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Step into the light

Cool cottons, sharp eyewear and bold colours reign supreme this autumn. Layer up to go from poolside to cocktail hour come rain or shine on the Bayerische Riviera.

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Tours of duty

From the well-preserved pontoons of small seaplanes to the adaptable offerings of enormous luxury cruise ships, we discover some of the world’s most promising travel and hospitality companies and meet the people making the…

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Dips at dusk

Few things are more tranquil than a long and languorous swim – and slip into the water come nightfall and it's more soothing still. We visit Iceland, Australia and France to take a few starlit dips in some of the world’s…

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Push the boat out

As the sun begins to shine on the port city of Genoa its well-dressed guests come out in force. Grab a wide-brimmed hat and join the sun-kissed crew on the curving waterfront or head into town for a sundowner in a crisp…

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Pleasure island

The Princes Islands in the Sea of Marmara are strewn with summer homes but none recall Turkey’s mid-century moment like this 1950s retreat. In fact, there’s still an echo of those times in its clean lines – and the occas…

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Salone del Mobile briefing

Every April designers, architects, manufacturers and buyers descend on Milan for the world’s premier furniture fair. Some 2,000 exhibitors display their wares at the fairgrounds in Rho while others opt for Fuorisalone, the…

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Design briefing

Surfboards, bathtubs and house boats – and a special focus on Milan's Salone del Mobile for good measure.

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Shore thing

London is home to the UN’s International Maritime Organization 1970s headquarters – and if you chug even further down the Thames you’ll find that a whole host of maritime architecture is revealed. Monocle explores the…

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