31 January 2008

Henri Matisse Was Serious About His Coffee

I think it was the great Henri Matisse who said, "What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue." I think Henri was talking about U.S. coffee conglomerates.

Starbucks said yesterday they would be closing 100 underperforming U.S. stores and slowing domestic openings in the face of a likely consumer recession and "cannibalisation" from overbuilding. Meanwhile, across town, Dunkin' Donuts said it plans to open its first shop in Shanghai this spring, with 100 more Chinese franchise locations planned over the next 10 years.


Anonymous said...

That pic is the Henry Matisse of Photoshopping...and I'm serious!


Gotham City Insider said...

Ha! Thanks. Wasn't even Photoshop. I only have MS Paint at work :)