Monocle - "A briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design"
Journalist Tyler Brûlé was born in Canada in 1968 but moved to London in 89. In 96 he founded Wallpaper Magazine, one of the most influential magazines during the period when the 90s drew to a close. Time bought the magazine in 97 keeping Brûlé on as editor-in-chief until 2002.
In 2007 he launched his second magazine entitled Monocle. Monocle is a "media brand" with both magazine, web, broadcast (both TV and internet radio) and retail divisions. The magazine has divisions in New York, Zurich, Tokyo and Hong Kong and they today distribute worldwide with 150000 copies of each issue, ten times a year.
The magazine covers everything from global affairs to small backstreet cafés in Kyoto, from new trends in the Danish cuisine to Chineses investments in Africa. As they put it themselves: "Monocle's mission is to keep an eye on the world".
Monocle also has freestanding boutiques in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York selling limited edition collaborations with the likes of Comme des Garcons and Porter.