Mondays can be a bit too much even if you're living a dream, loving your job and expecting a huge parcel from Totokaelo. To make the transition into the new week a bit smoother, we're looking back at all those things that made last week so great. Firstly, music. Everything has to have the perfect soundtrack and it just so happens the Icelandic musical genius that is Björk has it sorted. She has just launched the first visual of her album Vulnicura, the music video for Stonemilker. The story behind it is as amusing as the artist herself: “We found ourselves in Iceland one day with nothing to do and a 360º camera lying about”. The result is a virtual reality experience, as she words it, where she pops in and out of frame to be followed by the viewer’s pull of the screen. Have a look, it’s a certified mind-blower (and don’t forget to take a look up at the sky while you’re at it). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEyezu7G20 As weird and wonderful is the one and only Róisín Murphy! After eight years out of limelight she is officially back with Evil Eyes, a song that could categorise as a new genre in its mix of electro-pop-disco funkiness. Its self-directed video is a mysterious and disorienting experience indeed. On the scale of zero to Measured Madness, Murphy is definitely not in the single digit section. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvaWPm6WQPs To continue adding to the list of ladies that we love, Chloë Sevigny, the model/actress/fashion designer/Miista muse is now —to no one’s surprise— an author. Following the release of her Rizzoli self-titled memorabilia book, she has made a zine on the subject of romantic courtships that came to an end. The ex-boyfriend chronicles are ones most girls would choose to forget or at least not immortalise in a book, but Chloë Sevigny is not like most girls, is she? Fittingly titled ‘No Time For Love’
the zine will only run 1,000 copies, so running is what you need to do if you want one.
Moving on to some more art, we’re currently loving the multi-coloured world of Minna Gilligan as well as Tess Johnson’s retro-inspired collages. Gilligan
seems to have a set of kaleidoscope eyes as she expresses her emotions mainly through colour, while Johnson
moves us to some rather surreal parallel worlds with her beautifully layered paper creations. Follow them on Instagram to remove your days of any dullness that may be clouding your joy.
Tess Johnson Meanwhile the infamous Miley Rae Cyrus —commonly known for her casual displays of emotion through pulling her tongue out— is really putting her voice to good use. She’s been rallying a campaign in support of LGBT teens facing rejection and homelessness. As it turns out, Miley has partnered with Instagram to tell the stories of her trans and gender-fluid friends around the hashtag #InstaPride and it has already got a surprising response. Cheers to Miley for using her spotlight to shine a light on an issue that needs attention.
Now that Kim and Kanye have announced they are expecting another Young Yeezy it's only apt to look at Bound2, the children's book. Its video that included riding a motorcycle and making out with a topless sultry Kim Kardashian was a bit too R rated for graphic designer Zak Tebbal
's taste. The man took matters into his own hands and injected a full dose of soft pink into it because “the only audience that Kanye is not reaching is toddlers, and they’re missing out!”. Now your children can also know Kanye.
If you’re not pleased with this suggestion of reading material, a more serious down-to-earth option is available in the magazine that we are currently obsessing about: Need Supply’s Human Being Journal
. They focus on voicing the stories behind products made and sold, and they do it well. Issue 6, ‘In Plain Sight’, includes studio visits, road trips and interviews with “six exceptional humans and a few plot twists”.
Here’s to starting the week (and the summer!) with tons of new interesting stuff to discover. PS! This is obviously said in secrecy but one of the biggest highlights of last week was shooting our lookbook. Keep your eyes out - we're giving you more sneaky peeks this week!