Friday, November 2, 2007

Nouveau Russe

A Russian Man buys a big new Mercedes. Two weeks later he brings it back to the dealer and says "I want a new one."

"But sir, you just bought the car, what is wrong with it?" the dealer asks

"The ashtrays are full."

This is a common joke told about the nouveau riche Russians who realistically buy Ferraris by the dozen and couture by the collection.

With the current flow of emerging Asian designers, this makes me wonder if we will see more on the design talent side of the world's newest money.