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November 2014

Build a better life: meet the world's new homemakers. Stop dreaming, start digging! From brick to bath, a 48-page guide to good houses, cosy rooms and well-planned projects – a Monocle special

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October 2014

The ambassador will see you now — the art of modern diplomacy. Behind the scenes at the UN, embassy battles in the Pacific and Sweden's soft-power retail players, all in our Monocle Special

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Culture / Arts

Art on show

The distinct portraiture of American painter and sculptor Eric Fischl helped define US art during the 1970s and 1980s by defying concepts, fads and fashions. Here he talks about a new series inspired by art fairs and his…

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Affairs / Politics

The ties that bind

Taiwan’s tussle with China for Pacific island allies may have calmed but that hasn’t stopped the push for soft power in the region. Monocle visits Taipei’s embassy hub to discover there’s more than money at the heart of…

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Edits / Retail

Inventory no. 77

This month’s picks include smart shoes from Frankfurt, tasteful tableware from Tokyo and some notable stationery from a Parisian printer. We’ve also sounded approval for some headphones, picked up something for the kitchen…

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