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What: Bric-a-brac from new label Quirk Box, view the Facebook group here, available at Either Or, 24, Sohrab Hall, 21, Sassoon Road, opposite Jehangir Hospital, call 020 26050225, start at Rs 295.
Why: Pune based graphic artist Jayesh Sachdev and Mumbai fashion designer Rixi Bhatia pooled their resources to come up with a box full of quirks. This they opened up in Pune last weekend to reveal wallets and dresses, wall art and notebooks covered in mad minions and psychedelic animals. While Sachdev’s favourite is the Ice Cream Factory Dress, he’s also excited about the range of boxer shorts out in September.
When: You believe in Rixis and elves.
Why: When the Rainmaker’s Shack at Lonavala started gaining too much attention, owner McMathew shut shop and moved to a secret jungle location across Pawna lake. Prior registration and approval (recommendations and common Facebook friends help) will get you a map that leads to two deck rooms and a log cabin on a water-facing property. Here you can cycle, barbeque, swim, fish, trek. Also, knowing a certain “Jim Morrison” (listed as the manager on their Facebook group) is bound to open up a few Doors.
When: You want to figure out lodge-istics.
What: Michael Aram cheese platters for less at Curiosity, 40/41, Sohrab Hall, Sassoon Road, call 020 26059120, Rs 1,500
Why: Who moved your cheese? It’s probably a beautiful marble platter with rose bud trimmings, pretty enough to make your mascarpone cry with happiness. bpb spied this and other uber cool cheese platters (we love this whimsical Swiss Cheese board) crafted by American metal moghul Michael Aram and sold for less at Curiosity (reduced from USD 72 to Rs 1,500). The store tells us Aram will soon stop retailing in India, so get your hands on the last of the stock.
When: Nothing else platters.
What: Umbrella painting workshop by artist Prashant Hirlekar at Tilting Art Gallery, Ishanya, Airport Road, to register call 020 40004045 / 9049982772, Rs 150 (materials will be provided by the gallery).
Why: Not since Rihanna have umbrellas been so intriguing. This Saturday, artist Prashant Hirlekar, best known for his use of bright colours, will teach you how to paint an umbrella happy enough to weather the season’s gloom. Other weekend workshops in the month-long series include jazzing up eco-friendly bags and other fun materials. Amateurs welcome.
When: Rainy day savings on Saturday, July 23.
Why: A friend in NID is a friend indeed: you’ll be glad we introduced you to Kavya Agrawal who while studying at the National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, crafts the coolest notebooks, featuring exposed stitch work, recycled milk cartons, mock leather book bag covers and stand up easels. These are much more fragile than your exercise book, so handle with care.
When: Now, because you are Kaagaz ka fool.
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