63

May 2013

Attack at dawn: the new media battle to get you out of bed. The TV hosts, radio anchors and editors who want to be your breakfast companions. A Monocle report from frontlines in Sydney and beyond.

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Expo 63: Heads above water

After the demise of its cod-fishing industry, Fogo Island looked to be in trouble. The tide is turning on its fortunes today thanks to a lifeline of cultural projects, a new hotel and jobs.

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Comeback Kids

What do a textiles business in Japan, a UK shoemaker, a fashion firm in Italy and a publishing company in Lebanon have in common? They are all examples of brands whose obituaries had been written until new life was breathed…

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Top twenty five

The objects that fill our homes may not define us but they do have a subtle effect on mood and creativity – so be nice to your subconscious and let the natural, simple and handcrafted surround you.

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Taps and tales

From toilets and baths to energy-efficient heating systems, the world’s biggest sanitation trade fair is where you’ll first see the technology that eventually makes it into our bathrooms. Monocle pays a visit.

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Five studios

If you’re going to employ someone to invade your living space for months and reconfigure your home, you really need to trust the person you call. Here are five design studios, from New York to Sydney, who know how to make…

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Focus on the Future

Making tortoiseshell glasses by hand is a rare and exacting skill. One of the last practitioners, Maison Bonnet, is making sure the art survives, thanks to its keen young apprentice.

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Behind the Camera

Film producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen exemplifies the hard graft that goes into getting films onto the big screen in a timely and cost-effective fashion. She tells Monocle about winning an Oscar, shunning Hollywood and…

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Our home

‘Playing house’ is one of the more fun adult games. But furnishing a home from scratch is a gradual process and after you’ve bought a property your budget might not stretch to your dream collection. But it is important to…

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Observation

For our editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé, a carefree springtime to-do list quickly turns into a recipe for how to fix some of society’s bigger challenges.

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Fashion briefing

This month's style round-up, including hand-stitched shoes from London, chinos from Copenhagen and bags from Vienna.

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Part of the furniture

Architect and designer Luigi Caccia Dominioni will turn 100 at the end of this year, having plied his trade in Milan since the 1940s. He works from outside to in, as famous for his exteriors as he is for his interior fur…

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Man on a Mission

Mexico’s new president has drafted a bold to-do list for his country: end poverty, fight crime and radically change worldwide opinion. Monocle caught up with Enrique Peña Nieto in Italy’s capital to find out how he intends…

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Design of the Times

We’ve covered all bases with our Design Directory, and met the mayors, majors and media taking on this diverse discipline.

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