Brookstone Origins

September 26, 2011

Brookstone Origins

Brookstone Origins

Before they sold remote controlled helicopter massage chairs, America’s favorite mall store, Brookstone, sold precision tools. This ad is from The Whole Earth Catalog. Perhaps we’ll be seeing a Brookstone Heritage collection with USA made hacksaws and pipe wrenches with painted handles.

There’s a certain symmetry to the fact that distant ‘Whole Earth Catalog’ descendent ‘Cool Tools’ is basically the Skymall catalog.

Good point.