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The Monocle Book of Japan
Jump aboard the Monocle Shinkansen and join our team as we go on a hunt for untold stories. Our new book delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan, whether you want design inspiration or business nous.
Pre-order your copy at the Monocle Shop.
Monocle preview: April issue, 2020
Monocle's April issue takes a deep dive into the world of fashion, profiling the major players in the shifting style scene and the showroom stars who set the agenda. We also hear how recent protests in Lebanon have changed the mindset of its citizens and celebrate the City of Lights in the Paris 75, with 'Les Echos'. Plus: who to call if you need a T-rex.Available now at The Monocle Shop
The international icon: Kengo Kuma
The beauty of Japanese design has won fans around the world but it takes great panache to translate it to large-scale projects. We sit down with architect Kengo Kuma in his Tokyo office to talk about the recently completed Japan National Stadium. It’s a building that has given a new lease of life to traditional craftsmanship and stimulated local economies.
The bold business owner: Takeshi Yamanaka
In 1928 Maruni Wood Industry was born out of a fascination with the masterful carpentry in ancient shrines. Today its furniture is found in the Californian headquarters of Apple as well as airport lounges, galleries and restaurants around the world. We meet the company’s president to talk about the challenges of managing a family-run business.
The future of Japanese craftsmanship
To celebrate our forthcoming book about Japan, we are presenting a new film series that dives into the intriguing ecosystem that has preserved Japanese traditional skills over centuries. Meet the people who are future-proofing the age-old know-how.
The Monocle Weekend Editions
What do clever people have for breakfast? Discover how you could have the Monocle Weekend Editions delivered for free every Saturday and Sunday. Sign up now
Monocle preview: March issue, 2020
Why Austria? This landlocked central European nation is quietly offering global lessons in everything from diplomacy to design – not to mention dining. Our dedicated special takes an in-depth look into its Alpine attractions, entrepreneurial clout and hands-on craft culture. Our journalists reveal how the Habsburg’s changed history and how the nation is setting an example for the rest of the world.Available now at The Monocle Shop
All around the table: big screen in Los Angeles
Under the starry sky in Hollywood, we meet Rooftop Cinema Club founder Gerry Cottle Jr to talk about the enduring appeal of simple get-togethers and how public spaces in busy cities can become our living rooms.
All around the table: wine in La Rioja
This Spanish region is home to many large-scale producers, but at Castillo de Cuzcurrita things are done differently. Vintner Ana Martin Onzain unveils how their aged wines – grown and made exclusively in this small village – bring people together.
All around the table: hideaway in the Netherlands
Nestled in a national park near Dalfsen, Lemelerberg Lodge is the place to slow down from a busy lifestyle. Co-founders Marianne Maat and Lucienne Dunnewijk show us how to create a sense of welcome with soft lighting, natural materials and their handmade wares.
Monocle preview: February issue, 2020
The fresh-feeling February issue of Monocle is home to our Gentle Manifesto for the year ahead: simple fixes and friendly nudges to make this year better than the last. Inside you’ll find an urban experiment in Cartagena, tales from the folk who quit their jobs and followed a different course, and a new museum in Miami. Plus: Amanda Lear’s ‘last meal’, the road to architectural enlightenment in Rouen and some sporty suggestions for 2020.Available now at The Monocle Shop
All around the table: deli dipping in London
Hanna Geller and Jeremy Coleman of Building Feasts take us on a tour around their favourite London food shops and pick up supplies on the way to put their effortless hosting skills into practice.
Marrakech, Tangier + Casablanca: The Monocle Travel Guide
Marrakech can be full of dirty details but exploring Morocco is just fine at 90km/h. Take out some cash and jump in.Available now at The Monocle Shop.
Explore your city
We put our best foot forward on a morning run in Munich as we unpack our shoe collaboration with Adidas. What do you think about when you think about running?Available now at The Monocle Shop.
Monocle preview: Forecast 2020
If the dawning of a new decade is leaving you with more questions than answers, a copy of The Forecast should be an immediate purchase. We’ve got advice on where (and how) to live in 2020, as well as inspiring stories from Indonesia, Greece, India and more. Ready? You soon will be. Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle preview: December/ January issue, 2020
Japan is undeniably special – which is why our latest issue is a Japan special. Expect cuddly mascots, high-flying aviation projects, countryside craft and lashings of udon noodles. Wait, you want a Christmas gift guide and our inaugural Soft Power Awards too? Let’s do this.Available now at The Monocle Shop