tiffany silver tin can

The 2019 Locus Award nominees: your guide to the best sf/f of 2018

Locus Magazine has published its annual Locus Award finalists, a shortlist of the best science fiction and fantasy of the past calendar year. I rely on this list to find the books I've overlooked (so. many. books.). This year's looks like a bumper crop. Read the rest

Couture platform Crocs

Demna Gvasalia, luxury brand Balenciaga's creative director, has reimagined Crocs by adding a five-inch thick sole to them.

Of course, the main difference between the two pairs of shoes, besides the platform soles and the Balenciaga-specific flair, is the price.

A pair of ordinary Crocs costs under $50. A pair ofBalenciaga "foam platform sandals" will set you back $850 (a charmless pair is "only" $495). [Its high price didn't stop the shoes from selling out on its release in February, according to Dazed.]

W writes that Gvasalia has "a habit of trolling the fashion industry with upscaled versions of mundane items."

For example, there's the $1,100 calf-skin leather version of the brand's own paper shopping bags, $2,145 leather totes inspired by IKEA's iconic $0.99 Frakta bag, and a high-fashion take on "ugly sneakers" that have been seen on the super-hip crowd, from Hailey Baldwin to Elsa Hosk to Bella Hadid. It's started something of a trend outside of Gvasalia's domains of Balenciaga and Vetements as well, including Tiffany & Co.'s "Everyday Objects" collections (complete with a $1,000 sterling silver "tin" can), Dolce & Gabbana's $110 pasta, and Supreme's paperweight made of $100 bills.

Oh, we remember the "tin" can.

Previously: Mocking the $2,145 "couture Ikea bag" with awesome Ikea bag hacks and This is a $9K ball of yarn

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Rich and dumb? Here's something for you

From Tiffany & Co., a "Tin Can" for $1,000.

The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. A classic tin can is upgraded in sterling silver and shining vermeil.

Sterling silver and vermeil with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent

4.5" high

Instantly recognizable, the signature Tiffany Blue hue of this design’s enamel accent has been as iconic as the brand itself since its founding in 1837

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Tiffany's offers a tin can for $1,000

Indistinguishable from dog food that's been given a run through the dishwasher, this $1,000 tin can from Tiffany & Co. is a quiet invitation, to Americans, to do things that even a year or two ago they would not have dreamed possible. [via]

The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. A classic tin can is upgraded in sterling silver and shining vermeil.

Sterling silver and vermeil with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent 4.5" high Instantly recognizable, the signature Tiffany Blue® hue of this design’s enamel accent has been as iconic as the brand itself since its founding in 1837

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For sale: a sterling silver Tiffany "tin can," $1000

It's not just the underlying silver: per the sales copy, this $1000 "everyday object" is worth so much because "the signature Tiffany Blue® hue of this design’s enamel accent has been as iconic as the brand itself since its founding in 1837." (via Late Stage Capitalism) Read the rest

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