Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market might be a must-see for tourists but the Japanese capital’s flower market is also that rare thing – a place of beauty and big business.
Summer may be getting on but there are still plenty of balmy evenings and hazy days to enjoy before the autumn closes in. Here are five ideas to help you get the most out of them.
Maach Ecute is a novel retail experience in a 102-year-old former train station in Tokyo. We pay a visit to see how old infrastructure can be repurposed to improve urban life.
Monocle seeks out the makers who have the details sorted, from textile producers to shoelace specialists, and brings you the shops to head to and the brands to wear.
In our opinion, late summer is the best time to head off on holiday – the sun’s less fierce and many of the schools have gone back. Here are our top ten essential items for a tardy beach break: from sun cream to swimming…
A new generation of stationery entrepreneurs are preserving and reviving the art of writing. Monocle films travels to Prague, Vancouver and London to visit three shops that share a love of paper.
For this week’s briefings, Monocle heads to Beirut and Berlin with a stop in Detroit. A film from the Monocle television series on Bloomberg.
Monocle reports on why consumers in Japan are increasingly keen to support smaller, independent design firms.
A look at vinyl revival in Montreal, a new concept store in Beirut and a new way of selling tea in the UK. A film from the Monocle television series on Bloomberg.
Swiss retailer Coop has opened a supermarket just outside Zürich for the discerning shopper. Not only is the company promoting provenance and sustainability with its products, but it is also building stores that raise the…
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.
For Monocle’s Homeware Top 25 we present our round-up of the simply designed and yet endlessly useful things – from coat hooks to ceramics and cooking utensils to kettles – that make a home not just a location to escape to…