April 2014

Sharp tailoring to studious specs: how to create the perfect frame. Our editors and correspondents on the buyers, new brands, select shops and smart-looking cities for the season ahead — a Monocle Special


March 2014

All aboard the Italian special: high-speed, well-styled... and even world-leading. From Bologna to Bolzano, Turin to Treviso — Monocle's editors meet the Italians doing it better — a Monocle National Audit.

Culture / Media

Spread the word

There is a weight of passion, wit, intellect and fun to be found on Italy’s screens, in its speakers and in its print. Monocle delves into the quirks of the country’s news and entertainment, and finds the best of its lea…

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February 2014

Chart your course: where to head for work, play and adventures. The villages, cities and nations that need to be on your travel schedule for 2014 and beyond, all revealed in our worldwide forecast.


Dec 13 / Jan 14

Doing the Soft Power Shuffle: how to be a winner in 2014. Sometimes all you need to get your way is a good recipe, an open door, charming exports and a way with architecture. A Monocle forecast.


November 2013

The race to the top of the world — who's turning up the heat and why? Kiruna to Nuuk, Skagway to Santa's village (it's in Finland you know): our editors don their goose-down for a special Arctic Report. Bundle up.

Culture / Media

The north lives here

The intrepid team at Canadian radio and TV service CBC North report on everything from whale hunting to minus 40C weather conditions. Monocle braves the harsh terrain to meet them at their headquarters in Yellowknife.

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Culture / Arts

High art

From music to radio dramas to art exhibitions, the nations of the North are exploring their own cultural identities while making the world sit up and take notice. Monocle takes a look at what some of them have to offer.

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October 2013

Know your market — meet the players who are reinventing retail. Our 24-page Special Report on who's spending and splurging and what they want – and why bricks and mortar stores are here to stay

Culture / Arts

Out of frame

Preparations for Frieze week – when London comes alive around the illustrious Frieze art fair (17 to 20 October) – are well under way. But it’s more than just a week spent in Regent’s Park. We meet some of the exhibitors…

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Culture / Books

Cover Story

‘Real’ books make good business sense, as proved by Vancouver’s new launch The Paper Hound. The secret to challenging the hordes of electronic devices? Just take a chance and believe in a beautiful cover.

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× The Continental Shift

  • The Continental Shift is where our editors bring you three hours of curated music from Europe and beyond, with nu-disco from Oslo, jazzy soul from Stockholm and cutting-edge sounds from London.

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