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The Netherlands is a world leader in the horticulture industry and shows no sign of wilting. We visit a delicately orchestrated flower auction, a grower and a florist to unpack the challenges of this fragrant business.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
From urban farming to robotics, we take a tour around the Brooklyn Navy Yard to see how this vast shipyard has rebuilt its industry and community once more.
Making it in Jakarta
Indonesia’s bounteous resources make it the perfect place for entrepreneurs to set up camp. We meet four enterprising Jakarta residents, who tell us how they are taking advantage of the opportunities in this chaotic city.
MonocleUnlimited: What luxury means today
As smart global consumers become more discerning in their choices we are seeing the rise of a new and more thoughtful brand of luxury. We travel to Bali, Melbourne and Manchester to meet three businesses that are championing craftsmanship, provenance and originality in their luxury offerings.
Investing in Bavaria: Sydney special
Australia’s enterprising business community is known for spotting the best opportunities abroad – but Germany’s largest and most dynamic state, Bavaria, isn’t usually their first port of call. Invest in Bavaria set out to change this notion with Bytevaria, a lively panel discussion hosted by Monocle in Sydney. Monocle Films reports.
Spotlight on Bavaria
Bavaria is Germany’s largest and most dynamic state, combining industrial might with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Here, we take a tour through the Bundesland’s cities, towns and rural villages and discover a region that offers both quality of life and unparalleled business opportunities.
MonoclePictet: The Entrepreneurs Series, Barcelona
In this edition of The Entrepreneur series, in partnership with Monocle, we meet with Barcelona-based entrepreneurs who are giving the city a boost: from successful family stalwarts to new upstarts shaking up the status quo.
Warsaw: Pole position
Warsaw’s dour-from-afar image is dispelling as a new generation of makers, restaurateurs and start-ups help to redefine Poland’s capital.
The perfect workplace
As employers increasingly acknowledge the quality of life of their workers, Monocle's Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon addressed the topic of the modern workplace. In this visual essay, Josh Fehnert explores what can be done to create offices that make clocking in a joy.
It's the largest and most important pit stop on the global toy calendar. Monocle films visits the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nürnberg to meet the up-and-coming innovators and old-school stalwarts keeping the industry afloat.
The Texan energy capital has a huge oil-driven economy and business infrastructure. As it welcomes a growing number of entrepreneurs we document this changing city.
Baselworld Watch Fair 2013
Baselworld is the biggest event on the watchmaking calendar, attracting leading players and emerging names from the world of timekeeping. Monocle drops in to preview the latest horological finery.
From the historic centre of pencil-making to the world's biggest trade fair, we profile Staedtler, the pioneering German stationery brand taking the pencil into the 21st century.
Retooling Motor City
For decades Detroit has been a poster child of the misfiring American dream but amid block after block of post-industrial decline there are signs that Motor City is jump-starting its economy. Years of under investment have left a blank canvas for social entrepreneurs and small business owners keen to revitalise a broken metropolis. Monocle heads downtown to sample the green shoots of recovery.
Australia's fine Merino wool producers are seeing business take off as demand for high quality fabrics booms around the world. The market is especially strong in Asia, where China now buys the majority of Australian wool exports. Monocle heads out to Boorowa and Yass in the New South Wales countryside to visit the wool farmers.