Robots, holograms and a shot of the coolest music around: this week’s Fix is just what the doctor ordered.
Atomaton of the moment Michael Fassbender comes to (artificial) life in one of the year’s most hotly anticipated movies, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. David 8 is the latest in Cybernetics from Weyland Industries. As this brilliantly realized transmedia extension shows, David can do almost anything that could be asked of him . . .
David 8 isn’t the only piece of artificial intelligence on our radar this week. The ‘holographic’ resurrection of rapper Tupac at Coachella last Sunday night too the festival by storm and had twitter ablaze.
Fashion house Burberry has wholeheartedly embraced the world of social media and their latest campaign for eyewear is no exception. Everyone knows that a true rock star isn’t complete without a cool pair of shades which is why these up and coming bands have made exclusive music videos (wearing Burberry eyewear, naturally!) Released every week in April, ‘Life in Film’ are our favorite band so far.
Hot new Swedish singer Beatrice Eli is top of our playlist this week. Tomboy cool with an urban twist: the perfect start to the weekend.
There you go — everything you need to party hard whilst pondering the nature of existence. Sounds like a friday to us.
This week we go indie for Indio: Coachella kicks off with a worldwide bang, MOCA goes up in smoke, ‘Paper’ rocks social media, TNT blows up in Belgium, and we ‘Take Care’ of the new Drake and Rihanna video. Put on your hipster shades, skinny up your jeans and get in on the action before your friends hear about it.
Draw Something has taken over our digital lives, but we fell in love with a much more sophisticated drawing app this week. Refining the art of doodling, the stylus-powered Paper provides a variety of pens and brushes that empower you to draw yourself silly, then share your masterpieces across Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Check out the launch video and you’ll be drawn in.
On the subject of beautiful things, this week saw the long awaited release of Drake and Rihanna’s latest collaboration ‘Take Care,’ directed by the truly talented Frenchman Yoann Lemoine (known for Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans and Born to Die, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and the amazing Iron by Woodkid). True to Lemoine form, the video is shot in black and white and features unusual (even unexpected) animals moving in slow motion, creating an eerie backdrop to this love song.
Katniss Everdeen wasn’t the only one catching fire over the weekend. Saturday night, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with quite a bang. “Mystery Circle” was a spectacle of over 40,000 fireworks lighting up the LA skyline ahead of his new show ‘Sky Ladder,’ now featuring at MOCA until July 30th.
Speaking of blowing up this week, TV network TNT preps to launch in Belgium, and what better way to blast your life full of drama than with a big red button. Do you dare to press it?
Not all of us were lucky enough to get our hands on Coachella tickets this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss all the fun. Thankfully, YouTube will be live streaming sets from this year’s festival on their dedicated Coachella page (bookmark it). The stacked lineup kicks off with GIVERS today at 3:50pm (PST) and ends strong with Florence + the Machine Sunday at 9:45pm (PST). Between the crowds, the weather and the sheer pandemonium, watching from home might be the best seat in the house.
This week’s Fix is a veritable Easter basket of goodies: brand new tracks from Rita Ora and Rufus Wainwright, colorful make-up from Sephora, decadent treats from Vivienne Westwood and a very Goofy surprise. Hop to it!
21 year old singer Rita Ora (the latest object of our desire) is destined for great things. Her new single ‘R.I.P.’ features Tinie Tempah and was produced by the dub stepping geniuses Chase & Status. Signed to Jay-Z’s label RocNation, could she be the UK’s answer to Rhianna? Only time will tell.
We love it when good things pop up unexpectedly, so imagine our delight when make-up retailer Sephora teamed up with color masters Pantone to create the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE. The entire pop up store is shaped like the iconic fan-out color guide, featuring exclusive items with the 2012 Color of the Year PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. Currently in New York, the store moves to The Grove in Los Angeles, where it will stay for a week starting April 16th. We’ll see you there!
If you’re struggling to find the perfect Easter gift for the chocoholic fashionistas in your life, we have the solution. Purveyor of London’s most delicious treats, Fortnum and Mason have collaborated with the queen of Brit cool Vivienne Westwood to create the most lavish of Easter delights. Unwrap the sweetness this Sunday.
From one eccentric Brit to another – Helena Bonham Carter makes a very convincing (if a little naughty) librarian in the video for Rufus Wainwright’s latest release ‘Out of the Game’. The single comes from the new album of the same name, which has been produced by pop’s boy wonder himself, Mark Ronson. If this is a taste of things to come from Wainwright, we’ll be keeping an ear out for his next releases.
On Sunday, we’ll be scouting for the sweet surprises the Easter Bunny has left for us… but did you know that the cotton-tailed choco-hopper has a few surprises of his own? Not only is the Easter Bunny real, he’s also Australian and spends his free time with the other Guardians: The Tooth fairy, The Sandman and Father Christmas. Don’t believe us? Then feast your eyes on this:
And finally, it’s not just the Easter Bunny who might turn up at your door this weekend. Goofy is inviting you to Disney Land Paris to celebrate their 20th Anniversary – just give him your address HERE and he’ll make a very special house call.
Enjoy the holiday weekend, we’ll have plenty more to celebrate next Friday.
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