Monocle – Issue 123: Our new design world
Monocle magazine is a global look at current affairs, business, culture and design, with articles on politics and business in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, news on global culture from cultural centres like Tokyo, Paris and London, and featuring inspiring designs. Published 10 times a year and with many fans of it's style and content, Monocle provides a close look at everything going on in the world.Monocle’s May issue, on newsstands now, is our Design Special: if you’re planning a residence revamp, we’ve got plenty of tips on the best products, projects and plans to inspire. We also head to Monterrey to find out why this Mexican city is attracting a crew of creatives, visit the residents of a magnificent modernist tower in São Paulo and sit down at a Spanish school where design lessons can be learnt even after the bell rings. In our property survey, we chart the very best residential developments from Australia to America and wonder at the LA-based player who may have cracked a formula for co-living.There’s plenty of reportage too: we spend time with Spain’s Guardia Civil to find out what role the country’s oldest police force plays today, meet the activists preparing Russia for a future after Putin and end the issue in Tbilisi, where the architectural community is trying to preserve the brutalist buildings of the city’s Soviet past. Get your copy and read on.