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Cleaning up its act

The traditionally working-class neighbourhood of Jalan Besar is emerging as a hotbed of creativity, cafés, architecture practices, galleries and studios. What’s more, the sophistication of the area’s offering is growing by…

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Built to last

Many cities need more housing schemes but fall short of making them characterful and interesting. We visit a Swiss development that has built-in charm and diversity.

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Part with the furniture

Chairs, tables and ceramics are, first and foremost, made to be used. But buy the right pieces and 2016 could be the year that you make a profit on your Prouvé and earn from your Eames; here’s how to go from home to auction…

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Back to the future

Too many residential towers play by the rules. We are granted rare access to Torres Blancas, a fantastical expression of 1960s modernism that remains as current and desirable as ever.

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Tuesday 8 December

Today we pack our trunks, slip on our shades and head to South Beach to chart our favourite Floridian finds from the festivities at Design Miami. Featuring Joe Gebbia, Rogerio Fasano and Yves Béhar, as well as our highli…

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Tuesday 1 December

This week we turn our attention to interiors, from Italian furniture to Kuwaiti entertainment spaces. We get a masterclass in interior design from renowned British designer Tara Bernerd. Plus Graeme Brooker, head of inte…

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Tuesday 24 November

We shine a spotlight on the makers and companies doing things their own way. From Vienna to Melbourne, cushy hotel interiors to factories past and present, Monocle celebrates independence across the spectrum of design.

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The Interview Series: Michael Bierut

With greatness comes reflection. For the design star Michael Bierut that means being able to spot not only when genius struck in his favour but also where things went astray and he should have just kept his mouth firmly…

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Open house

As Norway finds fresh ways to tell its story through soft power around the world (in sponsoring everything from London club nights to international design shows), there’s one example that’s stood the test of time. The…

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Remade in Korea

The South Korean capital’s traditional tile-roofed homes were, until recently, in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Now a modernised, 80-year-old house in one central neighbourhood has proved there is still life in…

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Fonts to run with

Olympic branding is a hot topic and graphic designer Lance Wyman’s seminal work for the 1968 Mexico Games changed the way we see them. Monocle catches up with him to talk wayfinding and the future of fonts in our cities.

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Fashion briefing

Warming woollies and good-looking eyewear top our shopping list for a winter wardrobe revamp. Plus, a few words with APC founder Jean Touitou.

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Thick skin

Monocle catches up with Jean Touitou in his Parisian headquarters to discuss the season ahead and the new collaboration with womenswear designer Vanessa Seward.

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