Icelandic hatred. GusGus.

Icelandic band GusGus brings us their new video out of their last release “Mexico”. “Obnoxiously Sexual”, that hit that talks about some unresolved sexual tension, it’s true to the style that Gus Gus always delivers. The band is formed by Birgir Þórarinsson and Stephan Stephensen and their previous singer, Daníel Águst Haraldsson, represented their country in that marvellous contest Eurovision is back in 1989. We do love Eurovision. After this #thanksfortheinfo2014 moment, we leave you here moving your booty with Obnoxiously Sexual.

gusgus music video electronic la monda

gusgus music video electronic la monda

 

THE POOP SHOWROOM. TOILET EXHIBITION.

I’m really not gonna put too much effort on working on a mysterious introductory phrase ’cause you’ve all seen those poop hats by now. And, possesed by the morbid, you’ve already watched the video. I gotta say, those little hats are too cute. If that’s what they wanted, if they were looking for creating sheer shock in us, I’m sorry, I’m not really surprised; a toilet exhibition, and let’s be bold, focusing on the excrement issue, it’s not mindblowing coming from Japan. It’s Japan, they do crazy shit (good one!), they like what’s scatological and they’ve been doing it for a while. Don’t ask me, God knows why.
The thing is… I don’t know, I think we’re getting to a whole new level in this shit topic. The little hat, ok. The drawn little pink poop from Arale, that’s ok. The workshops where kids can emulate their own feces with plasticine… that’s close to a big no. But the giant toilet where you’re flushed and you land in a subworld surrounded by screens where the only projection is “Honey, I’ve turned the kids into shit” it’s far more than what a human brain can process. Brain, not the stomach.

I’ve even read that there’s couples going on dates in the toilet exhibition. Such a good idea, Japanese Don Juan, taking your lady to the poopxibition. If she ever talks to you again, that’s love, mate. Special mention, please, to the toilet hipno-chorus that sing; my kingdom, my stomach, for those lyrics.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulVA_Ad9m0U

Leta Sobierajski-The modern graphic and the graphic modern

In a world full of pineapples (mate, pineapples everywhere), of pastel colour backgrounds, of surrealist still life and 80’s nostalgia that we love, here comes Leta Sobierajski to shoot and win.
Leta is a multidisciplinary designer and with “multidisciplinary” we mean she’s amazing in everything she does. She works on her own in her Brooklyn studio where she combines her photography, design, art and styling jobs for different media. Amazing, she is.
Amongst her various projects, we’re specially fascinated by one; the already many times featured campaign she made for Odd Pears, an Australian sock company. They asked her a series of images to promote their socks and the result are these still life pics; perfect compositions, “take my eyes out” colours and socks and fruit as main elements. Speaking of her graphic design work, we love the identity she’s made of a futuristic café for an editorial in MOLD (New York). For this job she’s created a unique typography that reminds us of bacteria and cells ’cause that’s how she sees the future of food. We might not go for lunch with you if that’s so, Leta, but your work is totally fantastic.

Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn
Leta Sobierajski graphic design photo art direction brooklyn

 

GO BLIND WITH RICHARDS´ PATTERNS

Imaging a free world, a street without hippie flowers and fluorescent pineapples. A world far from the fake Ibiza Summer and the boring sailor stripes. A place where Matalan prints don’t take on the streets. Summing up, an ideal world. Believe us, that world could be possible and it’s not that away in time. In fact, it’s just one click away. The answer to years of visual suffering is Richards NY brand, created by Sarah Richards, who’s only 23. This young genius (that we’re really jealous of) spends hours on Google Images like we do, but she actually gets something good out of it: some seriously good prints that bring something new! Wet glass, probably Swiss mountains, visual errors and whales are just some of the elements that Sarah uses in her collections, also very sporty and comfortable. Seriously, the best thing you can do now is leaving Google Images and flick through her website; you will want to buy everything.

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

richards nyc fashion la monda magazine

Charlie Engman – My mum loves me

Every photographer has got an object/element/muse in his shootings, this is what little by little defines a good professional’s style. Charlie Engman, building his own world, pays no attention to the beauty dogmas or whatever is trendy and uses his mother as his muse in his photoshootings, no matter fashion or artistic ones. This total descontextualization of the model role itself gives the project a spin transforming it into something new and groundbreaking and, paradoxically, very trendy. Strained and not very natural positions, combined with a modern aesthetic and an outstanding Art Direction. Charlie is mum’s boy and he’s really good at it.

charlie engman photography mum fashion

charlie engman photography mum fashion

charlie engman photography mum fashion

charlie engman photography mum fashion

charlie engman photography mum fashion

charlie engman photography mum

charlie engman photography mum

 

Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again

It’s here, finally. “Do It Again”, the amazing song that has made us go into a repeat mode for weeks, has got its own video. It has just come out in black and white and filmed in Mexico, this hit has already got a moving images and a story (not very easy to catch, all things said) and it’s fuelled by lust, happiness and madness, things we all like and that reminds us of THE gig that opened Röyksopp & Robyn’s tour at Sonar 2014. Amongst the actors, and having another “thanks for the info” moment, is Paula Hidalgo, that stunning beauty I had the honour to begin my years in fashion with. We want Röyksopp & Robyn to stay together forever and we want them to come back to Barcelona, also forever, all the time.

robyn royksopp la monda music magazine

 

TEEN HELL. Emily Stein

What does hell look like? A bunch of teenagers, hormoned and sweaty teenagers to be precise, lots of acne and orthodontics. The closest thing to Lucifer’s reign is an under-18 disco.
As I wasn’t very handsome nor popular during my puberty, I never had the doubtful honour of going to those perversion, hormon and soft drink fuelled places. Luckily, there are photographers like Emily Stein that in one of her various projects shows what absolute horror is portraying youngsters in their highest fun moment, pictures full of sweaty and excited not-so-kids. Flicking through her portfolio we can see that this photographer has a soft spot for high school students and the elderly people from deep down USA. Excess pictures for a recession Monday, this is a good way of staring the week!
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine
emily stein photography teen la monda magazine

ROKSANDA’S EXCELLENCE

We don’t really know how to define Roksanda’s work. Her fashion collections are colourful but also dark, geometrical but feminine, risky but traditional. Her style is confusing and it’s that feature that makes it excellent. And you know it, we love excellence. This London based Serbian designer (London will soon have a special census for “European creative people”) plays with the surprise factor; we don’t know what to expect for the next show. She doesn’t limit herself to one style or rule but she mixes them all making a perfect balance out of them. Is it magic? We didn’t see a fashion class in Harry Potter, but who knows.
roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

roksanda fashion collection moda

B****! Don’t step on my dress! Daisy Balloon.

OMG! Look at those gowns! Don’t you think that this inventive duo Daisy Balloon of Japanese designers – artist Rie Hosokai and art director Takashi Kawada- has successfully rekindled our childhood fantasies with their spellbinding and princess-like dresses??! Wouldn’t you also consider those balloon wonders to be sheer masterpieces, worth being displayed in a museum??! Darling, you are far off the mark… In fact, those balloon dresses are just further proof of the Japanese technological supremacy. Recently, during the busy Couture fashion week in Paris, we witnessed several Eastern models floating in the air from one show to the next, posturing in their inflated helium balloon dresses. Even the evil Queen Wintour was spotted soaring over the Eiffel Tower in Mary Poppins-esque fashion from the Chanel show to the Dior show, in a trail of shiny and colourful balloons! Indeed, what better way to avoid traffic jams and the crowded underground in style?! At La Monda, we can’t wait to see Daisy Balloon develop their prêt-à-porter collection!

daisy balloon fashion designers

daisy balloon fashion designers

daisy balloon fashion designers

daisy balloon fashion designers

daisy balloon fashion designers

ARTNIT: THE NIGHT WHEN MALLORCA WILL BE FAMOUS FOR THE ART AND NOT FOR THE PARTY

Mallorca’s been granted with the same dubious fame as Gunilla Von Bismarck on her Marbella days; of living in pure excess, spending too much, partying all the time, of having fried bleached hair and exhibiting that mouldy-kitsch allure. It’s not like the balearic island has been benefited of turning into the ultimate European speedic theme park, the place for the epiphanic first hangover after the firts alcohol poisoning of the vast majority of the English and German youth.

We don’t agree with that image; Mallorca is more than that picture of a crazy OTT wrench. There’s things happening in Mallorca and they are things that are worth it. We heard about Artnit a while ago; this is an art night by and for emerging national artists in which the town of Campos, on the South of the island, opens completely its old houses, its streets and walls for these creators to do what they do best; audiovisual performances, collage, paintings, photography, sculpture… We’re sure that even is someone was really good at cross-stitching, the guys of Artnit are so nice they would even make some space. The date is the 1st of August. The place, the whole town.

And if you mix art, Mallorca, August and excitement, we couldn’t be left out. The next 1st of August we will be in Campos to watch everything first hand and talk with some of the more than 70 confirmed artists. If we do end up partying that won’t be the news, ’cause for the one night Mallorca will be the centre of the young national art movement. Viva Artnit!

artnit art mallorca artist

artnit art mallorca artist