70

February 2014

Chart your course: where to head for work, play and adventures. The villages, cities and nations that need to be on your travel schedule for 2014 and beyond, all revealed in our worldwide forecast.

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Double vision

The arrival of the new Museo Jumex in Mexico City sees it sitting side-by-side with an earlier philanthropic art pile, the Museo Soumaya. Is the city big enough for both

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All fired up

Stoke-on-Trent’s identity as the home of the ceramics industry was thought to be a thing of the past. But when we headed to the Staffordshire city we found a vibrant and positive scene and it’s clear the skills haven’t gone…

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Taking care

A shortage of childcare in Japan has contributed to the low number of working mothers, a problem particularly apparent in Yokohama. Monocle speaks to the woman who has made it her mission to change this – mayor Fumiko…

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Troubled waters

Enduring the sort of political turmoil that inspires movies, Comoros is also burdened with a colonial legacy that is driving thousands to their deaths as they search for a better life. Monocle visits this uneasy paradise…

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Asia briefing

The Philippines rebuilds after Typhoon Haiyan, Pakistan tries to get India drinking its beer and Chinese high-speed rail branches out.

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The highs of Lo-Fang

LA producer and musician Lo-Fang has impressed us with his soulful debut album, ‘Blue Film’. Here he talks inspiration, creative processes, floor stomps and how he came up with that name.

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Oceania Briefing

Our Melbourne correspondent reports on Australian-Indonesian relations, and the Australian press loses interest in Papua New Guinea.

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Europe Briefing

The French president's motorcade, learning to share in Italy, getting stuck on a train in Bosnia and an interview with Serbia's first deputy prime minister

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Media/art market briefing

A magazine shop in a shipping container, an online platform for new brands, bringing Hong Kong's galleries together plus the latest from the art-sales world.

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Americas briefing

San José gets its first intercontinental flight, Montréal needs a new bridge and El Salvador gets a new president (maybe). We also talk to the US housing and urban development secretary about rebuilding after hurricane…

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Object lessons

Whether it is an urban hub for artisan furniture-makers, a man-made island opening up as a design destination, a studio nestled in a woodland haven, France’s celebration of all things graphic or Hong Kong’s new claim as the…

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Defence Briefing

We talk to the head of the Israeli Defense Force about women, religion and recruitment and look at China and Japan's move to streamline their military decision-making.

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Fashion briefing

From a menswear shop in Houston to a womenswear label from Budapest, we round up the new and notable in the world of fashion.

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Aiming high

Mauricio Macri shunned his family business to pursue a life in politics. Now mayor of Buenos Aires and a presidential candidate, he reacts to corruption accusations and tells us why running a football club has been his…

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The art of simplicity

When luxury cosmetics brand Three decided to open a shop, spa and restaurant in central Aoyama, it needed a space that would echo its understated image yet stand out from the crowd. We meet the team behind the evolving…

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Ahead of the curve

Food, tourism, wine and coffee: they’ve all been on the menu before. To be successful, the trick is to approach them differently or just do them better – both methods are firmly in evidence in our inspiring round-up of…

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Born to draw

Illustrator Mohammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat, finished his first comic book at the age of 13. Since then the cartoonist has captured the hearts and minds of children across Malaysia – not to mention an adult or two…

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Expo 70: Going for gold

Once Queensland’s answer to Las Vegas, the gold coast’s 1950s architecture fell victim to drastic redevelopment. Now there are efforts to revive its fortunes.

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