We here at things to look at have been keeping an eye on Monocle and to be honest, we can’t help but be impressed. Tyler Brûlé and his design team must be commended on creating a magazine that can’t be ignored. Of course it’s not to everyone’s taste but its very clear and direct about what it stands for. Its a different magazine from the Brûlé Wallpaper* years, but it has taken a part of what made wallpaper* so interesting for me in the first place, its mix of soft politics and economics with a combination of fashion and design.
As a publisher you can see how passionate Brûlé is about magazines, he is also very much aware of the power of the web. Its website has been incredibly well designed, and editorially its very smart with its mixture of videos and extra non published material.