Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mute Monday: Brand

Just popping in from a Marriott in Detroit with the following observations:

1. The Detroit airport no longer looks like it was built by someone whose design sensibilities included a tongue-in-cheek homage to Jakarta International Airport circa 1975, minus Mel Gibson When He Was Young and Sexy and Not Bat Shit Crazy, Y'all.

2. The Detroit airport is now this light and airy thing reminiscent of something Eero Saarinen would have designed and even includes one oh-so-über nifty Scandinavian design shop called the Pangborn Connection that K9 would die for and which I had to hold myself back from entering.

Soooo, what does this have to do with Mute Monday?

Well, Moi's fave brand of course. Otherwise known as:


Be still my heart.

20 comments:

The Troll said...

Your fave brand is Duty Free? I'm guessing they didn't let you bring guns to Detroit. So be careful!

Happy Mute MOnday!

VENTL8R said...

Found your site while Googling images of screaming women. I like your site....must spot by again soon....

VENTL8R said...

Or "Stop" by rather....

*deep sigh*

czar said...

Eero Saarinen??? Because I am so ignorant, I had no idea who he was until I proofread a book about him for one of my presses. Ended up being invited to the Finnish consulate's party celebrating the book's release in NYC. While of course I had to send regrets, it's put me on an interesting mailing list, where now I am regularly invited to bizarre Finnish events and openings in NYC.

Great story from the Saarinen book: He had designed a big General Motors project for suburban NYC in about 1956, for which the PR wizards for GM wanted to set off an atomic bomb in celebration. You know, kind of like a big fireworks display. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed.

having my cake said...

Duty Free :) Recognised brands at cheaper prices. Isnt that what everyone wants? Happy MM x

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Looks like a big ol superstore - where's the planes??

NYD said...

I had to transfer planes in Detroit twice last year. The airport's new and flash but the attitude's unchanged.

Don't ever ask people what time it is in Detroit, Philidelphia and Brooklyn.

Kate said...

Cool! Happy MM!

SeaRabbit said...

Clean shortcut!! I like it!!
Happy MM!

Aunty Belle said...

oh yeah Moi-Baby, I'se goin' wif YOU!

Uh, is Detroit Int'l needed all the hep it could git.

Happy MM!

Anonymous Boxer said...

oooh, think of all the pretty brands of perfume just sitting in there.... waiting for you to buy them.

It's like Moi Heaven, isn't it?

Happy MM from Detroit!

Edi said...

Hahah Nicely done.

The Troll said...

THE SQUIRRELS! THE HORROR, THE HORROR! They're back!

moi said...

All: Y'all ever hear Blondie's song, "Detroit 442," off their second album, Plastic Letters?

Well, that's what's been running through my head all day.

Must get back. To Duty Free.

Troll: Noooooooooo! And I saw one of it's Michigan cousins today, too! Argh.

Leigh said...

but of course!

The Big Shamu said...

Are there shoes in Duty Free??

moi said...

No shoes. But plenty o' perfume! Another obsession.

ThursdayNext said...

LOL...this cracked me up. :) I love where you went with this...

Mandy said...

I just love the fact that I can get a mani and a neck massage while I wait for the plane.

Now THAT's civilized.

Mandy said...

Oh, and before I forget:

DETROIT! 111111111! Detroit!