Monday, February 04, 2008

Valentine's Day Massacre

(Cue dramatic music) Behold, the Alissia Melka-Teichroew diamond ring! I can't make up my mind on this one. Does it look like a consolation prize on a lame game show filmed in someone's living room? Or more like something that rolled out of a gumball machine when you really wanted that gold chain?

In any event, the folks over at MoMA advise that wearers "create their own traditions, meanings, and stories." Oh, they are so looking for it with that one.

MOM - Honey, why are you crying?

DAUGHTER - Because, Andy gave me this for Valentine's Day! Waaaaaaaaaaa! (waves acrylic ring in air)

MOM - What the hell is that? Stop moving your arm! (grabs arm, stares at ring) That bastard. (grabs car keys, puts on coat)

DAUGHTER - Where are you going? (sniff)

MOM - Don't worry about it. Hand me that shotgun. Now go to bed, and if anyone asks, I was here all night. (kisses DAUGHTER on forehead)

There are no diamonds in Alissia Melka-Teichroew's rings, simply a thought-provoking silhouette imitating the conventional Tiffany setting. Wearers create their own traditions, meanings, and stories. Made of Acrylic. $12.00 [MoMA]

1 comment: said...

LOL Gumball machine, definitely gumball machine.