I'm a woman of simple needs. Give me a roof over my head, cute shoes, enough money to pay off my student loans and I'm set (oh, and if we can work Ryan Gosling in to this equation somehow that would be excellent). But, it seems there are some people in this world that are a touch harder to please. Like the kind of people who would spend almost a quarter of a million dollars on a bathtub.
From the British makers of already-insanely-priced (but gorgeous) bathtubs, sinks, and taps Catchpole & Rye, comes the Swarovski Crystal Bateau--a classically-shaped tub that boasts thousands of hand-placed crystals and an insane price tag of £150,000--that comes to about $230,000. According to Catchpole & Rye's website, "Thousands of crystals have been painstakingly applied by hand taking hundreds of hours [sic] turning the bath into a real object d’art. The Swarovski crystals are all white, of four different plates and applied in meticulous fashion to emphasise the light refracting properties of the glass and create a truly spectacular sparkling effect." It also "emphasises" the fact that you have waaay too much disposable income and a weirdly high priority on luxury plumbing.
But let's do the math, here. With $230,000 you could:
- Buy 368 pairs of Christian Louboutin pumps
- Own a four-bedroom home in Wisconsin
- Pay for four Tiffany engagement rings
- Build 18 schools in Africa
- Purchase 17 Hermes Birkin bags
- Feed a family of four for approximately forever
- Or buy this one (1) Swarovski bathtub
What’s the most you’d spend on a luxury item?
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