Archive for the ‘oil boom diamond kitsch’ Category
__SPACER__ This is our personal favorite candidate for the worst designed gadget of all time. Winner of a Microsoft Fashion PC award, no less, the Tulip, which sells for up to $300,000 in its diamond version is the nastiest looking thing to happen on Earth since arms dealer, Adnan Kashoggi's Black and Gold Party. A bulky piece of visually illiterate, irony free, kitsch which leaves me with the lingering sensation of a sulfurous fart masked by expensive perfume.
__SPACER__ Diamond encrusted watches have been a staple means of channeling oil money from around the world, into Switzerland, for years. <p /><p />In comes hard cash from carbon deposits out goes carbon diamond watches. Switzerland is a giant machine for turning oil into diamonds, and keeping 20%. The same principal as banking, but by Cuckoo Clock makers.<p />
__SPACER__ You don't need brains to make tons of money from oil, its in the ground, you need brawn, to stake your claim. What better weapon than diamond boxing gloves. If you are a pugilist who has had half of your frontal lobes mashed to a greasy pulp, you might be in a position to want to buy these horrid items.