“A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It’s up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone — wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather secured by sturdy contrast whipstitching — is sure to draw attention wherever it rests,” reads the product’s description. “A traditional hardening process gives the leather a beautiful ombré effect. Like all Made Solid leather pieces, this one is cut, shaped, sewn and finished by hand in artist Peter Maxwell’s Los Angeles studio. Using vintage leatherworking tools and traditional saddle-stitching techniques, Maxwell aims to create beautiful designs that embody both simplicity and functionality, and that develop rich character and patina over time.”
As you can imagine, the product reviews on its sale page are just as remarkable as Nordstrom’s decision to pass this off as legit.
But maybe the joke’s on us. As the Daily Newsreports, “two of the four rock varieties available on the company’s online store are currently sold out.” And Buzzfeed tells us that a Nordstrom rep claims it’s one of their more popular items.