Beyound The Postmodern Kitch: World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel Opened In Vietnam

Beyound The Postmodern Kitch: World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel Opened In Vietnam
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The newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, the world’s first gold-plated hotel, opened in Hanoi on July 2, 2020. It even has a gold-plated infinity pool on the roof. The 400-room, 25-storey property will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. Prices start at $300 a night for rooms, or there are apartments to rent costing from $6400 per square metre. Continue reading »

“The Redemption”: Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits

“Is there redemptive power in visual arts? Do artists have the ability to control and shift the narrative through their work? These are questions that inform my creative process while creating this ongoing body of work; I believe both to be true. In the same way that literature continues to be a tool for shaping the human psyche, I believe visual arts carry the same ability,” Tawny Chatmon writes.

"The Redemption": Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits

In The Redemption, photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon (previously) celebrates the beauty of Black hair through a series of arresting portraits superimposed with 24 karat gold flourishes. Continue reading »

These Gold Cufflinks Contain Pictures Of Two Different Strains Of Plague Bacterias, Perhaps By Faberge, c. 1900

These Gold Cufflinks Contain Pictures Of Two Different Strains Of Plague Bacterias, Perhaps By Faberge, c. 1900

Plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. These cufflinks contain pictures of two different strains of these bacteria. The names of the strains are engraved on the back. Continue reading »

In 1980, American Express Teamed Up With DeLorean To Produce A 24K Gold Plated DMC-12, But Only Two Were Sold!

In 1980, American Express Teamed Up With DeLorean To Produce A 24K Gold Plated DMC-12, But Only Two Were Sold!

In 1980, American Express teamed up with DeLorean to produce a specialty car to promote their gold card. A 24K gold plated DeLorean DMC-12 was featured in the 1980 American Express Christmas catalog. A limited edition of no more than 100 DeLoreans, with 24-karat gold plating, were offered at $85,000 (about $220,000 today) each though only two were sold through this promotion. Continue reading »

Daredevil Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Sharks In The Middle Of A Wave

Daredevil Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Sharks In The Middle Of A Wave

Sean Scott is a Gold Coast photographer. For more than twenty years, he takes pictures of the magnificent environment he lives in. Dreamy beaches, marine life, beautiful landscapes or breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, among others. Continue reading »

Gundam-Styled Illustrations For Corporate Calendar 2019 For Gold Mining Company

Gundam-Styled Illustrations For Corporate Calendar 2019 For Gold Mining Company

According to artists: “Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia with second largest area of explored reserves in the world. More than two million kilograms of gold, just imagine! Continue reading »

This Cute, But Expensive UFO Alien Abduction Earring

This Cute, But Expensive UFO Alien Abduction Earring

This is the ‘Tender Abduction UFO Earring’ crafted and sold by Sofia Ajram on Etsy. Admittedly *rubbing aloe on sphincter* a tender alien abduction would be nice for once. The 14k gold and diamond earring is actually an ear jacket (it only requires a single piercing to wear since the tractor beam rays are attached to the UFO via a post in the rear) but, unfortunately for anybody who wants one but isn’t made of money, cost $830 apiece. Continue reading »