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The best of the week on Monocle 24, compiled into one show.

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We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat-eating Uruguay.

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198 1 Aug 2015
00:56:47

Highlights from Monocle 24: 

We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat-eating Uruguay.

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197 25 Jul 2015
01:00:00

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Tyler Brûlé meets renowned hotelier and impresario André Balazs, we find out why Barcelona is going crazy for eclairs in ‘The Menu’ and in ‘Section D’ we take a tour of the modernist gem that is the house of architect Richard Neutra in Los Angeles. Plus we visit London’s National Gallery to hear the sounds of its latest installation.

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196 18 Jul 2015
0:57:00

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We run through some of the week’s best from Monocle 24, from how and when music became free with music historian Stephen Witt to reflections on an ever-changing Shanghai with architect Lyndon Neri. Plus: we hear from high-end Greek travel journal ‘Nomas’.

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195 11 Jul 2015
00:57:01

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We’re taking the temperature of the burgeoning start-up scene in Gaza. We also turn a few pages on a revealing new Brazilian magazine and in Rio de Janeiro itself, the array of artistic graffiti on offer is something to behold.

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194 4 Jul 2015
00:57:00

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Ben Rylan takes us on a whistle-stop tour around the best of Monocle 24. Tyler Brûlé talks paper with specialist suppliers GF Smith, on The Urbanist we discuss that iconic city corner: the Flatiron Building in Manhattan and Georgina Godwin meets the award-winning British performer Will Young.

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193 27 Jun 2015
00:56:53

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Ben Rylan whips round the best of Monocle 24 this week: we talk ties in New York with Jacques-Elliott, whiz to Barcelona for the Sonar music festival and chat to chef-restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. Plus: we meet author Matthew Green and find out about his new book ‘London: A Travel Guide Through Time’.

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192 20 Jun 2015
0:57:01

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Ben Rylan talks us through some of best from Monocle 24, with a week including winemaking in the West Bank, the pleasure and pain of beautiful shoes at the V&A and award-winning documentary filmmaking from Joshua Oppenheimer.

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191 13 Jun 2015
00:57:01

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The best of the week with Ben Rylan: relieving stress at Buenos Aires’ Break Club and hearing from the Middle East’s largest gathering of its type, Beirut Design Week. Plus we pay a visit to the Academy of Urbanism conference in Birmingham and speak to veteran war reporter Charles Glass.

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190 6 Jun 2015
00:56:59

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We explore the evolving wine market of south-east Asia, get a whiff of Brooklyn-based perfume business DS & Durga and discuss why food might help Ukraine in international arenas.

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189 30 May 2015
00:57:00

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A transport focus from Section D and The Urbanist taking in TAP’s in-flight magazine and water taxis in Toronto. Plus the golden era of advertising with Sam Delaney, a new take on Chinese cuisine with Jeremy Pang and reflections from Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and The Waves.

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188 23 May 2015
00:56:57

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Top picks from across Monocle 24 this week including the best in product design with Jon Kolko, a search of Beirut's old souks and ‘Meter’ magazine’s running insights, plus we hear from ghost writer Fanny Blake.

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187 16 May 2015
00:56:59

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Ben Rylan looks back at the best of Monocle 24 over the past week, including French star director François Ozon, getting naked on ‘The Urbanist’, admiring fountain pens at London's Stationery Show and savouring the culinary delights of Expo.

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