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Why the Hillary Clinton Campaign is Winning with its Merchandising Strategy

      The GOP has never been terribly popular with the designer community, so perhaps it’s no wonder that democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had little trouble getting some top fashion designers to contribute to her campaign merchandising strategy.   The site at shop.hillaryclinton.com offers a host of stylish products designed to elevate traditional campaign junk and make it actually fashionable, fulfilling its ultimate purpose of pushing Clinton’s...

Somewhere in Time: Eero Saarinen’s Soaring Symphony to Air Travel

      When the TWA Terminal was dedicated 54 years ago this weekend on May 29, 1962, it was in honor of the man for whom the airport was eventually named, President John F. Kennedy, who’s Birthday is also on that day.   A futuristic airport terminal couldn’t have been a better gift -- not counting of course, having Marilyn Monroe sing  “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” which she so famously did just ten days earlier. { "For Saarinen the future of...

Towards a New Modern: The Strategy Behind Snøhetta’s SFMOMA

      The soon to open San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is riding high on accolades not seen since the much ballyhooed Mario Botta building transformed the city skyline back in 1995.   But it's important to remember one's roots and that for decades, SFMOMA lived in the shadow of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.   Back in 1935 when the museum was established, San Francisco’s upstart museum didn’t see a need to distinguish itself from one on...

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