Who says women have the monopoly on fashion and grooming? Conde Nast's GQ is the latest publisher to recognise today's style-conscious man and has created GQ Style, a biannual fashion supplement for him. It's not just a flimsy add-on, however; the publisher has gone all out with this glossy, 321-page tome that features looks for every occasion as well as opinion pieces and grooming advice. Oh, not to mention pages and pages and pages of ads.
Creativity. No longer the exclusive realm of the yoga-loving loft-dweller with a weirdly shaped Mac and a daft haircut. But what will Britain be like in 2015, when its "creative industries" have taken over and the last of our call centres has upped sticks to Bangalore? Creative consultancy thefishcansing playfully ponders this future in its new book CreativeWorld, where Asbos have become Artistically Sterile Behaviour Orders and buskers have been driven off street corners by a high-quality entertainment service called Starbusk.
One of the best magazine websites around became even better when it relaunched last week. A cleaner look and a better use of images makes it a much more enticing environment for advertisers. It looks like the slicker, better-looking big brother of the print version of NME, which was also revamped last week but still looks a bit poor and tatty.
THE SKY ELECTRONIC PROGRAMME GUIDE
Our Sky+ EPG changed last week. It now features a much lighter, more stylish shade of blue and appears to move far faster when clicking through pages. Compared with other programme guides, the Sky EPG was always in a different league, both in terms of aesthetics and performance, and now it's even better.
AND ONE THING WE DON'T ...
Any TV show with the word "revisited" in the title
While repeats of property shows on Channel 4 are tiresome, at least they're honest. What isn't honest is to pad out a series of Property Ladder or Location Location Location with repeat episodes featuring five minutes of new tat added at the end. This makes us angry and has us reaching for the remote. Even when Sarah Beeny is involved. Let's hope the end of summer marks the end of this practice.