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168 30 Dec 2014

We tour Gaudí's Torre Bellesguard in Barcelona, witness continuing architectural controversy in Belgrade and meet typographic legend Eric Spiekermann in Berlin.

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167 23 Dec 2014

We explore the links between art and design with artist-cum-architect Anish Kapoor and London's Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic tells us about his new book.

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166 16 Dec 2014

David Plaisant takes us through the best bits of Business of Design Week in Hong Kong. Plus, we head to Milan to learn about the craft of design brand Porro, and travel to Toronto for Iidex: Canada’s national design and architecture expo.

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165 9 Dec 2014

Design Miami special: we pick the best from the US’s most prominent design fair including chats with the event's director Rodman Primack, Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig, and we witness the unveiling of a new sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

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164 2 Dec 2014

We discuss 50 years of graphic design at the Royal College of Art, learn about RUA Arquitetos in Rio de Janeiro, head to Beirut to find out about 3D printing, and speak to broadcaster Kirsty Wark as part of the Women Fashion Power show at London’s Design Museum.

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163 25 Nov 2014

We get our sketch books out as the Royal Drawing School celebrates its recent rebranding, head to Mexico City where American graphic-designer Lance Wyman is much revered, we also get the latest design news from Hong Kong, and talk infographics at the VisualisediO conference in London.

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162 18 Nov 2014

What does it take to design a new train? We speak to Fabio Filippini of Pininfarina, which has just unveiled its new Eurostar carriages. We also take a tour of Oliver Spencer's new Shoreditch shop and find out about Finnish master Alvar Aalto's library in present-day Russia.

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161 11 Nov 2014

All the highlights from the Istanbul Design Biennal, plus we hear the latest on Japan’s national stadium plans, explore a book devoted to Danish silversmith Georg Jensen and visit Eley Kishimoto’s London studio.

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160 4 Nov 2014

David Plaisant gets a lesson in fashion illustration with Stuart McKenzie. We also return to UN headquarters to find out about Norway's design legacy, take a tour of the Orgatec office-furniture fair in Köln and use a water pipe to inhale some chocolate in Belgium.

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159 28 Oct 2014

This week David Plaisant visits the Biennale Interieur in Belgium, our New York bureau chief explores the recently refurbished UN headquarters and we go to South Korea for the new-look Seoul Fashion Week.

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158 21 Oct 2014

We look around some of Lisbon’s finest properties, tour two very different furniture fairs in Belgium and California, and pick our top homeware options from Monocle's Design Directory.

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157 14 Oct 2014

We take to the skies with new book Airline Visual Identity 1945 - 1975 published by Callisto. Plus we look at New York and Belgrade: two cities being designed with the surrounding water in mind.

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