Monocle gets ready for 2019 with its latest issue of Forecast, a guide that takes a look at what's to come in the year ahead and the ideas and opportunities that await.
"'The Forecast’ is our essential guide to what’s shaping 2019 and beyond. This time we’re focusing on happiness – not the happy-clappy kind but the small shifts that businesses, designers and city-planners can deliver to genuinely improve life. We fly to the happiest nation on Earth, Finland, to find out what its secret is. Spoiler alert: it’s not just saunas. Then it’s off to Paris to join philosophers and wine-lovers on a week-long tour of events that show why it’s still good to talk. We also hunker down in a Jørn Utzon-designed residence in Denmark. All that before taking a look at what you should be adding to your wardrobe next season to inject a spring in your step. We finish things off with dancing and a fair few nightcaps in Beirut – plus a few stop-offs to sober you up afterwards."