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June 2013

Transport Special: Get a move on! How to get the world on the road. The visionaries, mavericks and clever types rethinking how to get you from A to Z by train, boat, plane and the odd trike too.

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A press for change

As editor-in-chief of ‘El País’, Javier Moreno has made it his publication’s responsibility to drive social reform on a national level as well as maintain an international standing as the foremost Spanish-language newspaper…

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Expo 64: Taxi!

Hail a cab from a Tokyo taxi firm whose white-gloved drivers are drilled everyday in what to say to customers, how to clean their cars and how to take real pride in their job.

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The best of time

The trade fair that takes place in Switzerland each spring showcases the latest in watch-making design and this year, the venue itself was one of the real stars of the show.

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Serbo-charged

Its disastrous wars of the 1990s left Serbia locked out while other former Eastern bloc nations enjoyed the European party. Now, as its creative and business talent discards nationalist fantasies, the world is catching on…

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Home zone

Some of Japan’s best assets are its architects and designers, and their know-how is ripe for exporting. A new exhibition in Tokyo showcases the best ideas for the house of the future.

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New World Order

Adrian Cheng is CEO of one of Hong Kong’s largest businesses, with fingers in all kinds of pies. But, he says, it’s easy juggling responsibility when you have the right team supporting you.

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To lathe ’n’ dye in LA

In a city untroubled by a reputation for putting quality before surface sheen, a quiet revolution is taking place as manufacturing workshops flourish once more. Monocle visits the LA makers who are reviving the artisan…

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Oslo art scene briefing

Oslo’s art scene has been getting a much-needed facelift with the opening of independent galleries and a brand new art neighbourhood in the making. We stopped by the studio of big-time art rebel and writer Matias Faldbakken…

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Liberty Belle

On deployment far from its home port of San Diego, the diminutive USS Freedom carries far greater weight than its size suggests: as the apex of US naval technology, its success or failure will decide the future of American…

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Inventory no.64

Keep your engine oiled, your table tidy and your tache trimmed with our specially chosen products this month.

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