42

April 2011

Monocle’s new edition is our Global Rethink issue, where we focus on the businesses and sectors that are making a trip back to the drawing board.

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Expo 42: Trading places

Egypt is swept up in a wave of euphoria as it takes bold steps towards democracy following the fall of Hosni Mubarak. But part of any future success relies on the Arab giant harnessing the potential of the Suez Canal – and…

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Media Briefing

Expanding media in South Korea, cult German magazine launches an English edition, plus smartphone card payment systems.

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La Pedrera

La Pedrera’s charm is in its simplicity. Its low-rise architecture, unspoiled beaches and vibrant artistic community are luring foreigners seeking a haven beyond the bright lights of Punta del Este.

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Art Briefing

Christie's in Dubai, Stockholm's Galerie Nordenhake and a Q & A with art collector Jean Pigozzi.

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Food Briefing

Cambodian pepper, the liveliest flavours from Istanbul and an interview with Marché brand strategist Kundo Koyama.

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Clean Start

Nigeria’s first anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu was so effective he was sacked and fled the country, fearing for his life. Now he’s back and running for president.

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Free Spirits

In the days before digital took over the music market, it was enough for record labels to just produce records. Now, a new approach is needed. Step up Ghostly International with its unique brand of art, music and retail.

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Creature Comforts

Korean-born, American-raised fashion stylist and boutique store owner Sonya Park is happy to have her last meal on her own. As she ponders the road ahead, she wants to be surrounded by the simple, homely food at her favo…

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House Quest

Housing needs a renaissance. Monocle meets the London firm reinventing the town house and talks to pioneering project leaders in Denmark and Japan.

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Life craft

The Bosnian wood-working company Rukotvorine has survived many battles – literally. But now it is hoping to sell its Balkan crafts around the world.

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Observation

Density is the magic ingredient that, in the hands of the right designer, can make a hotel lobby a place you want to linger. It can also transform whole cities. That’s why we need Ministries of Density & Intimacy the world…

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Ready and able

In a resource-hungry world, Singapore’s key strategic position between China and India means it feels the need to maintain a defence policy of deterrence.

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