Thursday, December 17, 2009

Collecting Luxury

There is an old desire of mine to collect luxury items of contemplation. The idea just came back to me today as I was looking through some websites to get inspiration for art.

I just stumble upon this Veuve Clicquot champage and packaging that I've had my sights on, but which gradually faded into the back of my mind over the years. The packaging is a collaboration between the wine maker and Italian luxury boat manufacturer Riva. There are three versions of packaging ranging from the $80,000 custom set to the $130 single bottle, all exquisitely hand-crafted by the artisans at Riva.