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June 2015

By air, by land and... look, no hands! Monocle's 2015 Transport Survey

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May 2015

We can make it together: a design guide to building it better in 2015. Monocle's industry of perfect plumbing, sharp architecture and elegant joinery for anyone wanting a finer home – Special Survey.

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April 2015

Stride into the season: part one of our 2015 fashion and retail special. From the best-stocked rails to our top designers, Monocle unleashes all the tools you need to sharpen your game: Special Survey Series

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Business / Retail

Intimate trade

When visiting a city it is rarely the streets lined with department stores or chain shops that we remember: it’s the tiny retail gems that we hold dearest. As part of our style issue, we look at how small retail spaces are…

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March 2015

Japan-o-rama: can cute and kooky kick-start team Nippon again? Does Japan want to be taken seriously or will it become the Italy of Asia (a bit too slow for real global success)? A Monocle Special Report

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Business / Craft

Inking ahead

A national pride – or some might say obsession – with the handwritten has forged an industry exporting more than ever. With innovation showing no signs of letting up, we visited the sharpest tools in the pencil case.

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February 2015

The art of hospitality: reap what you sew (and bake, make and brew). The basics of being a good host: start in the home or a well-equipped Finnish classroom. Monocle gets a few lessons from battle-hardened GMs and some charming ambassadors. A new Monocle special.

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Business / Fashion

Fashion police

Japanese clothing retailer Beams has its very own ‘internal affairs’ styling department, dedicated to helping shop staff find their personal look and inspire customers. It also believes in practising the perfect bow. This…

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December 2014/January 2015

From soft power to film beds: top nations, hotels and design. Monocle gets out its clipboard and sharpens its pencil to rank the key players in everything from diplomacy to aviation - a Monocle special

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