Gold is the most malleable metal, but it still takes a ton of manual labor to turn it into these silky sheets. This documentary by the Japan Science and Technology Agency shows how Japanese craftsmen painstakingly turn gold bars into gold (alloy) leaves.
If the next Bond villain is a hipster, this should be his signature weapon. Man Ready’s decorative axe has a 3.5lb axe head plated in 24-carat gold. Its handle is made of hickory and can be customized in any color.
For erryday shufflin’ of files. Stampd’ LA’s gold USB drive is obviously not made of the real deal, but it’s 6 times more expensive than regular 4GB flash drives. Because that’s just how you roll.
Gresso’s Luxor World Time Gold phone offers an 18K gold body, two-sided sapphire crystal screen, Italian leather on the rear panel and six independent Swiss clockwork mechanisms.
Stylish DJs who want a little flash while mixing beats might like these gold colored HDJ-1000 headphones from Pioneer; they’ve got a frequency range of 5Hz to 30kHz and impendance of 36Î©.
File under flashy: this 24K plated and crystal bicycle from Aurumania is handbuilt in limited edition and costs $103K. For you matchety-match types, there’s a 24K plated bike rack too.
Abu Dhabiâ€™s Emirates Palace has redefined luxury by adding a gold-dispensing machine. The ATM-style kiosk monitors the daily gold price and offers small 10g bars or customized coins.