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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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Here to help

Whether it’s a farmer-friendly fruit-and-veg seller in Oslo, a modern-day concierge service on the streets of Paris or a rehabilitation programme-cum-grocery store in Hong Kong, these chivalrous ventures in bustling cities…

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Expo: Time capsule

Located on Lake Zürich, Strandbad Wollishofen is a swimming spot that has stood the test of time, respecting its prewar design while meeting contemporary demands. Join the early-morning crowd or, come the evening, wine and…

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Expo: Sporting success

The Helsinki Swimming Stadium, originally earmarked for the 1940 Olympic Games, is a winning attraction in the Finnish capital. An oasis among lush lawns and residents come for relaxation and training – after the compulsory…

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Home runs

Whether it’s the hospitable feel of Madrid’s Conde Duque, the combination of old and new in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek or the architectural assortment of Chapinero Alto in Bogotá, the opportunities presented by these three…

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Sure shots

Nothing beats the warm embrace of a bar or café and whether it’s a speakeasy in Singapore or a cosy Torinese institution, we have found the most welcoming ones across the globe.

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Expo: Best-kept secret

Spread across a basin in a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the sea, Athens offers its residents a choice of beaches to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. The views aren’t too shabby either…

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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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Expo no. 84: Freight of your life

It might be a panda en route to a zoo or cashmere jumpers heading for Beijing or Boston. But regardless of value there is a good chance it is going to be shipped through Hong Kong International Airport’s cargo hub.

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Food briefing

Crossing the River Thames to south London reveals a burgeoning food scene. Elsewhere this issue we unearth must-try dining spots in Porto, Singapore, Toronto and Paris, as well as a Milanese meal to remember.

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Making waves

Between surfing and helping out his Olympian mum, chef Guy Turland serves a healthy blend of European and Pacific classics to Bondi diners.

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After the revolution

Once a hotbed of political foment, Mexico City’s Juárez district has been in decline for a number of decades. But now young professionals are changing the neighbourhood, drawn to its central location and solid housing stock…

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Flying fish

Characterised by its tiny fleet and dolphin-adorned livery, Japan’s Amakusa Airline takes a quirky line in attracting new customers.

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Great escapes

From a retreat in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness to the heights of urban hospitality in Hong Kong and New York, we round up the essential travel experiences worthy of your air miles right now.

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Inventory no.84

From US whiskey that offers a gulp of the gold-rush era to scented natural candles, June's selection is a fulsome blend of naughty and nice treats. It's the perfect spread to kickstart your summer spree.

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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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Travel briefing

Two vibrant boutique hotels in Bogotá and Mumbai, an intimate high-rise in Gothenburg with stunning views and ornate historical lodgings in Hoogstraten and Rome: Monocle uncovers the most striking and offbeat places to stay…

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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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Expo no. 83: On the home front

It was designed by a suspect bohemian, houses a coup plotter and is today favoured by young, liberal creatives. Madrid’s Edificio Princesa, once both bunker and luxury home for Franco’s loyal cadre, is a concrete testament…

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Spice of life

Acclaimed engineer, architect and writer Cecil Balmond discusses his love of food, his mother’s cooking and why one last meal would never satisfy.

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Plate expectations

Our culinary round-up from across the globe sees us sample virtuous vegetables in New York, tempting Turkish ice cream and beautiful Belgian sourdough. And that’s just for starters.

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