Disclaimer: Before I criticize The Window Shop, a charitable pop-up store created by Creature, I want to say that it’s the thought that counts.  The agency converted its office windows in Seattle into a small store, so shoppers can literally pick and purchase out of a window, with all of the proceeds going to Hamomi Children’s Centre, which educates and cares for orphaned children from Nairobi. Even though most of the items for sale are silly, cheap, uninteresting, and useless, I hope people buy them anyway to support disadvantaged African kids. I’m guessing Creature is banking that you will, too.

The problem with The Window Shop is that it’s full of random ephemera that could only appeal to people who’ve been on Hoarders. If your hick cousins from Mississippi would pass on the Leggy Lamp (a la A Christmas Story below), odds are it’s not for you.

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