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Narcissistic Indulgence

The rise in egoic spending fueled by self-idolization

Implications - Why idolize a rock star when you’re so fabulous yourself? That’s the attitude of today’s narcissistic younger generations, who are scrambling to spend their (and their parents’) money on anything that turns them into an icon, from custom busts of their heads to ego-stroking digital mirrors.
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Featured Examples

Cocky Self-Promotion
Cocky Self-Promotion
‘Google Me' Business Card is Perfect for the Pretentious
This Google business card from Ji Lee is a great idea in theory. It’s attention-grabbing for sure, sleek and minimalist in nature. The business card is one that won’t end up in the round file, if for nothing… MORE
Narcissistic Celebrity Spreads
Narcissistic Celebrity Spreads
A-Rod's Self Love Photoshoot For Details Magazine Is Very Mad
Alex Rodriguez seems to think he needs more publicity. Never mind that allegations of his use of steroids are everywhere on the sports channels. Never mind that the details of A-Rod’s affair with Madonna… MORE
Ultrasounds as Modern Art
Ultrasounds as Modern Art
Personalized Fetus Posters For Narcissists in the Making
Having your unborn baby's image glorified in the form of a modern art fetus poster is so much more glamorous than decorating your nursery walls with creepy pictures of clowns. Instead of the cookie-cutter… MORE
play_circle_filled Personalized Yoga Mats
Personalized Yoga Mats
Yogamatic.com Customized Mats Are Perfect for Aspiring Yogis
For all the hardcore yoga enthusiasts out there, you’re going to love yogamatic.com. At this website, you can select an existing yoga mat design from the gallery, or design your own. The mats are eco-friendly,… MORE
Personalized Romance Books
Personalized Romance Books
UStar Novels Let You Customize Your Lust Between the Covers
UStar Novels has released a new series of personal romance and erotic novels for you and your partner (either sex) to have a novel romp. Or you can choose your favorite celeb or sports star to share your… MORE
Camera-Inspired Home Decor
Camera-Inspired Home Decor
Check Yourself Out Retro Style With the 'Click' Polaroid Mirror
London based designer Colin O’Dowd has created 'Click,' which is a mirror inspired by the shape of Polaroid film. You can see O'Dowd in the featured product images. Polaroid photography has been beloved… MORE
Luxury Home Narcissism
Luxury Home Narcissism
Company Makes 'You Look Like A Million Dollars' With Personalized Busts
OK you little narcissist, listen up, because this trend's for you! These personalized golden busts will help bring out the Kanye is anyone; much more luxurious than having a bobblehead customized in your… MORE
Digital Mirrors
Digital Mirrors
The ELI Projects Ego-Stroking Messages Sure To Please the Narcissist
Start your day with some self-loving with the ELI (Eco Light Inside) mirror. The glow-in-the-dark digital mirror projects the ego-stroking message (or confidence-boosting mantra, however you like to see… MORE
play_circle_filled Personalized Wooden Dolls
Personalized Wooden Dolls
Goose Grease Recreates Your Family Out of Wood
Goose Grease (out of Williamsburg, NY) has a unique and extremely cute series of wooden “people." Their small, custom painted characters, including pandas, knights, ninjas, conversations hearts (a perfect… MORE
Self-Googlizing
Self-Googlizing
Transform Your Name Into The Famous Google Search Engine Logo
I expect the web programmers at Google to have some seriously amazing tricks and secret programs hidden within the G-realm. These guys could rule the world if they wanted. They could probably even engineer… MORE
Custom Bollywood Signs
Custom Bollywood Signs
Have Yourself Immortalized in a Faux Cheesy Movie Poster
Slamming two modern pop culture innovations into one -- personalization and Bollywood -- these posters are a cutting edge way to flaunt your narcissistic side. A Bollywood sign maker is creating customized… MORE
Twisting Camera Lenses
Twisting Camera Lenses
Digital U-Turn Camera Is Designed For Self-Taken Photos
A new addition to the world of gadget collectibles for children is Digital Blue’s U-Turn Camera, a digital camera that comes with fresh camera twists and features. The U-Turn Camera is marketed for kids… MORE

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