Today, we mourn the loss of a pop-culture icon: The in-flight magazine SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, reports WSJ. These days, travelers “don’t have time” to look at the unnecessary-but-mind-blowing gadgets featured in the pages of SkyMall, because they are glued to their smartphones and iPads thanks to in-flight WiFi.
New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells makes a good point:
Without Sky Mall, why even bother having an aspirational lifestyle anymore? — Pete Wells (@pete_wells) January 23, 2015
Without Sky Mall, why even bother having an aspirational lifestyle anymore?
— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) January 23, 2015
To commemorate the iconic magazine, we’ve rounded up the food, drink, and kitchenware products from SkyMall we will miss the most, and deeply regret not purchasing.
Wine Glass Holder Necklace ($24.95)
A hands-free solution to never losing track of which glass is yours.
DACHSUND Toaster ($44.95)
NFL Wine Shoe Holder ($57.99)
For the foot fetishist sports fan who has absolutely no taste.
Knuckle Meat Pounder ($13)
For the chef with anger problems that’s inside all of us.
Pierogi Christmas Tree Ornament ($9.95)
Because who doesn’t want to make their house feel like a Polish restaurant during the holidays? No one, so buy it here.
BamVino Wine Holder ($43.99)
Good question, Petey. Buy it here.
Baggy Rack ($10.98 for 2)
The Baggy Rack solves the challenge of pouring liquid into a limp plastic bag.