Sunday, May 30, 2010
Like the Wah! nail Q&A, we couldn't fit in all the BANGERS & FASH Q&A in, so check it out below. plus a few pictures from there most resent night.
5. You’ve just held your 3rd event ,how did it go?
We have just recently finished our 3rd show, this time it was a lot bigger than the previous. We had much more designers involved and also had some bigger names appearing on the Dj line-up. Before the show we realized that it wasn’t just about showcasing new artists anymore, we also had a responsibility to give new and upcoming Dj’s a chance to build their profiles. From the beginning we always said it wasn’t going to be just about our own t-shirts, the idea behind the night was about inviting local talent that nobody knew of and showcasing them. Its now more about creating a creative scene then just been part of it.
6. What inspires your tshirt designs?
I cant talk for the rest of the designers but my inspiration comes from studying Graphic Design and seeing some of the dreadful t-shirts you see people wearing from Primark/H&M etc. We all want to create something that is original and hand made, most of it come from thinking ‘What do we want to wear that’s not available in the shops’ so we make it ourselves.
7. Who are your favourite artists / designer of all time?
Lamar & Dauley, Rocksmith, Teenagers in Love then just general designers, Nou Vous, Peepshow Collective, Mike Perry etc.
8. What are the 5 things you can't live without?
9. What are your future aspirations for Bangers & Fash?
The next step for us hopefully is to tour it around the country, we have had interest in this from the recent venue we did Bangers & Fash at. So fingers crossed…………
10. Finally, When you think of summer, what are the first things that come to mind?
No student loans.
PLUS BANGERS IS BACK, Friday 11th JUNE
Bangers have collaborated with dollop, to celebrate their 1st birthday and dollops 6th, Its sure it be a massive night with a live fashion show like always and making djs like the lost boyz club, teddy boshanks and doop. If your in Nottingham, be sure to attend. You can see from the pictures above that its a really popular night.
Friday, May 28, 2010
If you pick up our zine tomorrow at the london zine symposium, you'll know we featured the amazing nail genius Sharmadean Reid, the owner of Wah! nails. Sadly we couldn't fit all the Q&A into the zine but we didn't want you to miss out so heres the rest of the Q&A just for you. If your in london this summer you should definitely get yourself down to the Wah!nail salon in Dalston or the topshop salon. I want these and loved it (check my personal blog)! Check below for the rest of the Q&A.
6. Do you find people wanting more and more outrageous nail designs?
People want outraegeous designs at festive period like carnival and halloween, then they want something more subtle for work.
7. What tips do you have for someone looking to break into nail artistry?
Practice, practice, practice.
8. Who is your favourite artist / designer of all time?
My favourite artists are Jenny Holzer and Jeff Koons.
9. If you weren't a nail artist what would you be?
I'm not a nail artist. im a businesswoman.
10. What are the 5 things you can't live without?
5 things i need:
11. Finally, When you think of summer, what are the first things that come to mind?
The first thing that comes to mind when i think about summer is lying in the park, sleeping!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
While casually flicking through my tumblr dashboard feeds I dissolved this wonderful prank. At Quarter we want everyone to not take life to seriously and always let their youthful side shine through, so we think this prank is perfect. We pretty sure if your a student you are gonna have a few toilet rolling lying because just like us, your to lazy to put them in the bin. so get pranking your housemates NOW.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We have to thank Britt from MOOSIC zine (a zine for general moosings on music, lifestyle and cultural happenings) for linking us up to this super catchy tune by darwin deez. The video is upbeat, weird, colourful and features a Quarter zine fav, the inflatable lilo. It also features one essential summer must haves, the disposable camera which are cheap and perfect for festivals and holidays. We just can't get this song out of our heads. You probably won't be able to either.
Make sure you head over to MOOSIC zine. Thanks Britt & Gin.
Monday, May 24, 2010
WOAH. What a weekend? We dont know about you but we have definitely been making the most of the sunshine. It was so hot, we thought we were on holiday. We are ready to get our tan on.
This sexy swimsuit editorial for Russian Vogue featuring Doutzen Kroes,and shot by legendary photographer Terry Richardson showcase some raunchy but wonderful swimsuits and bold bright statement accessories. very HOT HOT HOT for summer.
Its nearly summer holiday time so go out and treat yourself to a new beach wardrobe.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
While searching cyber space for boredumm busters for you, we stumbled across this cheesy but genius website, HOWCAST, a site devoted to telling how you to do everything and anything. No joke. There are loads of categories to choose from, including how tos like create a classic updo, build a cool sand castle or even how to get money off your parent (one you might need over summer while some of us aren't getting student loan). We have just picked a few of our favourites (and great for summer) how tos just for you. Such a great find.
How To Lighten Your Hair Naturally on Howcast
How To Do Screen Printing on Howcast
How To Fix a Wet Cell Phone on Howcast
And just for a laugh, although if you're going on holiday you could use some tip from this :
How To Not Look Like a Tourist on Howcast
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Its wednesday again and its time for another instalment of Blogger Delight. The stylish and trendy savvy Miss Fritha Lousie from Fish Tank blog, has also taken time out from her exam revision to tell us all her summer delights. Lucky Fritha has been to loads of press events for the likes of New Look and Tescos and keeps her readers up to date with all the trends fashion hits us with. From time to time she also features some wonderful competitions so check her blog regularly.
Very soon we will be posting up the details of how to get your hands on your very own piece of Me & Zena jewellery so stay tuned.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
...That is the brand mission statement for Me & Zena and we loved it without even setting eyes on the creative pieces of lovelyness.
If you havn't seen any of Me & Zena's pieces then we think you might possibly have been hiding indoors with the summer blues for a while. But as summers nearly here it's time to get out and embrace all the lovely summery feelings that you get from a brand that shouts about gold and unicorns and love.
Anyway you may be asking yourself what the point of all this is unashamed admiration, well..........the beautiful Zena herself has promised to provide /QUARTER with one of her quirky pieces for us to giveaway to one lucky follower.
You might want to follow in Marina's footstep and go for the gold broken heart necklace (above) the perfect accessory for your festival fever.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Here at Quarter we love bloggers and every week we will be asking one blogger who we love and admire to tell all about their summer loves.
This week the beautiful, quirky and most stylish Audrey from befrassy.com has kindly taken time out of studying for her finals to answer some summer questions for us.
We love frassy and you should too. Check back next week to catch the next installment of bloggers delights.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
P.s I made this.
If you’re a keen DIYer or your low on cash flow and wanting to update your wardobe this site was made for you.
Creator of the site and DIY Guru, Erica Domesek, finds inspiration for her DIYs from loads of different sources from high fashion designers, furniture, jewelry to hot air balloons and pom poms. In her words P.s I made this is “P.S.- I Made This…is a movement. It’s a call to action to re-imagine, re-use and re-invent. I see it. I like it. I make I”
DIY yourself a Proenza schouler inspired sweater and save thousands. Or even some chloe jeans.
We hope you enjoy.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Hudson Mohawke - Butter Star Galactica
Here at QUARTER, we never want to see you bored so we will be posting new and exciting thing weekly to you can keep your mind active and satisfied.
To promote Hudon's Mohawke's (an electronic DJ from scotland) new debut album, Butter, you can get your game on with Butter Star Galactica, where with every level you complete, you will unlock an exclusive track from his album to download and keep. Travel as a butter block through weird and wonderful worlds with intense graphic and electronic backing musik. To start playing now by going clicking on the image above or go to Hudson's myspace and listen to his music by clicking here. We have been playing for hours.
Check back for more boredem busters soon.