Yeah the headline was 100% serious. Tiffany & Co., the speciality luxury and jewellery retailer, have created an ‘everyday objects’ line of products. The overall idea being that they’ve created ‘whimsical’ and high quality objects that look like everyday things but are actually made of incredibly expensive materials while also costing a fortune.
“The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. A classic tin can is upgraded in sterling silver and shining vermeil,” writes Tiffany and Co. in a desperate bid to make this idea seem reasonable. You see it’s a piece of art and all art is allowed to be useless rubbish that costs way too much for no good reason. Except that they also make it clear you can use this useless thing for things that aren’t useless. Just look at this picture below.
Seriously though, a $1000 tin can is a bit ridiculous. In fact the whole range dips its silver clad toes into silliness on more than one occasion. We’ve decided to do a bit of journalistic research (okay, we clicked a few links and scrolled a bit) to identify some more crazy things sold in the Everyday Objects range. Here we go!
$350 salt and pepper shakers!
A $10,000 dollar nest
A $350 crazy straw!
A $425 dollar protractor!
A $300 Yo-Yo
So there you have it. Something that shouldn’t cost a lot is made to cost a lot by people who sell things that cost a lot.
What a time to be alive.