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STORE OF THE MONTH: IBIKI / MONTRÉAL

It sounds a little like Jonah Leslie, the owner of Montréal-based ibiki, kind of slowly grew into running a store that is never ‘finished’. And maybe those are the best stores anyway, that reflect the obsessions and whims of its owner as they change over time. Anyway, ibiki is a fine store that stocks a [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: IVORYPRESS / MADRID

Ivorypress in Madrid is one of those remarkable projects that grew from a small artist’s publishing project into an indie empire of publishing house, gallery, bookstore and arts consultancy. Needless to say, all done with plenty of energy, dedication, cojones and impeccable style. And a well-sorted arts bookstore, well, we’re all for it [...]

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 [...]