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September 2015

Beep, beep! Our survey of stealthy new start-ups and family firms. World exclusive: we talk the banger business and hedgehog funds with Japan's miniature success story — and a host of real characterful companies

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Inventory no.86

Our favourite grooming kits from around the world will keep you preened, trimmed and well-kempt, whatever challenges your business brings and wherever in the world it takes you.

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Call of the wild

Cedar-wood bathtubs in Bali, ancient caves in Cappadocia, jungle-print textiles in Barcelona and a dockside rental in Normandy: this month’s openings will have you knocking on nature’s door.

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Perfect marriage

Berlin’s Wedding quarter, once dismissed as a drab industrial district best avoided, has emerged as an engaging home for creative types thanks to its mix of eclectic architecture and a laidback atmosphere. Monocle got a…

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Pasta craftsman

Chef Stefano Manfredi has spent more than 30 years pioneering unpretentious, fresh northern-Italian food in his adopted hometown of Sydney. We visited his Balla restaurant to share a few choice recipes.

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Food briefing

From Auckland's burgeoning culinary scene to a Madrid newsroom turned restaurant, here are our tastiest finds.

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Expo 86: Smiles

Converted from the holiday hangout of its CEO, this bucolic sanctuary for Tokyo firm Smiles offers a chance for staff to enjoy the best in modern Japanese living.

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Expo 86: 'Polityka'

A rural retreat set up for the staff of a Polish news magazine combines the relaxed vibe of a holiday home with the quiet of a writer's bolthole.

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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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