Leggo my Gecko! This terracotta mosquito coil holder features a decorative Gecko that doubles as a handle. These handmade holders are crafted individually without the use of molds, making each one unique. Kudos to creator Michelles Ceramics, who offers these rustic yet soothing holders in a number of pastoral handle designs including a creepy jumbo mosquito, just in case you forgot what these things are for.
Fans of Studio Ghibli films like My Neighbor Totoro are familiar with the Catbus – a 12-legged grinning hollow-bodied creature that provides rapid transit service in Miyazaki’s bizarre world. Now you can have a Catbus of your very own, though the only service it provides is housing mosquito coils… not that there’s anything wrong with that.
The Mount Fuji mosquito coil holder is about as Japanese as it gets, though the real volcano hasn’t erupted in over 300 years… knock on wood. Oddly enough – or maybe not, the way things are going these days – this neat item is made in China.
Scratch ’em All
Making a mosquito coil holder that looks like a Pokémon? Then Poliwhirl, I choose you! The purple critter’s whirlpool belly graphic makes it a no-brainer, actually, and when you use the mosquito coil holder version you’ll enjoy a no-biter as well.
It may not be the way most of us imagine our “golden years” will be spent but hey – at least her remaining days will be free from annoying mosquitoes. As for the eyebrow-raising (not to mention nose-crinkling) shape of the above Golden Lucky Mosquito Coil Cover, it’s more about the luck than the yuck: “Unko” is Japanese for poop yet it also sounds like a different word that means “bringer of luck”. It all makes sense now, not weird at all, especially when that jumbo golden poop starts smoking.