44

June 2011

The new issue of Monocle includes a survey of the players and projects driving the transport sector forward.

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Snappy happy

The Alpa has become a cult camera for professionals, thanks to its razor-sharp detail and attractive finish. But it wasn’t always such a success story after the brand disappeared altogether in the 1990s. Monocle talks to…

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Island ethos

Monocle meets the Maltese prime minister to talk about how his small country is dealing with the influx of immigrants from North Africa, his views on the Libya conflict and his vision for transforming Malta into a modern…

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Keep on playing

Ethio-jazz was the thrilling sound of Ethiopia in the 1960s and ’70s, blending traditional music with funk and soul. James Brown impersonators yelped and pelvic-thrusted their way around stages before a communist dictato…

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My last meal: Edmund de Waal

Renowned ceramic artist Edmund de Waal chooses an Italian restaurant in London’s Soho neighbourhood for his ‘last meal’. He’s fascinated by the visual experience of eating and at his alloted restaurant the food comes tapas…

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Founding father

In under four years the Hong Kong International Art Fair has become a key date on dealers’ and buyers’ calendars. Founding director Magnus Renfrew tells us about his work life, and how billionaires and airplanes helped him…

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My last meal: Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans was a successful chef and food critic before giving it all up to move to Hobart and run his own farm. For Evans, it’s all about eating and drinking local produce, which he points out to Monocle on a walk…

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Art Market Briefing

French radio's success in London, an interview with exiled Moroccan journalist Aboubakr Jamai and auction frenzy in China

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Expo 44: The Call of Berlin

At the height of socialist East Germany’s power, workers from Mozambique and Vietnam came to the GDR thanks to the political ideologies their countries shared. But when the Wall came down, they had to make the decision…

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Americas Briefing

We examine Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's image makeover, report on Qatar's investment in the US property market and bring you the view from Bogotá.

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Media Briefing

French radio's success in London, an interview with exiled Moroccan journalist Aboubakr Jamai and auction frenzy in China

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Observation

While countries focus on developing airport-cities, they should turn to train stations instead. A change in mindset could transform the way we commute and live – says Tyler Brûlé

Global

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North stars

Denmark, Sweden and Finland boast institutions devoted to seeking design-led solutions to societal problems. Are they guiding stars for the world to follow?

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Looks count

Innocean, a global advertising agency, understands the importance of a well-designed HQ to impress clients and motivate staff. Monocle takes a look at its recent facelift, which combines Korean tradition and mid-century…

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Great mover

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is a celebrity in Norway. A young pin-up for the game, he’s modelled for a denim label and, with his busy social life, is a far cry from the lonely child prodigy stereotype.

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