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July/August 2014

Escape, retreat, enjoy: the best places to live in the world. From metropolis to mountain – the planners, thinkers and campaigners building better places to call home. Includes: Monocle’s top 25 cities

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Design / Urbanism

Up close

It’s often the little things that leave a lasting impression when visiting a new city. From flickering neon lights in Portugal to beautifully painted manholes in Japan, Monocle picks out 10 unique and memorable city details…

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Design / Society

Let's get together

Cities work when they let people meet, hang out and sit; they are less about the buildings than the bits in between. Monocle cracks open a chilled beer and embarks on a global tour to enjoy the best outdoor spaces for…

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June 2014

Strap in, sit back & settle in: getting the world back on track. The rising design stars and the new transport hot spots that are charting a course for a new world of mobility — a Monocle Special

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May 2014

In for the long haul: designs that go the distance. Sharp residences, a handsome classic, a neighbourhood on the rise and the buyers who get the goods — a Monocle design special

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Design / Food & Drink

Sacré bleu!

There’s a revolution brewing in Paris. Fortunately it has rather less to do with guillotines and rather more to do with langoustines: the city’s bistros have been getting a makeover. As have the menus – forget seafood and…

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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

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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.

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Design / Retail

Sign language

As a country renowned for taste and style it is little surprise that Italy’s brands have such a strong aesthetic identity. Monocle delves into the nation’s visual history and charts its most striking logos.

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Design / Fashion

Pitti of angels

From renowned fashion houses producing new capsule collections to fresh brands rolling out eye-catching tailoring, the 85th incarnation of the Pitti Uomo trade fair was home to all manner of innovative approaches to mens…

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Design / Provenance

Flying colours

Family business turned worldwide brand Benetton is about much more than high-street fashion. It bought and breathed new life into a roadside food chain and has funded a number of creative projects via its research centre…

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Design / Craft

Acquired tastes

Inspired by a creative affinity for the country, a band of Japanese craftsmen have set up shop in Italy. Monocle speaks to a shoemaker, glass artist and tailor about embracing the techniques and traditions of their foreign…

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