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MINI has its ear to the ground when it comes to the latest trends. Scroll for the best ideas reshaping the cities we live and drive in.

Polkadot Magazine: Trendsetting Tips from a MINIac on the Roads of Beautiful Southern Italy

April 04, 2014
Polkadot Magazine: Trendsetting Tips from a MINIac on the Roads of Beautiful Southern Italy

Editor-in-Chief of Polkadot Magazine Angelo Superti takes his MINI Clubman beyond the city limits and proves that Italy's passion for fashion is not confined to the couture capitals.

The MINI International Vol. 41

MINI Me: Roaring Trade

March 04, 2014
MINI Me: Roaring Trade

Meet four custom-branded MINIs and their dedicated drivers, bringing buzz to businesses across the globe.

NOT NORMALISTS: Klingatron Live-Paints MINI Roof Murals

February 24, 2014
Klingatron Live-Paints MINI Roof Murals

Meet Klingatron - a street artist from Glasgow who's discovering a new sense of scale thanks to a recent project with MINI.

MINI Evolution: Where Arctic Wanderlust Goes to Hibernate

February 17, 2014
MINI Evolution: Where Arctic Wanderlust Goes to Hibernate

200 km north of the Arctic Circle is a frontier only the most adventurous wander to - prime real estate for a MINI Countryman-inspired ice lodge. Check out the Arctic digs here.

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: Design Miami

December 17, 2013
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In Dezeen's first film from Miami, Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron claims the Swiss architecture studio is trying to create a "new vernacular for Miami."

MINI Australia Presents The Paceman Store: A New Slant on Retail

November 11, 2013
MINI Australia Presents The Paceman Store: A New Slant on Retail

Offering a new slant on traditional retail, the Paceman Store offered Melbournians the chance to not only experience the Paceman, but its style, design and cool factor through international collaborations.

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

November 07, 2013
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Co-founder of Dutch Design Week Miriam van der Lubbe explains how the small industrial town has become one of the leading centres for design and technology in the world.

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: World Architecture Festival, Singapore

October 11, 2013
Dezeen Singapore

Colin Seah of local architecture studio Ministry of Design tells us how the recent cultural shift away from mass-market shops and restaurants is helping transform attitudes towards design in the city.

Meet Fredericks & Mae: Timeless Design for an Endless Summer

September 16, 2013
Fredericks&Mae

New Yorkers Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen share a love for classic craft materials that breed beautifully nostalgic and playful results. See all their work and read and exclusive chat after the jump.

The MINI International Vol. 40

Creative Use of Space: A Room with a View

September 10, 2013
TMI 40 Creative Use of Space

The Elqui Valley in Chile is famous for its starry skies, and these stilted observatory cabins - part of the Elqui Domos hotel - are designed so guests can gaze up at the galaxies from the comfort of their own beds.

Top 5 Finds: Bright Ideas Guaranteed to Inspire

September 09, 2013
Top 5 Finds

Take a look at 5 inspiring ideas that are making the world a brighter place to live.

NOT NORMALISTS: Jeremy Mayer's Incredible Typewriter Sculptures

September 06, 2013
NOT NORMALISTS: Jeremy Mayer

Californian sculptor Jeremy Mayer uses typewriters to create life-size and anatomically accurate figures. Hear what he has to say about breathing life into the cold steel of these old school click-and-clackers.