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.
→ read more

Monocle Magazine

A Briefing On Global Affairs, Business, Culture & Design
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014
Global understanding of things.
→ read more

Jerszy Seymour

Amateur furniture in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—01/2009

Berlin-based designer Jerszy Seymour has decorated the entrance hall of the Esther Schipper gallery in Berlin.

→ read more

Strike a Pose - Podcast

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

Strike a Pose documents a new extroverted architectural language.

→ read more

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.

→ read more

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.

→ read more

Recent Book Releases

show all

Robert Klanten interviewed by PAGE.

The Great Wide Open featured on Monopol. "Atemberaubende neue Landschaftsfotografie."

I am Dandy featured on Caras.

Hide and Seek in the April issue of the UK edition of Wired.

Der Honigdieb reviewed in the February 27 issue of the Nürnberger Zeitung. “So schön verpackt kommt die Sorge um unsere Umwelt selten daher.”

Edwina ermittelt in Berlin recommended in 1000 und 1 Buch's February issue. “Eine spannend zu lesende Geschichte, die mit vielen interessanten Details zur deutschen und Berliner Historie aufwartet und Lust auf einen Berlin-Besuch macht. Liebevoll ausgestattet. Kurz: rundum empfehlenswert.”

Gestalten Pavilion featured in Monocle's film about Bikini Berlin.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.