As you may have noticed, it’s Friday. Time to start making plans for your two days of freedom. If you’re short of ideas we hope to inspire with suggestions from across the globe. From barbershops in London and New York and a Pop Up Flea in Detroit to portraits in Barcelona and Henrik Vibskov doing weird things with Popeye in Cologne. See it all after the jump.
LONDON: Ai Weiwei Displays New Work at the Lisson Gallery
Not to be missed, Ai Weiwei continues to pop up in various cities across the globe, currently showing at the Lisson Gallery in West London, his third solo exhibition at the location. A new bicycle installation forms the centrepiece, part of the ongoing Forever series, alongside other sentimental and political pieces.
Lisson Gallery, 29 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA
DETROIT: The Pop Up Flea Hits New Territory
The Pop Up Flea continues its national and international tour, this time heading to Detroit, Michigan with the support of Shinola in their hometown. The first ever all Made in the USA event, taking place June 7-8, look out for Billykirk, Topo, Steven Alan, Red Wing, Terrapin Stationers, Noble Denim and more.
The Warehouse at The Detroit Mercantile Co, 3434 Russell Street (At Eastern Market), Detroit, Michigan
LONDON: Barnyard Cafe from Michelin-Starred Ollie Dabbous
If you never made it to much-celebrated restaurant Dabbous and find the idea of waiting lists a bit silly, head over to Ollie Dabbous’ latest venture, Barnyard. The chef, best known for complicated, don’t try this at home cooking, goes much simpler (and affordable) with this cafe, no reservations set-up, all corrugated walls and oldy-worldy recipes.
Barnyard, 18 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LY
LONDON: Mr Natty Barbershop at John Lewis
John Lewis, a kind of all things to all men old-school department store, opens up doors to barber Mr Natty, of the old-school himself, for a series of in-store events. On offer, classic cuts, wet shaves and beard ‘n moustache grooming as well as product advice. If you’re looking to spend a manly afternoon basically getting fancy, call 07593 013169 to make an appointment for 7, 14, 15 or 21st June.
John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX
BARCELONA: Photographer Bobby Flowers at Apolo Store
Specialising in music based projects, LA-based photographer Bobby Flowers brings his work to Barcelona, showing a selection of his images including the likes of Madlib, Gaslampkiller, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, King Krule, Lil Debbie, Lykke li, J-Rocc, Annika, Jonwayne and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Black and white photographs shot with vintage cameras, Flowers has been documenting the underground music scene in his home town for the past 6 years.
Apolo Store, c/ Nou de la Rambla 107, 08004 Barcelona
NEW YORK: ’60s Surf Brand “Yellow Rat” Pop-Up Shop at Nepenthes
Yellow Rat of Mar Vista, California have been quietly pushing the ’60s surf aesthetic for some time now. Oversized chinos, loop collar shirts, aloha print trunks and graphic tees from the like of Barry McGee, they bring their wares to the East Coast setting up shop in Nepenthes. Go visit them for your new Summer gear.
Nepenthes 307 W 38th St #201, New York, NY 10018
COLOGNE: Henrik Vibskov Opens Exhibition at Ruttkowski;68
Recent trips to Miami and Mexico inspire the work at Designer Henrik Vibskov’s new solo show in Germany. As you’d expect, full of the weird and wonderful, the mixed media collection will include woodcut prints, experimental textiles and, erm, “a blow-up sculpture of Popeye with 100 penises popping out.” Not one to take Grandma to then.
Ruttkowski;68, Bismarckstrasse 68, 50672 Köln
More grooming options, this time from the other side of the Atlantic as Fellow Barber launch another pop-up, this time inside the Shinola store in Tribeca. A single chair, the usual services will be on offer with the opportunity to grab yourself goods from brands such as Malin + Goetz and Juniper Ridge at the same time. Head here for more info and images from our visit.
Shinola Flagship Tribeca, 177 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013