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Life full of quirks

Friday, March 11, 2011

Reflect your quirkiness or bring out your fun side, Henna Achhpal lists some of the craziest products that will help you do so...

The creators of The Big Bag Theory like to describe themselves as two creative minds working over infinite bottles of wine. With quirky one liners about wine imprinted on bags, coasters and fridge magnets, wine enthusiasts will love what The Big Bag Theory has to offer with their unique collections.

at Tappu Ki Dukaan, Fort; Bliss, Versova, Andheri (West); Loose Ends, Bandra (West)

The newly launched brand, The Elephant Company showcases India’s rich heritage, art and culture with a colourful and funky twist. Their first collection by renowned interior designer Krsna Mehta is based on the theme of Mumbai and offers products such as apparel, stationery, home furnishing and tableware ranging from `90 to `2,000.

at The Bombay Store, PM Road, Fort; Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel; Inorbit mall, Malad and Navi Mumbai.

Happily Unmarried adds a touch of bizarre and quirky to everyday objects. Ashtrays shaped like an Indian toilet, coffee mugs with quirky one-liners that will wake up in the morning, creative bottle openers, beer glasses that make alcohol more fun and many other things that can reflect your fun personality in your home.

Available at Loose Ends, Opposite Shoppers Stop, Bandra (West); The Centre for Arts & Crafts, Gulmohar Cross
Road, Juhu; Tappu Ki Dukaan, Fort; Bliss, Versova, Andheri (West)

Fridge magnets make for some of the best souvenirs of travel and that’s how the idea for Chumbak (Hindi word for magnet) was born when the creators couldn’t find fun magnets that represent a diverse country like India. Now, Chumbak is much more than just fridge magnets, it is a way to take back a piece of India in the form of key chains, t-shirts, bags, pens and books with fun designs that represent the various faces of India.

Available at Crossword stores across the city; Tappu Ki Dukaan, Fort; Mother Earth, SOBO Central, Tardeo;Loose Ends, Bandra (West); Bliss, Versova, Andheri (West) or visit www.chumbak.in for more details

Taking inspiration from everybody’s favourite genre, Pop Art, products from Pop Goes The Art help you go arty as you express your identity on products such as bags and cushion covers. They take pride in mixing personal elements with art to create truly unique items. Be it your favourite rock band or movie character, get them printed on table lamps, laptop bags or cushion covers.

at Attic, Santacruz (West) or visit www.popgoestheart.com for more details


The words Item Number instantly bring to mind spicy and glamourous numbers from Bollywood. That is exactly what Inderjit and Arif from the brand Item Number aim to achieve with their creative, colourful and simply Bollywood products. With a Mother India clutch, a Mughal-E-Azam journal and Umrao Jaan on your cushion covers — Item Number’s products are sure to bring out the Bollywood fan in you!

Available at Attic, Santacruz (West); Azaad Bazaar, Off Linking Road, Bandra (West); Eco Corner, Palladium mall, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel

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