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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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It's Like Escher Made Shoes?

“True luxury has no function,” says the artist. “It is not something to be used or understood. It is a feeling: beyond sense, beyond logic, beyond utility.”

Well, when you think about it, golf paperweights have no greater utility (since you could weigh papers down with any of these things), yet no office setting lacks them. Skymall as conceptual art. Ponder.

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dj pomegranate

Skymall isn't conceptual art?

Decca

@dj pomegranate It is if you sing it: "Let the sky maaaaaalllll, when it crumbles / We will stand taaaaaaall"

iceberg

NOPE this just made me go "wanker" like most modern art does.

SarcasticFringehead

@iceberg See, I kind of like some of it, to look at, but the explanation just turns me right off. As they usually do.

Megasus

I don't think I've ever been in an office setting that used paperweights. Unless we're counting all the dirty dishes on my desk as paperweights.

Heat Signature

Ugh, shut up "the artist".

area@twitter

I've always thought true luxury was having your own petite lap giraffe.

Pyxis

I really really want that Easter island head that dispenses tissues from its nose. That would be the ultimate in Skymall luxury for me.

Caitlin Podiak

@Pyxis My boyfriend and I stayed at a cabin in the woods with extremely thorough and kitschy Bali-themed decor last weekend, and that tissue-face thing was hanging in the bathroom. It is really funny and satisfying every time you grab a tissue, and it looked surprisingly nice and of fairly impressive quality. I have no idea how expensive it is but if you've been yearning for one, I'm guessing you'd be very satisfied with your purchase.

Decca

Ha, I love these! Very playful.

oh! valencia

@Decca I like them too!

laurel

I looked at the double bound book and thought, "Yep! Nope!"

tea sonata

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless.
Oscar Wilde.

Edit - Yeeaaaaah I'm not a fan, though.

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