Agenda: Purified; Flume; Rubberbandits; The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook; Scrabble wall tiles

 

Fashion: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Fancy some footwear that's a bit 1970s, a bit Scandi and perfect for the coming season – or rather the microseason, when the sun comes out but it isn't sandal weather just yet? Well, Purified's new shoes, available at Selfridges, are diverting and directional. And, above all, comfy.

Face to watch: Flume

This Sydney glitch-electronica whizkid beat One Direction to the top of the Australian charts with his woozily alluring self-titled debut LP – and should hold UK audiences similarly captive when he releases it here on 18 February£320, coggles.com

Lexpionage: Glampaign, n

A series of savvy sartorial operations undertaken on red carpets from December to March to emphasise one's timeless sophistication and thus aid the pursuit of an Academy Award. Should never involve fishtails, quirky bow ties or creases.

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Jessie Ware, Danny Baker, Lily Allen, Sheridan Smith

1. Tramadol #tramalolz

2. Just looked at the bottom half of my Favourites list. I haven't the faintest idea what any of them are.

3. Barry just launched himself at the tv again, this time at Rylan

4. Does a teaspoon a day of Manuka honey actually help keep a cold away?!

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Murakami Diary

Cult Japanese author Haruki Murakami has entered the digital fray with this wonderful new virtual diary. Released to coincide with the paperback launch of his last novel 1Q84 and ornamented with Murakami quotes and book artwork, it also gives you exclusive access to six new short stories. £1.99, from iTunes Store

On the radar

Comedy: Rubberbandits

A hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival, this raucous Irish hip-hop comedy-duo-cum-YouTube sensation may be just the thing to bounce you out of your January lull. To 2 February, sohotheatre.com

Food: The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook

Look "New Year, new me" types, you need to step away from the lentils and get back to comfort food with the spherical recipes of street-food star Jez Felwick. £16.99, Mitchell Beazley, out 3 February

Shopping: Scrabble wall tiles

Word up! We love these giant ornamental Scrabble pieces, which can be hung or simply left perching on a shelf or table – making for a great style statement either way. From £8.50 per tile, ellieellie.co.uk

Match the tweet: 1. Lily Allen; 2. Danny Baker; 3. Sheridan Smith; 4. Jessie Ware

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