The Monocle Guide to Better Living (Extended Version)

The Book is Now Available!
Posted by Angie—08/2013

Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who is interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.

In this in-depth video, Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, and Robert Klanten talk about their shared vision for the book and how this indispensable reference of inspirational ways to improve your life was brought together.

The book is now available. Buy it here. 

The Monocle Guide to Better Living

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better Living is original, informative, entertaining and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
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Monocle Magazine

A Briefing On Global Affairs, Business, Culture & Design
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014
Global understanding of things.
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Strike a Pose - Podcast

Eccentric Architecture and Spectacular Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—01/2009

Strike a Pose documents a new extroverted architectural language.

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Cum Collective

Exhibition in LA
Posted by Gestalten—01/2009

Cum is a Belgian trio of mixed media artists. Robin De Vooght, Gaetan Bergerem and Lieven Deconick create provocative installations using explicit imagery with a punk sensibility.

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Opera

New font out now!
Posted by Gestalten—01/2009

Opera is a unique typeface from Stereo Type Haus, an independent type foundry based in New York. Gestalten is happy to release Opera through our font foundry.

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Tala Madani

Exhibition in London
Posted by Gestalten—01/2009

Iranian-American painter Tala Madani creates darkly paintings in which small and large scale groupings of bald men engage in absurd scenarios that manifest playfulness alongside violence and perversit

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Recent Book Releases

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Let's Go Out Again featured on The Guardian. "Feast your eyes – some of the most unusual and spectacular restaurant interiors around the world."

The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

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