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Friday Favourites

In 1969, Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create 12 heliogravures for a rather exclusive limited edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As the book turns 150 years old this year, Princeton Architectural Press has brought this rare Dalí work back – and here are a few examples:

Dali_DownTheRabbitHole

Dali_TheQueensCroquetGround

Dali_ThePoolOfTears

You can see the rest of the artwork, and find out more about the story, on Brain Pickings.

Kenzo World

Is it a short film? Is it an ad? Is it a music video? Spotted by Jade and Holly K – and just in case you’ve been super busy this week and not seen it yet – this is the new TV spot for Kenzo perfume, directed by Spike Jonze:

Whatever it is, it certainly blurs the boundaries between advertising and content, and we think it’s brilliantly bonkers. You can read Creative Review’s take here.

Illustrations to make you : )

More from Holly K this week with “a few little cheeky German illustrations to make you smile on a great September day”, courtesy of It’s Nice That.

NadineRedlich_triangleperson

NadineRedlich_blackandwhite

NadineRedlich_tophat

All images by Nadine Redlich from It’s Nice That. You can see more of Nadine’s work on her website.

Word of the Week

This week Caroline shares her word of the week, one that always makes her smile…

“With it being the end of summer, here’s a heartwarming thought invited by a simple word. Apricity is the warmth of the sun in winter. It’s a cheering word to say too – delicate, like the winter sun. And with just a little of apricot in it, it feels like winter might be quite sweet and sunny too.”

WinterSun

Apricot

Here’s a challenge: use “apricity” in a conversation today.

Click here to save the world

More words this week. Jim H spotted clickheretosavetheworld.com and describes it as, “very clever, copy-driven storytelling”.

Unknown

If you make it to the end, you’ll discover that it’s actually a campaign for The UN Refugee Agency to help fundraising efforts for Syria. Click click! Oh, and don’t worry if you see an error message in the animation above – it’s all part of the story.

100 Years in Shoe Design

Here’s one for fashionistas and footwear fanatics – a look back at trends in women’s high-heeled footwear design over the past century, all condensed into a 3 minute film. We’re rather fond of the 1930’s…

Found via Laughing Squid.

What’s happening, Amsterdam?

If you’re in Amsterdam this weekend and looking for something to do, look no further! Here’s Jade’s top picks for things to do:

Contemporary Dutch Photography
Here’s one for photography fans. As of today, a new contemporary Dutch photography exhibition opens at De Hallen Amsterdam. Find out more about ‘Face The Dutch’ here.

Amsterdam Fringe Festival
If avant-garde theatre is more your thing then you should check out Amsterdam Fringe Festival – 11 days of “performance, live art, (music) theatre, dance & uninhibited energy” taking place across 40 venues all over the city. Around half of the festival shows are suitable for non-Dutch speakers, too. However, if you aren’t a local and fancy learning the language, Koentact is holding an open day on Saturday where you can attend a trial Dutch lesson for free. More information here.

Japanese Bookbinding Workshop
We’ve featured the beautiful craft of Japanese bookbinding on Friday Favourites before, and if you’re keen to learn a new skill then you should check out the Japanese Stab Binding workshop at the Japan Cultural Exchange tomorrow. Details here.

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