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Financial Times: What global recession?


Sam Roggeveen


16 March 2009 14:57

Browsing in the Lowy Institute's fine little library just now, I stumbled on the Financial Times' monthly luxury goods glossy insert. I'm told this publication has been around for some time, but it seems remarkably tone deaf at present, given that it's called, wait for it, How to Spend It.

The obvious reply, of course, is 'Spend what?' But just in case you're in that vanishing class of peopleĀ for whom this is not an apposite question, How to Spend It is full of great ideas! The cover article, for instance, is about bespoke or customised doors, and features 'a sleek, nickel door handle...(850 euros) which is decorated with four tiny diamonds.'