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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Kill Pixie and Travis Louie

Exhibition in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This double feature presents works by Australian artist Kill Pixie and American painter Travis Louie.

Kill Pixie (AKA Mark Whalen) began as a graffiti artist on the streets of

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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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William Hundley

Exhibition in LA
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This is multidisciplinary artist William Hundley's first solo show in Los Angeles.

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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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Recent Book Releases

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The Outsiders recommended on Mint.

I am Dandy in DOVE's December/January issue.

Original Man featured on 20 minutos.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift on ocelot,.

Alphabetics on Grain Edit. "Each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift for fathers in the December issue of Nido.

The Craft and the Makers featured in the December/January issue of AD.

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