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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, the 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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Products of Portland based cannabis dispensary Serra. The main color used is an Yves Klein inspired blue. (Photo: Half Court Studio for OMFGCO)

11/09/2018 visual culture

"Serra Was for Those That Were Curious, but Didn’t Want to Go to a Weed Shop"

Taking a decidedly artistic approach, the sophisticated pot boutique steers clear of the shady stoner image that many of its competitors cannot get out of their system. Brimming with both art and agricultural references, the brand Serra reaches out to those who, along with a good high, appreciate design that exceeds the industry standard.
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View from an infinity pool at Hotel Miramonti in Avelengo, Italy. (Photo: Monocle 2018)

10/09/2018 travel

7 Ways to Make the Most of Every Stay at a Hotel

There’s a special kind of thrill that checking into a hotel elicits. From the crisp sheets to the cozy barstools and rooftop pools, sometimes our lodging can be just as exciting as our travels themselves. From getting a little extra splash of luxury to eating the most authentic local dishes and charging your phone without buying an converter.
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Studio designed by Izat and Arundell in Edinburgh. (Photo: Haarkon)

06/09/2018 architecture & interior

A Masterclass in Livable Minimalism

This Zen-like Scottish retreat lies in the historic heart of Edinburgh in a former blacksmith’s workshop. Design duo Eilidh Izat and Jack Arundell spent months designing a single-room layout for the 36 m2 (388 ft2) property, which has been reimagined as a paean to natural materials and local artisans.
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People sitting and strolling over Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary (photo: Monocle 2018)

04/09/2018 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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Preview the Latest Monocle Release

04/09/2018 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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