Thursday, June 4, 2009

a really weird gift idea

A couple of nights ago, I was on the phone with TLS flipping through catalogs for two of my favorite stores- Tiffany and Uncommon Goods. (An easy way to freak a boy out- when he asks what you're doing, tell him you're looking through the Tiffany catalog...) Uncommon Goods is one of my favorite places to buy quirky out of the ordinary gifts, and I have found some great gifts for my friends there. One item in the current catalog, however, made me shake my head.

These are roses which are made out of paper and actually look quite nice. So what is so weird about them? The paper is actually made of recycled Elephant poo. Dead serious. Not sure why anyone would want that, I certainly hope that no one gets them for me (ahem TLS). I think this may be a fine example of being *too* green. What are your thoughts on them? Would you get them for anyone? Would you want someone to get them for you?

This made me think of the controversy at the BAM a couple of years ago when Giuliani was still mayor and tried to shut down an exhibit containing an image of the Virgin Mary smeared in Elephant poo.

16 comments:

  1. I will not do the "doo" for me or for anyone else. Unless they are meant to be used in a garden as fertilizer??

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  2. Someone gave my mom a greeting card made of recycled elephant poo! She thought it was pretty cool but I didn't even want to touch it. So weird.

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  3. I love uncommon goods and saw those in there and seriously wondered about them. Not something I wold want to give or receive

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  4. Hmmm never seen uncommon goods.... but the paper roses are so cute.. and ew recycled poo.. what is that for?? yuck, xxooo

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  5. Anything made from recycled poo is a big fat NO in my book.

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  6. I agree...this might just be too green! Funny though.

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  7. well that's kinda... cool?

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  8. oh lord! i would NOT want to buy that, or receive it for that matter!

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  9. For the record, we love Uncommon Goods. But this one...? No. Negative. NFU. (Not for us.)

    Ickums.
    tp

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  10. No so GOOD! Hope you are having a terrific Thursday! I am doing a give-away for my followers.
    xxx me

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  11. um yeah..wouldnot give those to a friend...maybe as a joke or white elephant gift (no pun intended)! ha!

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  12. recycled poo is going too far for me!

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  13. I love the uncommon goods magazine! I just got it for the first time at work last week! No i would definitely not buy the poopie paper flowers! iiiick!

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  14. Oh my gosh, these are just gross. I would actually almost be offended if someone gifted them to me!

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  15. So this made me laugh. I found stationery made from elephant dung in Portland and it is cut into the shape of an elephant. I had to buy it for my sister who is both an elephant and recycling fanatic.

    For myself though? No. Never. :)

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