Went up to Chicago this weekend, and saw Millennium Park and all kinds of really interesting Architecture, too.
But, what was interesting and relevant to my observations on current trends in Globalization was a small purchase I’d made at Ikea. As usual, Ikea has gotten so many things right in both their business plan and their designs, because both are integrated. Their business plan is fully integrated into the criteria they establish for designs.
(Apparently, no owner of an American furniture company that serves the residential market can understand this concept, so the American furniture industry, in the face of Ikea’s competition, is just going to roll over and play dead…)