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22 August 2017

Statues are important civic landmarks so what can instating and removing them say about a city and its relationship to its past? We find out how Budapest is remembering its Soviet history. Plus: we talk to curator and…

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Light up

Neon has been big business in Geneva since the 1930s; we find out why the city has been going with the glow ever since.

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15 August 2017

As some of architecture and design’s flagship titles lag, are the smaller independents asking the biggest questions? Journalist Katie Treggiden joins us for a review of the newsstand. Plus we speak to IA Collaborative’s Dan…

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8 August 2017

Modern marvel or bleak box? Modernism is one of the most divisive architectural movements of the 20th century. We talk to Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, founding directors of The Modern House and authors of a new book that…

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Section D, On Design 52: Who was Austen St Barbe Harrison?

3 August 2017

After the British captured Jerusalem in 1917, they decided to preserve everything behind the 16th-century walls of the Old City. But outside, modernity was calling and Austen St Barbe Harrison, the city’s chief architect…

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1 August 2017

They say it’s what’s inside that counts but we’re unwrapping the importance of packaging. Lola James Harper’s Rami Mekdachi reveals how brown glass gave his fragrance brand an edge, Monocle’s Richard Spencer Powell lists…

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Home and away

We’ve scoured the world’s real estate to find three ideal destinations in which to build a base or set up shop. From the beaches of Bali to the winding streets of southern Spain, these are places that offer a chance to live…

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Putting down roots

Many of us will have given serious thought to starting our own business in beautiful surroundings but how many will actually get there? We look at three case studies, each with their own experiences to share. The recurring…

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Counter culture

Our favourite shops around the world are often nestled in low-key spots, such as these three strips in Hong Kong, Rome and San Francisco. Here you’ll find communities of retailers whose wares are inspired by their personal…

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25 July 2017

Buckle up for a driving tour of the best in automotive design with Gordon Murray, the man behind the McLaren F1 road car. Plus: Monocle’s Robert Bound on the merits of being in the driving seat (and why George Jetson may…

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