February 2013

Scanning the horizon: Looking for lands of opportunity. An inspirational tour of the places, people, outfits and organisations worth adding to your list of best benchmarks. A five-part special report

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Renewal process

Having seen its film business nosedive thanks to the digital onslaught, Japan’s Fujifilm has found another lucrative avenue – skincare.


Future imperfect

Sichuan was one of China’s poorest provinces until investment from Beijing and abroad brought boom times to its capital. Chengdu and its ‘pambassadors’ went on a global sales offensive.


Expo 60: Class act

Central Saint Martins is flying the flag for art and design education in the UK, despite short-sighted government policies. Monocle goes back to school.


Asia briefing

New flights from Tokyo to Yangon, why the French are lighting up Cambodia, and Japan gets creative.



The new year unfolds but the same problems exist for those wanting to start afresh: obstacles to immigration and barriers to business development, writes Tyler Brûlé.


Building momentum

2012 offered many architectural talking points, from Renzo Piano’s pointy Shard in London to K2S’s small but perfectly formed wooden Chapel of Silence in Helsinki; 2013 promises even more. Here are seven projects completing…


The ideas factory

Great art transforms thought with ideas and emotions. But that effortless feeling as a bold new work hits the page, store or screen, is down to some very real individuals who link inspiration to industry. Here are a few of…


Our new website

We’ve been busy transferring more than five years’ worth of magazine, film and radio content to our new website. The result: a sharper, more handsome and informative experience. Come and visit us at monocle.com.

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