About This Periodica
Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design headquartered in London.
In print Monocle’s 10 issues a year are dense, book-ish and collectable and call on a global team of staff editors and over 30 correspondents from Beirut to Milan, Washington to Singapore.
Issue 87 October 2015:
"Our sharp survey of good looks, bright fashion and retail details. Look the business! The designers, brands and shopkeepers shaping the worlds of style and handsome commerce (and making good gear too)"
Issue 86 September 2015:
"Beep, beep! Our survey of stealthy new start-ups and family firms. World exclusive: we talk the banger business and hedgehog funds with Japan's miniature success story — and a host of real characterful companies"
Issue 85 July/August 2015: - SOLD OUT -
"Step this way for a tour of the best in design, urbanism, business, fashion and more in our July/August double issue. You will also discover the world’s Top 25 Cities to call home in our Quality of Life Survey."
Issue 84 June 2015:
"By air, by land and... look, no hands! Monocle’s 2015 Transport Survey. Elegant two-wheelers, sleek run-abouts, a Japanese mini-jet and cute ways to commute. The people, products and players that make the world go round."
Issue 83 May 2015: - SOLD OUT -
"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."
Issue 82 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"
Issue 81 March 2015 - SOLD OUT -
"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"
Issue 80 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."
Issue 79 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"
Issue 78 November 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"Build a better life: meet the world's new homemakers. Stop dreaming, start digging! From brick to bath, a 48-page guide to good houses, cosy rooms and well-planned projects – a Monocle special"
Issue 77 October 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"The ambassador will see you now — the art of modern diplomacy. Behind the scenes at the UN, embassy battles in the Pacific and Sweden's soft-power retail players, all in our Monocle Special"
Issue 76 September 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"The New Entrepreneurs — and how you can join their ranks. Finish the plan, find the funding, and finally do the thing you love. Learn how in Monocle's Annual Guide to the changing world of good work."
Issue 75 July/August 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"Escape, retreat, enjoy: the best places to live in the world. From metropolis to mountain – the planners, thinkers and campaigners building better places to call home. Includes: Monocle’s top 25 cities"
Issue 74 June 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"Transport Survey. 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"
Issue 73 May 2014
"In for the long haul: designs that go the distance. Sharp residences, a handsome classic, a neighbourhood on the rise and the buyers who get the goods — a Monocle design special."
Issue 71 March 2014 - SOLD OUT -
"All aboard the Italian special: high-speed, well-styled... and even world-leading. From Bologna to Bolzona, Turin to Treviso — Monocle's editors meet the Italians doing it better — a Monocle National Audit."
Issue 70 February 2014
"Chart you course: where to head for work, play and adventures. The villages, cities and nations that need to be on your travel schedule for 2014 and beyond, all revealed in our Worldwide Forecast."
Issue 69 December 2013 / January 2014 -SOLD OUT-
"Doing the Soft Power Shuffle: how to be a winner in 2014. Sometimes all you need to get your way is a good recipe, and open door, charming exports and a way with architecture."
Issue 68 November 2013 -SOLD OUT-
"The race to the top of the world — who's turning up the heat and why? Kiruna to Nuuk, Skagway to Santa's village (it's in Finland you know): our editors don their goose-down for a special Arctic Report. Bundle up."
Issue 67 October 2013 -SOLD OUT-
"Know your market – meet the players who are reinventing retail: Our 24-page Special Report on who's spending and splurging and what they want – and why bricks and mortar stores are here to stay."
Issue 66 September 2013
"How to launch (and build) your very own business. From the best schools for useful degrees to tips from leaders who've lived it, Monocle meets the people shifting fresh products, services and experiences."
Issue 65 July/August 2013 -SOLD OUT-
"Our 25 cities for living, working, late nights and fresh starts. From Vienna to Sydney, Vancouver to Kyoto our correspondents survey the streets and crunch the numbers for our Special Global City Ranking."
Issue 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."
Issue 63 May 2013
"Attack at dawn: the new media battle to get you out of bed. The TV hosts, radio anchors and editors who want to be your breakfast companions. A Monocle Report from frontlines in Sydney and beyond."
Issue 62 April 2013 -SOLD OUT-
"Sharpen your game: Our new spring style and retail survey. The shopkeepers, architects, developers, buyers and consumers you want on your side and in your neighbourhood – a Monocle special report."