A stunning, sophisticated, elegant, trendy, intelligent and hip magazine: Monocle has just released its 27th issue .... a baby in the industry if one could say .... this is one of those magazines you collect. As of this blog, with just 10 remaining first issues left (in case you were bitten by the collecting bug) this is a magazine that will enlighten and "ensmarten" (new word) you just by being in your hands. Understated, it covers the world in the following categories:
A = Affairs B = Business C = Culture D = Design E = Edits
With stores in London, Zurich, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles ... as well as their online shop, you can check out their exquisite selections of items and 'product of the month'. If you're a person who resonates with the following terms: simple, practical, classic, understated, elegant, quality, (light) traveller .... this is a place for you! And if you never know what gifts to buy (for those last minute shoppers ... yes YOU); you will always find something appropriate here. And if you live in proximity to one of these locations, run to it, don't walk!
"Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design. Headquartered in London with bureaux in Tokyo, Sydney, Zürich and New York, Monocle appears 10 times a year in print and is updated constantly at monocle.com. Developed for an international audience hungry for information across a variety of sectors, Monocle's team of award-winning editors and correspondents have been drawn from The New York Times, The Independent on Sunday, the BBC, CBC and a host of other news and current affairs outlets. More of a book than a magazine, Monocle's designed to be highly portable (it's lightweight and compact) and collectable (it's thick and robust). On-line, the focus is on broadcasting with a wide array of films, slide shows and audio reports. Edited by Wallpaper* founder and Financial Times columnist Tyler Brûlé, Monocle offers a comprehensive global briefing under a single editorial brand. In print and online, writers and photographers are dispatched to over 50 countries every issue to deliver stories on forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions."