It may not be the best moment to be celebrating the blind indulgence of American consumer (and drug) culture, but fashion designer Ken Courtney of Ju$t Another Rich Kid is nonetheless forging ahead with an ironic tribute to everyone who enjoys the booger sugar: a limited edition set of silver and gold coke spoons crafted by five well known designers. The set is a kind of art object titled "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not." and each spoon in the set was designed by a different designer: Courtney himself, Terence Koh, Various Projects, Daniel Jackson and SF's own Nice Collective. Courtney's original spoon, inspired by a 1970s McDonald's coffee stirrer that was banned, allegedly, because of its popularity for use in snorting cocaine - link NSFW - was recently purchased by the SFMoMA for their design collection. It was part of a series called "Indulgences" which included a $5,000 pair of gold-dipped high-top Nikes.
There's a launch party for the project at Harputs Market (1527 Fillmore)
tonight on May 7 (sorry, jumped the gun there...), 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an after-party at Triple Crown (1760 Market) at 10 p.m. We are guessing the bathroom lines at each venue will be long.