I freaking love this piece: a gold painted and fully operational office copy machine and printer by Yogi Proctor, titled “Canon 2011.” I love the visual impact of a common or utilitarian object covered with the completely unnecessary self-indulgent luxury of, in this instance, gold.
The fashion statement of leaving label and brand stickers on hats to show off its freshness goes to another extravagant level with Justin Gignac’s 18k-gold-plated sterling silver version of store security tags or “an opulent interpretation of the shoplifter’s worst enemy.” It also comes in a version with diamonds. [Via]
The Boston Globe’s Big Picture recently had a collection of photographs around the theme of gold, a metal which has reached “record highs recently, climbing over 135% in value in the past year alone.” I was amazed by this particular recent photo of the largest solid gold brick in the world! Valued currently at $7.8…