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

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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

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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

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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

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    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.

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    Nigel Peake: In the City

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    Nigel Peake: In the City

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    Nigel Peake: In the City

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    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

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    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

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    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

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    Quottom Magazine: Issue #2, Sexualitat und Gewalt

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    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

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    Paul Winstanley: Art School

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    Paul Winstanley: Art School

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    Paul Winstanley: Art School

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    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

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    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

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    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

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    Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World

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    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

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    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

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    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

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    Kaleidoscope Magazine: Issue #19

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    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.

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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.

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    “Ohhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhh!”

Bye!

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