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Friday, November 18, 2005

The British Do Love Their Tea...

To celebrate their 75th anniversary tea maker PG Tips commissioned Boodles Jewelers to craft the uber tea bag. This work of art (?) is reputed to have taken some three months to fashion and is comprised of some 280 diamonds.

Company spokes person Pete Harbour:
"As it's our 75th birthday, we wanted to do something special to remind people just how much they love the great British cup of tea."

Can I get that to go please?

Price: £ 7,500.00

Not So Modest Underwear

Now when someone with buckets full of money buys something expensive they naturally want to boast to their friends and peers and show off their new purchase, in this case though I would think that most would tend to be a little reserved.

"In 2002, Victoria's Secret out-did all of their records and created a $15 million bra and underwear titled Red Hot Fantasy. This bra was made of red satin, 1,300 gemstones, including rubies and diamonds. Before this, they had launched a one of a kind bra and underwear set made of platinum, sapphires and diamonds. The Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra is studded with a total of more than 2,500 carats of diamonds, sapphires, and other gemstones stones. The rose and leaf motif alone on the Star of Victora is made up of 320 carats. It is still up for sale for $10 million!"

Now you don't have to be cold to cut glass... ;-)

Price: $10 Million

Golden Nugget Gets A Whole New Meaning...

Well after a day of template tweaking and blog surfing I'm back at the keyboard to write about all of the uber excesses we wish we could afford.

Now considering the amount of time that a person spends in the ummm.... 'facilities', over the course of a life time it's understandable that you would want to make things as comfy as possible. But this next item is just a little over the top even for me.

3D Gold jewelry of Hong Kong has created what could possible the worlds most expensive toilet, and what is most certainly the the worlds biggest waste of gold. Yes a gold toilet, and as if that was not enough it is only a small part of a complete decor!

"The toilet bowls, wash basins, toilet brushes, toilet paper holders, mirror frames, wall-mounted chandeliers and even wall tiles and doors are all made of solid gold. Embedded in the floor at the entrance are gold bars and studding the ceiling are 6,200 diamonds, rubies, sapphires and pearls. The store’s owner was inspired by Vladimir Lenin’s vision of gold toilets for the masses."
Is anyone else feeling a little flushed right now?

Price: $4.8 Million

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

It Is A Dogs Life - Now How Do I Get One?

All of this recent talk of beds and small furry critters has me thinking. Do the Über-rich really spoil pets the way Hollywood and the tabloids would have us believe they do?

Well after a little bit of digging I can say with certainty... I don't know. But never the less the means are available for anyone wishing to do just that. Enter the McRoskey Mattress Co., mind you this is no comparison to VI-Spring but lets not forget, we are talking about pets here people.

Yes your devoted doggie can now lounge with the best of them.

Quoted from the companies web site:
"...this elegant dog mattress is manufactured with a flexible innerspring that makes each mattress resilient and comfortable. The steel innerspring units are born from wire shaped on coiling machines. The coils are crimped and "laced" together with wire helicals that render a unique hinged flexibility, and are subsequently baked in the oven at 450 degrees for 45 minutes. The filling in each mattress is made of carefully selected cotton fibers and polyester fibers. No foam is used. Thus, each mattress offers form-fitting and durable support, while caressing your pet's body from nose to tail and absorbing pressures."

Price: $600.00 USD

The Ultimate Office Chair?

'Dammit Spock I'm a blogger... not a starship captain!'

Sorry, caught up in the moment there, I'm back now.

Speaking of backs, yours may very well thank you if you happen to purchase one of these little beauties. The ACS Executive from is plush, one look will tell you that but the controls Jim, look at the controls!

Eight individual, electronically controled air chambers can be inflated and deflated to achieve the perfect fit for your back porch. In addition to that this chair can be adjust in just about every way imaginable and comes wrapped in the finest European leather.

The Price may not be Über-large, but the kick you get from playing Captain Kirk when no one is watching is...

Price: $2495.00 USD