this doorstop and paperweight may look like a gold brick, but is actually made using aluminum, cast iron and steel. the product was created by designer arik levy for the french company edition nouveaux objets (e.n.o.). the brick has the iconic form of gold bouillon with an official looking stamp on the top. the piece is made using a mixture of metal with a thin gold plating on the outside. the accessory is perhaps evocative of the world’s financial situation prior to its recent collapse. looks can be very deceiving, so holding your door open with this brick may garner a few looks.

arik levy: gold