Who wants to retrieve tissue from its original manufacturer’s box? Boring. We haven’t seen many advances lately in the tissue and tissue accessory industries — aside from adding lotion and aloe, which was exciting for probably the first two years after the new product was introduced. While roaming around in the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Canada, I came across these far-from-boring tissue keepers.
Why not, when you’re frequently grabbing a tissue to mop up the results of incessant sneezing or a constantly runny nose, remove one from a Moai, “Easter Island Head,” tissue keeper?
I’m sure the Rapa Nui, the mysterious builders of the Moai, had to battle with sniffles from time to time, so they would probably appreciate that, now, versions of their statues conveniently hold tissues in the nostrils.
If you’d rather have a tissue keeper that has a bit more of a connection to Canada, the polar bear tissue holder, below, fits that role. Rather than having tissue ironically coming out the nostrils, like the Moai keepers, this model sprouts tissue from the polar bear’s somewhat threatening mouth. Surely mucus can be intimidated.
At any rate, these products are available at the St. Lawrence Market, which has unique, practical, delicious and fun items. It’s definitely worth a visit.