Showering In Bottled Water Now Considered Not That Frivolous

“I always have visions and dreams of things you can do, and this is a realization of something,” Dweck, 58, said near his violin-shaped pool, where about 5,600 fiber-optic cables light up like multicolored strings. “The idea is to improve quality of life using technology.” The company he registered last month, Live Better Systems LLC, will have competition from Wall Street veterans working to make the good life better…The renovation of his stone-and-shingle house — whose reverse-osmosis filtration makes his shower water “like bottled water” even if it lacks the Delos vitamins — will cost $3 million, he said. He estimates he’ll spend an additional $3 million fixing up grounds that include the pool, a baseball field, an outdoor kitchen and a movie screen. “Lots of people have that money,” he said. “They’re willing to spend it on, to me, much more frivolous things.” [Bloomberg, earlier]

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33 Responses to “Showering In Bottled Water Now Considered Not That Frivolous”

  1. Quant me maybe... says:

    There are people in the Hamptons that make this guy look like an amateur.

  2. Guest says:

    Being an out of touch wealthy douche quietly > Being an out of touch douche and doing interviews about it.

  3. Huell Howser says:

    But what I want to know…can you swim in it?

  4. Single in FiDi says:

    I think I spot a G string at the bottom

  5. Guest says:

    What a pompous Dweckhead

  6. Turnip Truck says:

    Let's have a list of more frivolous things. Cashmere diapers for your kids? Personal New Kids on the Block reunion concert on stage built especially for the occasion out of unicorn horns and butterfly wings?

  7. AI says:

    A baseball field? For when all 4 of his friends come over, they can take a round of batting practice?

  8. Guest says:

    reverse-osmosis filtration– does that mean he's showering in his pee-pee?

  9. Hobbes says:

    $3MM for a reverse osmosis water system? Are the pipes made of 24k gold?

  10. guest says:

    Sadly I don't think he needs to worry about such things, but $3 million for a swimming pool that the someday buyer of your home will value at negative $1 million – the cost to turn it into a normal fucking swimming pool and not be a neighborhood laughingstock – is actually really, really frivolous.

  11. St. Copious says:

    Re: the ex-goldman dbag in the full article, I'm going to introduce a metal trash can lid to the face of the next person I hear use the term "curated" and not be talking about a museum or gallery or something pretty f'ing close.

  12. Guest says:

    Epic fail. Violin shaped pool is not as frivolous as a trombone shaped one.

  13. KingCo says:

    In French, he has what's known as a Douche-Douche.

  14. Guest says:

    Jay, let me give you a little preview of your obituary: "Mr. Dweck retired from Goldman not to bring his management skills and personal network to bear on [pick one] hunger / education / housing / healthcare / public policy, but to build violin shaped pools for himself and his fellow plutocrats. Inexplicably, he actually seemed to take this seriously."

  15. Guest says:

    If he drops a live squid in the middle of the pond it could certainly pass as performance art.

  16. PermaGuestII says:

    Qu'ils mangeant de la brioche…

  17. Guest says:

    "The idea is to improve quality of life using technology"

    E.g. You are on vacation with your family and your overpriced pool guy calls you for the 12th time saying the fiber optic cables are malfunctioning and he needs to drain the pool, again.

  18. Joe Momma says:

    But…but…but…trickle down economics…job creation…we aren't being lied to…they create jobs dammit, taxes are evil


    – horrified nation