• Iceland Thank Björk With An Island
  • Posted 23 months ago by Jack Lowe · music · 25599 Views
  • As a sign of appreciation for her cultural contributions Björk's homeland of Iceland have given the eccentric pop icon an entire island. According to sources, Björk originally enquired about buying the island of Elliðaey back in 2012, but instead of asking her to pay for it the government decided to offer it to her free of charge. At 0.45 square km in area, Elliðaey is the third largest island in Iceland and is believed to have been formed during an eruption about five or six thousand years ago. The only access to the island is via a rope on its lower east side and by boat (or helicopter) from the mainland, making it quite the artist's sanctuary. There are just a few cattle who live there, as well as thousands of birds that use it as a safe nesting site.

    www.bjork.com

    • How great it must be to live among a few cattle that love.
    • Evan Posted 23 months ago · 76 Reply
    • omg... that is a nice gift
    • John Posted 23 months ago · 86 Reply
    • In other news, Bjork plans on filming world's most awesome sledding video in her new backyard.
    • Kitley Posted 23 months ago · 120 Reply
    • I heard this years ago but it was said to be not true. The island being given to Bjork I mean.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 23 months ago · 106 Reply
    • this is not a true story.
    • thorsteinn Posted 23 months ago · 107 Reply
    • ya la media vola xD
    • negro Posted 23 months ago · 138 Reply
    • how humble....
    • Diego Posted 23 months ago · 84 Reply
    • i thought this was proven false. puffin hunting cabin near the westmanns?
    • will Posted 23 months ago · 106 Reply
  • Video: Chanel - Public Garden by Karl Lagerfeld
  • 23 months ago · film · 2 Comments · 8458 Views
  • Shot at the Rodin Museum in Paris and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, this silent black and white short film is set over the course of three days and tells the story of two young women (played by models Lindsey Wixson and Stef Van...
  • Video: JR, Blow Up
  • 23 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 8065 Views
  • Blow Up is a new short documentary by NOWNESS contributor Matt Black focussing on the TED Prize winning photographer JR, who grew up in the suburbs of Paris exhibiting his work in what he called "Street Exhibitions". His massive iconic images can now be found hand-pasted "to crumbling...
  • Vanishing Elephant Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook
  • 23 months ago · style · 1 Comment · 6316 Views
  • Australian label Vanishing Elephant have unveiled a sophisticated lookbook showcasing their soon-to-be-released Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Featuring slim cut trousers, selvedge jeans, warm-toned jackets, check button-down...
  • The Strokes Announce New Album
  • 23 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 6518 Views
  • Following from the release of new track "One Way Trigger", New York band The Strokes have announced an upcoming album entitled Comedown Machine. Scheduled for release on 26 March through RCA, the album will be the band's first since Angles in 2011. "All The Time" will be the first...
  • Tracey Emin in Times Square
  • 23 months ago · Art & Design · 3 Comments · 8565 Views
  • Three minutes before midnight every evening next month, a neon romantic message by Tracey Emin will appear on 40 video screens in the heart of Times Square in New York. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the lovelorn phrases include "Love is what you want" and "I can't believe how...
  • Stussy Japan & Banana Board Cruiser
  • 23 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 4717 Views
  • Stussy Japan have teamed up with Banana Board - a plastic skateboard company founded by the legendary Lance Mountain - for an original mini cruiser skateboard. Featuring a black deck, dark blue wheels and silver trucks, the cruiser represents the staple colours of Stussy Japan and...