The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monoclemagazine covers the world with its network of bureaus (New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore), its more than 30 dedicated correspondents based from Beirut to Bogota, Sao Paulo to Stolkholm, and its team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. Monocle-the magazine that covers urbanism and the city design like no other-knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go businessman for a late night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has been compiled in the new Monocle Travel Guides. Launching this spring with editions for London and Tokyo, followed by New York and Hong Kong, these beautiful books reveal the Monocle team's favorite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Aimed at people who do not want to be tourists but rather feel like locals when they travel, these are books for those who want to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, and know they can get a feel for a city even if they only have a few days. And they are full of surprises and quirks: the books will guide you to a grand hotel but also to a cozy two-star, and will leave you drinking in a local corner bar or being served by a great waiter who knows his craft-while being wary of pushing you into the newest, hippest, soulless bar. Created by the Monocle design team, these authoritative guides will be trim enough to drop into your pocket and wise enough to stay by your side throughout your travels.
Marta & Ki-Yan
Introducing the unique mural artwork of Japanese pop artist Ki-Yan, in English for the first time .
This handy English-Japanese guide introduces more than 50 works located in Kyoto (from over 150 artworks worldwide) by the contemporary mural artist Ki-Yan (Hideki Kimura). Through over 400 colour illustrations you will discover Ki-Yan’ s unique artwork in cafes, restaurants, shops and even a police station!
This guide comprises 40 spots that all family members will enjoy: places to eat, museums, shops, parks and other sights. There's the bridge from Madeline, gallons of chocolate mousse, and stinky cheese that may bring squeals of delight or of horror.
An insightful travel resource capturing Melbourne's secret spots for great fashion, cafe culture and urban delights. Melbourne is a stately European-style city that emanates elegance and charm. The city's laneways are filled with surprises, and the generous parklands and wide boulevards make for an enjoyable afternoon stroll. The city's vibrant cafe culture and sartorial splendour add to this European sensibility. By exploring Melbourne's bustling streets and laneways you will encounter a rich architectural legacy and extraordinary contemporary artistic flair. There are also gems hidden in the basement of a building, or via a flight of stairs leading above the street. Make sure you look up, too, as some of the interesting decor is way above eye level. Capturing the essence of Melbourne is a challenge. Many of the city's unique places are difficult to find, often discovered by word of mouth or simply by getting lost. Rather than try and list every great place and every 'local', this book focuses on a few of the most fascinating areas and their attractions. 'Melbourne Secrets' tempts the reader with a taste of the delights this capital has to offer, through lavish photography and insightful suggestions. This book trails two very successful books in the series, 'Paris Secrets' and 'Rome Secrets.' This latest volume is a modern guide for the urban aesthete - it's perfect for those who are already in love with Melbourne, or those planning a memorable first visit - it is both a beautifully illustrated travel resource and a love letter to the city that captures Melbourne's unique history and atmosphere in spectacular detail. AUTHOR: Stephen Crafti began his career as a town planner, but turned to writing on architecture and design in 1991, following his purchase of a modernist 1950s architect-designed home. He began writing on post-war architecture and design for newspapers and design magazines before branching out to write on all aspects of contemporary design, including furniture, fashion and the decorative arts. As well as books, Crafti also writes for several of Australia's leading design magazines including 'Indesign, Vogue Living Australia' as well as writing on fashion for 'Men's Style Magazine.' He also contributes to 'Wallpaper magazine.' Crafti also has a weekly column with the 'Australian Financial Review.
Christine Izeki, Bj̦rn Neumann
Tokyo is a city that enshrines the past and the future, where the Far East meets the Western world. Time and again throughout its history, the city has been afflicted by natural disasters.
Yet, despite total destruction, it has risen up again and again like a bamboo shoot in the wind. Thanks to the latest construction methods, today's new buildings withstand even the strongest earthquakes and typhoons.
But even without the influence of natural forces, the city constantly changes and renews itself. With this exceptional travel guide by Christine Izeki and Bjorn Neumann, you can easily explore theTokyo Metropolis from unusual vantage points, far away from the crowded tourist tracks.
The authors take you to unknown nooks and green oases in the middle of the concrete desert. They reveal where Japanese teens meet up and where the hippest cafes can be found. This guidebook is for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo from a different perspective while enjoying unique discoveries and the authentic culture of this international city.