Father's Day 2014: The best gifts for dads from box sets to bottomless booze
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Saturday 14 June 2014
The wireless wireless
The latest addition to the Roberts radio Revival edition, the Blutune is based on the popular 1970s Rambler model (above), with a wooden case, DAB/FM modes and bluetooth technology so you can stream music from your laptop/tablet. Swish. £130, robertsradio.co.uk
Celebrating 75 years of rather lovely wastepaper bins, and other household delights, this anniversary poster from Danish brand Vipp will please any design enthusiast. €27, vipp.com
Head to London's Seven Dials for beef tataki and black sesame crème brûlée (plus bottomless booze) with the all-in Sunday brunch menu at the Japanese 'Izakaya' Flesh and Buns. Sounds weird, tastes good. £29 per head, fleshandbuns.com
Whether his thing is Matthew McConaughey being broody in 'True Detective', or the saga of blood and naked people that is 'Game of Thrones', there's something for every dad with an HBO box-set. From £39.99 on Blu-ray
Going, going, Gonzo
As soon as Taschen releases an edition of Hunter S Thompson and Ralph Steadman's 'The Curse of Lono', it sells out. Be quick, then, to grab the new quarter-bound version of the wacky duo's brilliant 1983 report. £19.99
Scent of a man
With its freshly-scented botanics and neutral, graphic packaging, Malin+Goetz's Essential Kit is perfect for the man about town. We particularly love the bergamot body wash. £20, spacenk.com
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more