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Preview the Latest Monocle Release

23/10/2018 design & fashion video

Preview the Latest Monocle Release

In this joyful new book, the editors unpack what makes a great city. Preview the Guide in this video and discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. 
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People sitting and strolling over Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary (photo: Monocle 2018)

23/10/2018 design & fashion

The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities

How do we make better cities – places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials – great transport, good places to work – as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? Monocle unpacks what makes a great city, whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own, in the new Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities.
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IBM 3278 – the first desktop computer. (Photo: Docubyte)

09/10/2018 design & fashion visual culture

Relive the Golden Age of Computers through James Ball

Before Netflix, Instagram and the internet existed a world of futuristic design and computing simplicity that paved the way for the device you are most likely reading this from. Now treasured art in museums, James Ball takes us on a glorious animated journey through this era.
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Street fashion icon Dapper Dan–born Daniel Day–posing on the streets of Harlem. (Photo: Thomas Welch)

16/09/2018 design & fashion

Dapper Dan is the Comeback King of High Fashion with Street Sensibility

Two decades ago, Dapper Dan–born Daniel Day–was forced to close his legendary boutique on 43 East 125th Street due to lawsuits from the high-end houses, whose logos Dan used with abandon and without permission in his designs. Ironically, in the present he has opened a Gucci-backed atelier in the very street where he once made luxury products for the rappers, athletes, and nascent celebrities who had found success, but hadn't found someone who made clothes for them, which drew from their experiences.
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Kukeri by Aron Klein

07/03/2018 design & fashion visual culture

Kukeri by Aron Klein

“The otherworldly rituals are intended to dispel the evil spirits of winter, which might otherwise bring ill fortune of “Ioshotiya” to the community” 
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Fashion Week Looks by Mise En

08/04/2016 design & fashion

Fashion Week Looks by Mise En

Artist mise en carefully studied the SS16 and AW16 runway looks of fashion-world favorites like Vetements, Comme des Garçon, and Gucci.
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