20. March 2012–
When Monoqi, the super-exclusive online shopping club, announced today that it has popped up in shop form for a limited time only, we simply had to race down Torstrasse from the VentureVillage offices to gawk at their space, designed by artist Ariell Bier.
Met by the mysterious, bearded shopkeeper known only as Orion, we snapped some shots of the cutting-edge wares in the flesh – from Doug Johnston's delicate handmade pottery, to architectural cantilever chairs by Mart Stam, to handmade wooden radios and the cutest pencils we've ever seen. There was nothing so crass as a price tag was to be seen, but judging from the prices online, a pencil is probably all we could afford...
WHERE Torstrasse 114,
WHEN Every day 10-20h, until 25 March
FURTHER READING After-hours interview with Monoqi CEO Simon Fabich