Monocle: A Closer Look

November 25 2013

Monocle keeps an eye and an ear on the world as a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design. With shops stretching across the globe, Monocle also sells products that cater to their readers’ style and tastes and make the perfect gifts for your design-driven friends. Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, broadcast, and retail divisions, spearheaded by talented tastemaker Tyler Brûlé.


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You may remember Tyler from his other successful startup, Wallpaper Magazine, which he founded in 1996. Brûlé launched his second magazine, Monocle, on February 14, 2007, calling it “the media project I always wanted to do.” The journal is published ten times a year, and also published a biannual newspaper and broadcasts 24-hour radio from its London HQ.

Besides launching two defining publications in just over a decade, Tyler Brûlé has written for The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York TImes, Stern, The Sunday TImes, Vanity Fair, International Herald Tribune, and others, setting the tone for style across the board. In 2001, he became the youngest ever recipient of the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Lifetime Achievement Award.


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The monthly update on global affairs, business, culture & design has been a staple of ours for some time, and the niche media brand has hit the nail on the head with its selection of products. Monocle’s global perspective extends beyond their year round publications and radio network with a line of goods for the home and office co-designed with creators around the world.

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Shop Monocle here.

Listen to an interview with Need Supply Co’s Chris Bossola and Gabriel Ricioppo on Monocle Radio here.