Contributors / Andrew Tuck

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25 things to make you happy

Summer is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a modest checklist of ideas to set you on the right course – to make life just a bit nicer. So grab your swimmers…

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Keep cool

In the island sun sits an innovative new apartment block that could reshape the city’s design ambitions.

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If I can make it here...

Mallorca might be an idyllic magnet for holidaymakers but not everyone here wants to make their money from tourism – and the island is also home to manufacturers, makers and artists determined to create vibrant businesses…

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Joke alarm

Big birthdays have a way of sneaking up on you; and that’s certainly the case at Monocle where the journey from new kid on the media block to seasoned brand has flown by. Here we are with the 150th issue of the magazine,…

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01. Strike up the brand

As prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is hitting play on his nation’s sunny ambitions and, after years in the geopolitical wilderness, he is seeking to renew the economy and refresh what ‘brand Greece’ means to…

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The opener

From traffic lights at shop entrances to ‘microforests’ bookending Brooklyn Bridge, this year’s design ideas are solving very particular problems. And how are retailers coping with the downturn? Whether it’s a visit from…

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6. Are we nice?

We’re finally discovering our softer side.

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29. Built to last

Will the pandemic change our cities? Perhaps, says Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl. But humans like being together and this moment will pass. The good news? We can kill off the cruise ships.

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The opener

What to wear and have delivered, the place you can still go to for fun and love letters to some of our favourite cities.

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Home truths

There’s a long way to go before this is all over but already there is much that we have learnt in the past few weeks – and many of the lessons are actually good things.

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An architectural marvel in the Midwest, a swoon-worthy relic in London and why postcards are a tip-top social-networking tool.

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The opener

Disputes over Mozart’s chocolate balls, a Viennese editor who never falters and why the Austrian lifestyle is not always as it seems.

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Austria for beginners

Need to pass for a local? Look no further than our illuminating line-up of facts and anecdotes about this prolific nation. Just don’t forget to drop in a cheeky innuendo or two for good measure.

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How to improve street lighting, shopfronts and city transit, a celebration of rats’ lives and dogs’ dinners and why the solution to our modern malaise is simplicity itself.

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50 steps to improving your city

Elevating the urban environment needn’t call for grand blueprints from city planners, nor sweeping regeneration. Small projects and individual details can make a difference. Here are a few starters from our editors.

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Taking stock

For the past 12 years, Monocle has sought to use the best paper and printers – now they’re even better. So what’s changed and how does it work?

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Writing rights

‘The Last Column’, a collection of final dispatches by journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, reminds us of the importance of a free press.

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Beauty and the beast

If the forces of mediocrity aren’t challenged then ambitious architecture is too easily threatened with eradication, as the case of 15 Clerkenwell Close only too sadly shows.

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Editor’s letter

We’re going to places we've never been before. Who’s with us?

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