Agenda: Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo; The Simpsons; Sage Vaughn; The Burning House; Memory tapes; Rocksalt
Sunday 22 May 2011
Fashion : D'oh, Rei, tees for you and me
After collaborations with everyone from the milliner Stephen Jones to the Beatles, Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo has cast her eye over The Simpsons creator Matt Groening's back catalogue, and asked him to design a range of T-shirts for her Play range. The kooky, cartoon-infested tops complement the line's sense of humour and cutesy poignancy as characters from Groening's cult comic strip Life in Hell mingle with Kawakubo's signature doe-eyed heart on long-sleeved slubs and crew-necks. Available now, from £78, from doverstreetmarket.com
Face to watch: Sage Vaughn
This LA graffiti-artist-turned-painter's stylised cityscapes explore the tension between the urban and the pastoral. His first UK exhibition, Children ofa Lesser God, is at London's Lazarides Gallery until 4 June. lazinc.com
Lexpionage: Ga-ga land, n.
A state of mind characterized by overweening ambition, a pathological drive to ubiquity and an unrealistic estimation of others' tolerance for jazz interludes
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Gareth Thomas, Russell Tovey, Tony Parsons, KT Tunstall
1 Bankers – you either hate them or you loathe them.
2 Who invented Friday the 13th as a bad day?? Is it because of the film??
3 Every time I post a letter I feel a mini sense of achievement x
4 Just rescued a moth in Vegas. Was it real?!?!answers bottom left
App watch #19: Super 8
IF retro-minded photo app Hipstamatic appealed to your inner nostalgist, you're sure to love this similarly fuzzy-around-the-edges program, which will turn your iPhone into the titular film camera – allowing you to embellish your home videos with sepia hues and "authentic" scratches. Free from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Web: The Burning House
What items would you take with you if your house was burning down? Post your pictorial answer to this conundrum, or check out others' selections, on this adorable photo-blog. the-burning-house.com
Music: Memory tapes
The much-fêted laptop-popster returns with a second album in July, and this lissom first offering, "Wait In the Dark", suggests it should be the very essence of summertime languor. bit.ly/lmPoGR
Since we do like to be beside the seaside, we'll be hot-footing it to this Folkestone seafood restaurant from former Claridge's head chef Mark Sargeant when it opens next month. rocksaltfolkestone.co.uk
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Is your name now 'banned' in Saudi Arabia?
- 2 Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex
- 3 Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Q&A by Simon Calder: How far could it have travelled? Who was responsible and what would their plans be? And how can a plane just vanish?
- 4 California man Christopher Viatafa surrenders to police after googling own name and discovering himself listed as ‘most wanted’
- 5 'Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle!' Viral Facebook links are profiting hackers
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