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6 December 2016

Today we’re on safari for the architectural outliers known as white elephants: those buildings built with the best of intentions that – through poor conception, spiralling costs or unforeseen circumstances – have fallen…

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29 November 2016

Hong Kong started out as a city that made things and later became a trading hub for buying and selling. Now it has its sights set on becoming a regional centre of creativity, innovation and design. In this episode we take…

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22 November 2016

We share a few tall tales with one of the last great modernist architects, Moshe Safdie. Meanwhile, we consider the legacy of seminal UK typographers Edward Johnston and Eric Gill and talk to the architect who has achieved…

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A new leaf

Want to spruce up your barren balcony or bare window box? Look no further as we round up the most luscious – and adventurous – botanical offerings for the home, from spiky cactuses to frond-tastic ferns.

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All in the details

New hotel Casa Mãe is a winning combination of Portuguese craftsmanship and exquisitely executed contemporary design. Monocle meets the creative force behind the retreat.

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All the best

Our pick of the bunch this winter, from two shiny new Tokyo labels to some classy leather bucket bags.

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Travel Top 50

All aboard for our fast-paced tour of the finest hotel openings, boats, planes and rolling stock setting agenda in the world of travel and hospitality.

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15 November 2016

London’s design fans are waiting with baited breath: the city’s Design Museum will open the doors of its new building on 24 November. We bring you an exclusive tour of the museum’s new home led by architect John Pawson and…

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8 November 2016

More and more countries are recognising the advantages of cultivating a strong design scene, from boosting their economy to building up their soft power. We focus on three nations stepping up to the plate and asserting…

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1 November 2016

On today’s show we turn our attention to the crossroads where design and architecture meet film, from a documentary about a St Louis housing project to an appreciation of the title sequence of ‘Superman’.

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