This past weekend saw the launch of Monocle’s TV show, available on Bloomberg. Continuing to present current affairs, the TV show acts as an extension to the various formats already produced by the Monocle team. A new episode has been released each day from January 29, making three in total thus far.
Presented by Canadian born journalist and Monocle editor-in-chief, Tyler Brûlé. Each feature focuses on “business, culture, urbanism and design”, with episodes already covering Art Basel Miami, the effects of the wrecking ball in Beirut, this year’s US motor show and the Swiss Alps’ sustainability programme that puts an emphasis on high altitude produce.
Rokit true vintage and retro clothing expands across the decades from the 20’s, 80’s.
Rokit is the biggest and best online vintage store in the UK with four London shops and worldwide online shipping.
A goldmine of vintage treasures, the Rokit website stocks an assortment of vintage clothing from all the grand eras, with an impressive range of vintage ladies-wear, mens-wear, accessories, homewares, footwear, and even vintage children’s clothes. You’ll find great stuff including t-shirts & vests, cute playsuits, cool jackets, unique shoes, vintage jeans and pretty dresses amongst others. Whether you’re a vintage clothes collector seeking a rare original and authentic retro or designer piece, or someone who wants to find cheap, trend inspired yet unique and individual clothing, Rokit offers an eclectic shopping experience full of vintage treasures to suit everyone.
And what’s more – all of it is available to buy online…..
Federico Frangi is an Argentinean creative based in Barcelona. He works for different advertising agencies, mostly on editorial projects, as a freelance designer, art director and photographer.
His latest project is a photographic series from his travels to Nepal and Ladhak, India, that will be exhibited at Casa del Tibet (Barcelona) from October 2nd until the end of December.
“In the remote regions of northern India, more than 4000 metres above sea level, the world takes on a different reality,” says Federico. “Animals and wild areas coexist in the most extreme conditions.”
Rolf Fehlbaum, the CEO of Vitra is the “Chair” man. Very modestly he explains the why and how of a manufacturing company which started with chairs from Eames and went on and on with an impressive campus with buildings by world famous architects and it’s own design museum.
“Jardin Extraordinaire” (‘The Extraordinary Garden’) collection by Jean Boggio for Franz is finished in a timeless color combination of black and white and features this seemingly simplistic tall chair. It’s when you look closer that you realize it’s anything but simple – the chair’s high back is a white panel with a complicated porcelain jungle design on its front side. With volumetric palm trees, lianas and flowers, the chair back looks like a fine piece of art and is sure to make your dining room feel extraordinary.
Originally trained as a gold and silversmith, French artist Jean Boggio is best known for his jewelry creations – a passion he had since 1984. Ready to explore new artistic perspectives, in 2005 the artist joined forces with the Taiwanese porcelain manufacturer Franz, the collaboration that let Mr. Boggio make his entry into the field of furniture. Together they created a modern collection under the new Jean Boggio for Franz brand.