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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Stephan Doitschinoff aka Calma

Finissage in NY
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Novo Mundo, Stephan Doitschinoffs solo exhibition featuring new works by the Brazilian painter and illustrator also known as Calma was a great success and is closing today.

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Jeff Soto

Exhibition in LA
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

The American artist Jeff Soto has created 20 new paintings and a large 50-foot wall installation. The show is entitled Turning In Circles and takes place at Riverside Art Museum.

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The Piece Process

Group exhibition in New York
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

This exhibition features creations by an impressive range of artists including a.o.

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Sodabooks

X-mas coupons
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

If you are still looking for a christmas gift and you can't make it to Gestalten Temporary in Berlin and there is also absolutely no internet

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Recent Book Releases

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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.

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