MONC Mondays

ON OUR RADAR: ECOSIA

ON OUR RADAR: ECOSIA

Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organisations that focus on reforestation.
WHAT'S ON: Karl Blossfeldt Photographic Exhibition

WHAT'S ON: Karl Blossfeldt Photographic Exhibition

14th February - 14th April 2020
Connolly, 4 Clifford Street London W1S 2LG

MONC WATCHES: What Hempen Homespuns Have We Swaggering Here?

MONC WATCHES: What Hempen Homespuns Have We Swaggering Here?

BAFTA and Emmy-nominated director and producer Steve Barron describes his transition from film to farming to create a cleaner and more sustainable world.
ON OUR RADAR: QWSTION

ON OUR RADAR: QWSTION

Born of Swiss modernist design heritage and a passion for sustainability - we recently discoverd QWSTION - an exciting brand who make inspiring products from Bananatex (a new shell fabric made from the fibres of banana plants).
MONC WATCHES: SERPENTINE PAVILLION 2018

MONC WATCHES: SERPENTINE PAVILLION 2018

Frida Escobedo is only the second solo woman and the youngest architect to win the annual commission for the iconic Serpentine Pavilion in London's Hyde Park.  We love this interview Frida gives to Dezeen, where she shares her inspiration behind the space -  "It's about what you can create with simple things."
MONC LISTENS: VIOLET BAKERY

MONC LISTENS: VIOLET BAKERY

Monocle's 'The Entrepreneur' spoke to the maker of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's wedding cake (back in December) - Claire Ptak, founder of Violet Bakery. 
MONC READS: THE EARTH ISSUE

MONC READS: THE EARTH ISSUE

Filled with breathtaking photography, The Earth Issue is on it's third volume. The Magazine is a collaborative effort of environmental creatives, using art and image to encourage a driving force for climate activism. 
THE MORNING CUP: ROSSLYN COFFEE

THE MORNING CUP: ROSSLYN COFFEE

One of Best New Cafe's in the World (yes, you read it right: WORLD) 2018's Finalist. Not convinced yet? Here the details. Your choice is between a house-blend, guest and decaf on espresso, pour-over or a bulk-brew using a second single-origin. It is located next to Mansion House tube station so if you work in the area or are just visiting grab a cup on your way and thank us later.

 

MONC WATCHES: HOW TO GROW FRESH AIR

MONC WATCHES: HOW TO GROW FRESH AIR

We were inspired by Indian environmental activist Kamal Meattle's TED talk explaining how to measurably cleaner indoor air with a simple arrangement of three common houseplants.

SUITCASE MAGAZINE: FILMS TO INSPIRE YOUR TRAVELS

SUITCASE MAGAZINE: FILMS TO INSPIRE YOUR TRAVELS

It's that time of year when we all start to think about sunnier times. Whether you're a seasoned traveller or in need of something to reignite your wanderlust, Suitcase magazines movie picks definitely gave us itchy feet. 

WHAT'S ON: PIE & PINT at the ICA

WHAT'S ON: PIE & PINT at the ICA

Lunch at The Rochelle Canteen must be one of our favourite ways to spend a sunny afternoon. Try the new "Pie and Pint" Menu at the ICA. The same honest Arnold & Henderson's cooking style meets the ICA program. Every Sunday until Winter lasts.

 

ON OUR RADAR: IT'S CURTAINS FOR INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

ON OUR RADAR: IT'S CURTAINS FOR INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

We've been inspired by Interiors giant IKEA's innovate solution to a real environmental issue. Their latest product to combat pollutants in our homes is a mineral coated curtain fabric which works in a similar way to photosynthesis. Developed internationally over several years, this fabric filters micropollutants to help us all breathe a little easier.