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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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Back to work:

Linda Morey-Burrows, principal director of architecture and design firm MoreySmith, on how lockdown has changed the world of work. Plus: Canadian designer Jamie Wolfond on staying lively in a lockdown and Brisbane-based commentator Lindy Johnson on getting architects back to work.

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28 May 2020
8 min

Extra: Consider the corridor: 

Writer and academic Roger Luckhurst shares the utopian ideals behind the humble corridor.

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45026 May 2020
30 min

Back to work: 

Linda Morey-Burrows, principal director of architecture and design firm MoreySmith, on how lockdown has changed the world of work. Plus: Canadian designer Jamie Wolfond on staying lively in a lockdown and Brisbane-based commentator Lindy Johnson on getting architects back to work.

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21 May 2020
8 min

Extra: Fit the bill: 

When New York City’s Poster House museum had to close its doors in early March, director Julia Knight wondered how the institution could support the city. Today her inspiring solution can be seen across all five boroughs.

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44919 May 2020
30 min

Branding crisis: Part II: 

Josh Fehnert is joined by Monocle’s creative director, Richard Spencer Powell, to discuss a UN brief for designers to respond to coronavirus and review the current crop of public-health posters.

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14 May 2020
6 min

Extra: Making a stand: 

Industrial designer Rachelle LeBlanc tells us about the freestanding wood and plexiglass barriers that she has produced and donated to corner shops and neighbourhood grocers in Toronto.

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44812 May 2020
30 min

Branding crisis: Part I: 

Clive Russell and Charlie Waterhouse are graphic designers at This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, whose clients include Médicins San Frontières and Extinction Rebellion. They tell Josh Fehnert why ‘branding’ doesn’t help when describing a crisis. Plus: Mathieu de Muizon on how illustration can add humanity to tough messages.

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7 May 2020
8 min

Extra: How do buildings affect our health?: 

Dr Joseph Allen is assistant professor of exposure at Harvard’s department of environmental health and head of its Healthy Buildings programme. Here he explains how architecture can affect our health, happiness and productivity.

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4475 May 2020
30 min

Health and architecture: 

We examine the link between buildings and wellbeing, find out how tuberculosis shaped modern architecture and speak to designer Ilse Crawford about the importance of materials. Plus: Josh Fehnert is joined by Nic Monisse to talk about how the notion of home and our relationship with the outdoors is changing.

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30 Apr 2020
9 min

Extra: Contact: 

Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief meets the product designers and engineers using technology to stay safe - and how social distancing is creating a market for certain firms.

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44628 Apr 2020
30 min

Hong Kong special: 

How are designers in the city responding to Covid-19? We learn what interior designer Joyce Wang has been up to under lockdown. We meet graphic designer and advertising veteran Stanley Wong to learn about the campaigns that have piqued his interest. Plus, we find out if online lessons are going to be the next big trend by dropping in on a virtual fashion class.

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23 Apr 2020
6 min

Extra: Two Pages Project: 

Two Pages Project collaborators Konstantinos Trichas and Dionysis Livanis explain how they keep a global network of designers and creatives connected during lockdown

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44521 Apr 2020
30 min

Fashion to the rescue: 

Monocle’s Jamie Waters on how fashion turned its hand to creating medical products. Plus, Josh Fehnert talks to Katie Treggiden about the design headlines and a return to craft and we visit a Spanish design firm that has retooled as a mask-maker.

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16 Apr 2020
3 min

Extra: Fashion comes to the rescue: 

Jamie Waters explains how the fashion industry emerged as a vital contributor in the fight against the pandemic. Many brands, big and small, have pivoted to make masks and other protective equipment.

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44414 Apr 2020
30 min

The home front: 

With many of us adjusting to life under lockdown we ask ‘Disegno’ magazine editor Oli Stratford about how the design industry has been affected. Plus, Nolan Giles on Monocle’s home manifesto and Josh Fehnert on why bumps and bruises tell better stories than flush finishes when it comes to turning houses to homes.

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9 Apr 2020
3 min

Extra: Earphone etiquette : 

Listen up as Monocle's Nolan Giles reflects on the ubiquity of Apple's AirPods headphones and the social etiquette surrounding them.

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