Finally a credible way to spend that £300,000 stashed under the mattress for a rainy day, that being the nothing but totally viable investment opportunity of owning On The Beat Records on Hanway Street, W1, London. Ending on Nov 25th, the winner of the auction will find themselves proprietar of the premises with a 10-year lease and over 50,000 records in stock.
First opened in 1979, still owner Tim Derbyshire suggests the new buyer will have to be “mad about music, love vinyl and want to keep the dream alive”. With 37 offers made so far, this longtime soho institution frequented by only the most ardent music lovers, will certainly be chaining hands in the near future.
Here’s hoping the music continues to play and the doors remain open. In the meantime, follow the bidding excitement here.
Drake drops a 10 minute visual accompaniment to his track Worst Behaviour, from the album Nothing Was The Same, directed by Director X, who also worked on Started From The Bottom and HYFR. The video sea cameos from Turk, Juicy J and Project Pat as well as Daddy Drake (Dennis Graham).
There’s just something so gloriously amenable about incongruous dubbing, right?
Taking inspiration from the teenage snaps of her hip aunt in the 60s, photographer Linda Dajana Krüger aka Dai Lyn Power, gives us her take on her generation’s look 50 years from now. Taking the initial thought a step further, she created the photo series My Generation, for which she snapped senior residents of the local retirement home sporting her own, as well as her friend’s outfits and gadgets.
See more of the images on the VICE Germany site here.
Taken from the syrian musician’s newest album Wenu Wenu, the video for this track, directed by Cali Thornhill Dewitt, features Souleyman, collaborator Rizan Sa’id and the “famous stage entertainment dancers” across varying backdrops around the world. Highlights include a disintegrating pyramid and an enormous bald eagle.
Having toured europe extensively this summer, notably present at Primavera (barcleona, spain), Way out West (gothenburg, sweden), Glastonbury (england) and Pitchfork (paris, france), your next chances for the musical delights of this legendary artist are:
Tokyo-based artist Haroshi reports back with an amazing new set of sculptures made of discarded skateboards. His latest solo exhibition examines the effects of emotional pain and how it can be a powerful motivator in the creation of art. In order to exemplify his concept, he turned hundreds of discarded decks into elaborate artworks that make us question what pain is and why it exists. If you happen to be in London right now, drop by StolenSpace Gallery and check it out for yourself.
Petition against the commissioning of celebrity photographer Terry Richardson by big brands.
A petition has launched on change.org urging big brands to stop commissioning omnipresent and controversial photographer Terry Richardson. The petition specifically calls upon Vogue, H&M, Mango and Supreme, and cites several reasons for its case including “his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior.”
Furthermore, the petition calls for the allegations against Richardson to be looked at more closely, asking for action to be taken before it’s too late (such as in the case of Jimmy Savile). It also draws upon some of his controversial past work, such as a photo of a women in a trash can “giving Richardson a sexual favor,” as well as some contentious statements he’s said like “It’s not who you know, it’s who you blow. I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing.”
The petition currently has 8,000 signatures and can be seen and/or signed here.
The house is located on a new housing project on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. The architects have seemlessly blended the beauty of the island with the aesthetic properties of modern building materials such as glass and carbon fibre.
Paying homage to iconic movies and TV series such as The Simpsons, Breaking Bad, The Goonies and Star Wars, Brazilian Art Director Fernando Perottoni presents a simple yet fun set of illustrations that depict some of pop culture’s most notorious baldies. Can you guess who is who?
Spread some festive swag this coming Christmas with New York design company, Seltzer, and its greeting cards, gift items, paper goods, art prints and other effervescent products.
Their luxurious 100% post-consumer recycled paper is FSC certified and custom made specifically for our cards and envelopes and can be bought online from parisian concept-store Colette here.
Where the connection between the garden gnome and the yuletide period resides, Book of T is yet to find out… The red hat might have something to do with it perhaps, and as such here lies a first hand case of sartorial stereotyping. Someone tell Santa Claus to get on to the unions asap.
The eponymous british street artist Banksy ‘takes up residence’ in New York for the month of October, with his outdoor exhibition entitled Better Out Than In. The provocatively subversive character has been warned by the NYPD to halt his guerrilla graffiti activities but in all instances the residents of NYC seem to be enjoying unearthing his hidden opuses in this jovial scavenger hunt.
So far new yorkers have been treated to (pictured above) :
1. ‘The Sirens of the Lambs’, a slaughterhouse truck filled with stuffed toy animals touring the meatpacking district.
2. A banksy assistant shining the shoes of large scale model of Ron McDonald
3. Canvas originals, with a price tag of just $60, appearing as reproductions by many onlookers.
Interestingly the artist has commented on this endeavour stating, "There is no gallery show or book or film. It’s pointless. Which hopefully means something."