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Gold

Bottle Beetle

Bottle Beetle
$13  Buy Comment

Pop open your bottles with this big shiny bug that kind of reminds us of The Mummy for some reason. This scarab beetle’s giant horns make quick work of bottle caps, and its gold-plated zinc alloy body is far harder to crush than a real bug beneath your foot.

Can You Forge Solid Gold?

Can You Forge Solid Gold?

To celebrate his 1 millionth YouTube subscriber, metalsmith Alec Steele went out and spent over $4500 on a 100 gram solid gold bar. He then set about the task of seeing if he could apply his forging skills to the notoriously soft metal. We wonder how many dollars he left on his anvil.

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Making Sand and Gold Art

Making Sand and Gold Art

Artist Tim Bengel shows off the making of the first of his works from his upcoming Monuments exhibition – an incredible large-scale piece which appears out of nothing, after painstakingly dusting a sticky surface with black and white sand grains and gold leaf.

Casio G-SHOCK GA710

Casio G-SHOCK GA710
$130-$150  Buy Link Comment

Casio is calling the new color schemes on the GA710 “garish” but we just call them “awesome.” The B-Boy inspired gloss black and gold metallic is our fave, but the black/silver and black/blue semi-matte designs are slick too.

Gold-coated Popcorn

Gold-coated Popcorn

Berco’s bestselling popcorn costs $6 for a bag. But 2 Chainz’s show isn’t called Most Bestsellingest Sh*t, so the Chicago-based shop brought its Billion Dollar Popcorn, which is coated with 23K gold and some expensive salt. It costs $5 for one kernel. Humanity is hopeless.

How Gold Leaf is Made

How Gold Leaf is Made

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.

Gold Skull Armchair

Gold Skull Armchair
$500K  Buy Comment

Designed by Harow, creators of the Black Skull Armchair, this very special edition is for supervillains with deep pockets. Its luxurious black velvet seat is surrounded by a handmade steel and fiberglass structure, coated in 24-karat gold, bringing its price to a cool half-mil.

Royal Canadian Mint Tour

Royal Canadian Mint Tour

A few years ago, comedian Rick Mercer toured the Royal Canadian Mint, which refines, stores and makes coins out of gold. While inside, Rick did what the average Joe would do: try and nick some of the shiny stuff.

Brikk Lux Nikon Df Kit

Brikk Lux Nikon Df Kit
~$41K  Buy Comment

The Nikon Df  was already more form than function, but this Brikk’s 24k gold and stingray leather build heavily tips the scale. It comes with a Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 lens and a Zero Halliburton case, both finished in 24K gold.

Golden Axe

Golden Axe
$1,000  Buy Comment

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.

Win: Morgan Limited Sunglasses

Win: Morgan Limited Sunglasses

Enter for a chance to win these gorgeous limited-edition shades from Capital Eyewear, valued at $250. The Morgan is made from sustainably harvested walnut hardwood, accented with a 14kt. gold upper bridge. (Ends 11/25/13)

Metal Concert Bracelets

Metal Concert Bracelets
$187  Buy Comment

While we sometimes keep our plastic concert wristbands on for an extra day or two, we much prefer these bands by Cast of Vices, which can be had in Sterling silver or gold-plated versions. Also available in leather for just $55 each.

Inside a Gold Bullion Vault

Inside a Gold Bullion Vault

YouTube show Periodic Table of Videos got to see literally tons of gold bars when they went inside one of The Bank of England’s gold vaults. The bank is said to have $315 billion worth of gold.

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Stampd’ LA USB Drive

Stampd’ LA USB Drive
$30  Buy Comment

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.

Octopus Money Clip

Octopus Money Clip
$45  Buy Comment

Show them you mean business with Cosmic Firefly’s gold-tone money clip, accented with detailed engraved scrollwork and an awesome shiny octopus emblem.

Golden Playing Cards

Golden Playing Cards
$15  Buy Comment

These flashy playing cards come from Japan’s IDEA International, and are made from spill-resistant plastic. Don’t share this with Donald Trump or he might buy out the entire inventory for his casinos.

Urban Gold Miner

Urban Gold Miner

Where do you go for the gold? California? Alaska? The Olympics? How about the gritty sidewalks of NYC’s diamond district? Raffi Stepanian has been cashing in with a butter knife for 27 years now.

Luxor World Time Gold Phone

Luxor World Time Gold Phone
$30K  Buy Comment

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.

Pioneer DJ Headphones

Pioneer DJ Headphones

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 36Ω.

Golden Audi R8

Golden Audi R8

Did you like the stealthy Audi R8 Valkyrie? Looking for something flashier? Then you’ll love this one, spotted in Moscow, Russia: an R8 wrapped in gold. Our eyes are burning from the shine.

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Gold Edition SharpShot

Gold Edition SharpShot
$25  Buy Comment

Perfect for the upcoming Wii remake of GoldenEye, dreamGEAR’s dual-trigger light gun for the Wii-mote controller really turns you into The Man with the Golden Gun. License to kill not included.

Aurumania 24K Gold Bicycle

Aurumania 24K Gold Bicycle

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.

Gold Dispensing ATM

Gold Dispensing ATM

Abu Dhabi’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.

Golden Xbox 360

Golden Xbox 360
$4,999  Buy Comment

The case customizers over at Computer Choppers are at it again. This time, they’ve managed to dip an entire Xbox 360 in shiny 24-karat gold. For truly conspicuous consumers only.

Ikepod Watches

Ikepod Watches

With Ikepod watches you can pass the time just watching it go by. Designed by Ikepod co-founder Marc Newson, the latest collection includes an hourglass with gold-plated nanoballs.

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