Thursday, 24 February 2011
just one of my favourite magazines
I discovered Monocle for the first time in November last year. I was staying in a cosy hotel in Jerusalem and while I was resting on a couch, I saw a (THIS) magazine lying on the coffeetable in front of me. I started to read it and was fascinated by the content. Monocle is the MAGAZINE!
If you go to the Monocle website (www.monocle.com) you can find the following description:
Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design. Headquartered in London with bureaux in Tokyo, Zürich and New York, Monocle appears 10 times a year in print and is updated constantly at monocle.com. Developed for an international audience hungry for information across a variety of sectors, Monocle's team of award-winning editors and correspondents have been drawn from The New York Times, The Independent on Sunday, the BBC, CBC and a host of other news and current affairs outlets. More of a book than a magazine, Monocle's designed to be highly portable (it's lightweight and compact) and collectable (it's thick and robust). On-line, the focus is on broadcasting with a wide array of films, slide shows and audio reports. Edited by Wallpaper* founder and Financial Times columnist Tyler Brûlé, Monocle offers a comprehensive global briefing under a single editorial brand. In print and online, writers and photographers are dispatched to over 50 countries every issue to deliver stories on forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions.
I think Monocle is intriguing and provides information that can not be found anywhere else. Monocle rocks!