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Monocle preview: December/January issue, 2021
Monocle’s December/January issue is packed full of insights and inspiration to see you through to the new year, from our annual Soft Power Survey to a look into Detroit’s thriving art scene. Grab the issue now at The Monocle Shop.
The 2021 Monocle Christmas Market, London
Monocle’s Christmas market landed in our Midori House HQ with Glühwein, gifts, good cheer and reindeer last weekend. If you missed it, don’t despair, our Zürich Christmas market will happen on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December at Dufourstrasse 90.
War reporting, print’s future and being a TV anchor
From CNN’s Clarissa Ward on reporting in hotspots around the world to Magculture’s Jeremy Leslie on the future of print, here are some of the highlights from The Monocle Media Summit in London. Listen to more from the annual event here.
Inside the airship industry
Airships, once tipped to be the future of flight, are now largely used as costly billboards that drift across cities or over major sporting events. We travelled to Friedrichshafen in Germany to take a peek inside one of the world’s few commercial operations and explore this niche area of aviation. Read more on the story in the November issue of Monocle magazine.
The Monocle Media Summit 2021
TV anchors, conflict reporters, radio presenters and magazine editors all shared the stage at The Monocle Media Summit and to mark Monocle 24’s 10th birthday in London. Watch some of the key moments from the day and listen to further coverage from the event here.
Yinka Ilori’s 3D-printed basketball court
Designer Yinka Ilori discusses the design inspiration behind his temporary installation in London’s Canary Wharf and the importance of play in adulthood. Hear more on ‘Monocle on Design’ on Monocle 24.
Athens: The Monocle Quality of Life Conference
Over a sunny few days in the Greek capital, we gathered a select group of sharp thinkers, business brains and bold creators for Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference 2021. Here are some of the key moments from our sixth annual event.
Athens: urban inspiration
Athenians have a knack for injecting pockets of greenery and a sense of innovation into their ancient city. Their urban interventions are aimed at cooling down this dense metropolis and safeguarding its sacred sights as much as the neighbourhood life. We climb its seven hills to get a fresh perspective on the city's charms.
Monocle Preview: November issue, 2021
Monocle’s picture-perfect November issue is a design special that sketches out the future of concrete and visits a Gio Ponti gem in Paris. Elsewhere, we take to the skies in an airship and tuck in to Berlin’s best ‘Currywurst’. Yum! Grab the issue now at The Monocle Shop.
Reinventing the newsstand
At Monocle, we believe in the enduring power of the newsstand as a place to forge relationships, showcase the best of print and, for savvy brands, to create meaningful connections with customers offline.
Bolstering Maldivian traditions
A short hop from Malé’s international airport, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands offers an encounter with age-old Maldivian culture. Chef de cuisine Jameel Ahmed helps us navigate the customs of island life: from ancient signalling techniques to convivial food culture. We mull over the insights on a beachside dinner as the sun sets.
The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs
Our new book includes canny case studies of 100 businesses that succeeded, ideas on where to base your business and advice from more than 50 industry experts on everything from finding funding to scaling up. Order your copy at The Monocle Shop.
Keeping the faith
In this digital age, do we need more forgiveness and sacrifice in our lives? And where can we look for direction? Monocle Films sat down with Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to find out how the church strives to address contemporary needs and remain relevant in the Greek society.
After the devastating port explosion of 4 August 2020, Beirut's creative community is battling to rebuild amid power-cuts and petrol shortages. A year on from the blast, Monocle joins its designers and architects on the streets of the city to see how they hope to make the city anew.
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. Grab the issue now at The Monocle Shop.
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.