Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Tale of Two Apples

There is perhaps only one nerd-place more beautiful than the Paris Opera Apple store. And that is the new Apple store in Grand Central Station. Grand Central is magical anyhow. The constellations on the duck-egg-blue sky, the opal clock in the center, the Tiffany glass. (Did you know that for just a cool 10K, you can get married in the Vanderbilt Hall section of the station?) And now you can buy all the best that Apple has to offer. 

Both of these stores glow from that deeply satisfying juxtaposition of the past and the future; the mashup of intricacy and simplicity of design. Maybe I have a weird addiction. I get a serious fix from stuff like this. Not to forget about the UK, London's Regent Street store ain't so shabby either. All this is only to support my old statement that I'd let them design my whole life if they wanted. 

Now, if only we could get Apple and all the rest of the tech companies to manufacture all this ethically... beauty and ethics...an even better juxtaposition. 
Paris store photo from here

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