I've been seeing ice everywhere these days, and it's not because the temperature is dropping below 32. There's a trend growing of jewels, gems, bling, ice, and what-have-you not on the ring finger but in home interiors. From the freezer shelf to the tabletop to the bath tub, jewel-shaped home accessories are popping up everywhere — and they've got nothing to do with the girl's best friend. Like most girls, I bet you never refuse bling when offered, so tell me if you take to the gems I've rounded up. Since you probably can't afford the my recent crave worthy Glam Rock Chandelier, you can gem-it-up with some of the home accessories below instead.
Pharrell Williams decided to get his already sleek iPhone decked out with 18k solid gold—you like? According to The Boy Genius Report, this is the second time Pharrell has gone gold with his hand held device. It is also noted that Jacob the Jeweler kept the antenna at the bottom intact, which means he'll have full service unlike other solid gold devices. Judging from the gigantic rock on his finger, I'm going to assume he could have covered the entire thing with diamonds like the Motorola V3i if he really wanted. With a price tag most likely ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, chump change for Williams, we'll try to refrain from putting it on our Christmas wish lists this year.
Here's the ultimate piece of geeky jewelry for Playstation fanatics. Made of 18k solid white gold and covered with over 68.34ct of black diamonds, this controller pendant is one hundred percent bling. Given as a gift to Boy Genius' friend, you can't help but wonder how much it was and how much it weighs! I can't say I'll be adding it to my Christmas wish list, although maybe it'd be kinda cute and cheaper with sparkling rhinestones instead! What do you think?
A majority of you were not feeling the bling desk accessories whatsoever, so I'm wondering if you think these Swarovski Fashion Rocks headphones are tacky as well? The difference with
these bedazzled headphones is that they are encrusted with real Amethyst Crystals, making them uber extravagant. When I saw the pink ones on Born Rich, I immediately thought—yowzas! But the purple I can definitely handle. For around $2,404 you can get yourself a pair, which come in a luxury box and small carrier bag. Putting the hefty price aside, are you loving these crystal studded headphones?
This diamond iPhone is set to launch next month and only costs $41,225—and I thought the $399 price tag was alot! Can't wait to see which celebs will be toting this phone around in the upcoming months.
I'm not going to ignore the fact that most of you thought the rhinestone studded mouse and calculator looked really uncomfortable to use, because they totally did! But what about this desk accessory combo? Maybe if you switch the mouse for something a bit more user-friendly you could have a blingin' and functional workspace? Featured on Ubergizmo, these sparkly pink peripherals by La Chaise Longue also come in black with silver crystals. Pricing not available yet. What do you think? Maybe the perfect accessories for a proud owner of a Hello Kitty laptop?
If you are a fan of bling bling MP3 players, you've probably seen the $10,000 iPod Shuffle dipped in gold. This $20,000 gold and diamond encrusted player doubles the luxury (and insanity) factor by adding more bling to a $79 device. Just a reminder folks, the shuffle can hold about 240 songs, which means you'd be paying about $84 a song. Smart move, smart move.
If retro phones aren't enough for you, how about one that is completely decked out with an assortment of colorful objects? This Glitz n' Glam Phone is actually for sale on Etsy and probably weighs about fifty pounds with all the additional bling. Displayed on 7Gadgets, this $50 phone comes with flowers, fruit, a black poodle, Eiffel Tower, ballerina, frog, a pink miniature phone and a bunch of other random charms, which to me look like hard candy from my grandmother's house. Interesting indeed to say the least!
As much as I love flat screens, video games and built-in backseat aquariums, I have never, nor will I ever understand the "Pimp My Ride" phenomenon. Aside from the usual GPS, cell phone, DVD and potential wifi, I can't imagine needing or feeling comfortable in a bright purple Mustang complete with stunners and complete theater system. The same goes for pimped out computers, which if one company has its way, will soon be all the rage.
Smooth Creations is advertising a service so you can get every peripheral you wanted with your system painted to match. They will paint the interior of the system, your LCD, speakers, mouse, keyboard, even an iPod whatever awful color you want. Getting the works costs about $8,000, so you better choose that color wisely my friend. Note: The person that chose this butterscotch hue is probably regretting it. Just a hunch.
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