State of the nation
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Canada: state of the nation
From a thriving economy to potent soft-power credentials, we unpack what keeps Canada on the up.
Lebanon: state of the nation
With a cosmopolitan capital, picturesque countryside and improving – albeit fluctuating – security, Lebanon is on the up.
Kenya: state of the nation
This east African anchor boasts world-famous writers and athletes but corruption and flawed infrastructure hold it back.
Russia: state of the nation
The soft power of the world’s largest country has taken a hit of late. We look at Russia’s ups and downs in our animated nation survey.
Quality of Life Conference 2018
Zürich played host to our latest annual get-together, bringing together a programme packed with thought-provoking discussions spanning everything from retail and hospitality to urbanism and security. Watch all the films from the conference here.
Monocle travel guides
Join us for a filmic tour of the cities that make up our latest book releases. From Singapore’s retail to Honolulu’s architecture and design, the club scene of Berlin to the hushed backstreets of Kyoto, we uncover the lesser-known gems in the cities we love.
We take stock of inspiring retailers around the globe who haven’t given up good old bricks and mortar. We sniff pristine stationery, savour delicate tea, touch the finest clothes and explore neighbourhoods where quality retail has brought a new lease of life.
Whether you want to perfect a skill or just power up your imagination, our ‘Secret to...’ series features a line-up of episodes to keep you inspired. From buying a painting and throwing a dinner party to running a restaurant and opening a bike shop, here’s how we like to see things done.