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Culture / Environment

Park life

Tuesday 26 May

After attending a conference in Toronto on the awareness of landscape architects and designers, Jason Li has a new-found respect for the civic spaces in his city.

Take a moment and think about your city’s defining landmark. Is it the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Maybe the One World Trade Center in New York? Or Hong Kong’s IM Pei Bank of China Tower? I’m going to take a stab in the dark and…

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 62

Tuesday 26 May

Luke Turner, associate editor at ‘The Quietus’, sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss three new music releases. Up for discussion are Mbongwana Star’s ‘From Kinshasa’, Holly Herndon’s ‘Platform’ and Algiers’ new self…

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Culture

Culture with Rob Bound, 189

Monday 25 May

As AMC’s ad drama ‘Mad Men’ draws to a close, Robert Bound asks: “Where did all the good adverts go?” He speaks to Peter Mead, chairman and founder of Abbott Mead Vickers; Richard Brim, executive creative director at Adam…

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Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 61

Monday 25 May

Art consultant and dealer Kathlene Fox-Davies provides snapshots of some of this month’s photography exhibitions in London. We explore the limitations of photography in Clare Strand’s latest show at the Grimaldi Gavin…

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Culture

The Stack, 143

Saturday 23 May

Tom Edwards meets publishing aficionados Bruno Ceschel and Yannik Bouillis as they put on the Offprint independent publishing fair at London's Tate Modern. Plus we hear from alternative literary journal ‘Table Talk’ and…

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Culture

The Sessions at Midori House, 12

Saturday 23 May

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are a mother-and-son duo from Kansas City who have been wowing crowds and critics across Europe and North America this year. They hit the Monocle 24 studios to perform a selection of songs…

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Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 60

Friday 22 May

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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Culture / Society

Faces of note

Thursday 21 May

Whose image would you like to see on the new £20 note? Robert Bound suggests some well-known names that might fit the bill.

In the next five years the British people have a momentous decision to make. Sure, there’s set to be a referendum on the UK’s relationship with Europe that could change the fortune of every single subject in the kingdom and…

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 59

Thursday 21 May

Writer Mark Mason talks us through other people’s literary journeys. We also discuss Steve Boggan’s quest for precious metal and poet Simon Armitage’s trip through the southwest of England. And as F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The…

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Culture / Travel

The reign in Spain

Wednesday 20 May

While hunting for hidden gems in Madrid, Nelly Gocheva crowned small, family-run shops the ruling retailers of the city.

Last week saw the official launch of Monocle’s first standalone Travel Guide Series: London and New York are now out, with Hong Kong and Tokyo to follow in August. And while the past month for me has been all about last…

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 58

Wednesday 20 May

Matt Wolf, critic for the ‘International New York Times’, swings by the studio to run through a trio of classics that have returned to the London stage. There’s musical ‘High Society’ at the Old Vic, Arthur Miller’s ‘Death…

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Culture / Furniture

Under the sun

There is something about creating a seat for the great outdoors that leaves too many designers lost in a hessian-upholstered haze. We’re glad to see, then, that there are makers of alfresco furniture that remain true to the…

Culture / Gardening

Dig for victory

Tuesday 19 May

As more and more gardens are paved over, Andrew Tuck says it’s time that people take over urban spaces to make our cities green again.

Putting a plant in soil and watching it grow is one of the pleasures of life. I live in a house with no garden but a small roof terrace that is packed with plants, from silver birches that shrug off the wind to giant hostas…

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