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HOT ROCKS, COLD DRINKS!

Drink Rocks keep your spirits as they should be: undiluted. These platonically shaped stones are designed to be chilled in your freezer before being admired in your evening cocktail.

STORE OF THE MONTH: ZABRISKIE / BERLIN

mono.kultur’s neighbours on the shelves of trusted bookdealers worldwide can be a little predictable sometimes – not that we don’t appreciate our fellow magazine makers, but we’ve come to know each other rather well over the years. So we’re pleased to meet some unexpected titles on the shelves of Zabriskie, a rather wonderful little bookstore [...]

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Throwback, extant. Originally published in Emigre #65, Rob Giampietro and Rudy VanderLans’s conversation on the Default Systems Design aesthetic and the search for the standard.

MONO.PUNKT #35: INDEX MEXICO 2016

Somewhere on the other side of this planet – well, Mexico City, to be precise – tomorrow evening the doors to Index Art Book Fair at Museo Jumex will open. Hundreds of our Latin American friends will pour into the space and devour the hundreds of fine publications on offer, produced with love and care. [...]

BRASS CONE BY MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES

“A few years ago I saw an acorn vase by Estrid Ericson, produced by Svenskt Tenn. I loved the simple poetry of an object of that nature, growing a single acorn. It was the hope for early spring, especially coming from a country with such heavy and dark winters. I became obsessed with the simple [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: MAGCULTURE / LONDON

For someone as passionate about magazines as Jeremy Leslie of magCulture, our favourite blog on printed matter, we guess it was only a question of when rather than if he would ever open the doors to his very own magazine store. The answer is now, as magCulture the store opened its doors last week to [...]

MONO.PUNKT #34: FRIENDS WITH BOOKS

Sometimes things can be so easy:
Winter > Christmas > Presents > Books > Friends with Books.
Friends with books indeed, and we expect plenty of both this weekend. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Friends with Books
Opening: Friday, 11 December 2015 / 18–20h
Saturday & Sunday: 11–19h
Hamburger Bahnhof
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin
Facebook Event

PROSE OF NO HARM

There is always place for just one more tote bag in our wardrobe, or there will have to be for Raymond Pettibon’s charity design for The New York Public Library. It comes at a price, but then again, 100% will go to the Library’s special collections. The sort of sponsorship we actually enjoy – only [...]

COMICS, BILDER & GESCHICHTEN

Comics, Bilder & Geschichten is an exhibition with the best of comic, illustration and character design from 20 years of neurotitan gallery in Berlin, featuring the work of ATAK | Danielle de Picciotto | Fehmi Baumbach | Jim Avignon | Judith Drews | Moki | Ulli Lust | Barbara Yelin | Jens Harder | John [...]

MICROSOFT & THE ART OF THE INTERFACE

Microsoft is turning 30 which, in human years, must translate into something like 120 or so. To celebrate the occasion, The Guardian examined Microsoft’s interface design of the past three decades, and gosh, how time passes.