Canned Air from New York City – on sale on Etsy for $10 (by photographer Kirill Rudenko)
With all the talk of the guy selling rocks from Brooklyn, we were reminded of this Etsy listing by Prague-based photographer Kirill Rudenko selling Canned Air from various cities. These $10 cans of air have various positive effects, as the listing describes, each can “relieves stress, cures homesickness and helps fighting nostalgia.”
The air from places including New York City, Salt Lake City, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Prague, Venice, London, Rīga, Curaçao, and Tokyo are currently for sale. The medium-sized cans are meant to be a small souvenir and they even have a return policy! Here are some of the quirky descriptions and graphic city skylines for these cans:
New York City – *also available in 800 most commonly used languages in NYC. *May contain traces of Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island.
Paris – ATTENTION! May contain traces of liberté, égalité and fraternité.
Berlin – ATTENTION! May still contain traces of Americans, British, French, Russians and Curry Wurst.
Barcelona – *May contain traces of Plaça d’Espanya, Port Vell and Mercat de la Boqueria. *strong cava and jamón ibérico scent inside.
Curaçao – *Curaçao aromatherapy may have negative effects on your health. *Unusual high concentrations of trace elements from Willemstad area. *High concentration of sunshine is present.
London – *special 2012 edition, contains no steroids. *every ninth can may be vandalized by a Banksy fan.
Prague – Never been to Prague? Order your can online and begin your journey while still at home! Bring home something everybody will love and ask questions about, and if anybody is suspicious, just open the can and let them feel the spirit of a thousand years old city.
Salt Lake City – *Large quantities of SLC air may cause conversion to Mormonism. *Open carefully, snow may fall out. *Contains traces of Salt Lake Theater and ZCMI Center Mall.
Tokyo – *contains traces from Mount Fuji. *This can is designed to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or larger. *Only inhale with your mask on (sanitary mask is included). *Soon available in all vending machines around the country.
Venice – *air is collected when the square is empty. Attention! This can hates YOU along with other 15 million visitors to Venice each year. This can is shrinking at the rate of 1-2 millimeters a year. Soon it will disappear.
Rīga – ATTENTION! Strong winds inside, might blow you off.