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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Lukas Feireiss

Architecture speech in Massachusetts
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This is tomorrow is the title of a lecture of Abdou Maliq Simonei Urbanist; Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Lukas Feireiss, Gestalten editor and curator.

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Books VIP

Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

When did all start?

Well, Books VIP began 4 years ago, as a natural step forward after working in a similar company for 13 years.

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Exhibition in Essenheim
Posted by Gestalten—10/2008

Works by Neasden Control Centre, Stephan Doitschinoff, Vania, Benjamin Güdel, Zoren and Minori, James Gallagher and Jan Feindt are shown and available as Art Edition prints at Essenheimer Kunstvere

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Samuel François

Exhibition at Alice Gallery in Brussels
Posted by Gestalten—10/2008

Samuel François made his first marks by intervening in urban space. Often by the means of installations,which mix objects and paintings in a playful manner.

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I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman featured on Slate.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on L'Officiel Hommes. "Der Band bildet verschiedene Leidenschaften ab und zeigt: Handwerk hat nicht nur goldenen Boden. Es bekommt auch junge Impulse, die Tradition und Stil vor dem Vergessen bewahren."

Hello, I am Erik featured on Fluoro.

The Outsiders recommended on Parlor.

The Outsiders featured on "Zwischen Bildern, die Lust machen, die Stadt sofort zu verlassen, findet
der Betrachter immer wieder Interviews mit Menschen, die den Schritt in
die Wildnis bereits gewagt oder das Unterwegssein zu ihrem Leben
gemacht haben."

Our House in the City on Salon.

Elsa und die Nacht recommended on Die Bücherfresser. "Der wunderbar gelungene, poetische Text wird kongenial von surrealen, expressiven Bildern umrundet ... Ebenso wie  eine schöne Einschlaf-Geschichte ist dieses Buch eine zarte Geschichte über Verlust und Versöhnung."

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