Inspired by the myth of King Midas, Kurzgesagt takes on a hypothetical situation that none of us were worried about: what might happen to the planet and its occupants if all of a sudden everything turned into gold. Physics aside, it’s an entertaining thought experiment with all kinds of ridiculous consequences.
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Referencing Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and Susan E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders,” Stellavie’s gold-on-black print reminds us to stay true to ourselves and to maintain quality in our lives. The 27.5″ x 20″ piece is silkscreened on Italian fine art paper with gold ink. Edition of 250 prints, each signed and numbered.
In Japanese art, there’s a process called Kintsugi, a mending method which uses a mix of resin and gold powder to repair objects, accentuating the repair, rather than hiding it. Paying tribute to this tradition, artist Victor Solomon renovated a South L.A. basketball court using a similar method to fill in cracks in the court.
This upscale lap desk upgrades your WFH space even if it’s on the couch. It’s inspired by fancy executive desks, with premium leather work surfaces with gold accents, and adjustable height legs. It can also be upgraded with modules like Bluetooth speakers, a USB reading light, and a power bank. There’s also a matching storage bay.
The main difference between all of those irons you carry around in your golf bag is the loft angle of its metal wedge. Stuff Made Here managed to engineer a single, mechanical golf club that could replace of a whole bag of irons. The club can also automatically adjust based on desired distance in the middle of the swing.
In this vintage 1959 newsreel from British Pathé, we go inside a UK factory where they transformed gold bars into incredibly thin sheets of gold leaf. According to the narrator, a single gold bar could cover 9000 square feet with the leaf it produced. We’ve got tendonitis just watching the guys doing the hand-hammering process.
Created by Tobias James and Derek Man of Marble, this darkly comic short film is a modern day take on the tale of King Midas. It tells the tale of two men who stumble across a magical washing machine that can turn anything into gold. But things go rapidly downhill as greed gets the better of them.
Gold lion’s gonna tell me where the light is. Urban hunters, bring the king of the jungle to your home, office, or business with this shiny, low-poly, golden trophy lion head. It measures nearly 3 feet-tall, and is handmade in Ukraine from MDF plywood, paper, and plastic.
Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Give your headphones an appropriate home between listening sessions with this stand from Luckies of London. The hand-shaped stand is posed in the familiar devil’s horns gesture, signifying that you’re ready to rock. It’s made from cast resin with an antique gold finish. We promise Gene Simmons won’t sue you if you buy it.
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.
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.
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.