#MONCmondays

Every Monday we share things that inspire us in the studio, whether it be something to watch, read, listen to or places to visit...

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. 

LOOK OUT FOR : PAYNTER JACKET CO.

LOOK OUT FOR : PAYNTER JACKET CO.

Our friends at Paynter Jacket Co. haven't even released a product yet and they are creating waves in the unisex jacket scene. They're also strict advocates of transparent design, responsible sourcing and honest production.

WASTE INTO WORTH

WASTE INTO WORTH

Four designers from London's Royal College of Art have recycled the toxic red mud residue from aluminium production to make a series of terracotta-hued cups, bowls and teapots. The project aims to find the value in "waste" by recycling the industrial by-product into a sustainable alternative to raw materials.

STUDIO INSPIRATION: CORAL CITIES

STUDIO INSPIRATION: CORAL CITIES

Craig Taylor's Coral Cities is a unique data project which demonstrates the travel networks within cities around the world, and presents them as digital, living coral structures.