A collection of the coolest cultural goings-on this week, as curated by Coggles.
Designs of the Year 2016
A flatpack refugee shelter from Ikea, an adidas x Parley running shoe, and the design for David Bowie’s final album all make the shortlist for this year’s prestigious Designs of the Year. Read the full list of nominees on the Guardian.
Stranger Things Season Two
2016’s TV hit of the summer, Stranger Things, has been renewed for a second seasoned that was teased to fans this week. The preview video released by Netflix reveals the enigmatic titles of season two’s nine episodes, including “The Boy Who Comes Back to Life” and the season finale, “The Lost Brother”.
The Story Behind Yeezy’s “Famous” Exhibition
The director of the gallery who hosted Kanye West’s living, breathing, nude celebrity sculpture recreating the infamous scene of his “Famous” video has opened up to i-D to offer the inside story behind the exhibition. Read the interview here. In other news, you can now buy the sculpture for $4 million.
Mrzyk & Moriceau Collaborate With The Avalanches
Contemporary artists Mrzyk & Moriceau have created a surrealist cast of commuters for The Avalanches’ latest music video, “The Subway”. Inspired by the cartoons of Sesame Street, the video is broken up into nine parts, each of which sees a new character riding through a vibrantly coloured underground.
Celebrating Sonia Rykiel
We were deeply saddened by the passing of iconic French designer Sonia Rykiel earlier this week; to commemorate her work in the fashion industry, we take a look at how the designer changed knitwear forever.
As the fashion world mourns Sonia Rykiel, we take a look back at how the Parisian designer made knitwear sexy at a time of haute couture and pre-conceived ideas of female sensuality.
KENZO’s Latest Short Film
Having already worked with acclaimed directors including Tangerine’s Sean Baker, Portlandia’s Carrie Brown and Mulholland Drive’s David Lynch, KENZO has teamed up with Spike Jonze for its latest short film, entitled My Mutant Brain, promoting the brand’s new fragrance.
New York Stories at the Waldorf Astoria
Berlin’s Waldorf Astoria is hosting a week-long photographic exhibition with images by Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg capturing New York nightlife through trailblazers ranging from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Debbie Harry to Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will run until 7th September.
Words by Liam Roberts. Image property of Jonathan Barnbrook