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Gold Panda

Gold Panda

It's Friday. The afternoon is almost over. You should spend the last 18 minutes of your work week listening to Gold Panda and thinking about how beautiful it is.

The Gay Blades

DIY.

Ron Winter Drum Set

Ron Winter Drum Set

This is the coolest way to waste time we've seen all week. No joke. Seriously. We mean it. Not kidding. Not kidding at all, folks.

Bacon Suit

Bacon Suit

Introducing Archie McPhee's bacon-scented bacon-print tuxedo. This suit will get you mad bitches—of the canine variety, that is.

Mike Perry at Giant Robot

Mike Perry at Giant Robot

Mike Perry is one ubiquitous dude: Perry's work can be seen in Dwell and the New York Times Magazine, he's done work for Zune and UO, and also put together must-have illustration tomes Over and Over and Hand Job. Catch Perry's latest watercolors, screen-prints and drawings in his solo show, Patterns Found in Space, which opens next Friday at Giant Robot.

The Watson Twins

The Watson Twins

Anyone who’s ever seen the Watson Twins perform live can attest: They’re positively mesmerizing. Identical, six-feet tall brunette twins that can harmonize in perfect, well, harmony. The Twins play Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts tonight, and we recently caught up with Leigh to discuss touring, siblings and high-waisted jeans. Read the interview here.

Bantu Swimwear

Bantu Swimwear

Mixing traditional African wax-cloth prints, contemporary swimwear cuts, a passion for surfing, and ethical, in-house manufacturing Bantu's suits should inspire you in more ways than one (Notes to self: Must go to Africa, must learn to ride waves, must get in shape, must be more politically aware...).

Blue-Q Little Bird Vase

Blue-Q Bird Vase

Plastic bird whistles were a party favor staple, and Blue-Q's replica Little Bird Vase is so tweeting cute!

Popo

Popo

Popo is a band of brothers—namely, Zeb, Shoaib and Hassan Malik—who make rowdy lo-fi post-punk. Catch then March 6 at Johnny Brenda's with the Black Lips. (Photo via Chris Luxton.)

Röyksopp "Happy Up Here"

This video from Bergen, Norway based electronic duo Röyksopp illustrates happens when your old Atari games come back to haunt you.

Mirror/Dash

Mirror/Dash

Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is well known for experimentation and creativity through her music and visual art. Gordon directs her talents towards her newest project Mirror/Dash, designed exclusively for Urban Outfitters. The line’s name carries over from Gordon’s musical side project with partner Thurston Moore. Mirror/Dash is now available both in-store and online, and click here to watch our video interview with Kim and her collaborators.

Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

You really haven't DONE DC until you've had the cinnamon roll from the all-vegan Sticky Fingers Bakery (1730 Park Rd., NW) on a Sunday morning. We're just sayin'.

See You Tomorrow

See You Tomorrow

See You Tomorrow is the website of Singapore-based designer Aiwei. Working across the board in drawing, photography and video, Aiwei also creates limited-edition, handmade wearables, like this dope knit and chain necklace, or shoulder-bags shaped like one-half of a vest. Each project manages to be completely different from the last, but always just as interesting and well-executed.

Rachel Antonoff

Rachel Antonoff

A while back, we posted about Lewis, the solo collection of Alison Lewis, who was formerly one-half of Mooka Kinney. The other half, Rachel Antonoff, has also gone her own way, and her latest lookbook stars Julia Frakes, Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alia Shawkat.

Champagne Champagne

Champagne Champagne

Together, DJ Gajamagic, Pearl Dragon and Thomas Gray are Champagne Champagne, an hip-hop/whatever they wanna do group that keeps it poppin' better than a bottle of André Cold Duck. Be sure to check out "Molly Ringwald," a love song about a girl who looks like, well, Molly Ringwald.

Chich Cappello

Chich Cappello

As if Kenneth Cappello wasn't killer enough, he's gone and started a new blog for his dog Chich. One look at Cicciolina is kind of like an insiders view at every epic photoshoot you can imagine, except it's from the viewpoint of a really fucking cute Chihuahua. X - Jen

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

We almost forgot: It's pancake day!

Ladyhawke comes to the U.S.

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The moment we've all been waiting for: After dealing with visa issues and whatnot, Ladyhawke has finally announced shows in the U.S. Unfortunately, those of you outside of NY, LA, or SXSW, you're still going to have to wait.

Lady Sovereign


She's back.

Samantha Pleet A/W 09


Obviously, we're big fans of Samantha Pleet and Patrick Pleet, and their video lookbook for her A/W 09 collection doesn't disappoint, full of paper chains, flower crowns and lots of love.