Monocle Shop

May 12, 2009

In April, Monocle Magazine opened it’s second retail location in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Similiar to their first shop in Marylebone, London, the shop is quite small, merely 115 sq. ft., and features unique design collaborations (see below) as well as past and present issues of their esteemed magazine. Published by the Founder of Wallpaper*, Tyler Brule, Monocle Magazine provides a monthly briefing on the “global affairs, business, culture, and design” of the world. The design layout and the physical quality of the magazine nearly completely justify its hefty price tag ($10). I adore reading it and can’t seem to put it down. I can’t wait to visit their store stateside- although I feel Abbot Kinney would have been a more interesting place for them to set up shop. Regardless in this economy, trust me, Monocle’s next issue is one investment you won’t regret. 

monocle_store225 26th Street, Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angeles CA (310) 395 4180

See below design collaboration with Alejandro Gutierrez, an Urbanist and design leader at Arup, for Monocle

Alejandro Gutierrez "The Perfect Community"

Alejandro Gutierrez "The Perfect Community"

Monocle Magazine


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