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Gigi Verde


Floral Designs in Full Bloom Floristry might be one of the most delicate art forms: when bending budding blossoms, their stalks, petals, leaves, and stems must be treated with care as not to tear the natural fibers. Once arranged, the final piece may last for hours or days—but not forever. As such, design studio Sides [...]

Gigi Verde 2017-09-30T12:20:26+00:00

Existential Paintings by Shawn Huckins


Celebrating the United Kingdom’s National Poetry Day Today is National Poetry Day in the United Kingdom, and it’s an opportunity to sit back and reflect on the many ways that words can be used. It's something that painter Shawn Huckins thinks about often: working adeptly to recreate the aesthetics of 18th and 19th Century paintings [...]

Existential Paintings by Shawn Huckins 2017-09-29T12:20:29+00:00

A Travel Guide to Munich


A Rich Heritage with Modern Twists Munich manages to have one foot in the old world and another firmly planted in the new – and that's part of its undeniable charm. Monocle's travel guide will help you navigate this cross-section of history and modernity and point you in the direction of our favorite emerging hotels, [...]

A Travel Guide to Munich 2017-09-29T12:20:24+00:00

For Reasons Unknown


Katerina Kamprani’s Unusable Products It could be said that the products Katerina Kamprani designed for her “The Uncomfortable” line are poorly designed as they are impossible to use. Take the series of thick cutlery: expanded until their handles are as hefty as a stack of spoons, forks, and knives, each utensil is rendered useless for [...]

For Reasons Unknown 2017-09-28T12:20:22+00:00

Tom M Johnson’s Booths


Putting the Focus on Pittsburgh’s Parking Lot Attendants For a city of its size, Pittsburgh has a relatively absent public transportation system, and commuters from across Pennsylvania depend on for-hire parking lots scattered throughout the city. It was in one of these lots that photographer Tom M Johnson first felt the connection between the check-in [...]

Tom M Johnson’s Booths 2017-09-27T12:20:23+00:00

Inside Marie’s Wardrobe


A Staircase Is Worth a Thousand Words Tucked away in a residential corner of London, a spiralling staircase breathes a new life into an old home. Known as Marie’s Wardrobe, the stairs are perforated by a screen of timber dowels, creating a breezy balustrade that allows for the passage of both air and light. Upon [...]

Inside Marie’s Wardrobe 2017-09-26T12:20:38+00:00

It’s Electric


Our Top Picks of Innovative Cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show The Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 filled the streets with self-driving and electric cars from around the world—the industries putting the pedal to the metal in terms of innovation, and there was plenty to see for all. Take the Renault Symbioz: with a slight steel [...]

It’s Electric 2017-09-23T12:20:38+00:00

Eating In at Hallesches Haus


Photos from the Stay for Breakfast Launch Party Good food is meant to be shared, so we brought tasty snacks and fresh beverages to the airy halls of concept store Hallesches Haus in Berlin to celebrate the launch of our book Stay for Breakfast. Simone Hawlisch of @fraueleinsonntag, who co-edited the book, was at hand [...]

Eating In at Hallesches Haus 2017-09-21T12:20:27+00:00