• Weekenderhero1
Weekender

The Weekender: Fingers in the sherbet it's time for the weekender!

Posted by It's Nice That,

Life is hard, and The Weekender can only help you so much along the way. It won’t lift its feet to let you hoover beneath, and it certainly won’t help you carry the shopping in from the car. In fact, The Weekender is almost useless. What it does do, though, is provide a tang to your week that you just can’t find anywhere else. It’s a pongy whiff, the nasty taste in your mouth, the dangerous spider in your bag of salad. It’s earwax.

6 pints of lager and a bag of pork scratchings you should have bought this week

  • Ukg

6. Pharrell whips out a 24 hour music video – naturally.

This guy. I mean really. And it’s just…so well done. BIG round of applause you wonderful man for this corker of a music video.

5. 90s garage has never looked so good

Ewen Spencer was there with his camera, and these photos prove it was the music era to conquer all music eras.

4. Hey! Nice silk house, buddy!

Making your house out of silk is not advised, but when it’s an art project where you make enormous, life-size replicas of all your childhood homes, it’s definitely okay.

3. Graphic design you are allowed to go nuts over

Because it’s fun, it’s colourful and it’s pleasuring us in every way possible. No! Not that way! Check it out.

2. Collaborative animation anyone?

Sure! Especially as it’s made by some of the old It’s Nice That grads AND it’s for Bombay Bicycle Club. Nice!

1. Making dry cleaning s-e-x-y!

I know! As if anyone saw that coming! This is just absolutely spectacular branding, well done Nordic House.

It's Nice That Friday Mixtape

  • Mtnts

From time to time we’re going to be handing over our Friday Mixtape to friends of ours so they can share their musical inspiration with you, our dear readers/listeners. First up we are delighted to welcome the fine folk of NTS Radio, and in particular Heather Weil, one of those behind the fortnightly show Black Impulse.

“This mix culminates what I listen to day-to-day (while the office I work in drones to repetitive commercial FM radio). So, here’s 30 songs, encompassing just under two hours of music to get you through your Friday.”

NTS – Black Impulse – It's Nice That podcast by Nts Radio on Mixcloud

Things

  • All

    This week’s Things

How do you like your things? In piles? Lined up at right angles to one another? Splayed out in a giant heap of goodness? This week we’ve brought you a sexy rude one, an Asia-themed one, one about cities, one about art schools and one with loads of fold-out flaps for hours of opening fun. What’s more, they’re displayed in a variety of ways. Enjoy.

  • City-1

    Nigel Peake: In the City

  • City-2

    Nigel Peake: In the City

  • City-3

    Nigel Peake: In the City

  • City-4

    Nigel Peake: In the City

Nigel Peake: In the City

Shanghai, New York, Antwerp, London, Paris, Oslo, Lausanne, Budapest, Istanbul, and San Francisco are all included in In the City, Nigel Peake’s follow-up to his illustrated lovesong to life in the countryside. Attempting to draw everything that he doesn’t understand, the resulting compilation of surfaces, grids, patterns, roofs and reflections makes for enchanting thumbing, and a sweet alternative perspective of the city that everybody should own.
www.nigelpeake.com

  • Quottom-2

    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

  • Quottom-3

    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

  • Quottom-4

    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

  • Quottom-5

    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

Ah, at long last, a German magazine that you don’t eve need to learn German to understand because the images supporting the text are so strong that they tell a whole story themselves! The second issue of Quottom is on the theme of sexuality and violence, exploring the commercialisation and aestheticization of sex, and the carnal, base instincts which drive it. Quottom describe it as “a brutal erotic smorgasbord”, we call it love at first sight.
www.quottom.com

  • Art-school-1

    Paul Winstanley: Art School

  • Art-school-2

    Paul Winstanley: Art School

  • Art-school-3

    Paul Winstanley: Art School

  • Art-school-4

    Paul Winstanley: Art School

Paul Winstanley: Art School

Since 2009, Paul Winstanley has been photographing 50 art colleges across the United Kingdom in all of their blank neutrality and Cornerhouse have now compiled all of those photographs in this chunky book for our viewing pleasure. En masse, the images seem like a tribute to the ever diminishing stance of art education in England; whether you see them as ghostly and empty or inspiring for their blank walls and paint stained floors, that they’re very beautiful in undeniable.
Fascinating alternative perspective.
www.cornerhouse.com

  • World-1

    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

  • World-2

    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

  • World-3

    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

  • World-4

    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

Reading children’s books as an adult is a semi-secretive and yet unadulterated joy, which only becomes more intense when liftable flaps and openable windows come into the picture. You’ll be pleased to hear then that Walk this World has SO MANY flaps and windows that we struggled to contain ours. Sweetly insightful and beautifully illustrated, Lotta’s is a wonderful offering to children the world over.
www.lottanieminen.com

  • Kale-1

    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

  • Kale-2

    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

  • Kale-3

    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

  • Kale-4

    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

Kaleidoscope is a quarterly magazine of contemporary art and culture published in Milan, and a bloody lovely one it is too. In case the Chinese lettering on the cover didn’t give you an idea, issue #19 is dedicated entirely to art and culture from Asia Pacific, from China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines to Thailand, India and Pakistan. That’s quite an area to cover, of course, but Kaleidoscope’s coverage of Asia’s local art scenes is sensitive, enthusiastic and honest about the utter impossibility of an all-encompassing report. Instead what it does is offer an overview of the key figures in different mediums, providing a snapshot of another world. Lovely.
www.kaleidoscope-press.com

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week


Kid’s reaction to a magic trick of the week

Werner Herzog’s letter to his cleaning lady of the week

I don’t know whether to be jealous or feel very, very sorry for her for receiving this.

Disgusting work stations of the week

As pointed out in the comments below, these cesspits with computers in them are probably owned by gamers.

  • Work

90 seconds of segway fails of the week

Jordan and Peter Andre unedited recording of the week

Keep going until Jordan chimes in. It will amaze you.

Inspirational photo of the week

This man’s got crabs and he is very pleased with himself.

  • Crabman

    “Ohhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhh!”

Bye!

Nice

Posted by It's Nice That

The It’s Nice That byline is used on posts that relate to the site in general, specific announcements or pieces where there is no clear single author. Contact us using the email address below if you have questions, feedback or complaints.

Most Recent: Weekender View Archive

  1. Weekender-list

    If you like art, music, design, illustration, photography or animation you’re not even ready for the bulk of it that’s abut to land on your computer screen like a wet fish onto a ship deck. Are you? You are? Right then. Here it is.

  2. Weekender-list

    To celebrate the astrological enigma and apocalyptically exciting event that was today’s eclipse – which we all saw, and wasn’t an anti-climax at all – here’s The Weekender! A round-up of the art and design news that has eclipsed everything else this week, at least in our eyes. Happy Weekend!

  3. Weekender-list

    The sun’s out, the Lighthouse Family’s on the stereo and we’re very much imbued with That Friday Feeling. But in the words of Columbo, “Just one more thing!” That thing is The Weekender, all the art and design news from the site and the big, bad wider world from this week in one big and pretty chunk for you.

  4. Weekender-list

    Ladies, gentlemen, children and small animals! It’s that time of year when you raise your nose from the duvet you’ve been burying it in all winter to the open window, to feel the soft, warm breeze fluttering against your eyelashes. The prophesy has come true! Spring is on its way and to celebrate we’ve got a shed-load of art and design news, interviews, features and some plain nonsense for ya.

  5. Weekender-list

    It’s been a busy old week at It’s Nice That towers, with Rob jetting about in Africa for Design Indaba, Maisie out in Brazil, and James dipping his paddling toes into Margate. But for us left here, home soil hasn’t seemed so dreary thanks to the wealth of wonderful art and design news that’s kept us entertained over the last week. Have a look at our best bits, and the other multifarious goings on in the creative world below.

  6. Weekender-list

    After this week’s relentless onslaught of creative goings-on, we’re pooped. Happy, but pooped. Luckily it’s the weekend, and – what’s that you say? You’re cracking open a beer, but want to catch up on the best of the art and design world’s news and inspiration from the last week? Great! We’ve just the thing for you to cast your weary eyes across. It’s called The Weekender, and it’s hella refreshing.

  7. Weekender-list

    “Mmmm,” she moaned, her eyes eating up the delectable design news across the It’s Nice That homepage. “I still want more…,” she purred. “Now.” Sorry love, you can’t have any more this week – it’s ruddy Friday, and we’ve only got eyes for the pub, stone cold mashup merchants that we are. But whatever you’re up to this weekend, be it romantic, be it Ikea or be it watching people say things as erudite as “I gasp, and I’m Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he’s the serpent, and I cannot resist” in Fifty Shades of Grey, have a blast, and treat yourself to this VERY SEXY INDEED digest of what we’ve been into in the art and design world this week.

  8. Weekender-list

    A lot can happen in a week. Riri and Kanye can get together with Paul McCartney to make music, a man dressed as a shark can become a firm feature in hearts across the world, a man can claim intimate relations with a dolphin, etc. and we feel it’s our duty to condense all of this down into a wholesome chunk digestible for you dear reader. So we have. Here it is. Dive in!

  9. Unnamed-1

    This Sunday night sees the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLIX. Yeah us neither. But it does make us think that more stuff should use Roman numerals. They’re cool. They’re confusing. They make even the most mundane event seem electrifyingly exciting. What if the early 2000s boyband Five had actually been called V. They’d probably be massive now. Or Enid Blyton could have written The Secret VII. Where were we? Oh yeah, some great stuff to read and watch from the past seven days. Once more into the fray!

  10. Unnamed

    If you’ve been waiting all week for Friday evening like a shipwrecked sailor eagerly watches the horizon for the first sign of a rescue mission, then the Weekender is that hazy pink flare in the distance – the sign that you’re almost there! This week we’ve got an animation about our dependence on technology; a deluge of interviews with super talented artists, designers, photographers and printmakers; a smattering of erotica; a collection of photographs of people who want to be mermaids and a round-up of what’s happened in the world this week, from a certain newspaper’s fascination with the humble nip to TLC’s hotly-anticipated comeback. Delve in!

  11. List

    On this day 96 years ago prohibition was passed by the U.S. government, plunging the United States into a parched wasteland of (mainly) sober, miserable people for a long 14 years. Thankfully this is the case neither in England nor in 2015, so we’re cracking open the beers and pouring one out for the prohibited. It’s the weekend! Here’s the Weekender, and our rundown of what’s happened in the art and design world this week. Have a good one!

  12. Weekender-image

    Given that it’s the first week back at work after a long fortnight spent cramming mince pies and Baileys into our faces while flicking between The Wizard of Oz and Call the Midwife, you’d think the creative world might be slow getting back into the swing of things. Oh no. This week we’ve seen the cartooning world torn apart only to rise up even stronger, a mad new interactive website launched by Panda Bear, some seriously impressive new identity work from the likes of Pentagram, and books, films and adverts spewed out all over the shop. Here’s our pick of the best of the week.

  13. List

    It’s been a weird week. The wind down for Christmas always feels a bit like a steam train running out of…steam. One last push, one last heave through illness, emails, tidy-ups and secret santas then it’s time to get blaringly drunk, embarrass yourself in front of your colleagues and go home to let someone care for you until it all starts all over again. I don’t think that sounds too bad, do you? Here’s some brain fodder to keep you going for the final hump…