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Westin Remakes N.Y Underground

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

NEW YORK A picture of a blooming pink flower on an underground wall of a New York City train tunnel is not an homage from a Georgia O’Keefe appreciation society but part of a new $30 million campaign from Deutsch for Westin Hotels & Resorts.

Read the full article in AdWeek

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Tiffany Opens Boutique In Nagoya Japan

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIFNews) today announced plans to open a new boutique in Matsuzakaya Nagoya flagship store (3-16-1, Sakae Naka-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi) on September 26. The store is ideally located on Otsu-dori (boulevard) in Sakae, Nagoya-shi, a vibrant area of luxury shopping and restaurants.

Read the full article in Yahoo Finance

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The Gucci Killers

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

It’s 10 till 10:00 on a dark night in a 1,300-year-old Confucian temple in Shanghai, and if the weather is any indication, Confucius is ticked. October is traditionally a dry month in this part of eastern China. Indeed, yesterday was sunny, and tomorrow is predicted to be glorious. But a steady rain has been falling since late afternoon and shows no signs of letting up. Journalists from three continents, local bigwigs, style-obsessed Chuppies, and even three athletes from China’s 2002 World Cup soccer team–certified national heroes–are huddled under umbrellas in the wings, drinking champagne, waiting for a fashion show to begin.

Read the full article on Fastcompany.com

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Product Packaging Makeovers

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Product packaging, though just one part of the process, is considered the most important by many. “Packaging is the number one medium to communicate the brand,” states Laurent Hainaut, founder of design agency, Raison Pure. “You need to pay attention to this area in your branding strategy because it is the first thing someone sees, touches, and essentially buys. Packaging is often more than a medium — it can be part of the product.”

Read the full article in Fastcompany.com

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Best Places To Live

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Some places have everything any family could want – economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community. See the top 10 Great American Towns – including homes for sale and million-dollar homes.

2007 Best Places To Live On Cnnmoney.com

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The Worlds Best New Hotels

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Hundreds of hotels open their doors each year, but how many open your eyes? Travel Leisure’s Guide to the best new hotels showcases the newcomers that are redefining service and design — and even the way we travel.

View Slideshow on CnnMoney.com

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Extreme Credit Cards

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The “Black Card” is a status icon. Not only does it offer a range of exclusive privileges, but it looks cool when you pull it out of your wallet. And the titanium it’s made out of makes a nice clinking sound when it taps on the counter at the register.

The mere mention of American Express’ (Charts, Fortune 500) Centurion card, better known as the black card, conveys a status so rarefied that it literally can’t be quantified by banalities like credit limits, which of course its cardholders are not subject to.

Read the full article in Fortune.com

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Maseratis New Sedan

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

(Fortune Magazine) — For most successful people in corporate America, the average day is like a German or Japanese sedan: hard-charging, constant and complex. Competent? Yes. Thrilling? More like the perfect shade of gray.

The people at Maserati set out to change the sedan’s rep three years ago with the Quattroporte. And they just might have succeeded, were it not for the decision to build that original model with a paddle-shift gearbox (Maserati figured that if such a transmission is enticing in a Ferrari, why not put it in a sedan? Because an overly involving gear-shifting system that has a herky-jerky automatic mode doesn’t suit a full-sized four-door, that’s why.)

Read the full article in Fortune.com

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