Agenda: Pyrus; Marika Hackman; Seven Psychopaths; educational mugs; Lardo

 

Fashion: Pyrus sets Harvey Nicks on fire

London design duo Pyrus have made a name for themselves in the capital with their artistically appointed concept store, and now their fluid and feminine designs are going nationwide with a capsule launching in Harvey Nichols stores this September. Heavy embellishment and graphic prints are proof that autumn dressing doesn't have to be drab. Blouse, £141, Pyrus, harveynichols.com

Face to watch: Marika Hackman

This Brighton singer-songwriter is young, literate and a purveyor of gorgeously brooding folk music. Just don't call her the new Laura Marling. Her double A-side single "You Come Down/Mountain Spines" is out tomorrow

Lexpionage: Akinbo, adj.

A thoroughly humiliated position from which it is exceptionally difficult to recover. Often occurs following the use of outrageous phrases (e.g. legitimate rape) in an apparently 'off-the-cuff' manner

Social Network: Match the tweet to the star...

Arlene Phillips, John Cleese, Lee Ryan, George Galloway

1. Just sipped #Vietnamese weasel coffee. Wow. Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh!

2. Been thinking a lot lately. I was walking along and suddenly the road split. The road was broke anyway but it split. Left or right? Or back?

3. I know I shouldn't but I. Have to say it. I am over the olympics.

4. Jenny just pointed out to me that we got married two weeks ago. My memory is getting terrible!

App watch: Twheel

Social networking goes full circle with this new program which translates your Twitter account into a more easily comprehensible news "wheel" . Suffice to say, you can save valuable phone-gawping time by locating the most interesting tweeters and the most popular tweets in an instant. Free from iTunes Store

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

Film: Seven Psychopaths

Now here's a killer combo: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits team up with playwright-cum-film-maker Martin McDonagh for his thriller follow-up to In Bruges. Check out the trailer here: bit.ly/Phq4Se

Shopping: Educational mugs

With back-to-school time nigh, the kids can mug up with vessels featuring, among other things the periodic table, a map of the solar system and key geometry principles. £10.95 each, pedlars.co.uk

Food: Lardo

East London foodies are flocking to this new Italian hang-out, whose disco-ball pizza oven is matched by a sparkling small plates menu: we recommend the cuttlefish al nero. 205 Richmond Road, London E8, lardo.co.uk

Match the tweet: 1. George Galloway; 2. Lee Ryan; 3. Arlene Phillips; 4. John Cleese

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