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The Weekender: When you're weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, we will dry them all

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Picture this. It’s Friday afternoon, you’re buried beneath the mountain of shredding and photocopying and proofreading and accounts that you have yet to get through before you can officially crack open the Bacardi Breezers and get the party started. The end of the week is the troubled water. Let the Weekender be your bridge. We’ll carry you through, just like Simon and Garfunkel, if Simon and Garfunkel spoke nonsense and sung all their songs through a mouthful of hula hoops and were obsessed with Youtube clips of animals falling off things. Are you ready?

Six geese a'laying from the site this week

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    “You may well think we’re gazing seductively, but we’ve actually all frozen our tongues to these infernal ice lollies”

6. One man’s lifelong matchbook collection

As discovered in a trunk in the attic by his grandson. Lights my fire.

5. Research Centre Fabrica is a fairly intimidating company to arrive into

So it’s a ruddy good job they’ve made this nice book to help initiate new recruits, isn’t it?

4. Girls in matching outfits eating ice lollies and hanging out with dinosaurs

We’ve never wanted to be in a girlband more, and you and your irony-tinged photographs are to blame, Michal Pudelka.

3. What in God’s name do you mean you don’t have the new Printed Pages yet?

Because there’s nothing like a little indiscriminate blasphemy to launch our brand spanking new magazine!

2. We had a wee chat with Peter Saville at LDF

Oh, didn’t you know we were mates with Peter? Besties. Friends forever. IDST.

1. Jerry de Wilde shone a little sunshine into our gloomy lives

With his photographs of 1960s hippy festivals and an insight into his philosophy. New favourite human being ever birthed.

Things

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    This week’s Things

Our letterbox has not stopped rattling with Things arriving at the It’s Nice That studio and so we must thank you, all of you lovely contributors, for making our increasingly autumnal days that little bit brighter. So, to spread the love a little, here are our favourites from the week for you all to swoon over. Prepare yourself, it’s a good one.

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    S&M and Ditto Press: Sha.man

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    S&M and Ditto Press: Sha.man

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    S&M and Ditto Press: Sha.man

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    S&M and Ditto Press: Sha.man

S&M and Ditto Press: Sha.man

Lithographed photographs of haunting landscapes presented full bleed within a beautifully produced publication and equipped with a record of ritualistic folk/tribal doom, mystical blues and unearthly soundscapes on clear vinyl. It sounds as incredible as it is. A collaboration between independent publishers Ditto Press and musicians S&M (Sanna Charles and Mark Wagner) produced for a week long exhibition, Sha.man is a very exciting venture into the record industry for Ditto Press and given the success of this, we hope that this is only the beginning.
www.dittopress.co.uk

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    John Lee Nelson: Stay Young Zine

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    John Lee Nelson: Stay Young Zine

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    John Lee Nelson: Stay Young Zine

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    John Lee Nelson: Stay Young Zine

Paul John Nelson: Stay Young Zine

Stay Young is not so young anymore as it ventures into its third issue but is just as brilliant. Presenting work from young, uber talented photographers with an eye for the curious from all over the world, each issue gets more fascinating, the photography increasingly ambitious. And the attention to print is a thing of beauty, with centre spreads devouring the page.
www.stayyoungzine.tumblr.com

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    COMMISSION: Tote Bag

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    COMMISSION: Tote Bag

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    COMMISSION: Tote Bag

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    COMMISSION: Tote Bag

COMMISSION: Tote Bag

This simply gorgeous denim tote bag with a sneaky pocket on the front is a special treat from COMMISSION, the new London based design and branding consultancy led by creative directors David McFarline and Christopher Moorby. And let’s face it, you can’t beat a fancy tote bag especially one carry in its front pocket the message that “we believe every company has its own story to tell, that design can be the most powerful way to tell it, and that above all, everyone deserves good design.”
www.commission.com

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    Studio Operative: Limner Journal

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    Studio Operative: Limner Journal

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    Studio Operative: Limner Journal

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    Studio Operative: Limner Journal

Studio Operative: Limner Journal

Masters of the heart-racingly beautiful, full-bleed illustrated publication, Limner Journal is back with its third edition and, well, it just keeps getting better. Product of the independent publishing studio Studio Operative, as a critical journal, Limner’s aim is to “provide a platform for the exploration, critique and contextualisation of contemporary illustration.” I think we can all agree that it does this spectacularly.
www.limner-journal.eu

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    Ricardo Nava: Olivier

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    Ricardo Nava: Olivier

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    Ricardo Nava: Olivier

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    Ricardo Nava: Olivier

Ricardo Nava: Olivier

I’m sure you know all too well just how much we love interesting photography projects with animals, and photographer Riccardo Nava’s publication Olivier is just that. Reminiscent of one of our favourites Erik Kessels, this glossy number presents the found photographs from an avid dog lover. It’s a publication of pot luck really, the photos having been found in Mauerpark flea market in Berlin, it was a lucky find for Riccardo, an offering of one human’s dog love to another’s fascination with the curious collections of others.
www.cargocollective.com/electroplasticbox/

The Weekender

Acapella Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody explaining quantum physics of the week

Hilarious, and at eight minutes long it basically counts as a science lesson! You can thank us later.

Blinged up skeletons of the week

Because being dead is no excuse for being underdressed, folks.

Nipples of the week

No explanation necessary. Click away, my pretties!

Perfectly cooked bacon to make you dribble all down your chin of the week

It’s bacon, made into bowls! And if that perfectly recorded crunch sound doesn’t have you surrendering to carnivorism then I don’t know what will.

Boozy feral pig stealing beer, getting drunk and starting a fight with a cow of the week.

Seriously, though! This is the kind of craziness that goes down on the regular in Australasia. Yeah, that continent!

Weirdest and possibly best music video ever of the week

In all seriousness, though – don’t foxes squeal? Isn’t that what the fox says?

Adorable orangutan wearing a jumper of the week

And would you look at that for a hairdo?

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    Adios amigos!

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