Model of the moment Paul Hameline:” I don’t know why people would want to look at me”

The original Vetements muse, Paul Hameline is a blank canvas who can look like Marc Almond one minute and Charlotte Rampling the next. Here he talks blueberries, boredom and Balenciaga A hot, sticky June evening in Paris and model Paul Hameline is at a party, drinking warm wine from a plastic beaker. It’s men’s fashion […]

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Folding bike helmet wins James Dyson design award

International prize goes to US designer who was worried about use bike-hire strategies without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28 -year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with […]

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Mick Jones:’ Spaghetti House was the place to go when we were writing in Joe Strummer’s squat’

The Clash guitarist recollects spying on Mick Jagger eating dinner and life as a vegetarian in the 1970 s When I was eight my parents divorced. Dad movedon, and Mum moved to America, so I was seemed after and fed by my gran, Stella. Shed been born in 1899 to Jewish mothers whod escaped the […]

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Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

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My children have attained me an online laughing stock | Joanna Moorhead

They lie in wait, unforgiving mobiles poised to cinema my every foible. Such is the fate of parents in the digital age, says Guardian features writer Joanna Moorhead Instagram wasn’t around when my children were tiny, for which I can only say, thank God. Because who knows whether I’d have been tempted to share their […]

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International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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All aboard the Love Train: young, single New Zealanders on a romantic quest

Once every two years the rural town of Middlemarch holds a singles ball attracting hundreds of young people in all regions of the country looking for love As the train chugs across the Taieri Plains, female hips clad in sequins press against male thighs in polyester suits. The carriages sway unpredictably, flinging young revellers randomly […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women

Serge Attukwei Clottey strolled through Ghanas capital city in his dead moms clothes to honour her memory and to highlight injustice against women. It is the latest step in his art collectives mission to create social change A muscle-heavy man sits, gazing unsmiling at the camera, on a throne of yellow plastic water cans. His […]

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