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Tyler Brûlé: the man who sold the world | Media | The Observer
"What about Scandinavia? After all, Monocle is forever claiming Copenhagen or Helsinki is the best place in the world to live. Brûlé looks aghast, revealing the conflict between aesthete and businessman. "The Scandis are a bit too socialist." He swings his hand around the office. "Everything in this room is from Scandinavia, but the maternity leave would kill us." So Copenhagen may be the best place to live in Brûlé's world, but it is no place to run a business." ["Oh, Tyler. Roughly what I expected, sadly." —@infovore]
tylerbrule  publishing  monocle  europe  via:infovore 
march 2012 by robertogreco
Most liveable city: Helsinki [Monocle]
"Helsinki claims the number 1 spot in Monocle’s 2011 Quality of Life survey, which ranks the top 25 cities in the world to call home. Rising from fifth position in 2010, Helsinki outperformed Zürich at number 2 and Copenhagen at number 3 to claim the mantle as the world’s most liveable city. An unorthodox but well-deserving champion, the Finnish capital stands out for its fundamental courage to rethink its urban ambitions, and for possessing the talent, ideas and guts to pull it off."
helsinki  cities  monocle  2011  finland  urban  urbanplanning  urbanism  small  local  scale  design  glvo  parks  art  business  collectives  simplicity  slowness  appropriation  life  food  development  livability  transformation 
june 2011 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Monocle: design notes
"reflect on some of the design and strategy choices I made with Monocle.com and share them here...early sketches, outlines of strategic thinking & some insights into decision-making, tool choices and design practice."
danhill  monocle  audio  branding  design  magazines  web  online  webdesign  journalism  media  publications  process  graphics  webdev  video  culture 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Munich emerges as Monocle's most liveable city - International Herald Tribune
"After much tire-kicking, data-sifting and deliberation, Munich emerged as Monocle's most liveable city in the world. A winning combination of investment in infrastructure, high-quality housing, low crime, liberal politics, strong media and general feelin
cities  travel  living  life  urban  rankings  monocle  livibility  transportation  housing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Brand Issues - Paula Scher on Brand America [Monocle]
"As the United States continues to suffer from low approval ratings all over the world, Paula Scher [Pentagram]...talks to Monocle editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé about how the US needs to overhaul its image, brand promise, name and messaging."
brand  branding  graphics  monocle  pentagram  identity  culture  world  designer  entertainment  interviews  paulascher 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Nick Sweeney · searching for the one-eyed jesus
"Monocle’s world exists nowhere outside its pages. You don’t have to be a long-emergencist to appreciate that this is a moment of supreme cultural privilege...But it’s fundamentally unsustainable, and perhaps the sick thrill of the magazine is to te
monocle  place  branding  placebranding  consumer  marketing  magazines  culture  travel  dopplr  green  italocalvino  global  globalization  globalism  wealth  consumption  consumerism 
september 2007 by robertogreco
plasticbag.org: On Monocle, Nat Torkington & Place branding... [comment by nick sweeney]
"Monocle is...emblematic of a blink in time: a global perspective that's plainly unsustainable...the Dopplr generation...the artificial construct of a model lifestyle that, if it exists, exists only for...Bru-lay. It's fantasy. It's Calvino-grade hyperrea
monocle  place  branding  placebranding  marketing  magazines  culture  travel  dopplr  green  italocalvino  decadence  global  globalization  globalism  wealth 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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