I just picked up a copy of Monocle’s summer edition, Monocle Mediterraneo, yesterday. As usual, it’s a great read.
I don’t know if it’s the content, the design or the fact that I feel a little more cultured when I carry it around, but I love Monocle, it’s my favorite publication at the moment.
Monocle was founded by Tyler Brule (who also founded Wallpaper Magazine) in February 2007. The publication covers international affairs, business, culture and design. Headquartered in London with offices in Tokyo, Zurich and New York, Monocle is published 10 times a year.
Usually in magazine form, Monocle Mediterraneo, is the media brands first newspaper style offering. Inspired by the hype of ipads and digital devices, Monocle wanted to offer content that people could indulge in at the beach or poolside during their summer vacations. Offered mostly in Mediterranean cities (hence the name), Monocle Mediterraneo, is also offered in select resort areas in the US and Europe.
If you don’t yet have the luxury to galavant around resort towns, you may also find it at a specialty magazine shop like I did.