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Monocle preview: September issue, 2018
It’s back to work this month and we’re ready to build better businesses. Once you’ve absorbed our guide, get the lowdown on entrepreneurs’ reading lists and dress the part with our workwear looks. If all else fails, you can always join the French Foreign Legion. Get busy!
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Ethiopia and Eritrea: blue skies ahead
Celebrations have been erupting in Ethiopia and Eritrea as their 20-year conflict comes to an end. We board the first flight between Addis Ababa and Asmara since 1998 to capture the mood as friends and families are finally reunited.
Reading the tea leaves
Vancouver Island might not be famous for growing tea but its lush soil has proved perfect for starting an idyllic farm.
The price of silver
Producers and retailers of luxury goods are waking up to the power of affluent seniors. We travel to Japan to meet the brands that are wise to the trend.
Beirut: The Monocle Travel Guide
Join us on a filmic tour of this vivacious Mediterranean metropolis brimming with delicious food, retail and hospitality.Available now at The Monocle Shop.
In praise of balconies
Look up as you stroll Zürich’s streets and you’ll see these outdoor living rooms everywhere. Monocle Films visited the city to outline this architectural feature and how it improves quality of life.
My life as a tram
Loved by their loyal passengers, Zürich’s trams are not only punctual but also contribute to the city’s identity. Hop on board as we introduce you to the fleet that makes the Swiss city tick.
Zürich, Geneva + Basel: The Monocle Travel Guide
This book celebrates the richness of these three Swiss cities and dives beneath the surface to bring an unexpected mix of creativity, entrepreneurialism and design. All aboard for a tour of the most impeccable hotels, world-class galleries and best spots to take a dip.Available now at The Monocle Shop.
The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns & Hideaways
Video didn’t kill the radio star and apartment-sharing apps haven’t scuppered our enduring need for hotels. It’s this sincere belief that proved to be the rallying cry for our latest book, which covers everything from hoteliers’ trade secrets to holiday recommendations.Available now at the Monocle Shop.
Quality of Life Survey: top 25 cities, 2018
Our annual ranking is back as we take a fresh look at the best cities to call home. From open-minded mayors and improved transport links to fresh retail openings and investment in public space, find out who’s doing it best.
Munich: the best of everything
We take lessons in liveability from the winner of this year’s Monocle Quality of Life survey. Join us for a tour of the Bavarian capital, where we cover everything from improved infrastructure to new clubs.
Monocle preview: July/August issue, 2018
The sun is shining and glasses are clinking so it must be time for our annual Quality of Life Survey. Once you've discovered (and debated) our rundown of the top 25 cities in the world, get the verdict on smart street furniture, making the perfect park and why you need a pair of Speedos. Dive in…
Venice: finding Freespace
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck navigates the Arsenale to find out how architects have responded to the curatorial theme of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Venice: soft-power potential
Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé takes a look at how nations are using the world stage of the Venice Architecture Biennale to reflect their identity and build their brand.