There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is,…
We're wasteful people. Maybe not you and maybe not me but definitely "we". Some of us try to live as consciously as possible but it hardly matters when the rest of us are inconsiderate and lazy. The United States wastes about $165 billion in food every year. Half of the food produced in the US is wasted between the…
Really, the only way to celebrate the 2013 inauguration is with a $47,000 vacation package. Right? Right. But Instagraming and Facebooking your every move can get exhausting when you're galavanting about. Where is that social media butler?
We've all seen these ridiculously-equipped SUVs designed for the one percent before. They're full of stained wood accents, plush leather seating, and everything from big-screen TVs to coffee makers. But this is the first time we've seen one with a full-on exercise machine inside.
If you've ever wondered how the obscenely rich squander their wealth, here's your answer. Tom Gonzalez made a small fortune when he sold his software company, so he purchased an elaborate estate in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, which includes one of the most over-the-top and drool-worthy garages we've ever seen.
The 'keep it simple' mantra doesn't seem to apply to watchmakers. The more complex they can make a watch's movements and mechanics, the more impressive their creations seem. And Harry Wintson's new Opus 12 is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Just because World War II ended some 67 years ago, doesn't mean you shouldn't keep one eye on the sky for air raids with a pair of authentic German flak binoculars. You can just never be too sure.
You can go on and on about how great the flatscreen TV in your home theater is, but I guarantee it won't hold a candle to the image, brightness, and color quality of Dolby's $40,000 reference monitor.
To satisfy the unquenchable gullets of America's brand-name coffee drinkers, Starbucks will introduce a 916ml Trenta cup. That's more than the average capacity of the human stomach, and enough caffeine to stand in for a defibrillator.
Surely there must be some budding smartphone auteur out there who needs to invest deeply in the feature-length film they're shooting on their iPhone 4. For anyone else, Zacuto's Z-Grip iPhone Cinema Kit might be a bit excessive.
Admit it: if you could afford these ridiculously over the top gadgets, you'd buy them in a heartbeat. And if you can afford them... maybe you could buy me one, too?
Let's say you want to dig yourself up a little garden or terrorize the local rodentia. Or both! Well, meet the EC280 Excavator. It's a tiny little monster with a kickass demo soundtrack. Everything about this is ridiculous and wonderful.
The current largest video screen in the world, in the Dallas Cowboys stadium, measures an insane 159x71 feet. Feet! And what better way to show that immensity off than by playing a little Gears of War?
OK. Sorry for the geeked out LOST reference. Couldn't help it. But seriously, Dubai is planning to build this huge, talking statue for the Zaabeel Park. And I think there's a discotheque in the head.
Phew. After months of waiting, your diamond-encrusted Nokia N95 is finally ready. In fact, Alexander Amosu, ringtone mogul and maker of the oh-so-necessary golden iPod, has built 10 of these N95s, each with 325 diamonds covering its 18-karat white gold surface. You'll be glad to hear that when you pay the £12,000…
If you thought a 205-inch TV was a symbol of conspicuous consumption, wait till you see this. The richest man in India is building a 60-story home for himself and the 600 people who serve him. Yeah, 600. It'll include 6 floors of parking space for his cars, 3 helipads, elevated gardens, and a health club. The square…