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Weekender: Wayooah! End of the week! You all know what that means by now...

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WELCOME! Welcome to the most fun you’ll have this week. Now sit down and shut up. The Weekender is here to commandeer the awkward situation, to nibble the outside of the Kit Kat, to squeeze the cow’s teat, to unhinge the hinges, to peel the rind from the fruit of life. Are you ready? Gloves on…

Six articles you really should have read this week

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    Joe Skilton: Where Are You?

6. Everyone in New York is on their phones, amiright?

Yeah it’s kind of a noughties thing to say but come on guys, we are, like, always on our phones. This project proves it.

5. Fruits, horses, plants and bedsheets.

Can you think of a better combo? Oh wait, not that combo, that would be weird. Check out the work of João Drumond.

4. Hospital initiative? This goes way beyond that.

This hospital and JWT made the children’s chemotherapy packs into superhero kits, and they deserve a medal for it.

3. Humans Vs. Animals – the Shakedown.

If you could fight an animal, what would you choose? A lizard? Same! Now that’s out the way, here’s a video in which humans copy animal’s movements. It’s hilarious.

2. It’s like a beautiful metal, moving cloud. Apparently.

Yeah we’re big fans of the new Serpentine pavilion, see you there this weekend! We’ll be the ones swinging from the bars like chimps. You’re allowed to do that, right?

1. Someone making something like you’ve never seen before is always cause for celebration.

And this time it’s all down to Richard Mosse, whose infrared films are the stuff that dreams and nightmares are made of. Check out his film about working in the Congo, you will not regret it!

Things

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    This week’s lovely lovely Things

See this heap of glossy, colourful things? They’re for your eyes only. All of them. And among them there’s a magazine all about food, a guide to the lovely city of Lisbon, a compilation of quotations and images from famed photographer’s agent Horton Stephens, the first issue of Central Saint Martins new publication and two photography books straight from The Barbican. Tuck on in.

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    Special Request #1

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    Special Request #1

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    Special Request #1

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    Special Request #1

Special Request #1

The first issue of this smashing new publication, Special Request, is all about food. Featuring a photoshoot of chefs’ hands, images and recipes of all the delicious things those hands make, a fantastically-named feature called In Bread With which lists the favourite sandwiches of six interesting people and several sumptuously glossy photographs, it might well be our new favourite… Now let’s talk about what we’re going to have for dinner.
www.thespecialrequest.com

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    From the Office of Horton Stephens

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    From the Office of Horton Stephens

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    From the Office of Horton Stephens

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    From the Office of Horton Stephens

From the Office of Horton Stephens

Horton Stephens sent over this new book in which they’ve asked creatives to comment on quotations made by famed advertising types, alongside images offered by photographers on their books. Informative, funny and super interesting, it offers a fascinating insight into the creative process (and our director, Alex Bec has put his tuppence in, too!).
www.horton-stephens.com

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    Philip Kennedy: Lisbon Travel Guide
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    Philip Kennedy: Lisbon Travel Guide
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    Philip Kennedy: Lisbon Travel Guide
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    Philip Kennedy: Lisbon Travel Guide

Philip Kennedy: Lisbon Travel Guide

I’ve never actually been to Lisbon, but now that I’ve read Philip Kennedy’s charmingly illustrated travel guide you can betcha bottom dollar that there’s nothing I want to do more! His images of the food, places, people and monuments of Portugal’s capital are in equal parts inviting and endearing. Watch out for coming issues as he travels about and graces more and more cities with his talented eye.
www.fieldtrips.philipkennedy.net

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    Central Saint Martins: 1 Granary

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    Central Saint Martins: 1 Granary

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    Central Saint Martins: 1 Granary

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    Central Saint Martins: 1 Granary

Central Saint Martins: 1 Granary

Those clever clogs’ down at Central Saint Martins are famed for coming up with ideas a’plenty, and now, for your viewing pleasure, they’ve taken the trouble to compile them all into this gorgeous new publication, named 1 Granary after the new CSM campus building. The first issue of this publication suggests there’s a whole host of creative talent, from illustration, fashion design, art and editorial, waiting to burst forth from the doors the very second that the graduate shows finish. Prepare for a stampede.
www.1granary.com

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    Everything Was Moving/Everything Is Moving

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    Everything Was Moving/Everything Is Moving

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    Everything Was Moving/Everything Is Moving

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    Everything Was Moving/Everything Is Moving

Everything Was Moving/Everything Is Moving

The similarities between old and new are never more fascinating than when it comes to comparing the fantastic photography of yesteryear with that of today, so we had a whale of a time flicking through the Barbican’s new book, Everything Is Moving, alongside the catalogue of the gargantuan exhibition they held last year.
www.barbican.org.uk/everythingwasmoving

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week

“A man on this train just got on, sat down, loudly siged and muttered “oh God!”. Easy on the melodrama mate, this ain’t ITV1."

@DarkBeige hates on the general public. He is always funny though so it’s forgiven. A funny meanie is allowed.

Funniest thing you’ve ever heard in your life of the week

We discussed it in the pod and we’re going to discuss it again now. Is this or is this not the funniest moment in radio history?

Real-life Mowgli of the week

This is so cool. Little girl Tippi grew up in the African countryside and made best friends with all the animals. Cute factor off the charts, health and safety out the window.

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Russian child in a nightclub of the week

Go out in your pyjamas or get piercings all you like, you’ll never give less of a shit what anyone thinks of you than this Russian kid

Best photo of Robin Williams playing with a butterfly of the week

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Snoop around a famous man’s office of the week

Don’t mind if we do, Paul Smith!

Best be off now. Ta ta!

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