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Gunsan: building on the past
Natives and newcomers to Gunsan in South Korea are creating quirky bars, art spaces and a bright future for this charming outpost.
Jordan's creative scene
There's a budding entrepreneurial scene in Amman, Jordan's charming capital. We profile the young people who are making things happen, whether it's by starting design studios, cafés, galleries or small businesses.
Entrepreneurs: The Nunhead Gardener
Monocle Films heads to the leafy suburbs of southeast London, where entrepreneurs Peter Milne and Alex Beltran have given up their corporate jobs to set up a charming garden centre.
Making it in the city: Vienna ateliers
Vienna provided the perfect backdrop for the second instalment of The Monocle Quality of Life Conference in 2016. Monocle Films paid a visit to six of our favourite ateliers and discovers that you can create jobs and wealth with downtown workshops – and the sound of the odd hammer.
Revamping forgotten brands is a growing trend in France, where entrepreneurs are tapping into pre-existing DNA and ready-made heritage. Monocle meets the brains behind some of these French revivals.
Drive and Ambition
Italy’s motor city has long suffered from being painted with a very grey brush. However, as Monocle found out, it is Turin’s industrial heritage that is providing the inspiration and technical expertise to spur on a booming community of designers. We meet the creative minds who are playing on the city’s strengths to create a new image for Piedmont’s capital.
On the paper trail
Who needs paper in a world dominated by technology? Kenji Hall finds out as he visits Kakimori, a small stationery shop nestled in Tokyo's Kuramae neighbourhood.
Fogo Island — Part 1: Entrepreneurship
With a population of just 2,400 Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, is an inspiring example of how rural communities can be brought back to life. In the first film of our two-part series we profile Zita Cobb and her Shorefast entrepreneurial vision for the island.
The how to generation
No one is better placed to offer valuable advice on tricky projects and ambitious, world-changing actions than the people at the sharp end - precisely the kind of individuals giving the benefit of their hard-won experience here.
From a breed of sheep brought back from extinction in the Italian Dolomites to vintage recipes revitalizing the dairy business in a remote part of Norway, Monocle films brings you inspiring tales of mountain producers on a mission.
THE MONOCLE BRIEFINGS: Craftsmanship
Some cities come to mind straight away when you think of craft and design, but it's also true that untapped markets offer opportunities for entrepreneurship. We talk to designers and artisans in Shanghai, Bradford, Winter Park in Florida and Nový Bor in the Czech Republic, who are reclaiming neglected traditions, adding a contemporary twist and attracting a new, global market.
THE MONOCLE BRIEFINGS: Part Six
A look at vinyl revival in Montreal, a new concept store in Beirut and a new way of selling tea in the UK. A film from the Monocle television series on Bloomberg.
THE MONOCLE BRIEFINGS: Part Five
For this week’s briefings, Monocle heads to Beirut and Berlin with a stop in Detroit. A film from the Monocle television series on Bloomberg.
THE MONOCLE BRIEFINGS: Part Three
Backstreet brewing in west London, Dutch glass design and an innovative plastic recycling project. A film from the Monocle television series on Bloomberg.
Monocle expolores how the Swedish town of Trångsviken is developing a reputation for breeding serial entrepreneurs.