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February 2016

Are you a host with the most? The art of first impressions. Our first Reader Survey on the friendliest people, nations, cities, airports, hotels and brands – and how you can join their smiling ranks.

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Family fortunes

As hotels strive to personalise premises, a wave of family-run inns is offering a homespun brand of Med hospitality.

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Design briefing

Furniture-makers, a type foundry and an events space to rent. Plus: our Design editor has some tips for the tradeshows.

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People's palace: Henselmann Tower

Karl-Marx-Allee was the most famous street in the GDR, lined with socialist-era ‘palaces of the workers’.These apartment blocks are now attracting a discerning crowd and fostering a creative community – and the Henselmann…

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Raising the bar

What goes into the cocktail shaker to rustle up a peerless drinking den? Our editors (all experts on the subject, of course) sat down over a bottle or two to come up with this vision of the perfect bar; come and join us for…

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Letters from home

We meet the makers and painters continuing the aesthetic legacy of their cities, creating and preserving signs with gold leaf, ochre-white paint and neon tubes.

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Making an entrance: AllesWirdGut

Meet the architecture firms that put a premium on coming up with elegant solutions for interiors that reflect their owners’ personalities. Their work in Bangkok, Christchurch and Vienna imbues hotels, restaurants and bars…

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Making an entrance: Onion

Meet the architecture firms that put a premium on coming up with elegant solutions for interiors that reflect their owners’ personalities. Their work in Bangkok, Christchurch and Vienna imbues hotels, restaurants and bars…

2016

January

From the editorial team at Monocle, our annual focus on the currents, trends and monkey business to watch out for in the year ahead.

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Key to a happy home

There’s something wrong with the homes being erected around the globe: they are all about a chilly display of wealth, not creating a place that makes you feel safe. It’s time to campaign for a new healthy architecture.

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Tools gold

Big-box retail and out-of-town stores are struggling in the DIY sector. This is the chance for a revival of small inner-city hardware hubs where knowledge and service rule the day. In Italy they have a model to copy.

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Cleaning up its act

The traditionally working-class neighbourhood of Jalan Besar is emerging as a hotbed of creativity, cafés, architecture practices, galleries and studios. What’s more, the sophistication of the area’s offering is growing by…

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Built to last

Many cities need more housing schemes but fall short of making them characterful and interesting. We visit a Swiss development that has built-in charm and diversity.

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Part with the furniture

Chairs, tables and ceramics are, first and foremost, made to be used. But buy the right pieces and 2016 could be the year that you make a profit on your Prouvé and earn from your Eames; here’s how to go from home to auction…

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Back to the future

Too many residential towers play by the rules. We are granted rare access to Torres Blancas, a fantastical expression of 1960s modernism that remains as current and desirable as ever.

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December 2015/ January 2016

Hunker down for the holidays: a Monocle Christmas special. Feet up, curl up and read up – we sit down with Nato's secretary-general, take a studio tour with Ed Ruscha and meet Madrid's tough new mayor

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The Interview Series: Michael Bierut

With greatness comes reflection. For the design star Michael Bierut that means being able to spot not only when genius struck in his favour but also where things went astray and he should have just kept his mouth firmly…

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Open house

As Norway finds fresh ways to tell its story through soft power around the world (in sponsoring everything from London club nights to international design shows), there’s one example that’s stood the test of time. The…

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Remade in Korea

The South Korean capital’s traditional tile-roofed homes were, until recently, in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Now a modernised, 80-year-old house in one central neighbourhood has proved there is still life in…

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Fonts to run with

Olympic branding is a hot topic and graphic designer Lance Wyman’s seminal work for the 1968 Mexico Games changed the way we see them. Monocle catches up with him to talk wayfinding and the future of fonts in our cities.

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Fashion briefing

Warming woollies and good-looking eyewear top our shopping list for a winter wardrobe revamp. Plus, a few words with APC founder Jean Touitou.

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Thick skin

Monocle catches up with Jean Touitou in his Parisian headquarters to discuss the season ahead and the new collaboration with womenswear designer Vanessa Seward.

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Travel Top 50 2015/16

Our annual survey of the best in class from carriers to train nations, architecturally blessed inns to tasty food concepts. It's your round-the-world-ticket to meet the hospitality stars.

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November 2015

Design Directory: from Beirut to São Paulo, Rovaniemi to Toronto. Part two – of Monocle's overview of the best in handsome architecture, desirable furniture, retail outposts, fine craft folk and top designers.

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House mates: Top 25

From tables to trays, cushions to chopping boards, Monocle presents a polished selection of new products you will be happy to share your home with.

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