Fitting Local Tastes

Auckland café and bar The Imperial Lane features in the Travel Edits section of Monocle’s May issue. “Since December last year the cobblestone passage of the historical Imperial Buildings has been home to The Imperial Lane. Serving freshly brewed coffee by day and tapas and artisan wines by night, the Lane is a well-received addition to the edifice, shared with neighbours Everybody’s bistro and Roxy restaurant on the upper floors. The warehouse-like space sports brick walls and timber beams – an inviting interior to fit the tastes of the locals, a vivid mixture of entrepreneurs, artists and young families.”


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring…