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Building safer cities
Monocle Films travels to Paris to bear witness to the French capital’s efforts to mitigate terrorism through smart design and architecture.
Paris retail: La Grande Epicerie
The newly opened La Grande Epicerie on the Parisian rive droite celebrates the importance of physical retail. Monocle Films pays a visit to admire the heritage brands and tasty produce.
Paris: The Monocle Travel Guide
Paris is not all about picture-perfect cobbled streets and romantic vistas. Our guide seeks to cut through the clichés and steer you away from the tourist-thronged sites to discover the “real” Paris. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Paris is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Full house: our selection of the best products on show at Maison & Objet in Paris
Biannual design and homeware treasure trove (and trade show) Maison & Objet brings the great, good and design-minded of the retail world to the Parc des Expositions in Paris each January. Here are a few things that caught our eye at this 20th anniversary edition of the fair.
The Big Interview: Karl Lagerfeld
Outspoken, in demand and still at the top of his game, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld talks to Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé about the industry, the media and why Berlin isn’t as good as it used to be.
Revamping forgotten brands is a growing trend in France, where entrepreneurs are tapping into pre-existing DNA and ready-made heritage. Monocle meets the brains behind some of these French revivals.
Prix Pictet — 2011
In the three years since its inception, the Prix Pictet has become the world's leading prize for photography in the field of sustainability. With a prize of CHF 100,000 the international jury honour a photographer whose work artistically presents a convincing narrative about critical environmental issues.
Retail city: Paris
Though it has no shortage of chains and big brands, France remains a country where the small, local speciality shop is highly valued. Nowhere is this more evident than its capital, which contains thousands of examples of independent shops doing creative things with retail. Monocle visits eight of our favourite Paris shops to see what’s on offer.
Prix Pictet 2009
Monocle's culture editor Robert Bound reports on the world's premier award for achievement in environmental photography. With a mandate to use the power of photography to inspire thought and encourage action, the jury awarded first prize of £60,000 to London-based photographer Nadav Kander.
Prix Pictet 2008
The Prix Pictet award’s worthy mission is to promote photographic excellence and environmental sustainability. In its inaugural year the theme was water and the winner, announced by Kofi Annan in Paris, was Canadian photographer Benoit Aquin. Monocle's Culture Editor Robert Bound reports.
For the past three decades Japanese fashion brand Tomorrowland has successfully navigated a fiercely competitive and highly sophisticated retail market. Under the helm of Hiroyuki Sasaki it made its name and built its reputation on an ability to modify the western trends of Paris and Milan to the Japanese body shape and taste. Tom Morris reports on the culture of Tomorrowland and its inspired collaboration with Jean Paul Knott in Paris.
K + D: Winney
Animated cow Winney has featured in K+D's work since 1999. Here we see Winney in a contribution to a charity auction organized by Veuve Clicquot, Japan, from October 2006, and an exclusive glimpse of Winney's next performance.
K + D: Videos
Two productions by K+D for video installations in Paris. The first, an extract from the video installation presented at Paris Capitale de la Création, 2004: 'The curse of bears and dolls in Paris sky'. Second, an extract from the video installation presented at Baccarat's showroom for Designer's Days 2004, Paris: 'Beauty and Beast having a fight and breaking dark crystal'.
K + D: Title sequences
With the success of the opening titles for Catch Me If You Can, Kuntzel+Deygas' work received further international acclaim. Here we present an extract from that beautiful sequence, alongside extracts from the alternative titles for The Pink Panther and K+D's sequence for BBC4's The Desk.