Finally: someone else who shares my appreciation for great design. (Ordinarily, I provide a trip-tick for readers neatly highlighting our journey on this unpaved, collapsing freeway, but this time - purely out of spite - I have chucked my yellow marker and let the map fly away. We're on our own, children. The only thing between us and the open road is a radar gun and an overzealous sheriff. Buford T. Justice, to be exact.)
We now return to our originally scheduled programming: "Great Design and POM Wonderful". In searching the blogosphere, I stopped by the site for Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, whom I consider to be a master prose stylist. Well, he linked to this post by Lance Mannion, about the latter's nostalgia for the Sixties. More to the point, Mannion longs for the early Sixties, which were really the late Fifties (emotionally, if nothing else), where cinema celebrated a particular aesthetic. Call it Hitchcockian elegance, personified by Cary Grant in "North by Northwest," which was released in 1959. Mannion loves the timeless yet approachable look of the decade. Here's a product that would have been as coveted then as it is today: POM Wonderful Tea. Cheers.
p.s. What does the "O" stand for?