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119 21 Jan 2014
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Architect Sir Terry Farrell sits down with Aled John to discuss the prospects for public and private change in the UK, and it’s trade-fair season – this week we report from Bread & Butter in Berlin, Home in London, and the IMM furniture fair in Köln.

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118 14 Jan 2014
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A chat with UK minister for culture, Ed Vaizey, about the Farrell Review into architecture and the built environment, and we don our best blazers, bowties and brogues to report from Pitti Uomo – the leading menswear event in Florence.

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117 7 Jan 2014
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A look at the new crop of designers reinvigorating the Turkish fashion scene, we learn how good design helps cities during natural disasters, and as Cape Town celebrates being 2014 World Design Capital we head to Taipei to discuss how that city will next be taking up the crown.

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116 31 Dec 2013
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Tom Morris dives into the archives to unearth the best design stories of 2013 and, of course, a whistle-stop tour of design festivals around the world.

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115 24 Dec 2013
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We profile the designers creating that Yuletide feeling through their work, including a Christmas-card letterpress in New York, the street displays of the Big Apple’s retailers, and an artisan market in Vienna for a gift or two.

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114 17 Dec 2013
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Just in time for Christmas we get sparkly at a new exhibition of Cartier’s best ever creations in Paris, explore the mystery of Turkey’s lost Expo pavilion of 1958, and find out what effect the built environment can have on our health and wellbeing.

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113 10 Dec 2013
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We report from Design Miami and design journalist Dan Rubinstein discusses the event’s successes and failures. We also hear from the Monocle art desk ahead of the release of our winter publication, Alpino, and question the enduring legacy of concrete.

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112 3 Dec 2013
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We turn on the neon in Seoul and drop in on an expo dedicated to signage, we also meet an industry leader in calligraphy, Rajiv Surendra, and visit a landmark of hi-tech architecture (from the 1970s) in the UK.

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111 26 Nov 2013
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Elna Nykanen Andersson reports from the Swedish Association of Architects’ annual gala about how the city is bracing itself as its population rapidly increases and we decamp to Austria 25 years after the pioneering creation of the Danube Island in its capital, Vienna. Plus, Charles Phu, founder of design practice at the Office for Architectural Culture talks us through recent building developments across Asia.

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110 19 Nov 2013
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Monocle’s creative director Richard Spencer Powell and photo director Poppy Shibamoto discuss the design of our biggest ever issue, we meet the minds behind a pioneering new multi-faith centre in Berlin, and visit Portugal to see how a series of designers are reimagining how to make use of one of the nation’s best natural resources: cork.

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109 12 Nov 2013
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Monocle’s David Plaisant is in Turin to visit the city’s Paratissima design show, Aled John heads to Paris to meet with rising design star Pauline Deltour, and our creative director Richard Spencer Powell talks about Sweden’s new brand identity.

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108 5 Nov 2013
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Femke Herregraven, winner of this year’s Mini Dutch Design Award for a young designer tells Aled John how she balances design with activism and we’re given a tour of the exhibitions at the iconic Klokgebouw building in Eindhoven. Plus, Guy de Launey reports on Belgrade’s first so-called designer playground, and Caleb Lauer profiles the architectural legacy of the Balyan family in Turkey.

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