Here’s the thing about shopping online or on Taobao: There are so many things that you didn’t even realise you needed. We bet before reading this article, you wouldn’t have thought you needed a mini moon, but hey, you might end up with one on your desk by the end of the week. After all, the quirkier the item, the more we want to own it, no? Here are six quirky items from Taobao we think you might like.
Want to own a piece of outer space? The LUNAR.Mini is a scaled-down smart model of the Moon based on photos taken by NASA’s lunar orbit survey and 3D printing technology. It’s also available in two larger sizes, in case you like your balls big.
Why sit on a stool that looks like a chair when you can have one that looks like nigiri sushi? This one would look totally cool in the corner of your room.
If you’re constantly worried that your plant is not getting enough sunlight, why not get one of these smart flower pots? These contain sensors that allow the plant to identify the best environment for its growth based on intelligent algorithms of light lines, temperature, soil temperature and air humidity.
Looking for a Halloween outfit for your dog? Choose from the array of choices available from this store, from Peking Opera costumes to a cheerleader outfit. He might love or hate you for it.
So you’re trying to cut down on plastic, but that Toastbox kopi in your tumbler is so hot that you can’t even hold the tumbler without scalding yourself. Instead of using the plastic carrier that kopitiams usually give, why not invest in this reusable fabric piece? You can even put your straw in the little compartment at the side!
This isn’t really quirky, but it’s interesting such that the store is dedicated to promoting Nüshu – a syllabic script used exclusively by the women in Jiangyong County in Hunan, China. The bag has short and long handles for you to use as a tote or handheld.