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!