At left: A coffeepot. Cute enough, yes? Charming in an off-kilter way, like Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon, but with no special features other than the ability to contain and then dispense coffee.
Cost? Six hundred and twenty-five dollars. That’s American dollars, not Zimbabwean dollars.
I’m pretty sure “six hundred and twenty-five dollar coffeepot” comes right between “pestilence” and “famine,” although I would have to haul out the ol’ King James to double check.
SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE?
Is this thing made of some kind of rare and precious material? Was it salvaged from The Titanic? Is it the only one like it ever made on earth? Does it grant the owner pereptual youth and beauty? Was it owned by Czar Nicolaus right before he was deposed? Did George Washington drink out of it? What would give it that kind of value?
Obscene. And not that big, either.
$625???? Possibly the most horrific thing I’ve viewed online today. I say that THIS is the new “frig”!!!!
ALSO: “A basic sketch is hand painted with grey glaze so when baked the original can also be seen” – Is it just me or is that sentence not making any sense? Someone needs to go back to school for basic writing skills….
Only in L.A. I tell ya (I know – I spent 25 years there once!)
rachel, maybe when you rub it rasputin comes out and steals three wishes from you, so they make it so expensive so you won’t buy it.
anna, i’m with you – i can’t understand a word of it.
Omg. Funny funny – as if people use that stuff.
laura, right? i would NEVER pay more than 550 for a coffeepot. it’s not like i have a money tree in the backyard, y’know?
So given it took them 133 minutes to make, and they’re charging $625…
I wonder if my boss would let me charge ~$4.50 dollars a minute for my time.
Oh fer crissakes. It’s not *that* cute. But I’ve been soup terrine (sp?) shopping lately, and those suckers are also ridiculously expensive. Pottery class, anyone?
Shit, for that price, I’ll take two. PS… you sure that is not in Pesos?
That’s like the kind of shit Williams-Sonoma pulls. Their catalog is nothing more than an opportunity for me to laugh hysterically at the balls they possess to charge $200 for a plate.
kristin, I totally agree. Williams-Sonoma is ridiculous. I can get the same type of stuff cheaper elsewhere and I don’t have to feel so pretentious.