Golden Goods

Midas touch obsession points to preoccupation with luxury
Implications - Crystals may not be enough to prove one’s wealth anymore. True to the saying “all that glitters is gold,” unless gold is included in some way, luxury is not really luxury. We recognize this in our increasing desire for gilded items, from golden phone cases to solid gold cars, indicating a need for conspicuous extravagance despite the dire economy.
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Arachnid-Spun Apparel - One Million Spiders Made the Golden Silk for RareTextile
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Hot 14,184 Clicks Pub: Sep 26, 09
Arachnid-Spun Apparel
One Million Spiders Made the Golden Silk for RareTextile
More than a million wild spiders were needed to produce the silk for a golden colored cloth that is on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The golden orb spider of Madagascar… [More]
24 Carat iPhone Cases - Sayn Design Creates Limited Diamond Deluxe Gold Edition Sleeves
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Warm 33,472 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 09
24 Carat iPhone Cases
Sayn Design Creates Limited Diamond Deluxe Gold Edition Sleeves
Having the iPhone isn’t luxurious enough anymore. The accessories that go with it are what push it over the top, and the Sayn Design gold iPhone case is the cream of the crop. The Sayn Design gold iPhone… [More]
Gold-Hued Editorials - Geoff Barrenger Gives the Midas Touch to Harper's Bazaar Russia
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Mild 6,696 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 09
Gold-Hued Editorials
Geoff Barrenger Gives the Midas Touch to Harper's Bazaar Russia
Is it coincidence that Canadian-raised Geoff Barrenger thought to bring a touch of gold to Harper’s Bazaar Russia just as some of the globe's more brilliant golden girls graced the streets of Toronto for… [More]
Solid Gold Supercars - Audi R8 Gets the Midas Touch
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Mild 7,415 Clicks Pub: Aug 28, 09
Solid Gold Supercars
Audi R8 Gets the Midas Touch
Gold is not only a material for jewelry or a good investment; it's also a superb way to decorate a car, as with this gold Audi R8. The gold Audi R8 has provoked a gold rush in Dubai, where it has attracted… [More]
Sacrilegious Webcams - The Golden Ox Figure Webcam Makes Heresy Fun
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Untested 2,279 Clicks Pub: Sep 29, 09
Sacrilegious Webcams
The Golden Ox Figure Webcam Makes Heresy Fun
So, how sacrilegious do you like to get with your tech gadgets? I know I like to get very sacrilegious and that is why I reach for the Golden OX Figure Webcam -- the go-to for the urban heretic. Based… [More]