Kaws Isn’t Even Trying Anymore

01.20.11 Bucky Turco

At this point, Kaws could put his XXs on tampon dispensers and they would sell or in this case, light bulbs. Hip hotel chain The Standard, is selling the limited edition incandescents as a set of three for only $65. So what was his inspiration? “I love The Standard and the different projects they have been doing,” said Kaws, and “when invited to create something I wanted to redesign something basic that could be found in every hotel room in the world so we decided to make a light bulb.” Also, presumably because it required little thought and he got paid a lot of money.