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Films — Design

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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

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Broad Strokes of Design

By vchefti - Apr 12 2012
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I enjoy the variety of design topics Monocle features. I love the quick little updates and different, global ideas and events in design. I'd love to see more and would REALLY love to see some more indepth ones on minimalist high-tech design!

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
1
1
0
3

Broad Strokes of Design

By vchefti - Apr 12 2012
Read more
I enjoy the variety of design topics Monocle features. I love the quick little updates and different, global ideas and events in design. I'd love to see more and would REALLY love to see some more indepth ones on minimalist high-tech design!
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Films — Design

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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

Rank #1: Fogo Island - Part 2: Architecture

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New architecture is a powerful way to brand a location but it’s not without risk when the local area is already rich in tradition and natural beauty. Monocle films journeyed to the remote island of Fogo in Newfoundland to find a balance created in the building designs of Todd Saunders’ art studios and hotel.
Oct 25 2013
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Rank #2: Jordan's creative scene

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There's a budding entrepreneurial scene in Amman, Jordan's charming capital. We profile the young people who are making things happen, whether it's by starting design studios, cafés, galleries or small businesses.
Nov 21 2017
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Rank #3: End of an era

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We look back at the hushed world of the iconic Hotel Okura in Tokyo. Monocle Films was granted exclusive access to capture the gracious ways of this much-loved modernist gem just before it was demolished in 2015 to give way to a new iteration of the building.
Aug 27 2015
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Rank #4: A man's shoe

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Northamptonshire’s shoemaking legacy has stood strong for well over a century and De Fursac’s dapper Derbys and eye-catching Oxfords will keep you in step with the times. We meet the team behind De Fursac’s first footwear collection.
Nov 03 2015
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Rank #5: Baťa: if the shoe fits

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The Czech town of Zlín was transformed by a visionary shoemaker who wanted to house his workers in a garden city. We put our best foot forward to explore his functionalist masterpiece.
Sep 05 2016
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Rank #6: Live Design. Transform Life.

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Cape Town's reign as World Design Capital for 2014 focuses on the problem-solving potential of design: an approach that’s more gritty than pretty. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of independence, Gillian Dobias explores the city's design-for-social-change agenda.
Jan 29 2014
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Rank #7: Cosy Homes: Die Es

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South African architects Gawie and Gwen Fagan designed and built their family home on a dramatic spot between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Die Es is an ode to vernacular architecture with a difference. To celebrate the publication of The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes, Monocle films explores the sculpted forms, palpable materiality and harmony with nature that make this eclectic residence stand out.
Oct 27 2015
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Rank #8: 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale - National Pavilions

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Our second film report from the Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on the national pavilions’ responses to curator Alejandro Aravena’s quest for new points of view on the social, political and cultural issues facing the world of architecture today.
Jun 10 2016
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Rank #9: A Bohemian Toy Story

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The Czech Republic has a rich toy-making history which dedicated collectors and craftsmen are committed to keeping alive. From the atelier to the Christmas market, Monocle films discovers an inspiring toy story where art meets craft.
Dec 12 2013
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Rank #10: Japanese architecture: Toukouen hotel

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We travel to Japan’s least-populous prefecture, Tottori, where we explore one of its most-famous hotels.
Sep 11 2017
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Rank #11: Milano Moda Uomo

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As the mercury rose in Milan, we toured the showrooms and palazzos to take the temperature of the best 2016 spring/summer menswear collections. Here are 10 of our favourite finds.
Jun 23 2015
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Rank #12: Monocle top ten: Paris menswear

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As an unprecedented heat wave beats down on France, fashion exhibitors are back in Paris’s tradeshows and showrooms to present their 2016 spring-summer menswear creations. Here are some highlights.
Jun 30 2015
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Rank #13: Healthy architecture

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How can architects, designers, retailers and city planners embrace a new vernacular that delivers places that leave us feeling better about our lives? Our fourth Quality of Life Conference film explores the notion.
May 17 2016
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Rank #14: Masters of glass

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The small Venetian island of Murano has a grand glass-blowing reputation. In the glow of the furnaces, Monocle Films witnesses a new generation of designers at work.
Jul 28 2016
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Rank #15: Sydney Residence: Harry and Penelope Seidler House

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Far removed from the skyscrapers and residential towers for which architect Harry Seidler became known, the house he designed with his wife is governed by Bauhaus aesthetics that are just as forward-thinking today as they were in the 1960s. Monocle Films visits Penelope Seidler in her dream home.
Feb 26 2016
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Rank #16: The secret to building affordable homes

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As part of our 'Secret to...' series we visit the architecture practice of Andreas Martin-Löf, which is reinventing residential housing in Stockholm.
Nov 09 2017
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Rank #17: Funkhaus: on the same wavelength

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We tour the stunning studios and recording halls of Funkhaus, east Berlin’s former communist broadcasting house.
Jan 26 2018
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Rank #18: Film report: Pitti Uomo 2016

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We ask what’s next for menswear as retailers flock to Florence to spot trends and stock up on Italian fashion – a €9bn industry –and foreign brands. Denim is darker, the fit wider and men are starting to move from beards and suspenders to a more elegant English look.
Jan 15 2016
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Rank #19: Making it in the city: Vienna ateliers

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Vienna provided the perfect backdrop for the second instalment of The Monocle Quality of Life Conference in 2016. Monocle Films paid a visit to six of our favourite ateliers and discovers that you can create jobs and wealth with downtown workshops – and the sound of the odd hammer.

May 24 2016
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Rank #20: Time for a hospitality refresh

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From nation to brand, city hall to hotel, who is doing hospitality well and offering benchmarks for experiences that are genuine, reliable and believable? This Monocle Quality of Life Conference film was the overture to the panel discussion, exploring how cities and brands make visitors and locals feel welcome.
May 10 2016
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