THE MONC BLOG

Welcome to The MONC Blog, our Journal on all things that are happening and inspiring us in the MONC studio.

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: PRÍNCIPE REAL

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: PRÍNCIPE REAL

Spend a day exploring Príncipe Real, the sophisticated Portuguese neighbourhood that inspired our truly classic frame, Príncipe.
In The Frame: Janet Newman

In The Frame: Janet Newman

This month we’re delighted to introduce you to Janet Newman of the women’s silk-wear brand Phoebe Grace. Phoebe Grace was started by her daughter Phoebe, but passed onto to Janet after a heart transplant in Papworth hospital transformed her life and led her to create her eighth collection ‘Hearts’.
Home Try-On: Two Years In The Making

Home Try-On: Two Years In The Making

We've all purchased a pair of sunglasses or glasses at some point in our lives. It's an extremely important moment. Design, feel, quality, fit, weight, colour, whether it hides your eyebrows or shows them off - these are all extremely important decisions. 
INTRODUCING: THE CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

INTRODUCING: THE CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

Most of you will have purchased a pair of sunglasses or spectacle frames in your lifetime, the chances are that they have been made from acetate. We learned in 2017 that around 80% of this petroleum-based material was potentially being wasted or incinerated after every production run.
The Eyewear Revolution: Film

The Eyewear Revolution: Film

At MONC we believe in responsible design and championing honesty through quality and craftsmanship. After discovering that 80% of petroleum-based plastic used in eyewear production goes to waste, we decided to challenge the norm by using sustainable materials across the entire eyewear experience.
5 must see events during the LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019

5 must see events during the LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019

Each year in September, folk with a passion for the creative, design insiders and ambitious architects gather for the London Design Festival (or LDF), to witness a collective of the world leaders in the arts and design. Here’s our 5 must see things during London Design Festival 2019...
WHAT IS THE PD AND HOW TO MEASURE IT

WHAT IS THE PD AND HOW TO MEASURE IT

THE PD IS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE CENTRES OF YOUR PUPILS Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance measured in millimetres...

SMALL BATCHES AND LIMITED PRODUCTION RUNS.

SMALL BATCHES AND LIMITED PRODUCTION RUNS.

We are here to make beautifully crafted frames for men and women. At MONC we believe in responsible product design....

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: SÖDERMALM

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: SÖDERMALM

Discover the Stockholm neighbourhood that inspired our statement cat-eye wayfarer frame Södermalm MORNING CUP: Johan & Nyström 59.316460 N, 18.064014...

IN CONVERSATION WITH: EMANUELLE MOEGLIN

IN CONVERSATION WITH: EMANUELLE MOEGLIN

MONC speaks with Emanuelle Moeglin, fragrance designer and founder of the Experimental Perfume Club, London Fields. The new revolutionary concept...

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: Kreuzberg, the creative heart of Berlin

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE: Kreuzberg, the creative heart of Berlin

Spend a day exploring the Berlin neighbourhood that inspired our bold aviator frame, Kreuzberg MORNING CUP: Five Elephant Coffee 52.493474...

What is Blue Light Anyway?

What is Blue Light Anyway?

The daily strains of modern life seem to bombard us from all angles, but why is it especially important to...