Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Jones and Payne style hair for Shu Uemura pop-up salon at BoxPark in Shoreditch

1. If you want your hair done for free this weekend, the lovely and talented team from Jones & Payne are staffing a pop-up salon for Shu Uemura at BoxPark in Shoreditch until Sunday. You can choose from three hairstyles (and one for guys) and in a matter of twenty minutes, you’ll walk out looking brilliant. I got the ponytail above on my visit – judge for yourself how awesome I look here!

It’s not often you get your hair done for free and certainly not with products as high-end as Shu Uemura’s – and with this weekend set to be super-sunny, I can’t imagine much better than getting a quick updo en route to whatever social engagements you have planned.

Of course you can also buy Shu Uemura products at the pop-up (I recommend Touch of Gloss and Volume Maker) AND you can get eyelashes put on. They’re basically encouraging you to sit in a beer garden and look amazing. Appointments are booking up fast (although you can just walk by and see if they’ll fit you in) – call 0207 613 6553 to secure a spot.

2. Here’s a genuinely interesting article about why Bill Cosby wore all those crazy jumpers. Clue: it’s not just because it was the 80s.

3. And while we’re on the Collectors Weekly blog, did I already post this link about why the latest film version of The Great Gatsby gets flappers wrong, again?

4. Why everyone secretly wants hair like Hanson. Who says it’s a secret?

5. I didn’t see much Glastonbury coverage because I was bent over a toilet vomming all weekend. Thanks, food poisoning, you make the festival experience so much more authentic. Still, I did take the time to catch up king Nick Cave acting like a prize madman during their set. Remarkable stuff. Also, nice to know he favours a redhead.

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Rick Owens Winny Puhh


1. Did you see the Rick Owens SS14 show? Or perhaps, did you hear the Rick Owens SS14 show? Estonian Eurovision heavy metal rejects, Winny Puhh, were the surprise guests and jolly loud they were too. Thumbs up. Charlie Porter, obviously, reviews it best. [Picture: Business of Fashion]

2. This week I learned how to repair a split nail with a tea-bag. This is an essential life skill that you should all take five minutes to read up on.

3. Browns are clearing out their archives! And what archives they are. Up to 80%  off classic pieces from the likes of McQueen, Christopher Kane and Balenciaga. Prices start at £50, so stay in tonight, watch Duck Dynasty on the History channel (YES) and use the money to buy nice clothes instead. More details here.

Antipodium XOXO emoji blouse

4. And speaking of sales, Antipodium has 70% off on the website for the next three days only. That’s right, the emoji collection is included. EMOJI THUMBS UP.


5. Did you see the Mr T fashion show I posted on Twitter earlier this week? [Via my adored Teenage]

6. Which woman should go on a British bank note next?


7. If you liked the Black Flag edition of The Art of Punk, you’ll love the newly-released Dead Kennedys one. Misfits next, please!


8. Send all? Oh I really like this Tumblr of emails sent to the whole office. 

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

1. 25 videos of goths dancing outside during daylight.

2. A video of Bill Gates jumping over a chair. Remarkable. [Via Ben Kay]

3. Will someone buy me the Nineties Pop Divas colouring book?

4. 10 iconic Destiny’s Child matching outfits. I especially like the Tupac Cowboy.

5. London Dungeon is selling off its fixtures and fittings at a car boot sale this weekend. Why would you not be there?

6. If you’re watching the Superbowl, I’d urge you to make these mini pretzel dogs because they look amazing.

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Kurt & the Gang

1) This Kurt Cobain exhibition at the KK Outlet looks good. Get me to the gift shop. [Picture: Time Out]

2) Interesting video of a suffragette parade from 1950s documentary series, Time to Remember.

3) Jay G or Jay Z?

4) Mysteries about straws. Fascinating, genuinely fascinating.

5) The BBC is re-running its art deco icons series! This week’s episode looking at tube stations is brill.

6) Hot on the heels of the Amazon methylated spirits review lols, comes the Amazon banana slicer lols. [Via Ben Kay, always]

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

1. Three robots do Ace of Spades. Thank you to everyone who sent me this!

2. How many Zone 1 tube stations can you name in ten minutes? I became obsessed with this and had a bit of a paddy. Just to warn you.

3.  Life advice from the Spice Girls.

4. (Not as good as life advice from Iso.)

5. Big men with small dogs.

6. Edith from Downton with googly eyes (via Ben Kay).

7. Members of QOTSA, Slayer and Amen form a supergroup. You’re telling me it’s super.

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday


Well, that was a long break. I didn’t intend it to be quite so lengthy but I do feel much better for it so there we have it.

Normal service to resume shortly.

1. The hundred best lists of all time.

2. F. Scott Fitzgerald makes a lovely-looking lady.

3. I wasn’t sure how to take the news of Priscilla Presley dating Toby Anstis, but then I read this.

4. An (in)complete history of fashion name-drops in rap.

5. New London it-girls.

6. Dead good documentary about the building of the Barbican.

7. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is selling his house. It is amazing. It has a pub inside.

[Dan Weiner, New Year's Eve in Time's Square: Art Blart]

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

1. How to open a bottle with your shoe.

2. International evil alternatives to Santa. I like Krampus and, of course, the Yule Lads. But we all knew about them before, didn’t we?

3. The actual red lipstick Kate Moss wears. Not quite what Rimmel would have you believe, hm?

4. I know I yammer on about The Big Bang Theory a lot but this just blew my mind. And if you like 90s children’s TV it might blow your mind too. Is this old? Probably, but I just saw it.

5. The only resource you could possibly need for Christmas gifs. 

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Well, we got there.

1. The best free iPhone sticker apps of 2012.

2. History’s most famous portraits re-imagined as selfies.

3. If you thought flappers were cool, wait till you read about the Shifters. I want to know everything there is to know about them, so if anyone knows more… send me links.

4. One of my favourite Persephone books, The Making of a Marchioness, is on ITV THIS SUNDAY! Set your V+ for 8pm ‘cos it’s gonna be gooooood. I hope. Teeny snippet in the ITV Christmas trailer… [Don't forget it's called The Making of a Lady on telly, 'cos youse are all too thick to know what a marchioness is. That's what ITV said anyway.]

5. Drew Barrymore is bringing out a makeup line!!

6. 110 predictions for the next 110 years. Mind-boggling.

7. Actual pictures of actual estate agents.

8. I know it’s internet 1.0 but these reviews actually made me lol so, here they are.

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Kris Atomic winter wallpaper

1) I am obsessed with Kris’s winter wallpapers. This one is currently gracing my screen and making me very happy. See them all and download ‘em here[Picture: Kris, obv]

hipsters taking photos of food

2) Pictures of hipsters taking pictures of food. [Picture: PhHTPoF]

Joni Mitchell, Blue, billboard sunset Strip, circa 1971

3) Cool old billboards documented by Robert Landau. Bloody love you, Joni. [Picture: Creative Review]

4) Cooking with Joudan Dunn. Anyone tried her jerk yet?

5) Christmas with Chloe Sevigny. Or Drew Doege. #louisvuittonbindlestick

Thank Furcoat it’s Friday

Persephone Books postcard

1) The Guardian did a lovely interview with Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books. Harriet and I met her last night! We ate cocktail sausages and drank red wine and although the talk was brief, it was very nice. If you don’t know anything about Persephone Books, they would pretty much all make a smashing Christmas present. I love this guide which they put together to help you choose the perfect book for anyone. [Picture: Persephone Books]

Stevie Nicks stylist

2) Another interview – this time with Stevie Nicks’ stylist. And who wouldn’t want to read that? [Picture: FanPop]

Dr Buckles

3) It’s BBC 6Music’s fifth annual Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt to Work day. I’m not at work today, but I wore a Misfits shirt to the gym to do my bit. You can see a gallery of pictures here but obviously the highlight is this picture of  Dr Buckles. [Picture: 6Music]

4) The new Vogue documentary looks interesting, huh? Airs in the US on 6 December and I’m sure it’ll be on the internet shortly after. Side note; YouTube adverts are possibly the thing that makes me most angry about the internet.

5) Ten hours of bacon pancakes. Ten!