For Monocle’s first ever book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, looks at one of the title’s core themes – quality of life. In an informative and entertaining collection of writing, reports and recommendations, they’ve surveyed the locations, products and ideas that are inspiring better living across the globe. The 400-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest quality papers as a contribution to making the world a little more liveable and loveable. The Monocle Guide to Better Living is the ultimate reference for inspirational ways to improve your life.
The result is The Monocle Guide to Better living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last. Structured into chapters on the city, culture, travel, food, and work, the book also provides answers to some key questions. 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?
The Monocle Guide to Better living works as a guide but also includes 10 essays that explore what makes a great city, why craft is desirable, how to run your own hotel, and why culture is good for you. This is not a book about fashion or the next big thing. It's a book about finding enduring values --from a career you want to keep to furniture that will last a lifetime. It's a book designed to stay relevant, loved, and used. An indispensable guidebook to contemporary life, The Monocle Guide to Better living embodies everything that makes the magazine such a success: easy style and journalistic substance.