commonly used as firearms, but Dutch Jewelry designer Ted Norton has used it as a concept for a range of cosmetic firearms, meant to store cosmetic items and personal belongings. Each of these guns has been designed with the idea of storage of seven essential items that ladies generally would need once they leave home.
These guns which bear strikingly close resemblance to real weapons are actually functional storages for personal belongings and beauty accessories. They have been made in two varieties; Dior 001 (white) and the Chanel 001(black), which has items dedicated to these fashion brands. The Dior 001, priced at around $11,500, has a Dior lip gloss, antique hairpin, 18 carat gold toothpick, a vile of perfume, a 50 gram 24 carat gold bar, a USB stick and a Viagra pill. On the other hand, the black Channel 001 has similar accessories from the brand but is
priced higher at $17,000 apiece. For creating these fashion firearms, the designs were initially produced on the 3D printer, to get a detailed view of the structure, before being retrofitted with hand-crafted 18 carat gold components. In case the various accessories in the guns run out, Noten’s studio is place to go for the refills. However, storage remains a responsibility of the customer, who might want a special holster or carrying case for these devices.
Though innovation and creativity power seem to be very evident on the sleek designs, one would be strongly advised to use these guns judiciously, or law and order might arise. With discos, hospitals, airports and almost all public places guarded strictly, these guns might be best left behind or concealed well enough to not fall into the view of security authorities.