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Why Greeks live longer
Nestled in the heart of the Aegean, the island of Ikaria used to be a secluded spot with a humble and unhurried way of life. Today, a third of the island's population lives to be more than 90 years old. We venture to the local kafeneios, wild beaches and abundant allotments to meet the bronzed seniors.
Monocle Preview: October issue, 2021
Monocle’s October issue has all the insights and inspiration you need to get going this autumn, from a sit-down with Estonia’s prime minister to a design special on rebuilding Beirut. Get your copy at The Monocle Shop now.
Sustainability for V-ZUG
Quality of life is a defining pillar of the V-Zug brand and an emphasis on sustainable living is fundamental to the Swiss company’s approach. We travel to Melbourne to visit Hip v. Hype, an innovative company specialising in eco-friendly homes. In a perfect partnership of mind and mission, we discover how good design can have a positive affect on the planet.
Creativity in the Kitchen with V-ZUG
The alchemy of creativity and technology is at the heart of V-Zug’s innovation. An integral part of their R&D is collaborations with top chefs from around the world. We travel to Hong Kong, Munich and Bern to witness the fine balance of technology and design that inspires Michelin-starred chefs to be creative in the kitchen.
Design Innovation by V-ZUG
Swiss design is famous for precision engineering and high-quality materials. V-Zug’s design language is a reflection of this and is embraced by architects and designers around the world. We travel to Milan to talk to interior designer Elisa Ossino, who appreciates V-Zug’s purity of spirit and timeless elegance.
For more than 100 years, V-Zug has been developing and producing premium household appliances that balance efficiency with aesthetics. As the company launches its new Excellence and Supreme Lines, we visit their headquarters in Zug to discover the meaning of Swiss perfection for the home.
Konfekt – the inside story
Launched in December 2020, Konfekt is a smart, sumptuous magazine from the creators of Monocle. Edited between Zürich and London, this rich quarterly publication covers fashion, travel, drinking, dining, travel and design. We go behind the scenes to showcase the making of the magazine and to shine a spotlight on Konfekt’s chic understated glamour, convivial hospitality and sense of discovery.
Designing the guest experience
A short drive from Tokyo, the storied town of Nikko has attracted locals as well as visitors for centuries. Located in the Nikko National Park, The Ritz-Carlton lets the craft and hospitality traditions of the region shine through. Asuka Washizu, who looks after guest relations, takes us on a tour of highlights both inside and outside the hotel.
Monocle Preview: September issue, 2021
Monocle’s September issue steps inside some of the world's biggest newsrooms, going behind the set with trusted anchors and hearing how agencies stay agile. Elsewhere there's Saab's latest fighter jet and the Hong Kong centre where shoppers can work up a sweat at rooftop basketball courts. Grab the issue now at The Monocle Shop.
Infusing classics with local flavours
Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood of Wan Chai, the St. Regis Hong Kong is attuned to the beat of this enthralling city. The drinks served at its revered bar reflect far-reaching inspiration. We join bar manager Mario la Pietra as he develops the cocktail menu.
The 2021 Monocle Art Survey
From gallerists to artists, collectors to auctioneers, we check in with industry players to find why – digital innovations or not – seeing art in real life matters, how the past year has shaken up the market and what exhibitions you should add to a calendar that’s filling up nicely.
Tokyo 2020: on top of their games
This year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are unlike any that have come before. In the run up to the event, we met the designers, planners and people behind the scenes.
Monocle preview: July/August issue, 2021
Monocle’s July/August issue marks the return of our annual Quality of Life special edition that is guaranteed to get you in the mood for the sunnier months. Review our index of the world’s 20 most liveable cities, our choices for your perfect summer playlist and an eagerly anticipated visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale. After a challenging year, it’s time to get excited for summer again.
Monocle Design Awards
Monocle launched its inaugural Design Awards in early 2021 to celebrate the world’s best and brightest talents in architecture, graphic design and industrial design. We invite you to meet a global cast of winners as we celebrate pioneering design projects that make our lives healthier and happier, our cities smarter and our work more creative.
Monocle preview: June issue, 2021
Monocle’s June issue takes a whistle-stop tour through the world of transport. From the grand projects we’d like to see to a global rail revival, Monocle surveys the infrastructure, technology and savvy design keeping the world moving. We also touch down in Tokyo to meet the people behind the Olympic Games and survey top tips from leading art collectors. Available now at The Monocle Shop
The Monocle Book of Homes
Allow us to introduce you to our new publication, The Monocle Book of Homes. A guide to exceptional residences, the title is packed with beautiful photography, inspiring stories and few tips on making the most of your living space. So what are you waiting for? Come on in.Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle preview: The Entrepreneurs 4, 2021
Your future starts today. That’s the optimistic message that runs throughout the latest issue of The Entrepreneurs. In it we survey the best places to do business in 2021, from the cities bouncing back from the pandemic to the coastal technology hub riding the wave of success. Plus: start a hotel, open a shop and love the office again.Available at The Monocle Shop