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July/August

Is this your perfect match? We name the best places to call home. From handsome to just a little bit gritty, a ranking of the world's Top 25 Cities in our Quality of Life Survey. Monocle Global Report

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Stage right

As artistic director at the Sydney Theatre Company, playwright Andrew Upton has helped pen a star part for the city’s iconic cultural institution. He talks to Monocle about what makes Sydney so special and why telling…

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Sprinting press

Running magazines are everywhere but few of them put long-form journalism before tips and product reviews. Runner Yuito Ueda has set out to change that with a periodical paced for the more thoughtful pavement pounder.

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Voice of the people

Thriving, thrusting media should be the heartbeat of a city; in the thick of it, asking the big questions and entertaining commuters and natives alike. Monocle visits three outlets that set the agendas for their cities in…

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June 2015

By air, by land and... look, no hands! Monocle’s 2015 Transport Survey. Elegant two-wheelers, sleek run-abouts, a Japanese mini-jet and cute ways to commute. The people, products and players that make the world go round

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Under the sun

There is something about creating a seat for the great outdoors that leaves too many designers lost in a hessian-upholstered haze. We’re glad to see, then, that there are makers of alfresco furniture that remain true to the…

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Dream factory

When such an unusual and well-drawn film is nominated for an Oscar, you wonder where it came from. That was the case with 2015’s ‘The Dam Keeper’, an allegorical animation dreamt up by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. Des…

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Safe passage

Transporting works of art is a delicate, high-value business. As the sector expands, Monocle explored the fine art of moving priceless paintings and sculptures around the world.

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May 2015

We can make it together: a design guide to building it better in 2015. Monocle's industry of perfect plumbing, sharp architecture and elegant joinery for anyone wanting a finer home – Special Survey.

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Culture briefing

Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad introduces her latest book and we round up this month's high-brow highlights.

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Digital uprising

One of the world’s most populous urban areas, Mexico City’s politically savvy population is blessed with a growing number of independent media outlets that are operating increasingly online.

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Media briefing

Germany's sharp take on the Scandi-noir genre, a preview of Art Stage Singapore and a slick new set of earphones.

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Family fortunes

The Moomins’ message of tolerance and their striking look have made the loveable trolls a global brand. Monocle talks to the makers of the latest Moomins film adventure and discovers why these uniquely Finnish characters…

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