Diamond-encrusted mice

We’re not quite sure what to make of these  mice from Swiss company Pat Says Now.

Each one is crafted from 18k gold (either white gold, yellow or rose) and set with 2 carats of untreated, brilliant cut (and ethically sourced) diamonds, either in the shape of a flower, or scattered across the mouse. And the thing will set you back £16,200, or $26,730.

Now on one hand they are obviously quite pretty (or at least certainly sparkly) and we are usually all for making everyday items interesting. Having said that, we’re just not sure they’re £16,200 worth of interesting. What really disappoints us is the overall look of the things – they’ve square and boring. The buttons look clunky. They’re not even cordless, and nothing interesting has been done with the diamonds.

There is a difference between good design and expensive design, and we reckon this comes solely under the latter.

(source: If It’s Hip, It’s Here)


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