Radio

Section D, 194

Tuesday 30 June

UNStudio's founder Ben van Berkel speaks to Josh Fehnert about the Canaletto tower where London's Islington and Shoreditch districts meet. Plus we meet Brazilian jewellery designer Monica Pondé, Copenhagen's technology and…

Radio

Section D, 193

Tuesday 23 June

We head to Sheffield Design Week as the city pushes itself as a centre for design in the shadow of its manufacturing heritage. We talk to designer Ilse Crawford about The Pier, a new premium lounge for Cathay Pacific, and…

Opinion

Italian stallion

Tuesday 23 June

Although menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo may no longer be the first show in the fashion calendar, Josh Fehnert reckons Florence’s sense of place and pageantry lend it a persisting charm.

Held within the walls of the 14th-century Fortezza da Basso in Florence, menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo is famed in the fashion world for being a spot for posing, peacocking and, of course, purchasing, too.

Radio

Section D, 192

Tuesday 16 June

David Plaisant investigates the legacy of brutalist architecture on the playground at the RIBA in London. We also hear from Ottawa, where a memorial is causing planning controversy, and Fernando Augusto Pacheco seeks ple…

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Article

Timber towers

With a radical vision for the future of residential architecture, property developer Folkhem is building Sweden’s tallest wooden high-rises. The apartment blocks are chic, eco-friendly and quick to construct; they smell…

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Article

Royal to the last

Montréal’s Linton, Chateau and Acadia apartment buildings are beacons of historic grandeur among the surrounding modern blocks. Monocle takes the tour and finds homes that celebrate the city’s architectural heritage.

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Public realm

From sleek fire stations and light-filled libraries to smart-looking bus shelters, residents and visitors to this South Tyrolean valley are reaping the rewards of an inspired, flexible approach to public architecture.

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Article

Beat the retreat

Racing ahead of health resorts that stand on ceremony when it comes to exercise regimes and what to eat, our retreat gives guests a happy mix of gym classes, nutritious food and the Old Town’s card players and cobbled…

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Article

Better by design

Architect Ridwan Kamil was an outsider when he stood for mayor in his hometown and remains idiosyncratic in office. Public space and design-minded attitude are his tools and his goal is nothing less than remaking his city’s…

Radio

Section D, 191

Tuesday 9 June

We take a look at what Lebanese designers can show the world and who else is exhibiting at Beirut Design Week. We find out why Milan’s Domus Academy design school is revamping its curriculum, speak to Dutch typographer Joep…

Radio

Section D, 190

Tuesday 2 June

We head to the World's Exposition in Milan and see which pavilion takes pride of place. Plus we take in the fresh scents and subtle tones of Brooklyn perfumery DS & Durga.

Radio

Section D, 189

Tuesday 26 May

As Monocle issues its annual Transport Survey, we look at the UP Express in Toronto, excellent new terminals at Narita and Canberra airports and the design of TAP’s in-flight magazine. Plus we don our trunks and bikinis to…

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Article

Notes on a sandal

In spite of turbulent economic times, new shoots of a Greek fashion revival are bringing fresh impetus into the nation’s creative industries and helping to preserve traditional techniques.

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Article

Making tracks

An innate understanding of runners and their needs paired with a keen eye for design means new Boston athletic brand Tracksmith is going places – fast.

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