Flying will never be the same again: SkyMall, the in-flight cornutopia of things you never needed but alway wanted, has filed for bankruptcy. It was the catalog-to-the-rescue of long flights where you could find the wackiest products, like the Solafeet Foot Tanner or the Wine Glass Holder Necklace, the glowing toilet seat or the cute Armadillo Beer Can Holder. It is not clear if the retailer’s demise is the extension of America’s dying-mall crisis, just extended to the Sky(Mall), or if there was some kind of cultural shift away from ordering in-flight when you could wait until you were home and get it cheaper on Amazon. Whatever the case way, SkyMall will be missed.
In Memoriam to the lost boutique of the friendly skies, architizer collected 10 Architectural Flights of Fancy from SkyMall.