Monocles latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide.The world of retail has never been so challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. Is this the dawn of a new, independent age of bricks and mortar retail?Since launch the retail world has been one of the pillars of Monocles editorial coverage. On their travels around the world, the magazines editors are constantly looking for well-designed fit-outs, the people setting new benchmarks in service and the stores offering the smartest product mix.At the heart of all this is an understanding that a memorable shopping experience relies on a delicate balance of an inviting space, a warm welcome and a sense of discovery (not to mention covetable products)but an understanding, too, that shops and shopkeepers play an indispensable role in creating lively neighbourhoods and vibrant high streets.??This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brands 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.
This Smudge Eats Brisbane pocket guide holds the̴ key to days upon days of delicious dining experiences: between lattes in New Farm, lunch in West End, dinner in Fortitude Valley, and beers in Teneriffe, there's something for everyone. Travel that little bit further to find additional gems; regional Queensland is̴ a culinary powerhouse̴ of its own.
Saunas, cozy cafes, modern art, an impeccable design pedigree and even churches with secular appeal - it's no wonder the Finnish capital serves as an introduction to this magical Nordic city, with suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking.
Small and tightly focused, our guides are concise city tours in a handy fold-out format that slips neatly into an intrepid traveler's pocket. Our aim is to introduce readers to new places as well as re-evaluating familiar ones, and we are as keen to find a new way to see the Louvre as we are to discover an untouched 1950s cafe. Informed by on-the-ground research, our one-sheet guides and maps uncover what makes a city special. They are written and researched in-house, and an illustrator who has been specially chosen for the subject designs each one. Whether it's an excursion into the greener areas of London (more numerous than you might think), Paris's beatnik bookshops, the otherworldly landscape just outside Reykjavik, or the watering holes of Brooklyn, we highlight what makes a place distinctive with our specialist knowledge and illustrations with vintage charm. In A6 format, the guides fit easily into a pocket and then expand out to A3 or A2 to display the attractions of each city. Each fine-quality sheet is litho-printed in England on 100% recycled stock.
For over a decade, renowned travel journalist, bestselling author and TV host Robin Esrock scoured the globe in search of one-of-a-kind, bucket list worthy experiences. During his remarkable journey to over 100 countries on seven continents, Esrock uncovered unique adventures, fascinating histories, cultural spectacles, natural wonders, hilarious situations and unforgettable characters proving that modern travel is so much more than just over-trafficked tourist attractions. From the Amazon jungle to the beaches of Zanzibar, The Great Global Bucket List presents the world we don't hear much about in the news: a planet that is strikingly beautiful, thought-provoking, incredibly diverse and sometimes just very, very funny. With his trademark wit, photography and insight, Esrock introduces the inspiring experiences you'll be talking and dreaming about for many years to come.
Get ready to:
* Cage dive with crocodiles in South Africa
* Meet a Tasmanian Devil
* Float in Colombia's mud volcano of youth
* Zip-line off the Great Wall of China
* Discover space tourism in Russia's Star City
* Jetboat and Zorb in New Zealand
* Camp on the ice in Antarctica
* Cheer for a masked wrestling hero in Mexico
* Explore an Ancient burial cave in the Cook Islands
* Swim with sunken treasures in Papua New Guinea
. . . And that's just the tip of the proverbial metaphor!
Renowned international travel writer Robin Esrock has spent over a decade scouring the planet in search of bucket-list-worthy experiences, infusing his inspirational adventures with humour, quirky facts, intimate photography and worldly insight. Turning his attention to Australia for the first time, Esrock has come up with the definitive list of the most spectacular destinations and experiences this sunburned land has to offer.
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BUCKET LIST leads you across a land that is strikingly beautiful, thought-provoking, incredibly diverse and often very funny. From the big-ticket tourist sights to the secret, the hidden, and the entirely surprising, this is a celebration of Australia that will inspire dreams and adventures for many years to come.
Get ready to ...
race across the sand dunes on a quad bike in Port Stephens (NSW)
steel yourself against the ghosts of Old Melbourne Gaol (VIC)
meet a real-life Australian prince in the Hutt River Principality (WA)
hear the Tasmanian devils grunt at Cradle Mountain (TAS)
fossick for opals in Coober Pedy (SA)
zipline between the trees of the Daintree Rainforest (QLD)
hear the secrets of the universe under a NASA satellite at Tidbinbilla (ACT)
Globe-trotters rejoice! This updated volume gathers the cr̬me de la cr̬me from the New York Times travel series. The Times's renowned writers curate 150 bite-sized itineraries into an showcase of the world's most captivating cities, from Barcelona to, New Delhi to New Orleansۥ with 26 new stories including Amman and Nairobi.
Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.
Gestalten, Clara Le Fort
Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and extraordinary experiences while committing to an eco-friendly experience for travellers and locals alike.From a remote lodge in the Namibian desert made from shipwrecks that protects endangered wildlife, to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes: no matter where or how, all these hotels combine the highest standards of hospitality with the smallest ecological footprint. Bon Voyage gives a privileged insight into the shift towards eco-conscious getaways. Relax, enjoy and make a positive impact!
Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. The worlds second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor.
With 130 expert itineraries from The New York Timess popular 36 Hours column, this updated and revised third edition of the best-selling 36 Hours Europe reveals the continents brightest gems and best-kept secrets. From wine tastings in Burgundy to Flamenco in Seville, from historical Cyprus to easygoing Copenhagen, youll find the antique and the cutting-edge, the renowned and the unexpected, and all distilled into neat 36-hour schedules, so you can transform your weekends into European adventures.
More than 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay
Practical recommendations for nearly 500 restaurants and over 400 hotels
Comprehensive revisions to all 130 itineraries
New destinations including Belgrade, the Amalfi Coast, Galway, and more
Color-coded tabs for each region
Nearly 750 photos
Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
Detailed city-by-city maps that pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
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This guide is aimed at providing a useful instrument for understanding the architectural history of London as well as a means for analysing the new construction trends that are characteristic of the city. The itineraries include about eighty architectural works, both historical and contemporary, which are fully illustrated with images, drawings and descriptions, and are marked on the front of the map with a reference number corresponding to the section in the book and the icon on the back of the map. The guide also provides information about museums, libraries, institutions, movie theatres, restaurants and gathering places. Among others, the project selection includes works by Allies and Morrison, Arup Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Avery Associates, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Herzog & De Meuron, James Stirling, Jestico + Whiles, John Mc Aslan + Partners, Stanton Williams, OMA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Rogers Partnership, Stanton Williams Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects. AUTHORS: Andrea Nastri, architect and journalist, is involved in research in modern and contemporary architecture and collaborates with Italian and international magazines and publishing houses specialising in this field. Giuliana Vespere, architect, has written articles and essays on contemporary architecture published in specialised books and magazines. SELLING POINTS: A contemporary guide to the architecture of London, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit Includes general information about London, and useful tips for travellers Each entry includes a photo of the whole building, architectural drawings, a short description, and facts including architect, year of construction, address, website, and how to visit 97 colour, 84 b/w images