From Garbage Bins to Front Doors

 - Aug 28, 2009   Updated: Mar 25 2011
While the items in this cluster don't seem otherwise connected, they all have something in common--they all cost $15,000. What's particularly interesting about that figure is that none of these items seem to be worth their $15,000 price tag, with garbage bins, front doors, and cigarette butt art among the quirky items in this collection.

Implications - Sometimes an object's price, rather than its actual utility, can make up most of its allure. For those who can afford expensive acquisitions like these, the bragging rights that come with buying them can oftentimes be one of their most valuable qualities. Luxury, after all, frequently comes inextricably tied to perception and that is a realization no business or designer should take lightly.