Top tips for effective remote working

Don't you wish you were working from home today? Or every day, for that matter? Be brave and speak to your boss about remote working, says CEO of The 4th Office, Bostjan Bregar. Apparently remote workers are happier, harder working and more efficient. Something to consider on your commute home tonight...

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Posh chess from Purling London

Let's be honest, it's mighty hard to make chess sexy, but Purling London is single-handedly bringing the classic game into the cool books. 

Mark Foster is the face of Ted Baker's T for Tall range

Mark Foster's getting all high and mighty – by becoming the face of Ted Baker's T for Tall range. 

Small Cap Investors Club: The Future is Small

11.03.2015 18:00 - 20:30

In a financial world dominated by gigantism, the beauty of smallness hasn’t had much of a look in. Yet beyond the credit boom, globalisation has been found wanting, with growth hard to find. Could it be that small firms are set to be the stock market outperformers of the future? 

Award-winning equity fund manager Gervais Williams will discuss these questions and many more as he presents his new book, The Future is Small at the next Small Cap Investors Club event.

Gervais has worked in the City since 1985, where he is particularly well-known for the management of clients’ investments in small to medium-sized UK companies. 

The Future is Small confounds the current ‘big is better’ consensus, with Gervais Williams’ extraordinary data showing why smallness offers an effective for investors beyond the financial crisis. 

His books also explains why the unique characteristics of the UK market for smaller, growing companies will be a place of extraordinary vitality in the coming years.

The event will take place on the 11 March, at private members' club Brand Exchange. 

For further details and to register for the event, please rsvp to info@lilyandpiper.com

Cinema style TV: the LG with a 105-inch screen

Like the Imax? Well, if you really, really like it, you can take the experience to your living room – with a curved TV that’s pretty much cinematic in its proportions. 

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Three times London Fashion Week lost the plot

London Fashion Week is over for SS15 - and admist all the gorgeous glamour and beautiful clothes, there were also some real 'what the hell were you thinking?!' moments. Here are our top three...

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The double monk just got sexier

Everyone is going to be gawping at your feet in envy when you walk into the room wearing these bad boys...

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Win a month's worth of dry cleaning with ZipJet

ZipJet is an innovative, on-demand dry cleaning and laundry service that collects, cleans and delivers items within 24 hours. After a convenient pick-up time slot is chosen on the free mobile app or website, a ZipJet pilot collects dry cleaning or laundry from the clients' doorstep. Customers are relieved completely of the laundry hassle, and can spend that time once used on a mundane chore for the things they really care about. 

ZipJet are offering a month free of laundry worth £120. To enter, answer the following question: 

Biking chic by Hedon helmets

Safety gear just got stylish – we’re loving these retro-inspired designs from Hedon helmets.

Vilebrequin's gold swimming trunks

Keep your assets alongside the, er, crown jewels with these 24-carat gold and sapphire swimming shorts – yes, really

The most expensive bikes at Like Bike

If May in Monaco is all about the cars, April’s the month of the two-wheeler, as bike show Like Bike comes to town. But a humble bike show Like Bike is not – this is where the most glamorous, jaw droppingly expensive frames show off their precious metal for the weekend. From porcelain-laden luggage carriers to super techy e-bikes, here’s the top ten most expensive bikes from the show. 

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Win a piece of art worth £1,500 by Cima Azimi

Contemporary British artist Cima Azimi's paintings explore the abstract and representational through a combination of painting techniques using mixed media such as oil paint, acrylic, ink, spray paint, batik, mono printing, heat transfer, and screen printing.

We're giving one reader the chance to win a piece of art worth £1,500 from Cima Azimi's new collection. To enter, just answer a simple question:

Origins at Heist gallery

05.03.2015 10:00 - 30.04.2015 00:00

Ever feel like you’re marching to the beat of the same drum as the rest of the world? So does Heist gallery’s founder Mashael Al-Rushaid: “People are increasingly beginning to sound alike, act alike and believe in the same things. Despite the countless joys of modernity, globalisation strips people of their identity,” she says. 

Cue Origins, an exhibition of photographs depicting places and people who remain unchanged by the modern world. Images such as Jimmy Nelson’s Tibetans celebrate those who have maintained a unique sense of self despite societal pressures. 

The exhibition begins on the 5 March at Heist Gallery. For more information, visit heist-online.com

Win £250 of sports gear from Trendysports.com

Getting fit is tough enough, so make sure you at least have the right kit for the job.

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Masterpieces of Fashion Photography

25.03.2015 10:00 - 29.03.2015 21:00

We will never get bored of looking at Kate Moss in a bikini. Which is one reason why we're off to this Mayfair exhibition.

Masterpieces of Fashion Photography features previously unreleased, limited edition photographs of iconic figures of fashion, including Kate Moss, Twiggy and Coco Chanel. Famous photographers whose work is featured include Arthur Elgort, Horst P. Horst, Patrick Demarchelier, Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton. 

For more information, visit uk.lumas.com

James Bond's Land Rover Defender Bigfoot for Spectre

A first look behind the scenes of new 007 flick Spectre reveals a limited edition Land Rover that's such a military beast, it'll make your standard Defender look more Colin Bond than James Bond.

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The coolest jobs in the world right now

HATE YOUR JOB? Stop being such a misery guts, please – we're here to help. Here are our top three vacancies for those who fancy something a bit less conventional than a 9-5... 

Win £500 of Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes for your office

Fancy bagging yourself £500 worth of delicious American-style cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery for your office? 

You'll be the office Mr or Mrs Popular in no time!

As London’s favourite American style bakery, each one of the Hummingbird bakeries has an on-site kitchen with expert bakers dedicated to creating authentic American goodies from the finest ingredients. 

To enter the competition, just answer the following question: 

Moet academy

13.04.2015 18:00 - 24.04.2015 21:00

This is one for those who want to learn about their bubbles – before guzzling them. Guests will be immersed in a recreation of the French vineyards in various experience rooms of the OXO Tower. Then it’s time for an in-depth tasting session (hurray!), accompanied by expert tips from Masters of Wine’s Susie Barrie and Peter Richards.

We can almost taste the bubbles, already...

For more information, visit moetacademy.co.uk

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