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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

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    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!

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    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!

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    Perdiz Magazine #2

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    Perdiz Magazine #2

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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

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    Anne Schwalbe

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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

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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

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    Cocoa Hernando

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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

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    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

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    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

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    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

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    Urban Outfitters spring/summer 2013 lookbook

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    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!

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    If the weekend was a football team we’d dive headfirst onto the pitch dressed head to toe in spangly silver lycra and leg-warmers and bust out into a rousing chorus of chanting, interspersed with the odd Spice Girls lyric, to get the crowd good and warmed up ready for Friday’s giant victory. As it isn’t, we’re just going to crack open some beers and sip on them nonchalantly for the last, long half hour of the working day, wearing our usual, non-spangly attire, albeit feeling slightly more smug than we did yesterday afternoon. But, y’know, if you’re into dressing like a cheerleader, we can get behind that too. For you select few, get those pompoms good and spruced, it’s almost time!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

  12. 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.

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    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.