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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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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Five Stars for ContainerPLUS

Gestalten.tv - Interview Feature
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

Nicola Carter and Luise Vormittag who founded the multidisciplinary art and design collective Container dreamed up so many playful concepts and creations across a multitude of 2D and 3D platforms whil

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Stephan Doitschinoff aka Calma

Exhibition and book launch event in NY
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

Novo Mundo is a solo exhibition featuring new works by Stephan Doitschinoff, the Brazilian painter and illustrator also known as Calma.

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:phunk studio

Theme park in Beijing
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

:phunk studio is one of Asia's leading art and design collectives. With New World they built "a new globalised theme park of our inner world.

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Little Gestalten recommended on People of Print.

Sven Ehmann and Hendrik Hellige interviewed about Kleine Gestalten live on Deutschlandradio Kultur's program Lesart.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on Trendland.

Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

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