Contributors / Josh Fehnert

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At your convenience

The importance of having a shop stocking high-quality groceries and provisions on your doorstep, which also provides meaningful interactions, has been reawakened in recent times. These delis are a world away from a soulless…

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Time to get going

While many were grounded, the travel industry has been gently gearing up. Here are some new developments that you might have missed. We start our tour at a citrus-strewn island hotel in Japan.

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Advance to ‘go’

The past 12 months have seen many best-laid plans scuppered and refocused the attention of some onto pursuing jobs they want in industries they admire. Are you game for a change?

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Stick ’em up!

When done well, posters can persuade us to buy a pen, observe social norms or fly to a faraway land. They look great too. Put them on your walls.

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How to impress

Anyone who says the past 12 months haven’t made them think again isn’t telling the truth. Here are 20 ideas for changing your business for the better, being brave and taking action.

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Order of merit?

At their best, city laws can encourage smart behaviour and enshrine the freedoms that make great places to live. At their worst they can pander, prevaricate and even generate a stifled laugh. Some of these lesser-known…

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Open sesame

After a hard year, there are still reasons to be cheerful about the hotel industry. We scan the hospitality horizon for the openings set to define the year ahead.

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02. Make better connections

Technology is everywhere but our acceptance of that ubiquity has costs, to our health, wellbeing, stress and the quality of our conversations. Do we need to spend every minute glued to a screen, barking down the line or…

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Expo

Fuss and hurry? They’ve been and gone. Start the new decade as you mean to go on. Take stock and choose the scenic route. Our gentle manifesto sketches a picture of taking it a little easier in the years to come.

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In good taste

Regional produce, a passion for perfection and a rejection of the latest fads shows how a country can have an enviable culinary culture. We take a tour of the quietly pioneering Swiss food landscape.

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Easy does it...

‘The Monocle Book of Gentle Living’ is our just-published title to help you reconnect, make things happen and do something you care about. In the form of nudges (rather than shoves) we’re asking you to consider being a…

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Room for all

Having a library isn’t about hoarding stuffy, leather-bound books. It could just be a modest bedside pile. It’s more about keeping a paper trail of where you’ve been and what you were thinking, while saving room for surp…

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Dip in

Swimming – wild, urban and otherwise – is the antidote we need to the overbearing demands of working and living, so whether you’re in the city or not, throw on some togs and take the plunge.

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Make a meal of it

We trade video calls for the dining room in a hungry homage to the joys of the business lunch. Great that the company’s paying, of course, but more than that there’s no better place to get to know a business partner or…

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Plate expectations

We make for the shoreline of the Baltic in Stockholm, where Tommy Myllymäki opened Aira earlier this year. In a berth in a boathouse-style structure, this restaurant serves haute cuisine without starchy service or New…

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Talk of the town

In the first part of our grand draft to upgrade urban living, we outline the sights, sounds, spaces and street life that should be the starting points for every city neighbourhood.

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Tasteful plans

Who would have thought that the humble food market might be the key to urban renewal? It’s an age-old idea that’s just waiting for a timely update. Here’s how...

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13. After sun

Tilting your chin up and away from your phone gives time and space to reflect.

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Growing gains

One rewarding way to soften our cityscapes and add life to our homes is with plants. Here we offer a few fail-safe tips for growers and a call to action to let your civic pride spread beyond your four walls.

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Lessons learnt

Josh Fehnert reporting from London: With public spaces shuttered and a third of the world in lockdown, coronavirus has fundamentally altered how we do business. But change isn’t always bad. Here are some positive takehomes…

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Feed your curiosity

Restaurants are off the menu for many but there’s no excuse for not eating well. Here we share some hearty, fuss-free and uplifting dishes that are simple to make and even easier to enjoy.

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