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Pecs in the city

Thursday 30 April

Clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch’s branding has been built on sexualised marketing, semi-naked staff and a strong sense of identity. Now, as the company attempts to tone down this approach, Monocle’s Tom Morris feels that…

It was the one thing that made that horrid smell it pumps out of its stores bearable: the sight of attractive young athletes smiling on the door but sadly that is no more. News arrived this week that US clothing brand…


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Tuesday 28 April

In the second part of our Salone del Mobile series, Tom Morris meets Piero Gandini – the CEO of leading lighting manufacturer Flos – Carole Baijings of Dutch brand Scholten & Baijings and designers Michael Anastassiades and…


Design / Business Hubs

The perfect workplace

April 2015

As employers increasingly acknowledge the quality of life of their workers, Monocle's Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon addressed the topic of the modern workplace. In this visual essay, Josh Fehnert explores what can…


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Tuesday 21 April

The first of our two-part selection from Milan's Salone del Mobile where we meet world-class designers Jasper Morrison, Rodolfo Dordoni and Ronan Bouroullec.



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Tuesday 14 April

We meet George Nakashima’s daughter, who discovered two of her father’s designs for carpetmaker Edward Fields and is now working with the company to bring them to life. Plus we’re joined by the editor of ‘Modern Design…


Design / Architecture

A bridge too far?

Thursday 9 April

With 2018 the slated date for London’s new Garden Bridge to open, Monocle’s Josh Fehnert assesses its likely legacy as debate continues to surround its funding, access and cultural value.

New York’s High Line is a visionary piece of urban planning that transformed a length of disused railway track into a leafy urban park. Sadly, though, eager developers seem keen to ape the project rather than learn from it…


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Tuesday 7 April

We take a tour of one of Oscar Niemeyer’s lesser-known buildings in Lebanon – the Tripoli International Fair – and investigate Tiffany’s new CT60 watch collection with the firm’s vice-president, Nicola Andreatta. Plus: a…


Design / Architecture

Whatever happened to windows?

Thursday 2 April

The epidemic of floor-to-ceiling fenestration across our new housing developments is to the aesthetic and social detriment of our cities says Monocle’s Tom Morris.

The hoarding has just come down on a new residential complex just round the corner from Midori House. What a surprise, it’s another cubic monstrosity with what has become as familiar to Londoners as pigeons: floor-to-cei…

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