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June 2014

Strap in, sit back & settle in: getting the world back on track. The rising design stars and the new transport hot spots that are charting a course for a new world of mobility — a Monocle Special

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Engine boom

Turkey’s automotive production centre is the country’s engineering triumph but it has yet to lay claim to a fully homegrown product. Monocle traces the city’s rich history and the increasing hopes for a Bursa brand.

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Shed start

Yangon is abuzz with the prospect of renewal and passionate entrepreneurs are starting to make their mark. Monocle visits the TS1 pop-up which is using culture and commerce to make a difference and still forge a brand.

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Art of the geek gods

The heart of the global tech industry was something of a contemporary art desert until Rick Friedman decided that the cash-rich, time-poor computer kids might just respond to an art fair that brought the best works right…

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Culture briefing

The films, books and bands keeping us entertained this month — and an introduction to a football pundit.

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Diplomacy briefing

The EU's man in Sarajevo, a summit that wasn't planned and a plea for India to take a bigger global role on the world stage.

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Asia briefing

A dispute between India and Pakistan, Nepal gets a new constitution and the latest from Indonesia.

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Observation

Any train station benefits from the presence of handsome outlets selling newspapers and coffee, says Tyler Brûlé. So where have they all gone?

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Hop, skip and jump

There are few scheduled flights that make more than one stop these days (let alone three) but African Express is making a business and a brand operating one of the last milk runs in civil aviation. Our man in Africa straps…

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Food briefing

From coffee in Mexico City to fine dining in Beirut and the best bars and restaurants Paris has to offer, Monocle's June table is spread here and over the page.

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Inventory No. 74

We get off to a flying start on two wheels this month before easing into a convivial mood with some handmade games. That’s accompanied by a global drinks cabinet and the sound of smartly designed Danish audio.

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Bella interiors

With attendees from 160 countries, Milan furniture fair Salone del Mobile is an unrivalled global cornerstone for the design industry. Monocle picks out the highlights from the show.

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Now you see it

From a simple concept – the roll-out and upkeep of municipal street furniture in exchange for control of the advertising – JCDecaux elevates the unnoticed essentials of urban life. Monocle discovers how it helps cities run…

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Film dialogue

Independent British cinema has been richly enhanced by the talents of veteran Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas and darkly humorous auteur director Ben Wheatley. The two met in London recently to discuss their new col…

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