It's not all bad news on the streets of Madrid. The economic crisis is stirring a new generation of young, creative
entrepreneurs into action - and the city is undergoing a refreshing and very visible transformation as a result. As bold new retail, hospitality and co-working initiatives turn traditional concepts on their head, Monocle sits down with some of the progressive voices leading the charge.
Everyone loves an urban village but few cities know quite how to get the mix of retail, services and residents right. Monocle has taken inspiration from its favourite neighbourhoods to engineer the perfect precinct.
As anywhere, Lebanon's independent bookstores have slowly been eaten up by big, bland chains. Set in the once thriving district of Hamra, Esquire stands out as a slightly dusty, but proud, pillar of independence. Today its…
Hong Kong’s east side is a former industrial neighbourhood undergoing a renaissance. We explore the warehouses that are now home to stores, galleries and innovative start-ups moving away from downtown.