59

December 2012 / January 2013

Top team: the 20 collaborators and collectives to call on for 2013. A Monocle special report on the producers, designers, politicos and entrepreneurs you’ll want to spar with for your next venture.

Issue 59 Cover
DFree read

Article

Perfect den

The Finns know how to do winter. This open-plan Helsinki penthouse is warm and inviting while still being bright and airy. It’s the perfect pad for hunkering down.

BFree read

Article

Starting again

Spain’s economic woes are creating a spirited entrepreneurial culture in its capital. We meet the people turning their fortunes around and revitalising neighbourhoods in the process, and speak to the mayor about the new…

C

Article

Press gang

For a nation founded on the libertarian spirit, France’s media has traditionally kept a respectful distance when reporting on those in power. But recent high profile exposés are pushing the debate back into the spotlight…

L

Article

Observation

Over the Christmas season Monocle will be going up a gear rather than winding down. But of course we’ll still find time to enjoy a glühwein or two in St Moritz.

A

Article

The power of three

When Monocle published a lighthearted idea encouraging Brazil, Sweden and Turkey to work together, its message reached their capitals. We brought together the three foreign ministers for this issue’s round table series.

C

Article

Theatre of life

In a prime location in the heart of Munich there is a building for retired actors, artists and journalists who have their rents subsidised by a foundation that made its money in the circus. A good portfolio helps win you…

D

Article

Travel Top 50 2012/2013

From an exceptionally helpful member of hotel staff to a great view from your room, every little thing counts towards making a pleasant travel experience truly great. We’re sticklers for detail and in this annual survey our…

A

Article

Soft central

Monocle's third annual Soft Power Survey is an attempt to push the debate on where soft power comes from and how to use it. With current shifts in the global power balance, never has it been more relevant.

C

Article

Wish lists

As the days get shorter and gift lists grow longer, we asked some of our favourite bright minds to think up the perfect holiday night in with film, music and books.

A

Article

10 essays

For our double issue we’ve augmented our Essays section to cover a whole host of subjects: everything from online terrorism to overly obedient road-crossers is covered.

C

Article

Cinema Paradise

When it comes to a Friday night out at the movies, we’ll be booking our seats in Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo. Now pass the Peranakan menu and a blanket.

A

Article

Europe Briefing

The elections, the people, the big ideas and the issues you'l be hearing more about in Europe in the year to come.

D

Article

Drawing board

For our round-table series, we invited four leaders in the graphic design industry to talk about the state – and the future – of their craft, in print and online.

A

Article

Americas briefing

The economy in Latin America, education in the US, elections in Ecuador, Paraguay and Chile, plus other things set to make the news in 2013.

Show more

0:00:000:01:00

Drag me