I have to admit this one is a little mean. Imagine a cross between Ikea and a dollar store: colorful Euro-styled cups, saucers, yoga gloves, fake moustaches, colored pencil sets, candle holders, umbrellas, iPhone cases and anything else you can imagine, 90% of them priced under $10. All if it with that colorful, slightly wack styling that screams “Let’s hit Amstersam this weekend.”
Flying Tiger is a Danish store chain that’s huge worldwide but as of yet there are only three outposts in the US, all in New York City. One is a scant 7 blocks from Stately Beat Manor, a perilous situation that had led to many strange impulse purchases like a $2 strawberry slicer that is shaped like a strawberry. Hey I did use it to make smoothies.
Recently they had a pretty sweet David Shrigley collaboration, but Flying Tiger has really let out the stops for Halloween, as you can see from their Instagram. Or the above cat-shaped flashlights, or torches as they call them in Europe.
I said CAT-SHAPED FLASHLIGHTS.
I don’t mean to torment those of you who don’t live in NYC or anywhere else in the world, but this is primo stuff. I managed to avoid buying the CAT SHAPED FLASHLIGHTS because I already have wayyyyy too much Flying Tiger cheap colorful plastic
crap stuff in Stately Beat Manor. Why, I just updated my bathroom using stackable plastic boxes and wire baskets. I could NOT resist these flashing LED lights in the shape of a cat and a pumpkin, though.
Anyway, the spirit of the season in cheap tchotkes!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.