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Monocle preview: December/January issue, 2021
Our annual Soft Power Survey reveals the countries whose cultural ambassadors, diplomatic missions, skilled messaging and tasty food have seen them make the grade in 2020. The December/January double issue also looks ahead to a new era of US foreign policy, goes on a culinary tour of Switzerland and wraps up in the season’s coolest coats.
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The home of the Finnish art scene
We tour the breathtaking studios of artists’ residence Lallukka in Helsinki, which hasn’t changed its purpose since it was completed in 1933. The landmark functionalist building offers spaces at low rents so that its tenants can focus on one thing: making art.
Monocle preview: The Forecast, 2021
Hands up who’s looking forward to 2021? Monocle is too and The Forecast is our optimistic and informed take on the year ahead. From the offices showing why communal working is here to stay to the changing world of espionage, our global coverage will put a spring in your step. Plus: which city comes top of our Small Cities Index?Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle preview: November issue, 2020
As a landmark US election approaches, Jane Fonda, Theaster Gates and Chris Wallace offer their thoughts on where the country should go next. Change elsewhere comes in the form of city farms, the latest design finds and an art fair redux. Plus: we survey North Rhine-Westphalia, a region on the up.Available now at The Monocle Shop
The master craftsman: Shimada Takayuki
The unassuming Shimada Gama workshop in Gotsu doubles up as an open-air museum of traditional stoneware pottery. It specialises in creating large pieces that are burnt in a sloped wood-fired kiln. We talk to the 73-year-old master Shimada Takayuki about the challenges of passing the rare skill and aesthetic sensibility down to his son and grandson.
The talent-seeker: Ryutaro Yoshida
Japanese company Time & Style knows how to inject innovative spirit into traditional crafts. Over the past two decades its founder Ryutaro Yoshida has criss-crossed Japan to woo reluctant artisans to collaborate on modern designs. We meet him in the remote region of Shimane as he develops a series of handmade washi paper lamps.
The Chiefs conference 2020
The first edition of The Chiefs, Monocle’s high-altitude summit, took place at Suvretta House in the Swiss Alps over a few sunny days in September. After months of being cooped up at home, guests and panellists alike gathered to be together and exchange ideas. We covered everything from assessing risk in these uncertain times and future-proofing our cities to how to turn things around in hospitality or how to design a safe and friendly workspace.
Monocle preview: October issue, 2020
In Monocle’s worldly October issue, we hear from Beirut about the days following the city’s devastating port explosion and the fellowship of its people. We also pay a visit to the retailers that have found success in lockdown, survey a forward-thinking office campus and take a deep dive into Italian innovation.Available now at The Monocle Shop
The Monocle Book of Gentle Living
From how to make the most of your free time to rethinking the way you work, shop and even sleep, our new book is packed with tips for making good things happen, doing something you care about and finding a slower pace of life that’s kinder to yourself, those around you and the planet.Order your copy at The Monocle Shop.
Monocle preview: The Entrepreneurs 3, September 2020
Does your company need a rethink? What does winning look like? Should you move to a quieter city? Find the answers – and many more – among the 100 tips inside the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs. It’s time to be bold.Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle preview: September issue, 2020
Monocle’s September issue is chock-full of ideas on how to chart a new course for yourself and your business. We scoured the globe to find pockets of opportunity in a suppressed economy. Dive in to find out about the new entrepreneurial hotspots, why well-designed global HQs are here to stay and how media brands can stay nimble for their audience. We also lined up a few tasty stopovers along the way and a dashing selection of sports attire to keep you in shape. So get moving and order your copy here.Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle subscriptions: Introducing Digital Editions
Monocle’s expanded digital offering brings the magazine to life on screen. So if you’re on the move, you can still have our witty and winning journalism at your fingertips in an elegant and easy-to-navigate format. Every issue of the magazine will be available instantly and you’ll have access to our extensive archive. Oh, there are exclusive travel guides too. There are three subscription packages to choose from. Sign up here.
Copenhagen: healthy city growth
The concept of kolonihave, a blissful combination of an allotment and a summer house, has shaped Danish cities since the late 17th century. Today, avid growers convene in these colonies to find a peaceful place to commune with nature as well as a community of diverse characters.
A knack for managing milieu in Munich
The environment in which we entertain reflects our personality and offers our guests a personalised glimpse into our lives. German product designer Stefan Diez invites friends to his studio in Munich for a rare look behind the scenes of the operation that has made him one of the world’s most sought after design talents. The LG SIGNATURE Rollable OLED TV helps to redefine this creative space into an extraordinary party venue at the touch of a button. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
Monocle preview: July/August issue, 2020
Monocle’s city-themed summer double issue celebrates all that’s great about our urban centres. From the people and projects making our cities better places to the shops that bring communities together, we’re here to prove that being at the beating heart of a metropolis is still the best way to live. Plus: why camper vans are making a comeback.Available now at The Monocle Shop
A nose for the right wine in Tuscany
An invitation to one of James Suckling’s soirées at his Tuscan villa is a rare treat. An influential wine critic, Suckling’s approach to choosing wine is characteristically considered. He will often theme the evening by grape, country or wine style but also might present wines based on the mood or the tastes of people attending. Correct storage of any vintage is incredibly important. The LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar allows variable control of temperature, humidity, vibration and light levels. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
A refined feast in the heart of London
Bringing guests into the kitchen is an ideal way to involve them. Bertie de Rougemont – founder of London’s chicest catering company, Cellar Society – certainly knows a thing or two about hosting. When he’s entertaining for friends, de Rougemont favours the smell of home cooking and perfectly chilled cocktails to get them in the mood. The InstaView™ Door-in-Door® display on the LG SIGNATURE Refrigerator also adds some drama when entertaining in the kitchen – once experienced there is no going back. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
The Chiefs: Monocle summit in St Moritz
The past few months have shown us that there’s no substitute for face-to-face conversations. As we begin to look forward with optimism, there are opportunities to be discussed, ideas to be shared and challenges to be met. Join us this September in the Swiss Alps for inspiring discussions, great hospitality and new connections. Get your ticket here.