Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Outrageous Items made of Gold (Golden Loo)

With gold in the news, we thought this was interesting.   

This toilet, manufactured by Hong Kong-based jeweler Hang Fung Gold Technology, and on display in its HK showroom, can truly be considered a throne.
Made of 24k solid gold, it weighs nearly a metric tonne. Designer Lam Sai-wing said he was inspired by Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin's declaration that when a communist revolution swept over the world, there would be public toilets made of gold.

Built back in 2001 when gold was in the $200-$300 range, it is now valued at approximately $37 million.