‘Konfekt’ is a sharp, elegant and well-turned-out magazine from the creators of Monocle. ‘Konfekt Korner’ is the podcast: listen now and discover why celebrating chic, understated glamour, seeking out lesser-known stories and opening closed doors has never been more important. Join ‘Konfekt’ editor Sophie Grove and style director Marcela Palek as they take their seats alongside Gillian Dobias every month. Like a really good dinner party, listeners can count on great conversation, insights, ideas and reports from the world of fashion, craft, food and travel – not to mention a sunny soundtrack.
The French Riviera, surfing and beach bags
This episode is about leaving the urban world behind. We dive into the tumultuous ocean mastered by surfers in the film ‘Girls Can’t Surf’, reflect on the essence of holiday style in photography book ‘Light on the Riviera’, pack our favourite Odile Collective beach bag and muse on the dog days of summer.
The power of cooking, pottery and ice
This episode is a burst of summer optimism and inspiration. We ponder the joy of Studio Pottery, discuss the power of cooking with Shiza Shahid of ‘Our Place’ and take the temperature of the art world with an incisive review of Art Basel. Plus: curator Corinne Mynatt tells us about the history of ice, from cold houses of ancient Persia to the wonders of the modern freezer.
Sun-soaked hosting, handmade knives and tennis
This episode looks at the meaning behind the things we own and the craft that goes into them. We meet knife-maker Holly Loftus in her small London studio, speak to Ajiri Aki, an entrepreneur who deals in antique linens and beautiful crockery, and journalist Fleur MacDonald muses on the iconic white Airtex and green turf that signal the arrival of June’s tennis season.
Slovenian gastronomy, innovative fabrics and a trip to the Biennale
This episode might whet your appetite: we head to the Soça Valley to meet Ana Ros, head chef of Slovenia’s first Michelin-star restaurant Hisa Franko, take a tasty turn around Barcelona’s Santa Caterina market to sample some Catalan delicacies, and ponder why taste and place are so deeply intertwined. Plus, we take a whirlwind trip to the Venice Biennale and meet the founder of sustainable fabrics pioneer Pyratex.
Auction houses, Hungarian spas and being a flâneuse
As we step out into the April sunshine, we plunge into the thermal waters of a Hungarian spa, explore the history of the tulip and meet Venezuelan artist Sol Calero. Plus: we muse about collecting with Diandra Donecker, the woman behind Grisebach auction house in Berlin, and discover the joys of flânerie.
Kitchen tools, beauty in adversity and the joy of book clubs
As spring approaches we look at how our kitchen tools tell the history of humanity; hear from Ukrainian fashion designer Lilia Litkovskaya, who has since been forced to flee her home; visit an exhibition on Kurdish history; and speak to Afghan-German film-maker Zamarin Wahdat. Plus, the joy of book clubs.