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Where Japanese and Scandi style come together


Now, we love a collaboration, and we can’t fault Tiger stores (much like megastar and mumboss Adele, who declared her love for the quirky Danish design store at a concert in Copenhagen recently). But when we heard Tiger was joining forces with Misaki Kawai, well, to be honest, we weren’t sure. Tiger is a definite go-to when it comes to party-bag and stocking fillers, gifts, treats and decorative goodies, and we never argue with their super-reasonable prices (even Fussy Birds love a bargain). But the Japanese artist Misaki Kawai seemed sort of… ‘out there’, and we weren’t convinced the kids would ‘get’ the quirky toys.

Until we got our hands on some. And now we happily stand corrected.

The colourful, playful designs had our kids hooked, and even though we admittedly sometimes failed to see what the art was supposed to depict (just call us philistines), LD’s two- and four-year-olds had no problem. They purloined the iPhone cover (a lion) to use as a pretend phone and enjoyed whizzing the wooden ‘boot’ cars around the kitchen floor. But their favourites were the cute little tins (minus the strong mints within), perfect for storing precious trinkets (like filthy stones, woodlouse, dirty pennies – you know the drill). Misaki clearly knows how to capture young imaginations.

Below is a small selection of the 28 products, which are now available in all Tiger stores just in time to keep them amused over half term. Enjoy.

"Fruits and Boots" wooden cars, £3 each

‘Fruits and Boots’ wooden cars, £3 each

iPhone covers 5/5S or 6/6S, £3

iPhone covers 5/5S or 6/6S, £3 each


Skipping ropes with wooden handles, £3 each

Skipping ropes with wooden handles, £3 per set

Playing cards, £2

Playing cards, £2 per deck

Mints in a tin, £1

Mints in a tin, £1

Children's backpack, £6

Children’s backpack, £6



Lucy D received some items for review, but all thoughts are her own. 

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