• Weekender-315

    Always there when you call, and I’m always on time, gave you my all, so baby be mine.

Weekender

Here's a complimentary one-way ticket to The Weekender, you can thank us later

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Are you getting used to the new Weekender design? We hope so. It’s good to have a little switch-around sometimes, like when your mum moves the sofas around in the living room and you feel all dislocated for a while. But you know that when that feeling subsides you’ll feel all at home again. So welcome home, here you are, in the warm, chubby, flour-brushed arms of The Weekender. Nuzzle in, reader, nuzzle in.

Six gems posted on the site this week

  • 7f5a115c389a33820dab4c561256f742

    Walker Art Center: Walker On The Green

6. Beardy-weirdy people in a cool pop-up

Does that man have a beard? Oh yes. I see. It’s a pop-up, moveable market from Aberrant Architecture.

5. Another genius Kingston second year project, wait for it…

A hot water bottle gun to highlight the amount of Americans who sleep with guns under their pillows? Genius! From Francis North.

4. Can’t imagine many dead pigeons and fag butts in this park

A park designed to be a collection of enormous optical illusions! Imagine how fun. Let’s go to New York, pronto. Well done Louis Kahn.

3. Golf holes of the week

Stupid boring normal mini golf courses. The Walker Art Center has raised the bar with their artist-designed course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Fore!

2. No more arguing with your other half in IKEA over the correct pronunciation of “Ödmjuk”…

FINALLY! Someone is here to help us pronounce those intensely difficult IKEA names for soft furnishings. Although a part of us did enjoy giving it a go on our own.

1. Genius music video here for an absolute belter of a song

And to end on a murdery note, here’s the new video for Thee Oh Sees Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster — John Strong, you’ve done it again!

Things

  • All-together

    This week’s fantastic Things

This week’s collections of Things included a collection of vacuum cleaners, a variety of wild meadows, an exotically-inspired chocolate bar, a nun hiding behind some greenery and a token dinosaur. What more could you ask for? Hurry! They’re waiting!

  • Perdiz-1

    Perdiz Magazine #2

  • Perdiz-2

    Perdiz Magazine #2

  • Perdiz-5

    Perdiz Magazine #2

  • Perdiz3

    Perdiz Magazine #2

  • Perdiz-6

    Perdiz Magazine #2

Perdiz Magazine #2

Issue Two of Perdiz Magazine is called Happiness is Contagious and a nice sit down and a flick through it will ensure that you, too, are infected by all the joy and goodwill bursting from its red-lined pages. Including features on “things that make an alien hunter, an outsider artist, a shepherd and a vacuum cleaner collector happy,” one man’s love of grammar, and the pleasure to be had from a virtual life, Perdiz is one publication sure to fill your belly with warm feelings.
www.perdizmagazine.com

  • As1

    Anne Schwalbe

  • As-6

    Anne Schwalbe

  • As3

    Anne Schwalbe

  • As2

    Anne Schwalbe

  • As4

    Anne Schwalbe

Anne Schwalbe

Anne Schwalbe’s lovely collection of images of wildflowers was taken on a 1980s YASHICA camera, which might explain the dreamy quality her photographs possess. If you stare at it and squint a bit you can almost pretend you’re dancing around a flowery sun-speckled meadow. Almost.
www.anneschwalbe.de

  • Accent

    Accent Magazine #2

  • Accent-2

    Accent Magazine #2

  • Accent-3

    Accent Magazine #2

  • Accent-4

    Accent Magazine #2

Accent Magazine #2

The newspaper issue of Accent Magazine takes the best of the portraits from the online version and pops them all into a conveniently folded publication for the pleasure of your perusal. Check out Great Uncle John copping a feel of a marble statuette to see our personal favourite.
www.accent-magazine.com

  • Cocoa-1

    Cocoa Hernando

  • Cocoa-2

    Cocoa Hernando

Cocoa Hernando

The super-friendly people over at Cocoa Hernando sent us this more-exciting-than-your-average chocolate bar. One of the Herbs & Spice Collection alongside bars inspired by travels to Morocco, Mexico and the Himalayas, this particular flavour is milk chocolate infused with Masala Chai. How very exotic!
www.cocoahernando.com

  • Uo-1

    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

  • Uo-5

    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

  • Uo2

    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

  • Uo3

    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

  • Uo4

    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

Well now, would you look at that? Lots of girls wearing nice clothes, swanning about in the sunshine and lying on cars and generally having a wonderful time. Oh, and there’s a diplodocus photobombing, because the diplodocus is everybody’s favourite dinosaur. The Urban Outfitters lookbook is ticking all of our boxes.
www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week

“I have a theory that toilet paper companies own all the coffee companies. More coffee = more poo = more toilet paper. @BBCwatchdog…”

We feel @joshweller might be onto something.

Boring yet strangely watchable video of the week

Every wondered what it’s like to drive a train from Weymouth to Bristol? Well, now you know.

Anti-school uniform and strangely high-budget school music video of the week

It is unfair isn’t it? Not being allowed to wear your khaki pants. Well, when you’re an adult you’ll be able to do whatever you please! And that will probably involve realising the khakis are in fact not what you want to wear. Keep making videos though.

Genuinely insightful, Harry Potter-lacking interview with Emma Watson of the week

“We sat at her kitchen table while she generously indulged my curiosity and Perks geekdom. Her cat slinked around the chairs, her roommate introduced herself and served some banana bread they’d baked together. It felt sort of like a gals’ lunch, or something that sounds less like a yogurt commercial.” I know. Read it over here on Rookie.

Dogs playing bluegrass of the week

Does what it says on the tin, only better.

BYE EVERYONE!

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

    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.

  2. Weekender-list

    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.

  3. Weekender-list

    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!

  4. Main

    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.

  5. Mainwe

    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.

  6. List

    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.

  7. Weekender-list

    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.

  8. Weekender-list

    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.

  9. Main

    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.

  10. 12

    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?)

  11. Weekender-list

    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.

  12. Untitled-2

    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.

  13. Mainwe

    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?”