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The Weekender: There once was a man named Weekender, who went on a bit of a bender...

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Would you rather be a potato or an apple? I ask this because I am currently looking at one of each. Apples are shiny, sweet and get on with everyone really well, but potatoes have got this kind of subterranean edge. Different shapes and sizes, a bit rough, a bit hairy, go well with meat and booze. I’m a potato. 100% potato. Welcome to The Weekender.

Six nuggets from the site to dip into your ketchup immediately

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    Lauren Doughty: Paintings

6. Fantastic retrospective book about Art Spiegelman

The comic artist, nay genius, who brought us Maus has been immortalised in this whopper of a book by Drawn & Quarterly.

5. Hilarious new advert from Volvo Trucks

I never knew massive truck companies could allow for such daredevil humour.

4. Extraordinary niceness from illustrator Madison-Sy

Such a cool name, but the work’s even cooler.

3. Wanna see some of the world’s greatest book design?

Sure ya do! Here’s the legendary David Pearson.

2. Mould looking quite appealing

Mould is seriously gross. When it’s photographed close-up in petri dishes however, beautiful!

1. Office plants get their fifteen minutes of fame

Photographer Polly Brown has invaded the world’s most high-profile offices and photographed their plants. Who knew they could look so good?

Things

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Finally the rain has come! Are you relieved? No? Well worry not because here are some Things for you to peruse as you escape the damp fringes, soggy back packs and rain slicked paving (despite how good it smells).

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

The Future Laboratory invitation

Feeling trendy? You will with one of these bad boys in your hand. Black red and A5 with a fancy fold to keep it tucked away in the back pocket, the invite that arrived from notorious trend setters/hunters The Future Laboratory this week is pretty slick. Whether RSVPing or not, the design alone is something of a marvel.
www.thefuturelaboratory.com

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

Mattia Balsamini

Big muscly man slicked in sweat/oil, shining in the sunshine and set against a piercing blue sky; old man in a boiler suit brandishing a fire jet in a rusty studio; Adidas clad chatty man with a coif of white hair, a sandwich and a manic desk – here just some of the scenes captured by photographer Mattia Balsamini. They arrived printed on matt card, or spread across newsprint. As you might be able to tell, we were immediate fans.
www.marritabalsamini.com

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

Richard Short: Klaus

“Sweet, slightly dark and definitely surreal.” That was the review of comic book artist Richard Short’s publication Klaus and we completely agree. Though we’d probably throw bloody hilarious in there too. This fantastic publication is a sort of Peanuts meets The Moomins, crossed with something generationally satirical. It’s wonderful.
www.klaus-comics.tumblr.com

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

Amanda Greenberg

When photographing the postcards sent in by Amanda Greenberg not one person in the studio who passed by didn’t stop to pick them up in awe. In fact they were so loved, we wrote to her to ask for more. With beautifully drawn women staring quizzically out of the card, or doing somersaults or squinting they are so simple but so, well, beautiful. Please keep sending us Things Amanda!
www.amanda-greenberg.com

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

“Something happened, you turned the page. did you turn it from right to left or from left to right?” Perhaps a little lost now, a little discombobulated, you can stand, sit, lie on the floor in transition as you leaf through this beautiful publication put together by the printmaking graduates of the Royal College of Art. Responding to the theme “transition” these talented printmakers have captured people departing or mid-way through an action. Great stuff.
www.rca.ac.uk

The Weekender

SHUT UP AND LISTEN to the Weekender.

Tweet of the Week

So true! Get a grip.


Terrifying film of a bison walking past of the week

Wait til you see their faces at the end

The “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Of the week

They’re disposable, they’re called Shittens and they’re here to change your life.

Puppies carrying treasure of the week

Although treasure to dogs is likely to be bones and dog food. Each to his own.

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    Arf! Arf! I got me some buried treasure!

Vintage Rihanna video of the week

Back in 2005 she was just a teenager politely asking the DJ to turn the music up.

Newborn baby panda of the week

Does what it says on the tin. If only the tin read “small, pink old man shrunk to the size of a kitten.”

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    Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Naughty coconut of the week

NAUGHTY COCONUT! You shall be severely punished! Oh wait, that’s ridiculous. Oh, no, wait, sorry. That is genuinely in the news.

Guide to Christina Aguilera of the week

You can always count on Vice to tell it like it is.

Man turns dead cat into helicopter of the week

You heard. See you next week.

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    Not that you need to be quiet for this showstopper; if the Weekender was a film, it’d most likely be the grotesque, just-about-legal but nonetheless strange story of a desert island. It’s lorded over by a tyrannical prince clad from head to toe in purple velvet who was incapable of walking three steps without doing the Macarena. He wouldn’t be the only weirdo on the island though, no sir; he’d be accompanied at all times by an a cappella choir of singing and dancing monkeys who happily joined him in his choreography.

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    Ladies and gentlemen of the world, today our fair isle (Great Britain) is experiencing a HEATWAVE. It’s the prime annual opportunity for us to embody every stereotype better nations have about us; that we drink too much beer (true), that we don’t wear enough clothes (also often true) and that we get burnt at the merest glimpse of the sun (see above.) Whether you’re joining us in partaking in all of the above over a slightly too competitive game of rounders and potentially a BBQ’d sausage, we wish you the best fun. If you’re sitting in a deck chair watching disapprovingly over us, we’re cool with that too. Either way, have THE BEST WEEKEND. Here’s some stuff we liek to get you started.

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    Guess what? It’s your favourite time of week again! It’s time for delicious big breakfasts at your local greasy spoon before a hungover marathon run of The Good Wife. It’s time for sitting on rooftops drinking strawberry flavoured cider and swapping silly stories with your friends. It’s time for doing your washing and having picnics in the park, and it’s time, of course, for this week’s fantastic instalment of the It’s Nice That Weekender. Enjoy!

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    HELLO FRIENDS! Welcome to the weekend, the two days a week you get to reflect on your busy, expensive, boring life, and then numbing it with booze and barbecues. Hey that sounded pretty pessimistic, I’m sorry. What I really meant was “OH SHIT IT’S THE WEEKEND!” It’s time to swim in a lido, call your best friend, watch Take Me Out in bed, play Candy Crush in a hammock, introduce your dog to your friend’s dog. You name it, it’s yours.

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    Hi gang! If you’re reading this you’re probably not at Glastonbury, and neither are we so that makes us friends. We’ve spent our weekend listening to Eminem with the air conditioning on, which is kind of like our own mini festival – right? We often wonder what everyone else listens to at work, as we usually go for a heady mix of Simon and Garfunkel, Rihanna and that Bill Wyman song about him seducing a much younger woman. If you have any suggestions of what else we can listen to, or what you tend to listen to as you punch an Apple keyboard with the blunt ends of your fingertips for money, get in touch.

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    If I could, I’d don a sparkly, silver cape and a severe black bob wig while gazing into a crystal ball à la Mystic Meg to envision what all of you lot are going to get up to this weekend. I like to think I’d spot all manner of illicit affairs, summer solstice-inspired weirdness and wild, finger-forsaking parties.

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    What’s happened today, you ask? Well, a live quail chick has hatched from what was thought to be a chicken’s egg, a Kim Kardashian lookalike has taken over as head of a Mexican drug cartel, a poodle wore trainers and, oh yeah, we brought you our weekly fun-package, the Weekender, with a montage of Leo DiCaprio freaking out and an Mmmbop reference. Life’s just like that though, isn’t it? You’ve got to take the highs with the lows. Can’t you tell me who will still care? No you can’t, ‘cause you don’t know. Yes, let’s get on with it, shall we.

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    Know what the best thing about Fridays is? For the next two days, there’s absolutely no telling what could happen. Unleashed from the shackles of your desk like a tiny young butterfly thrust forth from the loins of its cocoon, there’s as much likelihood that you’re going to hop into your souped-up jeep and bounce your way around your hometown in time to a Nicki Minaj song as there is that you’ll end up stuck at home on Saturday night eating shepherds’ pie with your nan and her next-door neighbour Dorothy. Anything could happen, and we’re here to help you embrace the magic. Whether your fate be in the jeep or the shepherds’ pie, let the Weekender take you there.

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    Hello and welcome, and what a fun week it has been. In the It’s Nice That offices we’ve mainly been eating caramel shortbread, watching goslings eat flowers, drawing pictures for the guy in the cafe down the road and making fun of Printed Pages editor James Cartwright for how he used to be a goth. THEN we found out that it was World Goth Day on Thursday!!! Can you imagine our glee. And so, this week’s Weekender is now 100% goth-themed. Apart from the bits you might have missed, they’re just normal.

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    If Monday afternoons are the squashed spam sandwiches that your mum tucks into your lunchbox and that you physically retch while trying to swallow, then Friday afternoons are the fish and chips that you will continue to eat until the whole damn bag is empty, and you won’t stop short of licking the greasy paper from. (Still with me?)

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    Let me set the scene for you. It’s the summer of 2003, you’re sat out in the park with a WKD blue, your mates are absent-mindedly kicking a ball around and you’re trying to hide the spare cardi that your mum thrust at you before leaving the house in a conveniently-placed nearby bush. It’s not even that cold, anyway. You’re listening to this absolute banger of a song. Altogether now: “So baby gimme that toot toot, lemme give you that beep beep…” Welcome to the Weekender.

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    Welcome, weekenders! What are you doing this time? Going for a nice drive? Going to museums? Or just doing absolutely nothing? If it’s the latter, we’ve prepared a real feast for you below, with video clips and nice articles to get you through the weekend. So get into bed with a bottle of wine, get your laptop on your chest and enjoy this week’s Weekender.

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    You know how eating a pile of fish and chips makes you feel like if someone pushed you over and you fell on a puddle you’d drown? Or how watching scary films makes you feel like you can’t go upstairs? Or gossiping behind someone’s back is really mean but really fun? Well, the Weekender is there to make you feel warm. Not nice warm, uneasy warm. The warm you feel when you run for the bus in a polyester turtleneck, or the warm you feel when you arrive on said bus and sit on a seat to find yourself asking “Is this heated?”