A Public DJ Booth You Can Play on Outdoors

All you need is a bit of sunshine and a smartphone...

Dutch design firm Yalp has let loose an array of public DJ booths in an aim to give young folks an opportunity to be creative and social in a positive outdoor environment.

When we came across this innovative idea, we wanted to share, as we believe in many of the tenets that the Fono Project stands for.

In the Mix writes- "[The aim is to give] young people access to a simple (and free) DJing set-up. ‘Fono’ can be found in several parks and public spaces in The Netherlands, Finland and Denmark. All you need is a library of music on your smartphone to get started."

Learn more about the project here: This company invented a public DJ booth you can play on outdoors






Vibe: Sculptor Ron Mueck

We love to share creative people's work on our blog. We hope it keeps the creative conversation going in your head, we hope it inspires. 

 

Wknd co-owner, Jason Joyce, weighs in-

"When I came across this article on Australian sculptor Ron Mueck I was figuratively floored. His work is quite unlike anything I have ever seen." 

"Ron's "people" create a whirlwind in my head. His work tells stories even grander than some of the massive pieces he makes. The tiny details, the looks, the positions of the sculptures are the first lines in a novel. I know his "people" are sculptures but they are so visceral that I have to remind myself that they have been created by someone's hands. When I look at them I begin to create the back story, start to spin the details that led each person to the exact moment when they've been voyeuristically captured by Ron. And that to me, is the true purpose of art- to spark otherwise unprovoked thought and emotion and send one into a creative tizzy of their own."

 

Read the full article and see more of his work here: http://aplus.com/a/The-people-of-Mueck

(or by clicking the picture below)

Vibe: "I'm With You" Grouplove Documentary

We here at Weekend Society believe in collaboration. It's in our mission statement, it's what we strive to do with other creative entities, it's in our daily work at the office. So when we came across this "short" documentary about a band we've respected for quite some time, we felt apt to share it with you. Their history is quite interesting, and not at all what most people assume it to be. Grouplove's story is one that breaks the conventional mold of pop bands today and shows the value of collaboration and stepping outside your comfort zone.

We've had the chance to interact with a few of the band members and can confirm that they are indeed the same spirited, creatively old souls as they appear to be in this film. So, sit back, relax, listen to (and watch) some good tunes and learn a thing or two.

The concert documentary "I'm With You" follows the band Grouplove as they play a series of shows in NYC around the release of their new album. Weaving live music with documentary scenes, the film traces the history of the band and explores the unique interpersonal dynamics that make the group so special.