The Top 5 Art & Design Spots for London Design Festival 2018

September 10, 2018

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers – an interview with Han Ates

August 06, 2018

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers is a true pioneer of transparent manufacturing in London. With a business model very close to our hearts, they embody many of the same core values as MONC at their production site in Walthamstow, North London where they manufacture ready-to-wear selvedge & organic denim clothing, with jeans at the core.


Our Founder is interviewed by MAJESTIC DISORDER

June 04, 2018

We were excited to be interviewed by one of our favourite independent online journals - Majestic Disorder. Check the article for our take on what inspires us, as well as the importance of being a modern artisanal brand. 

Craft in London Fields - Candle Making With Earl Of East London

April 23, 2018

Over recent years East London has emerged to become a real creative hub. With business’ from start-ups, to artists and artisans all making this vibrant up and coming part of the capital their home. London Fields in particular was a source of inspiration for me when designing our most quirky frame (London Fields).


The Top 5 East London Coffee Spots

April 09, 2018

After eating and drinking our way around some of the top independent cafes and eateries London Fields has to offer for our last area guide, photographer and MONC ambassador Oliver Hoosen and I thought we should continue the theme. All in honour of MONC popping- up at the London Coffee Festival on the 12th of April. 

A Note From The Founder

April 02, 2018

This is supposed to be the time in the calendar where we prepare for British Summer and the weather is usually getting milder and sunnier. This year however, I am sitting inside while 'The Beast From the East' is apparently returning for a third time.


An Insider’s Guide: London Fields with photographer Oliver Hoosen

March 26, 2018

Hackney local and MONC ambassador Oli takes us on a guided tour of his favourite London Fields haunts.

The 8 MONC Values

February 02, 2018

Our mission at MONC is to create products that support true craftsmanship and quality, for people who appreciate the design process. In this Journey post we wanted to highlight the values that MONC was created upon.


Not Just An Eyewear Case

December 13, 2017

For our latest accessory, the Eyewear Travel Case, we want to elaborate on what it means to be transparent. Our World is full of uncertainty, especially in the things we consume... and use daily, and at MONC we set out to reveal the journey that products go though before they eventually get to the user.

In Conversation with: Bethany Rowntree

December 06, 2017

Beth approached us about the concept of Studio B in June; a curated selection of  brands which present high quality, ethically produced items collated on one platform. With first hand experience working with Mulberry, Matches Fashion and Anya Hindmarsh, Bethany has turned her focus to present a selection of brands to customer's looking for products of substance and longevity. Since launch in September, Studio B has been building a reputation for its playful yet curated selection of niche brands. We sat down with Bethany to find out more about her idea of the perfect marketplace.


Craft in Kreuzberg: Ceramics with Roland Hauk

November 16, 2017

Kreuzberg’s bohemian culture has been on the rise in the last 20 to 30 years, the underground music scene influencing nightlife and audio around the world, and the bohemian style of fashion has played a part in changing catwalks across the industry. More recently a renaissance of craft and young artisans has made Kreuzberg the centre for well made locally sourced goods in Berlin. By young artisans I don't mean young in age, but young in development. In this Journal post we explore a long standing resident of Kreuzberg, who has recently moved away from a commercial 2D discipline of design to a more hand on approach to ceramics, and influencing local residents to follow his journey.

In Conversation With: Elsie Evans

October 05, 2017 2 Comments

To capture the vibrancy of each neighbourhood and further tell their stories we collaborated with artist Elsie Evans, to create a series of paintings which are captured on each micro-fibre cleaning cloth that accompanies every frame purchased. We talked to Elsie about what first inspired her as an artist, her daily paintings, and how she established The Elsie Evans Art Retreat which opened this year in her ex-pat home, Thai Land.



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