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5 July 2016

Episode 247

30 minutes

This week we check out a design-minded solution to rising studio rents, take the temperature after the first month of the much-discussed Venice Architecture Biennale and bring you a few seasonal wardrobe fixes from three far-flung destinations. Plus: we alight in Japan to see a new generation of trains that are covering ground by slowing down.

5 July 2016

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Minima Moralia

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Artists and creatives are vital to city life but many are being priced out. Dalston Roof Gardens in London provides affordable, compact studio that can be erected almost anywhere. Its mission: to combat the scourge of rising studio prices.

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James Taylor-Foster: Revisiting the Venice Biennale

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Just over a month into the Venice Architecture Biennale, we revisit the show with Nordic Pavilion co-curator James Taylor-Foster to consider the highlights and pitfalls of architecture’s biggest showcase.

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Jamie Waters’ summer fashion review

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Monocle’s best Jamie Waters joins us in the studio for an international tour of a few brands to watch this summer.

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Japan: Luxury on rails

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Monocle’s Asia editor at large Kenji Hall tells us about the Japanese train designers who are trading speed for luxury.

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