David Hockney, who is sticking it to health freaks by continuing to smoke at the age of 84, “and enjoying it enormously”. Chatting with fellow artist Mr Bingo, Hockney took aim at the vast wellness industry – one estimate puts its global value at $4.2 trillion – decrying it as boring, bossy and ridiculous. When Mr Bingo released a line of beer mats with the slogan “Bored of Wellness”, Hockney bought 10 packs.
The SWG3 nightclub in Glasgow, which is turning heat from dancers’ bodies into renewable energy. The club uses geothermal tech that works like a fridge: a heat pump moves hot air from the club into a series of boreholes, charging up a thermal battery, says the firm responsible. It could save 70 tonnes of CO2 a year.
Model Bella Hadid, who forced her bodyguard to sweat in a suit and tie on a boiling-hot Miami day, while she was photographed on the beach in a bikini. What’s the point, asks Claire Carusillo in Gawker. “Is Bella worried everyone in South Beach is going to think that’s her boyfriend if he’s not being fully suffocated by a poly-blend dinner jacket and matching pleated trousers?”