The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555608
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 400
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A handbook for making a home that will stand the test of time; take knocks and scuffs in its stride; and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild.

The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559521
Category:
Page: 304
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Monocle's latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel--and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about--and staying in--plenty of hotels. They've put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.

The Monocle Guide to Better Living


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554908
Category: Design
Page: 409
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Which cities offer the best quality of life? How do you build a good school? How do you run a city? Who makes the best coffee? And how do you start your own inspirational business? With chapters on the city, culture, travel, food, and work, the book also provides answers to some key questions. Works as a guide but also includes essays that explore what makes a great city, how to make a home and why culture is good for you

The Monocle Guide to Good Business


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899555370
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The Monocle Guide to Good Business follows up on the success of The Monocle Guide to Better Living. The book offers multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today and in the future--from compelling business ideas to inspiring company cultures. Ever since the launch of Monocle in 2007 this highly successful global magazine and media brand has championed a clear and new take on the world of work It has encouraged its readers to start their own businesses, do the thing that makes them feel fulfilled (even if it means ditching a comfortable corporate salary), and find places to build their HQ that deliver a good quality of life too. The magazine's belief in making things (and making them well), using your hands, doing an apprenticeship, and keeping things small and tight has linked perfectly with a community of entrepreneurs who are determined to find their own way in the world --and know that this will allow them to run their lives in new and fresh ways. These developments are also expressed in the maker movement, new shared spaces, and unusual business schools. So it was a natural step for the magazine's team to create The Monocle Guide to Good Business. This guide is not your traditional business book, but it does give advice on how to go from clever fledgling idea to success story and introduces people with inspiring stories. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is also a picture-rich journey for anyone who runs a company, wants to run a company, or wishes their boss had some new ideas It will even tell you why you need an office dog. From the best business neighborhoods to the sturdiest desks, this book will have you planning a new career --or at least fixing your office. It's a book that should be thumbed and used. It's a manual and a manifesto, a guide and a good read.

How to Make a Nation

A Monocle Guide
Author: Monocle
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556483
Category: Nation-building
Page: 338
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What characteristics and values define a country? Which countries are particularly successful in terms of education, economics, or culture? In this book, Monocle provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations. Monocle's books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you run a great country? They are not talking about might, muscle, or nationalism --although you need a bit of a swagger every now and then. They are talking about a country that feels like a cohesive community, knows what to value, and goes out into the world to gently get its way with soft power, fine ambassadors, and compelling cultural offerings. At home, this country celebrates good education, well-made institutions, and its own people and their skills. How to Run a Nation: A Monocle Guide is a thought-provoking primer that informs and inspires. The best ideas don't need to be invented --they need to be found and copied. Let Monocle be your guide.

The Monocle Guide to Drinking and Dining


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556681
Category: Dinners and dining
Page: 338
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Make the most of your food - and discover the best places to shop, drink and dine - with this brand new guide from Monocle.

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Great Writers on Great Places. Volume II
Author: Klara Glowczewska
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143121472
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 434
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This second collection of travel writing from the award-winning magazine includes essays on the world's most amazing places to visit penned by travel luminaries Robert Hughes, Russell Banks, E. L. Doctorow and Pico Iyer. Original.

New York

Monocle Travel Guides
Author: Monocle
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899555752
Category: Travel
Page: 140
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A journey through New York's outposts of good food, design, retail and more, this definitive travel guide will make you feel like a local no matter where you are from.

The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899555035
Category:
Page: 338
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In this joyful new book Monocle unpacks what makes a great city, whether you're looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own. How do we make better cities - places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials - great transport, good places to work - as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? Since its launch in 2007, Monocle has been passionate about making better places to live. Every year it publishes a Quality of Life Survey, which names the top 25 cities to call home. In addition, across the issues, it has interviewed the best mayors, looked at the metropolises putting pedestrians first and met the people creating the best parks, both pocket and grand. Discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. Packed with great images and intriguing reports, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what's needed in ways that will inspire us all.

Soppy

A Love Story
Author: Philippa Rice
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449462219
Category: Humor
Page: 112
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The wildly popular web comic SOPPY--with more than half a million notes on Tumblr--is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend. True love isn't always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it's about sympathizing with someone whose tea has gone cold or reading together and sharing a quilt. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love. SOPPY is Philippa Rice's collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.

Evergreen

Living with Plants
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556735
Category: Indoor gardens
Page: 256
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From rooftop gardens to flora-laden balconies, flowers and plants bestow warm grace to unconventional and indoor spaces. Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the green aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial. Beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. From interior decorations to citywide projects, Evergreen invites both community and individual to nurture their green thumb and create a horticultural paradise.

Mexico City

The Monocle Travel Guide Series
Author: Monocle
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559491
Category:
Page: 148
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We push past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo merchandise to find the city's tastiest tacos and the retailers breathing new life into classic crafts. Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance. Unconventional, ever-changing and utterly beguiling, this megalopolis is an endless parade of sights, sounds and smells. It somehow manages to feel intimate despite its gargantuan size but good guidance is still essential - and this is where the Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City steps in. We lead you to our favourite mural-splashed buildings and the best places in which to practise your salsa - ending up in a dimly lit mezcal bar or two for good measure. If you're going to pay a visit to the Mexican capital, this is a good place to start. All that's left to do is dust off your dancing shoes and join the fiesta. Órale, amigos!

Cosy Interiors

Slow Living
Author: Macarena Abascal
Publisher: Booq Publishing
ISBN: 9788499360799
Category: Interior decoration
Page: 336
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Slow living is a fashionable lifestyle idea emphasising a slower approach to all aspects of everyday life. This beautiful book brings the slow living concept to home design and shows a wide selection of relaxed home interiors, designed as a reaction to the discomforts of busy working lifestyles where work and commuting creates stress.

The Kinfolk Home

Interiors for Slow Living
Author: Nathan Williams
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965665X
Category: House & Home
Page: 368
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New York Times bestseller When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos—of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community—allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home’s long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention. Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire.

Upgrade

Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556995
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 254
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'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

Best of German Interior Design


Author: Christian Boros,Axel Schramm
Publisher: Distanz Editions
ISBN: 9783954761807
Category: Industrial design
Page: 459
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"Best of German Interior Design" introduces the reader to the fifty most renowned German designers and fifty leading German manufacturers of home interior products. It portrays a scene that, in its self-perception, tends to fly "below the radar." Around the world, by contrast, German creators and manufacturers enjoy an excellent reputation. German furniture, kitchens, and faucets now compete with the best European products, winning consumers over with original ideas as well as superior workmanship. Major names and brands not only represent a significant industry, they also stand for the highest aesthetic standards in home design and lifestyle. This opulently illustrated coffee-table book presents numerous iconic products that demonstrate interior design "Made in Germany." Essays by well-known writers bring key topics in contemporary design discourse into focus. With contributions by Dr. Angelika Nollert, director, Die Neue Sammlung--The Design Museum, Munich, and others.

Cool Cities Dubai


Author: Teneues
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 9783832798413
Category: Photography
Page: 220
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The latest addition to the award-winning Cool Cities series, Dubai is joining the ranks with an interactive coffee-table book, a practical compact pocket guide, and an app. Designed as a cross-media travel and lifestyle series, readers embark on a journey to the City of Gold with its spectacular skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, and world-class shopping and dining. With the supplementary teNeues Interactive App, the coffee-table book's pages come to life, revealing exciting features. Over 80 curated locations ensure the reader is in-the-know; portraits of local personalities give a glimpse into the lives of locals; and top chefs provide some of their favorite recipes. Alongside the coffee-table book, the pocket guide is perfect for travelers on the go, and the app makes finding the perfect location possible with just a few clicks. Discover the wonders of Dubai and he "local before arrival."

Where They Create


Author: Paul Barbera,Alexandra Onderwater
Publisher: Frame Pub
ISBN: 9789077174494
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Barbera's search is simple and clear: he visits the studios of people whose work he loves and whose space he likes. For this book he selected 32 studios whose creations form a remarkable cross-section of what's happening at the beginning of the 21st Century's teens. Featured are media companies, fashion houses, artists, architects, illustrators and designers. Interviews with these creators reveal not only how their daily environment influences their output, but also what's on their desk and even what's in their fridge.

Beirut

The Monocle Travel Guide Series
Author: Joe Pickard,Tyler Brule,Andrew Tuck
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559446
Category:
Page: 148
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Beirut is a Mediterranean destination driven by adrenaline, optimism and the energy of a populace who embrace high jinks - and it fulfils its status as capital with an urban panache that's unmistakably Lebanese. The Monocle Travel Guide to Beirut delves into this metropolis to explore the vivacious thrum of life and unpick its many and varied quirks. WE'll lead you through a collage of cloud-scraping hotels, Ottoman-style palaces and golden age modernist apartments, and introduce you to small-scale fashion labels and smart shop-owners rethinking traditional handicrafts. WE'll also direct you to our favoured tables, where you can feast on mezze and sip on a soothing glass of arak. ANd when you need a reprieve from the excitement of it all, hang your hat at one of the city's best examples of Lebanese hospitality, whether it be a five-star chain or a four-room family-run guesthouse. The heady pull of this seaside capital is magnetic. SO dive into the pace of life (and the Med while you're at it) and discover all that this Middle Eastern beacon has to offer. The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. IT also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. THis team's deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.

Northern Delights

Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design
Author: Emma Fexeus,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554724
Category: Architecture
Page: 255
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If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer maybe German, the gardener probably British, and the craftspeople either Swiss or Japanese. The interior designer of that house, though, should - beyond any doubt - be from Scandinavia. Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book's stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home.