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.
Everyone loves an urban village but few cities know quite how to get the mix of retail, services and residents right. London recently decided to grass over Trafalgar Square temporarily to celebrate its urban villages while…
Talla clogs are produced in a barn in the village of Myrskylä. Originally workwear for the medical profession, the clogs are now a hit on the high street thanks to a collaboration with a Japanese designer.
In the wake of bank bail-outs and car industry rescue plans, retail giants could find themselves standing next in line with begging bowls in hand. But it’s a re-think that’s really needed to keep the high street healthy.
Family business turned worldwide brand Benetton is about much more than high-street fashion. It bought and breathed new life into a roadside food chain and has funded a number of creative projects via its research centre…
Travellers on Swiss trains now have their very own Starbucks carriage to buy coffee from. But Monocle’s design editor wonders why the high-street giant is rolling ever further away from its original brand identity.
Last year we engineered the perfect neighbourhood and received praise from the World Health Organisation for putting small business at the core of our high street. This year, we’ve come up with a better borough.