A restaurant with no kitchen
The Menu on Monocle 24: A restaurant where customers enjoy baking tips from master baker Eric Kayser. A Finnish restaurant where customers enjoy takeaway food, French master-baker Eric Kayser on what makes a successful bakery, the week’s top headlines from Down Under and the benefits of cooking with nut butter.
Winding down, building up
Few people tend to stick around for the final day of a trade fair. Not so at Munich’s BAU: the biannual showcase of building materials and technology ends today after a six-day run but it’s only now that many architects from the city and beyond will finally grace its halls, at the end of their working week, for some scoping around and research. “This is a platform where architects and engineers can talk to each other and meet with craftsmen – this brings the business down to earth,” says exhibition director Mirko Arend. The building industry, distributors and contractors may still make up the bulk of visitors but architects draw a lot from BAU too. The glass hall is a particularly popular attraction: “I am most interested in new technology when it comes to super-sized windows,” says Berlin-based architect Jan Rösler. “I’m especially looking for high-quality detailing and materials.”
The Menu Live
We welcome a panel of chefs, entrepreneurs and industry figures for a fresh discussion of London's culinary credentials
Monocle at Maison et Objet
Drop by and peruse the Monocle shop’s design collaborations and coffee made by The Monocle Café.
The Monocle Café
As the temperature cools head to The Monocle Café for mulled wine, hot drinks and other warming treats.
Featured podcasts and chapters
Music: Will Hodgkinson
Will Hodgkinson and Robert Bound discuss the latest albums by The Flaming Lips and Courtney Marie Andrews, and a new collaboration between Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey.
The Trump-Russia report
When a report filled with unsubstantiated allegations of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government began circulating throughout various media outlets, newspapers declined to publish the material – but online publications had no such qualms. We assess the ethics. Plus: the UK’s ‘Radio Times’ is snapped up by a German media company and the designers behind the MinaLima brand discuss the firm’s work.
Design Miami is a special event, with about 40,000 private collectors and privileged onlookers vying for one-off pieces and more than 30 galleries displaying their wares from a rather pretty perch in Miami beach. Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami, tells us about the fair and his role in putting it together.
On air now
From Seoul to Stockholm, Monocle selects an international playlist to fill your day (or night).
One of the biggest literary successes of 2016, Max Porter’s ‘Grief is a Thing with Feathers’ is a book about Ted Hughes’s crow coming alive. He talks about his astonishing debut – “this was an unpublishable eight pages of A4 paper” – the influence of Ted Hughes and how poetry and a crow might mend broken hearts.
With presidential elections in May, Iranians have a rare chance to show either their support or their discontent for Hassan Rouhani. Steve Bloomfield sits down with Mehrad Vaezinejad and Maryam Namazie to discuss what really matters to Iranians at home and what chance, if any, there is of real reform.
We discuss the culture page in print with Monocle’s Culture editor Robert Bound and Michelle Legro, Culture editor at ‘New Republic’.
Highlights from Monocle 24
Presented by Tom Edwards and Daniel Giacopelli, this week’s edition of Monocle 24’s highlights show features Roger Saul, the founder of UK luxury brand, Mulberry. We also take a look back at some of Monocle’s coverage in the build-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration. Plus: a live Midori House session from Canadian folk legend Martha Wainwright.
Monocle preview: February issue 2017
With our 100th issue landing at the beginning of 2017, we’ve resolved to take a refreshing look at the ideas and innovators that are setting the tone for the new year. From learning a language in the Netherlands to keeping fit in Swiss supermarkets, there’s a world of opportunities to discover.
Made in Vienna
Craftsmanship has been at the beating heart of Vienna for hundreds of years; Monocle Films visit three family-run companies that have made tradition relevant.
Retail special: tasty tipples
Monocle Films visits makers of sherry, gin and whiskey to discover their recipes for success. The memorable flavours and sharp designs of their refined drinks are a perfect tonic for the year ahead.
Issue 100 ∙ February 2017
Plot and plan: an issue full of tone-setters for 2017. For our 100th issue we do a world tour of 'best in class' – in urbanism, education, media – and even get limber in Switzerland's finest gyms.
The Forecast 2017
From the editorial team at Monocle, our annual survey of the forces set to shape your year ahead.
Free to read in this issue
Rain or shine
With Isis in retreat and the political and military situation in the Middle East more fluid than it has been for years, we asked leading experts what the future holds for the region – and terrorist-targeted capitals.
Between the lines
Matters of national and international security are best left to the professionals. But who are they and where do they get their intelligence? From fact to fiction, we reveal our sources.
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The Fast Lane
Cool ideas we could, like, do without
Tech titans would do better focusing on the health crisis they’ve created rather than digitally printing water
The Bulletin with UBS
This week our panel discusses a UBS report investigating the reasons behind the continuing gender gap and consider whether addressing that imbalance could fix a sluggish economy.