• Hero9

    Photograph by Francesca Jane Allen

Weekender

Your weekly dose of weird stuff and not-to-be-missed content, the It's Nice That Weekender

Posted by Liv Siddall,

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.

Stuff you may have missed, now don't do it again!

  • 1-1

    Leif Podhajsky’s Bookshelf

- Would you just check out Leif Podhajsky’s National Geographic collection? Jealous.

- In this week’s podcast we chatted the WIRED redesign, skateboarding kids, ambient video games and the Designs of the Year award.

- Send us anything nice in the post this week? See if it made it into our Things section.

- Very, very cool record label Bella Union made us a mix this week and it is absolutely fantastic.

- In this week’s Opinion piece, Rob Alderson wondered how on earth the excruciating Robin Thicke Twitter Q&A allowed to happen?

The Weekender

Liv Siddall

This is a re-edit of an old episode of Tracy Beaker, the little girl in a care home. Potentially one of the best things on the internet at the moment.

www.youtube.com

  • D

    Angelo Pennetta: Georgia Jagger for i-D

  • A

    Angelo Pennetta: Georgia Jagger for i-D

  • B

    Angelo Pennetta: Georgia Jagger for i-D

  • C

    Angelo Pennetta: Georgia Jagger for i-D

Liv Siddall -

I’ve loved Angelo Pennetta for ages, I also think Georgia May Jagger looks like a really fun, nice person, and I think Julia Sarr-Jamois is an incredible stylist. Lucky for me, then, that i-D put all three together to make a really happy cocktail of talent. Angelo’s eyes, Georgia’s smile and Julia’s sartorially-minded brain put together is like a really charming and delicious Frankenstein’s monster.

www.i-d.vice.com

Interactive video for Neon Bible – www.beonlineb.com

Madeleine Morley

I saw Arcade Fire last night! Every song they played was beautiful and special and magical, and it’s incredible to hear all of the sounds from their four very different albums sown together so exquisitely. I’ve been listening to them since I was 13, and I very much grew up with their songs, with each of the albums puncturing and becoming emblematic of important chapters in my life. So for this Weekender I decided to put together four Arcade Fire music videos, one from each album, so that the magic of last night’s show can trickle into the weekend as well.

Rob Alderson -

I’m not ashamed to admit I have spent some time on Tinder, the swipe-centric dating app that has won so many fans. After a while though the whole experience becomes mindless; where once you might have spent time considering whether you could fall in love with the face on the screen in front of you, you end up just using it as something to do with your fingers (steady). Props then to Tully Arnot whose Lonely Sculpture has captured the Tinder experience in all its glory.

www.tullyarnot.com

Ls-300

Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She is also a regular guest and sometime host on our Studio Audience podcast.

Most Recent: Weekender View Archive

  1. Weekender-list

    The Weekender is like the online equivalent of the bucket full of sweets that your mum keeps next to the front door on Halloween to hurl at the kids who come trick or treating. Except we’ve replaced the treats with art and design, so you’ll have to get your calories elsewhere. As the Criminologist says, “I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” Off we go then!

  2. Weekender-list

    To stop you losing any more precious minutes when we lose an hour on Sunday, here at It’s Nice That we’ve kindly gathered all the important stuff you should be wrapping your eyes around before they’re left sadly squinting in darkness. You know because we’re nice like that. Let us be your light. Here’s The Weekender.

  3. List

    If you’ve just started uni and you’ve spent an entire week in student unions drinking vibrant blue booze from a questionably-shaped vessel (a goldfish bowl, say, or a shoe) then this Weekender is for you. If you’ve bought more IKEA textiles than your measly student loan will allow but you still can’t get used to the breeze-block walls of your dorms, and you think the mature student next door might have eaten cat food for breakfast this morning, or you accidentally squeegee’d paint onto every last remaining clean item of clothing you own in your first printmaking class (embarrassing) we’re here for you. Welcome to the Weekender.

  4. Wemain

    Welcome aboard the weekend! This week at It’s Nice That HQ we’ve been talking about the gripping new podcast from the guys over at This American Life, Serial, pondering getting on trains that don’t actually have drivers, wallowing in the sweet, sweet cheesy goodness that is the new BBC cover of God Only Knows and replaying the fantastic animation about online dating below. What have you been doing?

  5. Weekenderlist

    Back in the glory days (i.e. when we were at uni) each triumphant essay hand-in or project completion was followed by a quick dance around our bedrooms, a trip to Tesco’s to stock up on cheap booze and, if we were really lucky, an evening spent in fancy dress in a sweaty club stuffed fuller than a new beanbag. Now we’re working 9 till 5, that jubilant sensation is saved up for just one day of the week and, you guessed it, it’s Friday! So do a swift wiggle in your deskchair, because it’s time for the Weekender!

  6. Main12

    If the Weekender was a person, it’d be the kind of person you’d walk past in the street, then taken three steps backwards to get a better look at, then recoil visibly from, then reach into your pocket to take out your phone and take a selfie with. Later on at the pub you’d whip out your phone excitedly to share this uniquely memorable moment with your friends, and find that the photograph had disappeared and all that was left was a shot of you posing awkwardly with a packet of Monster Munch. That’s just the kind of guy the Weekender is. Enjoy our weekly supplement!

  7. Weekender-list

    It’s been a long old week kids, and like the Friday afternoon trip to the cornershop to buy a 20p pic ’n’ mix we’re here and ready to reward you for dragging yourselves through it with bucket loads of funny, cool and interesting stuff that we’ve uncovered this week. This way please!

  8. Mainwe

    Would you bloody well look at that? You thought Friday would never roll around again and yet here it is, like the cat that wanders home in the morning having spent the whole night in the cubby hole behind the garage getting chummy with next door’s Tabby, smug, self-satisfied and ready to sit in your lap and purr itself to sleep. These anthropomorphic days of the week, you never know what they’re going to turn up as. Here’s the Weekender.

  9. Main

    Fun bus, you ask? Yes! The fun bus! Because it’s back-to-school week, and while that predominantly means potentially giving our shoes a polish for us non-attending folk we have been getting into the spirit of it by listening to this on repeat and raiding the stationery cupboard for some fancy new pens with which to draw all over our backpacks. School’s the bomb. Here’s some fun/ridiculous/entertaining stuff we found this week.

  10. Wemain

    If you’re reading this then you too survived last weekend’s bank holiday carnage and you’re here, raring and ready for another go! Without further ado then, welcome to our weekly endowment of fun and tomfoolery, soundtracked by this. Enjoy!

  11. Main9

    In London, the August bank holiday weekend is all about Notting Hill Carnival. Whether you’re staunchly refusing to go to it in favour of sitting at home in a grump, the first person to stick gold ostrich feathers to your best pants or already knocking back the “mix-them-in-your-mouth rum cocktails!” and having a bash on your steel pans in preparation (in which case you’re two full days early, chill out yeah?) we’re ready to get you started with our weekly instalment of tomfoolery. Crack right on!

  12. Weekender-list

    If you’re old enough to remember Friday evening trips to Blockbuster with the babysitter (there was none of this Netflix malarkey for us 80s and 90s kids) you’ll remember the excitement of scanning the shelves, a bag of buttery popcorn and a bottle of coke bigger than your torso clutched in hand. Think of the Weekender as the equivalent of the wet-yourself-in-terror scary horror film that you managed to pass off in the Pingu video case; a bit unnecessary, occasionally hilarious but on the whole, entirely worth it. Here it is! Have a good’un.

  13. Weekenderlist

    As well as rounding up some of the best creative content on the site for you all week, we also like to send emails to each other with cool stuff we’ve found on ye olde internet. The Weekender is our hamper for you, a hamper of weird videos, funny pictures and cool articles. Basically anything that doesn’t quite fit under the umbrella of art and design. Enjoy.