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—09/2014
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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Marije Vogelzang

In the Food for Love
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

Marije Vogelzang is not a food designer. She is a Dutch product designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven and chose to use food as her main material because of her love for it.

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Peindice

New Font Distribution
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

We have started to distribute fonts. Atelier télescopique is a design collective based in Lile-France and is a Gestalten favourite.

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Alëxone

Exhibition in Geneva
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

French artist Alëxone has been working since the early Nineties. In 1995, he began to develop his calligraphic work on walls all around Europe under the name of Oedipe.

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Grant Barnhart

Solo exhibition in Seattle
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

In this show Seattle artist Grant Barnhart is depicting a subconscious vision of American identity through the guise of his Middle American upbringing.

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Recent Book Releases

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The Outsiders featured in Coven Magazine's issue 8.

The Outsiders reviewed on Lumberjac.

The Ride recommended in the August issue of Lufthansa's Exclusive Magazine.

Dinge drucken featured on Perlentaucher.de.

Dieter Rams. Less, but better on Houzz.

Northern Delights on Houzz. "Wer sich eine Scheibe vom skandinavischen Interior-Gespür abschneiden will, der findet auf diesen 256 Seiten reichlich Inspiration...Eine schöne Geschenkidee oder ein Liebling, der definitiv nicht im Bücherregal verstauben wird!"

I am Dandy in the Spring issue of Friends of Bentley Magazine. "Der Bildband nähert sich diesem Thema – und seinen Protagonisten – mit wachem Auge und sensibler Sympathie, um die feinen Nuancen der verschiedenen Stile, Attitüden und Philosophien der aktuellen Dandy-Szene in liebevollen Einzelporträts herauszuarbeiten."

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