Is it only us, or is there something inherently wrong (on oh so many levels) with the following blurb…
However, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Treasury have looked elsewhere for some special G20-related gifts, spending more than $33,000 at Global Icons, a Sydney-based company specialising in “acquiring actual relics from iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and featuring these authentic elements enshrined within unique representations of the original icon”.
In the case of Australia, Global Icons offers “Kurv”, a $595 “European crystal sculpture of the Sydney Opera House that incorporates a red granite cutting removed from the building during renovations”. A brushed aluminium display stand costs a further $195.
Global Icons executive creative director Paul Bailey says his company’s products offer “personal ownership of iconic world heritage to high-wealth individuals”.
Yep, that’s what’s wrong with the world. Never mind the gift itself…
Thanks Nige for the headzup – full article here.