Simple Pleasures Become 'Upscale' Focus in New Economy

Economic depravity brings an appreciation of the simple things in life. Humans get back to basics. It’s too early to know if the NYTimes is actually framing editorial against this back drop, but we have two stories this week.

Bread as Fashion, Tokyo-Style

Yuko Ohashi, a bread journalist — yes, there is such a profession these days — said: “Compared to buying a new blouse or a pair of heels, bread is so much more accessible, yet it generates the same kind of fashion experience.”

Donq bakery in Japan looks like a fashion boutique