Makers who bring something special to their industries are easy to love and so is cycling. These elements combine in bike shops in Toronto, Buenos Aires and Zürich, where imaginative artisanship combines with rational urban cycling design.
Daniel Barney, Lara Mai Vo Van, Carolina Colmenero, Steve Bloomfield, Wyatt Clough
Taipei has long lived in the shadow of its glitzier neighbours when it comes to retail. But now the range and quality of products on offer are firming up the Taiwanese capital’s place on Asia’s shopping map.
Monocle’s editors have scoured the globe for Christmas gift to make your loved ones happy. From a suitcase that doubles as a chair to virgin wool US blankets to snuggle up in the cold, all bases are covered.