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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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156 7 Oct 2014

We focus on the architecture of Ernő Goldfinger in London and also chart the rise and rise of infographics with the editors of new design books Raw Data and Understanding the World.

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155 30 Sep 2014

We meet architectural curator Elias Redstone as he launches his new book Shooting Space, plus one of its featured photographers: the world-renowned Iwan Baan. We also visit the Glasgow School of Art to find out how it is facing the future and speak to designer-developer Ian Schrager about his new plans for Lower Manhattan.

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154 23 Sep 2014

We look back at more of the London Design Festival, and talk with furniture designers B&B Italia, Alberto Alessi and the minds behind Hay in Copenhagen. Plus, we visit the Milovanov workshop in Moscow, Jane Packer florist’s in London, and go to a very special residence on the island of Menorca.

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153 16 Sep 2014

As London Design Festival kicks off we meet some of the young designers showing off their wares. Plus we head to the new Berlin home of eyewear brand Mykita and in Turkey we take a look at local summer houses.

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152 9 Sep 2014

Maison&Objet special: Section D producer David Plaisant takes a tour of the best of the design fair in Paris, with contributions from British designer Tom Dixon, Sheridan Coakley of SCP, mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine and many more.

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151 2 Sep 2014

A look at British Brutalist architecture as Tom Morris meets the designer of a new Barbican-themed computer game, Edward Mascarenhas. We also climb London’s Trellick Tower to talk bags with Ally Capellino, present the latest design news from Japan and deliver an in-depth masterclass in car branding as Volvo launches its new model.

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150 26 Aug 2014

A workspace-design special as we delve into Monocle’s brand new book The Monocle Guide to Good Business and visit the offices of Frieze in London, Wonderwall in Tokyo and Mach Architektur in Zürich. Plus, we go shopping for sunglasses with designer and founder of Prism, Anna Laub, and visit the studio of wallpaper and textile-designers Timorous Beasties in Glasgow.

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149 19 Aug 2014

Section D heads to Australia to hear from some of those making design happen in Sydney, we take an imaginary dip in the river Thames where Studio Octopi has unveiled plans to create a floating swimming pool, judge books by their covers with Peter Mendelsund, look at lighting design with Bocci, and learn how to create the perfect hotel bar with designer Afroditi Krassa.

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