Hermès sells rocks for less than the price of an iPhone X


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/15/hermes-sells-rocks-for-less-th.html


#2

Perfect :+1:


#3

$4.00 ea. (1975)


#4

Inflation and my lack of general economic sense tells me that $4 in 1975 must be ~$850 in 2017.


#5

EZ Money!

Jiyuseki Stone Phone


#6

how much without the leather strap? I like to let my rocks roam freely.


#7

Fascinating…


#8

I can’t be the only one whose immediate thought was that this was another sort of sex thing rather than a paperweight.

What’s that they’re saying these days? Anything can be a paperweight if you’re brave enough?


#9

I suppose if a rich idiot has 900 bucks to spend on a paperweight then why not.


#10

If you ever spot a rich idiot like this, point them in my direction. I haven’t sold a painting for that much, but would really like to.


#11

You’re trying too hard. Paint the canvas white, make up an overly complicated philosophical story about what it means. Profit.


#12

hqdefault


#13

Rauschenberg:

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Automobile Tire Print (1953)


#14

The painting a canvas white thing is also an actual work of “art”. There’s also Marcel Duchamp…


#15

Gwyneth Paltrow is already recommending it on her site as a “natural vaginal cleaner”.
OK, not really.
Well, so far…


#16

Commando stones?


#17

I’m now imagining a lucrative sponsorship deal with the Primitive Technology channel on Youtube:


#18

What about Marley the pony?

“This unique, one-of-a-kind piece - affectionately named “Marley” - was created through the expertise of saddler-fine leather craftsmen and the couturiers at the petit h workshop.”

Also unique, and only $133,800, with free (ground) shipping.


#19

ROCK ON!

:joy:


#20

Perfect for breaking in your $10,000 Hermès Birkin bag.