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April 2019

Season premiere – it’s all new. Inside: Global retail survey, Texas does fashion, bumper style directory and Taiwan’s president.

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Discover Denmark's design capital

Forward-thinking architecture, world-class restaurants and natural beauty are just some of the treasures on offer in Copenhagen, the home of the discerning traveller.

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Storied beginnings and a fresh approach

Inax is Japan’s pioneering manufacturer of toilets, sinks, bathtubs, faucets and tiles. Founders Hatsunojo Ina and his son Chozaburo started their company (originally called Ina Seito) in 1924 in Tokoname, a traditional…

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The art of owning the moment

Mobility pioneer BMW has set out to redefine the meaning of luxury on its own terms as it gears up to launch a new range of vehicles for an increasingly discerning and international customer. Across these pages, BMW and…

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Editor's letter

As Monocle starts a new chapter in the form of a new German printing house, our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé looks back at his editorial schooling in Hamburg.

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The opener

Dog-gone Brexit, food made for Instagram and ridiculous waist-high lanyard scanners – it’s no wonder we’re debating forgiveness.

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Ewe beauty

Sculptor Gabriela von Habsburg is most relaxed when tending to her beloved sheep.

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Time served

Glasgow used to be a hotspot for violent crime – but an innovative approach to driving down the numbers seems to be working.

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Blooming marvellous

The much-loved cherry blossom season is big business in Japan. But when will it hit? To find out, a private weather forecaster employs all the tools at its disposal – including people power – to pinpoint the top petal…

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Animal magic

Zoos can change the world: the not-so-wild claim from Dominic Jermey, Zoological Society London’s top dog.

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Taking stock

For the past 12 years, Monocle has sought to use the best paper and printers – now they’re even better. So what’s changed and how does it work?

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Calm before a storm

The president of Taiwan is softly spoken and unassuming but that hasn’t stopped her from ruffling a few feathers. We speak to her as she gears up for the 2020 election.

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Cities briefing

Jakarta’s public transport is slow to take off, and Seattle and Seoul clear some way for public space.

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Talking shop

Here at Monocle we’ve long believed that far from being on its way out, physical retail is essential and here to stay. Across these pages we present our manifesto on what good bricks-and-mortar has to offer for cities,…

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Nothing but the truth

From skateboarding in Illinois to covert filming in the suburbs of Damascus, documentary films are enjoying mass-market appeal – and cashing in at the box office too. We meet the genre’s talents.

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Writing rights

‘The Last Column’, a collection of final dispatches by journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, reminds us of the importance of a free press.

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The Ten

Are you experiencing Netflix fatigue? Do your Spotify playlists feel uninspired? Then it’s time to take charge. This month we launch our new guide to the unmissable films, series, art, books and records that should make…

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