If a sports car is going to sell, it has to be sleek and above all, stylish. But what about a toilet brush or a toaster? These days, stylish design is everywhere, from airport terminals to office supply stores. Host Lynn Neary and guests discuss what this means for how we live and what we buy.
*Author, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consicousness (Harper Collins, Sept. 2003)
*Writes economics column for The New York Times