Easy going: the new basics of better urbanism and liveability. The 2016 survey of the elements that define superior cities – and why a bit of action after sundown is as vital as bike lanes and smooth tram lines.
Kinfolk Issue Nineteen: The spring edition of Kinfolkexplores our relationship with adrenaline and its vital contribution to our quality of life. After all, finding joy inknuckle-whitening moments can be enlivening, not immobilizing. Whether it’s through leaping out of a plane at 14,000 feet or cutting off all our hair, or by cliff-diving into the sea or getting a tattoo, making friends with fear opens us up to a flurry of exhilaration. If we aspire to live life instead of just watch it, our days won’t be safe or stilted: The best stories start with the most unexpected moments, and these experiences normally come from confronting our comfort zones instead of taking the easy, expected or well-lit route.
Kinfolk Issue Twenty: The summer edition of Kinfolk not only draws attention to far-flunglocations but also to those who choose to stay local and see their surroundings anew. Pulling from our global community of contributors from Stockholm to Tokyo, we embarked on ventures in more than a dozen cities on four continents. Through exposure to new cultures and foreign contexts, we often return home filled with fresh perspectives that can make the everyday seem exotic, but worldly experiences don’t start and end at the baggage claim—it’s what we do with those memories once we’ve unpacked our suitcases that really makes a difference in the long run.
The sixth printed issue of MITT introduces a new co-publishing collaboration with After Hours, spotlights on man made goods around Australia and a look at a typographer's portfolio of work. Plus featured profiles on Tokyo based Masaya Kuroki, one half of the fashion brand Maison Kitsuné, London based music guru Bradley Zero and industrial designer Henry Wilson in Sydney. Also written and photographic essays including riding your motorbike on the open road, reimagining selfies at the ripe young age of 62, photographing the urban banality of Los Angeles with George Byrne, a love letter to one man's garden and a rediscovered appreciation for our mothers. Lastly, a look at the street styles of New York Fashion Week: Men's.
The Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide is an introduction to a city that hits you with both its cultural variety and natural beauty. From its beach scene to sculptural public gardens and lively neighbourhood bars, find all the hotspots for everything from food and drink to design and architecture.
The Monocle Travel Series reveals their favourite places in each city we cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and our favourite places to eat, be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.