Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Bespoke Chess Set Sir?

When I am a multimillionaire, from all this blogging naturally, I might just pop into 853 Madison Avenue and order a bespoke chess set. Only after I've also bought a bespoke $10,000 suit, of course.

[I]n 1973 Ringo Starr commissioned Asprey to create a gold and sterling silver chess set modeled from castings of his ringed fingers, bestowing a blessing for the bishop, forming a fist for the castle, etc. Today, anybody with a penchant for astronomically expensive conversation pieces can walk into the new Madison Avenue store and order a replica of this set or, budget and imagination permitting, create a unique army of chess pieces forged in the image of their own favorite anatomical part.

From the New York Times (may require registration).

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