive of something that you’ve recently become fascinated with. In this case it’s the International Times, a cult, underground newspaper launched in London in the 60s. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS BEFORE? With saucy photos, trippy designs, rude articles and contributors like Paul McCartney and Allen Ginsberg – it’s kind of a big deal. If you’re into psychedelic crap as much as I am this will make your WEEK. Gotta go, eBay calls.

www.internationaltimes.it

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    The International Times

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    The International Times

James Cartwright – Mudhoney: Touch Me I’m Sick

Everyone keeps on banging on about how the 90s are back in fashion, but I’m not seeing anyone playing in furious grunge bands and kicking the crap out of each other in mosh pits. So let’s watch Mudhoney do their thing and remember that the 90s were much, MUCH cooler than fashion wants to give them credit for.

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