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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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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Fashion Briefing

A new collection form Mackintosh, a German jewellery designer with a Scandinavian flavour, plus all the latest news.

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Try again

Overhauling a business can go two ways: it either backfires badly – BA and Coca-Cola know how that feels – or it radically improves profits. Monocle meets 10 businesses taking the gamble and suggests 10 industries in need…

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Full of beans

As gatekeeper of illycaffè, one of Italy’s most famous coffee brands, CEO Andrea Illy faces some intense competition. He tells Monocle how he has kept the company not just above water, but thriving.

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Northern light

Husband and wife Doug Yingst and Bonnie Sloane called upon self-taught architect David Salmela to create their vision of a light-filled residence between forest and lake, exemplifying the shifting northern seasons.

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On the button

Monocle's guide to the best in spring fashion, from tailored jackets to strong accessories.

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Tills and Thrills

From futuristic cash-register technology to staff trained as vegetable sommeliers to exhibitors promoting their concoctions, Japan’s Supermarket Trade Show had the highest turnout yet and offers new ideas for an increasi…

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Inventory No. 42

Well-made objects for home and office that have caught our eye this month, from tableware to tea towels and paper knives to pasta.

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Making a splash

How do you make people think it’s fun to dress up in rubber? That’s the challenge facing a diving industry fed up with its image as a sport for middle-aged holiday-makers in the Maldives. At Boot 2011 they seem to have the…

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Welcome to Americano

This spring sees the launch of Hôtel Americano in New York, the first overseas opening from Mexican hotel brand Grupo Habita. In a market already filled with domestic brands, the group hopes its focus on personal service…

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Brand National

China is home to the world’s second largest economy and its most dynamic market but, as yet, its companies have struggled to create any distinctive global brands. Could it be that only a few even want to try?

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