I finally ventured into the wonder that is a Tiger store recently. If you’re not familiar with the concept, try to picture the €2 shop crossed with Ikea and you’re partway there. Their design-led products are not just good-looking; they’re well-priced too (nothing costs more than €30 and you’ll find plenty for below a fiver) and if you’re looking for some random bits and bobs, you can bet you’ll find them here. Spice, envelopes and an alarm clock? Check, check and check. Some glitter gel pens and cocktail umbrellas? Well, why not?
I had nothing in particular in mind when I wandered into the Nassau Street store, but when I saw the multicoloured balloon whisks I had to have one. And I actually did have a silicone whisk on my shopping list, so it wasn’t even a frivolous non-necessity. At €2, who could blame me either way? But I do love it when a piece of useful, but not too exciting kitchenware becomes something fun to look at. This bright, cheery whisk makes pancakes at the weekend an even happier experience and works up a mean bechamel for macaroni cheese.
Find it at a Tiger store near you and don’t blame me if you come out with a cake stand (€4) and some neon straws (€1) too.