Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Business Failure Incubator

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                 

Fabergé conkers

facilitates conspicuous consumption
  (+14, -1)(+14, -1)
(+14, -1)
  [vote for,
against]

'Fabergé eggs' are inordinately valuable jewelled egg-shaped objects, created by the House of Fabergé.

'Conkers' is a game for two participants and two horse-chestnut tree seeds. Only one of the latter survives the game.

The ludicrously rich have the difficult problem of how indicate to the world just how much money they have. I propose that they could each commission the manufacture of an immensely delicate, valuable and beautiful jewelled spheroid on a chain.
These could then take part in a most exclusive contest.

All proceeds to charity, of course.

...

Also available for smaller children (with extremely rich well-wishers) - the Fabergé piñata.

Loris, Sep 06 2010

Fabergé Peanut Faberg_e9_20Peanut
[calum, Sep 07 2010]

[link]






       very nice!
po, Sep 07 2010
  

       + yes and I love the pinata!!
xandram, Sep 07 2010
  

       Would require an unusual mindset on the part of the artisans who made them, to put so much work into something intended for destruction.   

       More like performance or conceptual artists than like the people who go beyond ideas and into the realm of real materials.
mouseposture, Sep 07 2010
  

       Would it still count as cheating to pickle them with vinegar? +
Fishrat, Sep 10 2010
  

       Since everything that once indicated some status has become mass marketed, this accurately predicts that the nouveau-leisure-class will have to actively and visibly engage in the destruction of commonized items that they too must possess, converting mobiles, and wristwatches, laptops and their own infants into the figurative chestnuts of the rural social in a stunning reversal of social practice.
rcarty, Sep 10 2010
  

       You say that like it's a bad thing...
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 10 2010
  

       //I propose that they could each commission the manufacture of an immensely delicate, valuable and beautiful jewelled spheroid on a chain. These could then take part in a most exclusive contest//
Sort of like Veyron stock-car racing. Bun magnet [+]
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Sep 10 2010
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle