Monday, 6 February 2012
I've always associated Muji with functional monochrome objects rather than any frivolous and fun. I love their simple, 'no brand' style, but I don't go to them for my giddy fripperies fix. A shop for whom 'toys' means 'tiny wooden models in a bag'? Thanks for the notebooks and travel cases, Muji, but I think I'll find my fun elsewhere.
So I was surprised to find these silicone cat moulds newly in stock - look at how adorable they are! How joyously unexpected of you, Muji. You can made a multi-coloured chocolate cat, or bake tiny cat cakes, or simply use them for ice cubes if you want a disdainful puss bobbing about in your lemonade.
The range of moulds includes dogs, candy houses, sweets and gugelhumpfs. The latter are Austrian marble cakes, although the picture makes me suspect it's actually street slang for nipples.
As you'd expect from Muji, they're reasonably priced at £9.95 each.