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GIFFORD JACKSON
GIFFORD JACKSON

Monocle 78 has a great story on one of New Zealands great Industrial designers Gifford Jackson.

Words by Simon Farrell Green.

 


SAD SACK
SAD SACK

Looks like the amblyopic Paper Mache edifice has finally been put into retirement.

Whilst it is sad I think we need to get over it, yes it’s part of the tradition of Christmas, but there are lots of other things we can celebrate.

The cost is unjustified and there are so many things that the installation funds could be better spent on. 

My vote is to commission local artists to produce permanent works for us all to own and enjoy that don’t require dismantling, road closures and last longer than 3 weeks. 

 


PORTER BAGS
PORTER BAGS

Available this week as part of the Monocle pop up store offering is a selection of their incredibly successful collaboration with Porter Yashida. 

We have selected 3 styles. All available in Olive, Navy and Black.

The Shorthauler is a great bag for everyday travel. Big enough to take a lap top but small enough to carry on any flight. 

The Boston is an overnight bag, the perfect size for a weekend away, or longer if you are a proficient packer.

The Tote is also great for that impromptu get away, a heavy workload or extra shopping. 

In keeping with the …

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BEST OF AUCKLAND
BEST OF AUCKLAND

Our good friends at Metro Magazine are running their annual Best of Auckland issue so it’s time to vote.

Once again we have made the shortlist for best men’s clothing label alongside some of our favourite businesses including Kate Sylvester, Milse, Il Buco, Golden Dawn and Ryder. 

You can vote here for us: CLICK  


MILLE MIGLIA
MILLE MIGLIA

I found this documentary entirely by chance on an Air New Zealand flight last week. If you like classic cars and Italy then you’re bound to love this.

Filmed in Italy it follows Jay Leno and Ian Callum as they drive a 1951 Jaguar XK120 through Italy for the 1,000 mile classic car race Mille Miglia.


DRAKES OF LONDON
DRAKES OF LONDON

We have just put out our latest and very limited Drakes delivery.

We couldn’t even get our entire delivery due to this brands enormous cachet and popularity.

Be quick, it will sell out.