Monocle’s latest issue sets out the benchmarks (and benches) for a better world as we put the 50 recipients of this year’s Monocle Design Awards in the spotlight. Elsewhere, we visit the rugged terrain of northern Norway to witness one of the biggest military drills in Nato’s history and George Town to explore how Malaysia’s tropical tech hub is booming.
AT THE FRONT
EDITOR’S LETTER Whether the subject is modern warfare or the evolving identity of an old European city, we’ve always believed in the power of sending out photographers and writers to capture the realities on the ground. Look closely and see what you’ll discover, writes editor in chief Andrew Tuck.
THE OPENER Funding fiascos, changing the clocks, cycling in LA and the inside scoop from the Venice Biennale.
BOOK SMARTS Clients from Frieze to Rizzoli come to the graphic designer for her storytelling skills. And she delivers bestsellers.
GLOWING FOR GOLD Malaysia’s favourite sport gets the neon treatment at Shuttle in the Dark. Monocle hits the court.
MY CABINET: NANIMARQUINAJust like the striking rugs that they produce, Nani Marquina’s team at the namesake firm she runs in the Catalan capital is tightly knit.
THE AGENDA: GLOBAL BRIEFINGS
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