Toys for Guys – Sailing Ship Kite & Unicorn Poutine

In Articles, Culture, Toys & Gadgets by Sandy McMurray

Sailing Ship Kite
When Winter is done, and Spring winds start to blow, I think about flying kites. Not the kind you buy at a dollar store; I’m talking about beautiful works of art and aeronautical engineering.

The Sailing Ship Kite, designed by Haptic Lab founder Emily Fischer, is one example. This gorgeous kite, handcrafted from nylon and bamboo, is not just decorative. It is actually designed to catch the wind in its sails and soar in the blue above. When the winds calm down, it is pretty enough to hang indoors until next year.

The Sailing Ship Kite is available in various colours for about $50. The larger, black sail version called the Flying Dutchman, goes for about $75.

Unicorn Poutine
The Enchanted Poutinerie in Toronto, Ontario, features something called Unicorn Poutine. It may look like candy, but it’s not. Unicorn Poutine is French fries, cheese curds, gravy, and a splash of colour. It’s Canadian comfort food with a side order of rainbow!

If you want to try this yourself, the recipe is simple: start with thick-cut potatoes, deep-fried in oil. Use cheese curds that are so fresh they squeak when you rub them together. Mix food colouring into the cheese curds – a little goes a long way. Top with warm gravy and any other savoury favourite you want, like bacon or onions.

If you prefer to leave this dish to the professionals, Unicorn Poutine is available at The Enchanted Poutinerie for about $15.

Sandy McMurray
Sandy McMurray writes about toys, gadgets, and games at
Sandy McMurray
Sandy McMurray writes about toys, gadgets, and games at