Extraterrestrial store manager and celestial sightings at Quirko, an online Indian knick knack store.
Out of This World
When we spaced out on a Tuesday afternoon, we hardly expected to go that far into the solar system. Especially not far enough to run into extraterrestrial beings like Snafu, a bug-eyed, long legged, black booted alien who seemed to be in a tearing hurry. Hailing from planet Xaroz, the ET bought us right down to Earth, where he was returning for his shift as store manager at Quirko, an online knick-knack shop.
Drops of Jupiter (and more)
We may have returned to reality, but Quirko is a moss-green land of its own, where many products are out of this world, but few are alien. Brands like Happily Unmarried, Play Clan and Mukul Goyal for instance, we’ve seen loads of times before at city stores Loose Ends, Tappu ki Dukaan and Bliss. The only advantage is that here, you can browse them all in one space, find a few rare pieces from the designers, and have them home delivered and even pay cash on delivery.
Once you look past the clichéd Marilyn Monroe and Beatles imprinted pop art available here, you’ll find that there’s a lot you can add to your cart: charming clocks and coasters, ashtrays and animals for your bedroom, bar, office and walls.
bpb’s celestial sightings include:
Frisky Frogs: Two frogs pucker up on a lampshade, and a more explicit orgy takes place on another one titled FrogSutra. Both by The Bright Side for Rs 2,950 and Rs 3,175.
Bullet Dodgers: Rajnikanth, with sunglasses, attitude and motorcycle imprinted on a mug by Play Can. For Rs 295, we most certainly don’t ‘mind it.’
The Cable Guy: Artist Mukul Goyal’s plastic-y cable man Wijo hugs wires neatly together, saving your desk from cable chaos. For Rs 120, Wijo comes in blue, orange, and grey.
Bar Bar Dekho: Ashtray with a No Smoking sign for Rs 295. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
Have a Cow: A psychedelic, bejewelled Miss Sassy Cow figurine that compels Snafu to stay on Earth. For Rs 995, we would moo her too.
Getting there: The Quirko Shop at visit www.quirkoshop.com, shipping areas include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore and Pune, start at Rs 120.
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