If you're looking for more ridiculous ways to drop some cash (you know, because who isn't?), consider these US$460 hangers from Christopher Jarratt, made from birch plywood and enforced with a water-based finish to make sure they pass the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy test. What did wire hangers ever do to them again? Anyway, these are also extra special because they form cityscapes for four different cities: New York, Paris, Tokyo and Milan.
Obviously these cost that much because they are more "designer object-slash-installation" as opposed to "random household crap you get your helper to buy for you at Ikea." But still, this is really quite unnecessary, and brings up that whole art-versus-shit debate. Specifically, when do you call it art, and when do you call it shit? More specifically, like when I was at the art fair earlier this year and spotted my actual Ikea silver trash can on a shelf, posing as art.
Maybe I'm just jealous that I didn't think of it first and thereby become a groundbreaking international artist. Anyway, back to less controversial subjects... Jarratt also makes something called "Giant Hairbush." Now this, I like, art or fart.