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June 2012

In issue 54 of Monocle we climb aboard for the 2012 Transport Survey, head to Dallas to learn how it’s becoming an art destination and also look at the companies making the upcoming London Olympics a reality.

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Business Briefing

Roof farming in Hawaii, mink farming in Denmark, coffee currency in the US and shopping addiction in Lebanon.

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Ehrenfeld

Once a workers’ district, the Ehrenfeld neighbourhood in Köln is luring a multi-cultural mix of families and creatives with its competitive housing prices and well- preserved architecture.

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Defence Briefing

Squabbling over islands in the South China Sea, shopping for warships with Algeria, and boosting the Bangladeshi military.

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Western Star

Monocle attends the fourth annual Dallas Art Fair in the Texan city that is gaining kudos as a major cultural hub in the US. Local collectors, museums and arts spaces have turned it from a lone ranger into an international…

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Born Again

For years aligned with the US, Colombia is increasingly looking to its Latin neighbours. It’s all part of a growing regional integration movement and Colombia – host of the recent Summit of the Americas – is set to take…

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Expo 54: Boeing

Under the roof of the world's largest building by volume, the longest plane in the world has just rolled off the assembly line. Monocle travelled to Washington to check on its progress.

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Media Briefing

Galleries, art sales, interviews and the latest media products, both analogue and digital.

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Observation

This festival season Monocle is throwing its own summer bash with ourfavourite nations taking part. Naturally, Midori House is abuzz with some very special ideas, some of which may never leave this page. But if you do own…

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Close to home

With China refusing to recognise Tibetan self-determination claims, the Himalayan nation’s government is forced to sit over the border in northern India. Monocle speaks to its newly installed prime minister-in-exile.

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Tower power

The new Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest freestanding tower, isn’t just about height. It’s a monument to the Japanese precision and care taken over its every detail.

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Home Sweede home

A dream team of owner, architect, designer has created this 12-room hotel in a residence, reminding us, and the industry, what hotels should be: places that feel like home but are 10 times better.

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