Cubes and rolls of Bubblicious gum. We had initially thought of uniting some strippers in a studio with nothing but a pair of high heels and meters of bubblegum to play with. Whilst it may have sounded good on paper, the idea never really quite took shape. We did an interview with Jacques Paulus, founder of the recently-closed cult downtown bookshop Darakan and the city’s own gay and lesbian film festival, the Pink Screens Festival. Some party records: Hype Williams’ Untitled LP, Bronski Beat remix album Hundreds & Thousands (1985), with the classic cut Smalltown Boy and the Studio One Lovers compilation. Delirium Tremens’ iconic bottle, with its pink elephant mascot. One of the best birth announcements we’ve seen in a while. Say hello to our little friend Poppy, born on 10th June to film-making parents Mariola Heslop and David Oeyen. Classic acid beat track Brussels Sound Revolution’s Qui?, a haunting parody of two-time Belgian Prime Minister Paul Vanden Boeynants’ kidnapping by Patrick Haemers’ la bande a Haemers and Sandra Kim’s J’aime la vie. Absolut Vodka’s latest foray into the world of exclusivity: the Absolut Unique collection. Each bottle is a limited edition, and comes numbered. Ralf Schmerberg’s Dirty dishes (Hatje Cantz) and Butt Book, the anthology to Jop Van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers’s Butt magazine, which was launched in The Netherlands in 2001. A collection of The Pink Panther movies and Pink Flamingos, John Waters’ 1972 black comedy starring underground drag sensation Divine. Ssaliva’s 10” pink EP Sync Thrills out on Vlek Records. Belgian rap supremo James Deano’s breakthrough single Branleur de Service, Hole’s First Sessions EP, released in 1997 and which featured a complete recording of the band’s first ever studio sessions done back in 1990 and The Very Best Of Soft Cell. The exhibition catalogue to Leopoldine Roux’s 2010 show at Lucien Schweitzer Gallery (turn to page 84 for a full portfolio of her work), Wiels Contemporary Art Centre’s 2012 program and a recycled book which was used for the promo of Gonzales’ The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales. The book contains lyric sheets, randomly stuck to the book’s pages.