To quote the villianous (and hilarious) Goldmember from Austin Powers, “I love gooooooold!” The metallic yellow element, which symbolizes absolute divineness, is certainly not for the faint of heart. Often way over the top and rather gaudy, the precious metal has the ability to take any hum drum object and make it spectacular… Remember little Charlie Bucket from a little film called “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory?”
My favorite band the Arctic Monkeys who are quite in touch with their nolstalgic sides (which is part of why they’re my fave) were so inspired by the film’s brilliance, they were so kind to surprise two lucky fans with hidden “golden tickets” in their vinyl versions of the single “Crying Lightning” from Oxfam record stores back in August of 2009 to attend that summer’s “Reading and Leed’s” Festival. You can read the article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8203997.stm
What could be more magical than a treasured golden ticket to swoon over these lads?
Now for some of my current golden obsessions!
These bad boys created back in 2007 hold the high price of $4,500. It is unknown if a pair was ever purchased, but damn are they sweet kicks.
For the price of just ten bucks this adorable salt and pepper shaker set can be yours. I bought mine from the artist in Union Square; he’s there at least a few days a week.