Agenda: Denmark's Baum und Pferdgarten; Patton Oswalt; Krug Happiness; Bloggers Sound of 2012; Housebites


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Fashion: Are you trying to seduce us?

One of a host of Nordic labels newly arriving on our shores, Denmark's Baum und Pferdgarten launches in the new year with its spring 2012 collection, referencing the vibrant Pop Art colours and graphic stripes of the early 1960s, with a dash of classic femininity thrown in by way of a few Mrs Robinson references. The bold, elegant collection will be available at and, as well as

Face to watch: Patton Oswalt

This cult US stand-up has become a mainstream concern thanks to his part in Young Adult, the latest from Juno scribe Diablo Cody. Playing Charlize Theron's downtrodden former classmate, he's being talked up as a future star

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Chris O'Dowd, Harry Styles, Yoko Ono, Mike Skinner

1 Corned beef is so versatile..

2 Lastly, its been suggested I was a little tipsy when I hosted last night. Let me assure you – it was much more than 'a little'. #nerves

3 airports. the smell of pastry and transition with the faintest whiff of jet fuel

4 Were Adam and Eve social outcasts from another planet?

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App watch: Perfect Man

banish THE vicissitudes of a regular, real-life relationship and instead enjoy the company of a beautifully coiffured, consistent, virtual Adonis with this humorous app from Storm Models, which allows you to choose from a selection of perfect avatars, who will flatter and humour you to your heart's content. £1.49 from iTunes store

Lexpionage: Listerical, adj.

Behaviour exhibiting an excessive or uncontrollable need to rank, praise and force a consensus – as displayed by the critical fraternity of the nation's media in December

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Art: Krug Happiness

The good and the great have donated pieces (above, Manolo Blahnik) embodying happiness to this charity exhibition co-curated by Amanda Harlech. Tuesday to 20 December, Royal Academy, London W1

Music: Bloggers Sound of 2012

With the BBC's Sound of... poll invoking derision, here's an alternative guide to next year's hot newbies, including fab folkie Beth Jeans Houghton.

Food: Housebites

We can vouch for both the deliciousness and ease of this new high-end takeaway service, which allows you to order grub from a range of gourmet cooks in your local area.