Monocle #173

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.

Issue #173 - Design Awards
Seeking inspiration for your home or company’s workplace? Maybe you’re after a radio with buttons of just the right size or even a reimagined fire extinguisher. Monocle’s Design Awards celebrate the year’s best products, models and structures, championing ideas that go well beyond the ordinary.

Read more in our May issue, which also finds our correspondents on the ground at property fair Mipim, in ‘India’s Silicon Valley’ and propping up a bar in Lisbon. Plus: books, recommended by leaders in their field.