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Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, audio, retail and broadcast divisions. With coverage of forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions, our mission is to keep an eye and an ear on the world.

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    • 4.5 • 72 Ratings

Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, audio, retail and broadcast divisions. With coverage of forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions, our mission is to keep an eye and an ear on the world.

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    The home of the Finnish art scene

    The home of the Finnish art scene

    We tour the breathtaking studios of artists’ residence Lallukka in Helsinki, which hasn’t changed its purpose since it was completed in 1933. The landmark functionalist building offers spaces at low rents so that its tenants can focus on one thing: making art.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Monocle preview: The Forecast, 2021

    Monocle preview: The Forecast, 2021

    Hands up who’s looking forward to 2021? Monocle is too and The Forecast is our optimistic and informed take on the year ahead. From the offices showing why communal working is here to stay to the changing world of espionage, our global coverage will put a spring in your step. Plus: which city comes top of our Small Cities Index?

    Available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/product/1836064/the-forecast-2021/)

    • 1 min
    • video
    Monocle preview: November issue, 2020

    Monocle preview: November issue, 2020

    As a landmark US election approaches, Jane Fonda, Theaster Gates and Chris Wallace offer their thoughts on where the country should go next. Change elsewhere comes in the form of city farms, the latest design finds and an art fair redux. Plus: we survey North Rhine-Westphalia, a region on the up.

    Available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/product/1833371/issue-138/)

    • 1 min
    • video
    The master craftsman: Shimada Takayuki

    The master craftsman: Shimada Takayuki

    The unassuming Shimada Gama workshop in Gotsu doubles up as an open-air museum of traditional stoneware pottery. It specialises in creating large pieces that are burnt in a sloped wood-fired kiln. We talk to the 73-year-old master Shimada Takayuki about the challenges of passing the rare skill and aesthetic sensibility down to his son and grandson.

    • 4 min
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    The talent-seeker: Ryutaro Yoshida

    The talent-seeker: Ryutaro Yoshida

    Japanese company Time & Style knows how to inject innovative spirit into traditional crafts. Over the past two decades its founder Ryutaro Yoshida has criss-crossed Japan to woo reluctant artisans to collaborate on modern designs. We meet him in the remote region of Shimane as he develops a series of handmade washi paper lamps.

    • 5 min
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    The Chiefs conference 2020

    The Chiefs conference 2020

    The first edition of The Chiefs, Monocle’s high-altitude summit, took place at Suvretta House in the Swiss Alps over a few sunny days in September. After months of being cooped up at home, guests and panellists alike gathered to be together and exchange ideas. We covered everything from assessing risk in these uncertain times and future-proofing our cities to how to turn things around in hospitality or how to design a safe and friendly workspace.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

vslist ,

Quick & Refreshing!

For longer form material, try any of the Monocle 24 podcasts.

JalLee55 ,

Review of Singapore Art

You review of the Singapore art scene is disgusting. The implicit assumption is that well there is censorship, but that is okay. Because a lot of countries have some censorship. The front page of the Straight Times reads like Pravda from the early 80’s. Does Tyler Brule need to have cocktails with the elite in Singapore to not take a stand on this? Or does Monocle buy into bull that Asians are not really ready for democracy and a free press.

FowlJerms ,

Wow

Been a fan of this podcast for a long time

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