It is the latest and possibly most ridiculous gift idea this Christmas season, Nordstrom has apparently started selling a totally regular-looking rock for $85.
In what is apparently not a joke but in fact real life, the department store is selling a rock in a little leather pouch for an amount that is absolutely absurd. Many people struggle financially during the holiday season, but I’m sure there are some who have been saving their hard earned money for a rock in a pouch! Right? Okay, maybe not.
A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It’s up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone—wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather secured by sturdy contrast whipstitching—is sure to draw attention wherever it rests. A traditional hardening process gives the leather a beautiful ombré effect. Like all Made Solid leather pieces, this one is cut, shaped, sewn and finished by hand in artist Peter Maxwell’s Los Angeles studio. Using vintage leatherworking tools and traditional saddle-stitching techniques, Maxwell aims to create beautiful designs that embody both simplicity and functionality, and that develop rich character and patina over time.
Made Solid, the “creator” of this “product,” states that most of the rocks are around 3 inches by 4.5 inches by 2 inches, but makes clear that “Each piece is unique and will vary slightly,” which makes sense. Because they are rocks.
Unable to afford an $85 rock? Well you are in luck! There is a sixty five dollar rock you can purchase if your wallet is feeling a little light!
Being from Maine…we have some pretty awesome rocks and unlike other places…we have many (sarcasm detected). If anyone wants a Maine rock without a pouch…we can offer them for $40! What a deal!
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