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What: Crazy finger rings by Lady Ghagra, view designs on ladyghagra.blogspot.com, to order call 09687496025 or email
, start at Rs 30.
Why: In between classes at NID Ahmedabad, Sonam Samel and Mira Malhotra scour the old city’s markets for mad materials - insides of vintage watches, old-school sharpeners, broken prisms. These they mount on metal bands to create super rings and ship from Gujarat. Ladies and gentlemen, give them a big hand-vo!
When: You want to be a la Modi.
What: Pro9 Bicycle Studio, Shirley Rajan Road, off Carter Road, lane next to Cinnabon, Bandra (W), call 9833964439, start at Rs 10,000.
Why: Bicycle technician Faisal Thakur and designer Zubair Lodi spend all day modifying cycles, selling regular bikes and creating new ones from scratch. bpb loves the Alien bike with an attached telescope and Art cycle that comes with a pull-out palette and graffiti ladder. Read more about them here.
When: You want your vicious cycle to get meaner.
What: My Soap Bites from Nourish, for a catalogue email
or call Nakul in Delhi for individual courier on 09811569562, available in Mumbai at The Shop, Bandra, Rs 235.
Why: This set of dentures (really a soap wanting to be witty) almost gave us the slip. Other mad chatters from this fun Delhi suds house include ice cream soaps, cup-shaped coffee bars and hand-made versions with ground pumice stone.
When: Go off the beaten bath as Nourish opens on April 8 at Inorbit Mall, Malad and at Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel on April 30.
What: Dan Mullagathanny’s Irresponsible Stories by Desmond Macedo, buy online at www.moochchaap.com, Rs 327.
Why: Have you beard? Published by Mooch Chaap, this new graphic novel offers cute illustrations of thong-clad behinds, billowing bloomers and chappal-clad feet, as well as often engaging text revolving around the life and times of a 46 year old single, neurotic character.
When: You’ve been there, Dan that.
What: Skateboards go desi, exhibited at THE LOFT, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Why: Commissioned by German curator Tobias Megerle and hand carved by woodworkers in Mahim, these uber-cool skateboards are a crazy amalgamation of Southern California, Mumbai and Berlin. Wood you imagine?
When: Exhibit on through April 12.
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