A golden extravagance from Ginza Tanaka.

Would a pint of beer taste any better in a $50,000 mug, especially in a recession? Its Japanese gold manufacturer would like customers to think so. The mug, made of 850 grams (30 ounces) of gold, was showcased at Ginza Tanaka’s latest collection entitled “Summer Cool”, which includes items that many Japanese believe help relieve the heat of summer’s muggy days. Ginza Tanaka says drinking beer in a goblet that costs as much as a luxury car is the ultimate cool experience. – From Reuters