Contributors / Nic Monisse

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Small Fortune

Moving somewhere compact needn’t mean closing the doors of professional or personal opportunity. Life in small cities can give you the best of metropolitan life, only with greater access to nature and a more relaxed pace…

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Community centre

Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré sees his projects as hubs for nearby residents, even enlisting their help to build them.

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At ease

Nick Wakeman, designer of effortlessly stylish clothing, introduces Studio Nicholson’s team, from its marketing director to its Soho shop manager.

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In plain sight

A sensitive city hall revamp opens up this storied building to foster dialogue and democracy.

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Hit the bar

Inspired by Québec, taking Denmark by storm: this special bar and shop is a social hub that plays a unique role in its neighbourhood.

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Monocle Design Awards: part two

From the smartest greenhouses to the prettiest glassware, the Monocle Design Awards celebrate the most pleasing projects that bring our homes and cities to life.

Global

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Material world

From the smartest greenhouses to the prettiest glassware, the Monocle Design Awards celebrate the most pleasing projects that bring our homes and cities to life.

Global

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Book smarts

Clients from Frieze to Rizzoli come to the graphic designer for her storytelling skills. And she delivers bestsellers.

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Well furnished

The city of Inegöl is building on its woodworking heritage to become a furniture-making powerhouse.

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Civic pride

The seat of power defines how a city is run but the buildings can also project an idea of place. We highlight some of the best, from Aarhus to Mumbai.

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Area of expertise

Built to an inspired modernist plan, the riverside bairro of Restelo is an exemplar of suburban architecture.

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Soft centre

The small town of Hawick might not be a name that’s readily associated with high fashion but its long-standing knitwear industry has won it a global reputation as a place of expert artisanship and the finest yarns. Just ask…

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Care to take a seat?

The chair is one piece of furniture that we have almost constant contact with. We sit on them to relax, to work, to socialise, to eat and to wait. And while they might serve a basic utility, there’s a reason why we all have…

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For the record

Designer Peter Saville has defined the visual identities of some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions. Now he is venturing into the all-new territory of textiles.

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Making better

The legendary industrial designer, Hella Jongerius, on how we can design our way out of overconsumption.

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The Agenda: Urbanism

Abu Dhabi’s unique, new park and our design editor’s views on how taxis rank.

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The opener

From game-changers to green capitals and suspect statues, we round up some eye-catching news from across the globe.

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The opener

Rev your engines and wind down the windows as we begin our whistle-stop tour of global transport with dispatches from the first cycle to the last mile. Plus: football and dogs.

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Boom towns

The world is in flux, with old capitals in decline and new hotspots on the up. So we asked leading figures from the creative and financial industries where they would choose to base a new venture today. Here are the 10…

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The opener

Our pack of far-flung correspondents weigh in with a sampling of weird and wonderful things happening across the world, from a 100-year-old Canadian landscape designer’s achievements to some mind-beagling treats for your…

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The opener

As the world makes efforts to kick into gear, bright ideas are sparking up across the globe, from the fashion house bringing haute couture to your door, to small towns tempting newcomers by offering free board – at a price…

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The opener

An intercontinental array of bulletins bringing you up to speed on Israel’s pop charts, the changing face of suburbia and underwear to massage your bottom.

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