solid gold bar doorstop (okay, not really)

posted by the scholar on August 22nd, 2007
filed under: home accessories, humor, metal

impress your friends and neighbors (?) by placing this gold bar doorstop where they’ll “casually” encounter it (!). the date on the bar refers to the very first time women were allowed to set foot in the london stock exchange. that year was 1973. yippee for us!

arik_levy_gold_bar_doorstop

it’s made of aluminum, cast iron and mild steel, and is flash dipped in gold (goldgoldgoldgoldgold). 

i’m sure trump has these propping open his walk-in humidor and keeping his numerous indoor marble columns upright all over his house.

more minimal designs and info about paris-based industrial designer arik levy here. i love his minishake pendant light, inspired by a hand muff!

the doorstop is available for a limited time only at the conran shop. 


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4 Responses to “solid gold bar doorstop (okay, not really)”

  1. technabob Says:

    ahh…. gold.

    i need one of these to match my usb hub:
    http://technabob.com/blog/2006/11/24/gold-usbullion-hub/

    everything is better in gold. just ask trump.

  2. the scholar Says:

    trumpo el dumpo.

    i actually think this is sarcastic finger-wagging at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, but maybe i’m wrong?

    but i do think it is VERY funny and would find it amusing if i stubbed my toe on it.

    love that usb thing. 🙂

  3. GeekAlerts Says:

    Cool! It should definitely have made it to the 10 Fun and Weird Doorstops list if I would’ve known about it.

  4. the scholar Says:

    geekalerts!

    actually i just saw it last night… oh well, timing is everything!

    i did not know you were such a big fan of doorstops — you must live in a huge house! 🙂

    thanks for the visit!

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