What To Do, See & Buy: The Hunger; Hotelsunder100.co.uk; Terence Conran; Anthropologie; Etsy.com


Charlotte Philby
Wednesday 02 May 2012 18:13

Picture this

Our forks are raised for the second issue of Rankin's online biannual fashion/culture magazine The Hunger, out 7 May, starring Tilda Swinton, Pam Hogg, the Monte Carlo Circus Convention, and cover star Monica Bellucci, in conversation and glorious technicolour. Hungertv.com

Join the 100 club

Affordable luxury is a click away at a new website that hand-picks independent far-flung boltholes. You can choose from a remote16th-century Indian riversidefort or an African yoga retreat, all for less than £100 per night – leaving a little extra to spend on souvenirs. Hotelsunder100.co.uk

Sofa, so good

Need a new couch? Terence Conran's formula is simple: choose a sofa, pick a fabric, and Content by Conran will create your perfect perch. From £1,595, contentbyconran.com

Cartoon capers

Blown Covers by Françoise Mouly celebrates cartoons that The New Yorker magazine deemed too rude to print, with contributions from the likes of Robert Crumb and Barry Blitt. Chapters include 'Sex', 'Religion' and 'Is Nothing Taboo?' £16.99, abramsbooks.co.uk

World view

Brace yourself: Hawaiian prints are big this season. Aloha 'lounge shorts', £38, are a sweet option from Anthropologie's new womenswear collection. Team with a simple vest and tanned legs. If you're still unconvinced, find a range of charming lace chemises and boldly printed skirts. Anthropologie.eu

Fashion writing

Add instant chic to your walls with a 'Little black dress' poster print, adorned with the wise words of Yves Saint Laurent (£10) – it's cheap, cheerful, and one size fits all! Find this and other unusual buys – with reasonable price tags – at Etsy, where craft-minded trend-hunters convene. Etsy.com

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