Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - Plush

Photo Hunt 32: Plush

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From the Free Dictionary:

Adj. 1. plush - characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"
lucullan, plushy, lavish, lush

rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"

I saw these works of art last year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I wish now that I stopped and spent more time at this booth, as I don't even know the context of the exhibit other than TAKASHI YAMAGUCHI in the second photograph.

I know that art is in the eye of the beholder; and it's early in the morning as I write this, but seeing cellular phones framed as currency could be seen as extravagant. I know that there are great expections to expand (and monetize) the everyday use of the cell phone. Example: If 100 billion people in China use cell phones and each purchase $100 USD worth of ringtones and cellular content, extravangent lifestyles can be funded according to the forecasting models using Excel spreadsheets. Plush or extravagant thinking indeed!


I joined the Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt hosted by TN Chick. You too can play: Join the Photo Hunt There's a different theme every Saturday, and it's a lot of fun visiting the community of participants.


Tricia said...

Wow that's an interesting take on this weeks theme. I'm sure it's an orginal. Interesting information too.

Karen said...

Very interesting photos and information. I've never seen anything like it before.

My SPH is up, too.

Mummy B said...

interesting spin on the "plush" theme :) definately defines "extravagance"!

Suzy said...

I agree with tricia...and interesting take on this weeks theme!

Great photo's!

mary said...

I very much enjoyed your perception of plush.

Anonymous said...

VERY creative!! Well done!

srp said...

This is plush, or at least expensive. The Masters would roll over in their graves to see what people call "art" today. Why can't I find that $10 painting at a yard sale that appraises for $23,000 a week later? Yes, it really happened to someone we know. Did they sell it? NO. It was really ugly, painted by someone who painted for Queen Elizabeth or something like that. I would have it on the auction block in two seconds flat.