Thursday, July 3, 2008


What do you give to a person who has everything? Many American manufacturers, retailers, and catalogue businesses seem to be perpetually preoccupied with this question.

Below is a selection of sometimes funny, sometimes marginally useful, but inevitably superfluous products, made available through in-flight magazines and catalogues. This random selection provides a curious insight into continuing intermingling of High and Low, a pervasive trait in American culture. In the featured merchandise, one could find, for example, obvious Pop Art references (Storage Center for 53 Batteries; Rack for 24 Baseball Caps), elements of Magritte-like Surrealism (Realistic Boulder to Disguise Yard Problems), or pieces worthy of American Minimalist Art (Driveway Net).

Do these objects really sell? 

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No joke, My city uses the fake boulders outside of businesses...
its hilarious..

July 18, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

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