44

June 2011

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

Issue 44 cover
A

Article

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.

A

Article

Superpower player

Brazil may be the land of soccer and samba, but its status as a superpower is also fast moving beyond the realms of hypothesis into concrete reality. So will global politics soon be moving to a Latin rhythm?

D

Article

Heady days

Specialist scents, made by small artisanal producers, are beginning to make a big splash with retailers and consumers alike, as Monocle discovers on a visit to a Milan trade fair for the niche market.

A

Article

Eye on the prize

A strengthening economy and new confidence have made Turkey a diplomatic rising star. And as the revolts play out across the Middle East, everyone is paying court and wanting the ear of the country’s ambitious foreign…

D

Article

Rock solid

Brazilian hotelier Rogério Fasano’s latest creation is set among the rocky pampas of Uruguay. And the secret of his success? A creatively inspiring working relationship with designer Isay Weinfeld.

B

Article

Brand aid

While their politicians dither, Palestinians are developing a vibrant economy and creating a brand for their yet-to-be-created nation. Monocle meets the new generation of optimists.

D

Article

Fashion Briefing

A new concept store in Tokyo, Sunspel's first line of womenswear and a Q&A with Oliver Peoples' Larry Leight are featured in this month's fashion round-up.

B

Article

Road to recovery

Big-name French pharma was conspicuously absent at this year’s annual Pharmagora fair. But far from fading into obscurity, the Paris show has been looking to Francophone African markets and the lucrative bio-organic sector…

E

Article

Inventory No. 44

Natural skincare products, a digital radio and an ingenious paper shredder are among Monocle’s most coveted items this month.

B

Article

All in a day's work

The nine-to-five grind and the daily schlep into our places of work is a routine we love to hate. But the truth is that we’re all secretly rather attached to our offices. And not necessarily for work-related reasons.

E

Article

Monocle travel guide

Spend a week at Franco Zeffirelli’s former hang-out in Positano, dine amid country-house grandeur in Paris, and uncork a bottle in a Buenos Aires wine hotel – all stop-offs in this month’s Monocle travel round-up.

A

Article

Take the high road

In this issue’s transport survey we highlight some innovative developments in the car, aviation, bike, yacht and train industries. But in general, travelling is still a chore rather than a pleasure. It’s time operators and…

B

Article

Toast of the town

In Singapore a battle is taking place – a battle to dominate the toast-and-spread market. And with the formula proving ever-popular at home, it’s big business for the leading brands who have their eyes set on the rest of…

E

Article

Leopoldstadt

A Jewish enclave a century ago, Vienna’s Karmeliterviertel – part of the larger Leopoldstadt – was down and out for much of the postwar period. But thanks to creative energy and smart city planning, the area is booming.

A

Article

After the storm

The wave of revolutions shaking up the world started in Tunisia. What happens after you’ve dislodged your dictator? Also for our series on the Arab spring, see how Malta is coping as Libya collapses (page 30) and how Turkey…

B

Article

Family jewel

While still a schoolgirl, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele was representing her family firm Chopard and visiting clients including Imelda Marcos. With her brother and her parents actively involved, business is full of kindred…

E

Article

Atlantic wings

From running mercy flights for volcano survivors in the 1950s to transporting today’s Portuguese football stars, the Azores’ airline SATA has soared above its island birthplace.

E

Article

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…

A

Article

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…

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Print magazine subscriptions start from £55.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • The Foreign Desk