Agenda: Olsen girls; Hannah Arterton; London's Roundhouse; Girls; Vintage Tea Party
Sunday 31 July 2011
Fashion: Olsens put their best feet forward
Those Olsen girls have got some fashion flair: their luxury label The Row narrowly missed out on an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this year, and now they've announced a collaboration with footwear label Toms. Rendered in the brand's signature espadrille style, their line swaps the standard canvas material for soft, sumptuous Italian leather and snuggly cashmere. But just like any other pair of Toms, each purchase will be matched by the donation of a pair of shoes to children in the Third World. Available now, from £110, toms.co.uk
Face to watch: Hannah Arterton
Prepare for a sister act as the younger sibling of Hollywood starlet Gemma arrives on the thespian scene – just out of Rada, she's set to make her professional debut alongside Tracey Ullmann in Stephen Poliakoff's new play My City.
Lexpionage: Sigh-on-the-wall, adj.
A genre of television programming in which subjects are lmed continuously while rendering viewers paralytic with ennui – see Five's reboot of Big Brother/most of the BBC3 schedules
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
David Lynch, Stuart Baggs, Zooey Deschanel, Roseanne Barr
1. I kinda just moved from one chair to another all day.
2. Dear Twitter Friends, I'm going to make 2 gray-violet shapes for long arms this weekend. What are you all going to do? Have a great weekend.
3. this is the age of insanity and terrorism. G-d help us all! we could have peace so easily!
4. Reading the top tweets for "Dear Taylor Swift" has caused me to instantly vomit over my keyboard.
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #29: Biophilia
Ever the state-of-the-art songstress, Björk has decided to unveil her new material via this digital "cosmos". Songs can be added as they are released in coming weeks via individual sub-apps, which will incorporate interactive games, audiovisual displays and academic essays. Free to download, then £1.49 per sub-app
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Art: Curtain Call
Go full circle with this new installation by designer/artist Ron Arad at London's Roundhouse. A ring of 5,600 silicon rods, it will act as a canvas for films, music and performance. 9-29 August, roundhouse.org.uk
A ballad entitled "Vomit"? Such are the off-kilter ideas spewed up by this Californian psychedelic group, back with a glorious, gospel-flavoured freakout in advance of their second LP. ind.pn/qWYAcY
Food: Vintage Tea Party
Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree, which features advice on holding a retro shindig alongside recipes for old-fashioned fancies including rose-petal sandwiches. £20, Mitchell Beazley
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. ZOOEY DESCHANEL; 2. DAVID LYNCH; 3. ROSEANNE BARR ; 4. STUART BAGGS
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportThe coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: 'I am only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Life & Style blogs
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The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
The 50 Best Christmas Gifts for Women
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- 2 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
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