Written by Adam Bryce
How many times have you received a gift of socks, a three-pack gruts set or a scented candle and thought to yourself, I would’ve much preferred cash (rhetorical, because, always). The kinda issue with sending a bank transfer to a loved one for a birthday, Christmas celebration or congrats-on-graduating moment feels immensely transactional.
This where Inez & Vinoodh pop into the picture with perfect timing. The fashion photography pair, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have sat the the top of the image-making echelon for the last few decades shooting campaigns for industry stalwarts such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chloé, Galliano and Tom Ford. And now, drum-roll, they bring us Double Dutch.
Their cutely ingenious concept of gifting cash has come smack bang at a perfect time in the world’s current financial climate and, with the help of Kidfund CEO Laura Bailyn, Rent the Runway former exec Piyusha Eluri and e-commerce giant Ayden, have soft-launched online.
Essentially, the app allows users to send a cash gift fronted by a gift card. But not just any gift card. A gift card created by a celebrated artist such as Richard Prince, Maurizio Cattelan or Urs Fischer. So, choose your artiste du jour, add a personal message and you can rest easy with a zero-carbon footprint gift ticked off your to-do list.
Sign up to the waiting list now to be one of the first to use it.