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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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Tuesday 31 March

We head to Cannes for the Mipim trade fair – the annual jamboree for the world’s property developers – to discover the crucial role that architects will play in building great estates for the future. We also meet British…



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Tuesday 24 March

A global whip-round of this week’s design stories. Tom Morris goes to Baselworld watch fair and we meet the new president of Finnish design house Marimekko. Plus we go to Rio see the bikinis of Lenny Niemeyer and to Fran…



Design / Furniture

Making an entrance

A collaborative exhibition between Fabrica and Airbnb at Salone del Mobile will examine hospitality and hearty welcomes. That it will all take place at a magnificent private home made Monocle only too happy to accept an…


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Tuesday 17 March

Section D takes a special look at the incredible creations of the most important fashion designer of his time: Alexander McQueen. We take a tour of the V&A Museum’s vast retrospective and discuss McQueen’s legacy with The…



Design / Fashion

Pitti of angels

From renowned fashion houses producing new capsule collections to fresh brands rolling out eye-catching tailoring, the 85th incarnation of the Pitti Uomo trade fair was home to all manner of innovative approaches to mens…

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