london: kioskafé opening

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perennially devoted old school journalism, monocle has been able to translate this focus into a successful magazine and an accompanying retail format that has found equal resonance across the planet. and now, monocle has taken the next step, redefing the traditional newsstand and pairing it with place where to sit back, relax and enjoy a good read in between hectic schedules or on a lazy day off. called kioskafé, the first venue of what we assume will grown into a global network, officially opens today around the corner from london's paddington station. occupying a cosy 80 sqm. [861 sq.ft.] space, it's a blatant, albeit meticulously conceptualized, celebration of printed media, and features an awe-inspiring, evolving list of the 300 best newspapers and magazines from around the globe.

additionally, there's a catalogue of print-on-demand newspapers ranging from albania’s gazeta paloma to the zimbabwe independent. the café interior has been designed by french design practice edm paris, featuring a clean, modern setting with a slight rustic touch. as a result, sleek vitsœ shelving is paired with traditional timber flooring, and out on the terrace manufakt furniture provides guests with comfy seating. quality coffee obviously is prominently listed  – roasted by allpress, if you must know – and a shortlist of tasty snacks. making clever use of the magazine's expertise in lifestyle products, kioskafé also features an elaborate range of coveted lifestyle products, including shower gel from trehs, rausch shampoo, underwear from the white briefs and two special-edition bags from japan's yoshida. also available, is a collection of kioskafé-branded collab items. location: 31 norfolk place [paddington].

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