64

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.

Article

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.

Article

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…

Article

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.

Article

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.

Article

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…

Article

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…

Article

Treats in store

One-stop shopping in the Japanese capital gets a luxurious makeover as the owners of the prestigious Midtown spruce up their offer.

Article

Thanks for the rides

Work is fun, literally, for Italian firm Zamperla, which has been making fairground rides big and small since the 1960s for places ranging from Coney Island to Pyongyang. Monocle fastens its seatbelt.

Article

Saint-Gilles

With its beautiful, spacious art nouveau houses and cosmopolitan feel, Saint-Gilles is proving a draw for those looking for fresh pastures.

Article

Looking on the bright side

Identifying positives in the wake of the Iraq war is a difficult task at best. Yet the music, journalism, art and television shows emerging from the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah suggest that optimism can be found if you…

Article

Europe Briefing

Sticky situations in Bashkortostsan, the height of anxiety in Seville, and election excitement in Albania.

Article

Giant leap

Dutch company Gazelle has been making beautiful bicycles since 1892. As the firm pedals into the 21st century with technical upgrades and a move into e-bikes, Monocle was talked through the tried and tested methods of a…

Article

Americas briefing

Why Argentina's president leaves the Boeing at home, why Chile is feeling British and why Brazilian admen are feeling relieved.

Article

Media briefing

Hong Kong's art-film channel celebrates its first birthday and gallery guides get smart.

Article

Modena man

Chef and restaurant owner Massimo Bottura is the perfect ambassador for the producers and specialities of his home town.

Article

Culture briefing

This month's collection of music, books and film and our culture editor's thoughts on the future of the bricks and mortar art gallery.

Article

Man of few words

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…

Article

Asia Briefing

Japan's dapper finance minister is style leader this issue. Plus elections in Cambodia and cruising around Asia.

Article

Living the wood life

The work of the Zimmerer, or carpenter, in Germany is steeped in tradition and their skill in restoring old timber houses is much in demand. We meet the master and his apprentice who is training for a way of life, not just…

Article

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…

Article

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…

Article

Inventory no.64

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

Article

Fresh beat

J-pop and K-pop, step aside: Thailand’s indie scene is taking to the stage with a new wave of young bands doing their own thing – and doing it well. Monocle signed up for front-row tickets.

Article

Eat, drink and be ferried

As part of our travel round-up in this issue we visit a restaurant in Madrid intent on promoting the unappreciated nuances of English food, a Chinese brewery educating locals in the delights of a glass of craft beer and a…

Article

Cutting a dash

Hectic, hot and chaotic, Bangkok is the steamy backdrop for our fashion story. Stay cool on the run across town and take everything the city can throw at you in your stride. Men’s stylist Takeharu Sato Women’s stylist…

Loading

0:00:00 0:01:00

Drag me