People getting high can spell certain doom for TV dramas, especially those as concerned with the zeitgeist as ‘Girls’. So it’s to the show’s credit that Hannah and Elijah’s big night out on coke is only excruciating in the best possible sense. Having inveigled drugs out of her ex-junkie neighbour in characteristically crass fashion, they talk shit in the flat before hitting the clubs and bumming each other’s vibes during a rare moment of mutual emotional honesty. With Jessa and Shoshannah almost entirely sidelined tonight (Lena Dunham seems to be struggling to find anything interesting for the latter at all this series), Marnie is the unlucky girl dragged into their self-absorption and away from an ill-advised fling with bell-end artist Booth Jonathan (providing tonight’s requisite dose of awkward sex). After an uncertain start to the second season, ‘Girls’ is finding its feet again – although a little more of the ensemble cast and a little less Hannah wouldn’t go amiss.
Laboratory S by Lion Studio
A 'concept' designer store in Aldgate selling clothing, jewellery, homeware, art and tech. And the concept? To create a 'community for creativity'. So while you can pick up a trendy watch here, you can also mill around taking in the visual delights at your own leisure. Set in stark white minimalist surrounds, with exposed wooden floorboards, Laboratory S gives the impression of an art gallery, which it is in a way. The 'pieces' on sale have been made by contemporary fashion designers, artists and scientists – yes, real life scientists come up with the innovative tech you can purchase here, such as the Resound No.2 oak and ceramic iPhone amplifier. Laboratory S also hosts pop-up shops and fashion workshops in the space. See their website for further details.