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STORE OF THE MONTH: SHELF / TOKYO

Shelf is one of those little bookstores that are easy to pass by; but for those in the know and on the hunt for rare and special photography books, it is a must. Located in Tokyo’s central Shibuya district, it is to Tokyo what Claire de Rouen would be to London, or 25 Books to [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: IMPORT / NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO

‘We thought it would be awesome if we could pick stuff from around the world that people could discover — really simple, accessible things like snack foods that people can enjoy but not have it be a big, intimidating, pretentious experience,’ say the guys behind Import, a relatively new store with outlets [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: KM– KÜNSTLERHAUS / GRAZ

Austria and Germany have a beautiful tradition of the Kunstverein, or ‘art clubs’ – semi-independent art institutions that are state-funded but smaller and more flexible than large museums, closer to the local art scenes and focusing on lesser-known artists. Since 2013, the smallish Austrian city of Graz boasts its very own and very smart Künstlerhaus, [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: OUT TO LUNCH / PORTO

Cities in flux: it’s an endless coming and going. A couple of years ago, our good friend Yosuke Nishiumi decided to pack his bags and move to sunny Porto instead, where he applied his laid-back Zen and extensive knowledge in all things street style to his own store, Out to Lunch. A savvy mix of [...]

SUNSPELLED

Stores need to be more than stores these days to compete with the global ease of online shopping, resulting in ubiquitous ‘concept stores’ trying to establish a social space, to varying success. Enter Sunspel, the British heritage brand excelling in the perfect t-shirt, who open their new store in Berlin with an exhibition by romantic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: PLANET BOOKS / PERTH

‘Planet Books is your local cult and culture book shop,’ it reads on their website where they emphasise their categories for Humour, Science Fiction and Tattoo. Indeed, the bookstore at the end of the world, namely Perth, Western Australia, looks like one of those jumbled, chaotic little treasure troves stacked to the ceiling with rare [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: WOOD WOOD / COPENHAGEN

Most Berliners under a certain age and with a certain taste will be more than familiar with Danish streetwear gone fashion label Wood Wood. Syonymous with Scandinavian contemporary cool like no other brand, Wood Wood are beyond borders and genres, stocking Comme des Garçons next to New Balance next to their own collections next to [...]