This week gets a spot of colour in the Obliteration Room, a touch of Dior at Selfridges, a dash or Aardman animation, and a VERY special surprise from our very own mythology thespian. And here… we…………… go.
The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art brings us a smile-inducing bit of interactive art compliments of Yayoi Kusama: ”The Obliteration Room”. From immaculate white room (which in itself looks spectacular) to a colorful polka dot explosion, the gallery invited children to get hands-on in bringing this playspace to life. as it’s called, seems more about creation. One person’s ‘obliteration’ is another’s creation.
While we’re on about living in color, Dior repaves the foundation for beauty with a new customizable ‘self-serve’ approach to high-end cosmetics. The Dramming Fountain launched at Selfridges in London this week, allowing customers to mix and match shades to their exact skin tone for spot-on results.
For those ready to indie rock their way into the weekend, Expensive Looks is out with their single ‘Nothing More’, ahead of their Dark Matters album due out next month.
Superheroes get brought down to size as our favorite clay-mators over at Aardman Animation herald the arrival of DC Nation on Cartoon Network. You’ll recognize some of your most beloved DC Comic characters, but the voice work is… rather unexpected.
Finally, a knockout punch to finish strong: FIVE33′s own Barnaby Legg delivers a scene-stealing cameo in an exclusive special feature for the Real Steel Blu-Ray. This bonus featurette dives deep into the backstory of robot boxing phenom Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), with our favourite British WRB historial leading the way. Check out the clip here:
Tasty treats, spring fashion, the changing face of film, the Internet Blackout and music to kick start your weekend – the Friday Fix is right on time!
Getting off to a sweet start, Cioccolato is a pastry boutique that specializes in custom deserts for special events, and just looking at photos of their new store décor is giving us a sugar rush.
Sticking with stuff that’s good enough to eat, this new book from Victionary focuses on food-based design, ranging from packaging to art projects. As if that wasn’t enough to get your mouth watering, the book has been designed to look like a wafer biscuit – could this be the perfect low-cal way to feed your head?
Our obsession with Karl Lagerfeld continues with this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Chanel Spring / Summer 2012 campaign shoot. Fortunately for our Venice-based team, life at the office is always a day at the beach!
In this day and age, it’s hard to go a day without opening a Google or Wikipedia tab, so surely many of our US-based readers experienced Wednesday’s ‘Internet Blackout’ firsthand. In an effort to stop the controversial S.O.P.A. bill from passing into action, which would subject these and other websites to harsher government censorship, several of the web’s power players banded together to rally support from we the people. Fortunately, irreverent gaming site Giant Bomb stepped up to the plate, declaring themselves the ‘New Wikipedia’ and offering suitably dumb-ass responses to your internet queries.
We encourage our readers, as both producers and consumers of entertainment, to stay informed and involved in this pivotal conversation.
Whatever happens with censorship issues, please don’t stop the music! Dance your way into the weekend with the return of the wonderful Santigold, whose new single ‘Big Mouth’ marks her much-anticipated return to the airwaves. We can’t wait for her new album ‘Master of My Make-Believe,’ due out later this year.
We may have kissed goodbye to Christmas music, but our ears are ringing with the sound of Sleigh Bells. ‘Comeback Kid’ delivers on its name, and we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more audio candy ahead of their Feb. 20 album release ‘Reign of Terror.’
A lot can happen in a week, so be sure to check back next Friday to stay on top of the game!
Apocalypse later! 2012 is truly here, and what better way to celebrate than with the hottest new playlist from internationally hailed ‘ones to watch,’ plus a new black-and-white iPad App that should be read all over. What are you waiting for?
First up is the no-nonsense Harlem lyricist Azealia Banks. Finding herself on numerous ‘hot’ lists and featuring on the new Scissor Sisters track ‘Shady Love’, she’s coming out swinging in the new year.
2012 also welcomes new faces to the ever-growing acoustic fold. Michael Kiwanuka is a London-based singer / songwriter who has just been named the BBC’s Sound of 2012. Kiwanuka’s beautiful soulful style is sure to become a staple on the FIVE33 playlist.
Sticking with the six string, Walk off the Earth rendered an impressive ‘collaborative cover’ of Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know,’ taking an already-amazing tune to smooth new places. Just don’t blame us if you get addicted.
All eyes were on New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital this week as music royalty Jay-Z and Beyonce announced the arrival of their daughter, Blue Ivy. Her delivery was heralded with the release of ‘Glory’, which features her cries at the end of the track and has become a viral sensation. Welcome to the world, Miss Carter!
You’d have to be living under an alt-rock to have missed the announcement of Coachella 2012‘s lineup. The once-cult, 3-day indie rock festival has become a musical milestone, broadening its horizons to embrace everything from pop, rap, hip hop, folk, house and dubstep. For the first time, due to overwhelming popular demand, the festival will now span 2 weekends in April, giving everyone from hipsters to hip hoppers all the music they can hope to handle. Boasting artists including (but in no way limited to): Radiohead, Justice, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Florence + the Machine, La Roux, At the Drive-In, M83, Kaskade and many, many, many others, this is one show you can’t afford to miss!
After a heavy Fix of audio bliss, we thought we’d leave you with a little bed-time story. The Numberlys is a new iPad App from Moonbot Studios (creators of the groundbreaking The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore). The animated tale, produced by a former Pixar designer, has all the heart and humor you’d expect from the storytelling experts. Bound to bring a smile to your face (and maybe a tear to your eye), The Numberlys can be downloaded here.
We’ll be back next week with more fantastic pre-apocalyptic finds.
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