The Monocle Book of Gentle Living : A guide to slowing down, enjoying more and being happy
About the book
Monocle has always been a champion of taking it slow. It has encouraged readers to dive into a lake and go for a run. To sleep well. To eat food whose makers are proud of its provenance. In a shouty, jabbing-finger moment in history, it has done its bit to argue for a new modern etiquette to be generous with our time, hospitality and forgiveness. Now its editors and correspondents have brought all of this together in The Monocle Manifesto for a Gentler Life, a book that urges us all to slow down, reconnect, make good things and see nice places. And it also knows when to wear a cheeky smile. Chapters include: * An illustrated guide to being nice, respecting your neighbour and controlling your social media rants. * Profiles of the happiest nations - and the least lonely too. * How to build a house that's good for you and your family. * Essays from leading thinkers and great writers on what we can gain if we shift gear. * The businesses charting a better course - from management to pride in production. * Food - a celebration of the locally made, the chefs that bring people together and a recipe or two. * The objects to own that will give pleasure for years. * The people who changed direction, slowed down and made it work. * The compact cities where you can run a company, be inspired, have a good social life - and be hiking in a forest at 5pm.
Tyler Brule Biography
Jayson Tyler Brûlé (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher. He is the editorial director of Monocle.
Early yearsJayson Tyler Brûlé is the only child of Canadian football player Paul Brule, and Virge Brule, an Estonian artist. Brûlé moved to Toronto to attend Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, but did not graduate. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1989 and trained as a journalist with the BBC. During this time, he subsequently wrote for numerous British press, including The Guardian, Stern, The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.
Magazine ventures and design workIn 1996, Brûlé took out a small business loan and launched Wallpaper, a style and fashion magazine which was one of the most influential launches of the 1990s. Time Inc bought it for £1m in 1997, and kept Brûlé on as editorial director. During this time at Wallpaper, Brûlé focused his attention on a branding and advertising agency he'd started, called Winkreative, which he still runs and whose clients included American Express, Porter Airlines, British Airways, BlackBerry and Sky News. In 2001, he became the youngest ever recipient of the British Society of Magazine Editors' Lifetime Achievement Award. That year he and Winkreative were hired to design the "look and feel" of Swiss International Air Lines at their relaunch, after the collapse of Swissair.In May 2002, Brûlé left Wallpaper and concentrated on Winkreative. In 2005, Brûlé hosted the TV media magazine The Desk on BBC Four. In 2006, he co-produced Counter Culture, a documentary series about cultural aspects of shopping, on the same channel.In 2007, Brûlé launched Monocle Magazine, where he is the current Editor-in-Chief.
Journalistic workIn March 1994, Brûlé was shot twice by a sniper in an ambush in Kabul while covering the Afghanistan war for German news magazine, Focus. Brûlé lost partial use of his left hand resulting in a long hospital stay, during which he read many home-design and cooking magazines.Brûlé was a columnist for the Financial Times, and has also written for the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag. His "Fast Lane" column – written for the weekend edition of the Financial Times – covered his observations on travel, international design trends, and high-end consumer goods. In 2006, Brûlé announced in "Fast Lane" that he would be taking a break from the column to work on projects. Shortly thereafter, the International Herald Tribune announced a "new weekly column on urbanism and global navigation" by Brûlé, starting in the Spring of 2007. However, in 2008, Brûlé left the International Herald Tribune to revive his weekly "Fast Lane" column for the newly relaunched Financial Times weekend edition. Brûlé left the Financial Times in November 2017, after the Press Gazette published allegations that he had been namedropping former clients of his creative agency in his column.He served on Dopplr's ... Read full biography
|Authors:||Tyler Brule Andrew Tuck Joe Pickard Josh Fehnert|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Jan. 5, 2021|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|