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What: New store ai.ko, B1 Kiran Villa, ground floor, Peddar Road, opposite Paraphernalia, Rs 3,300 for a tulip print jumpsuit.
Why: Because Aarti Kalro’s tiny new studio makes us want to sing, as does an awesome jumpsuit we scored here, with tulips scattered all over it. Also look out for shirts with star motifs and in candy colours, but skip the Indian wear completely. She customizes too!
When: Now, because ai.ko is on sale and you can score your merchandise for a song.
What: Discounted books at the Fifty 2 Fifty sale, Shri Sunderbai Hall, Nathibhai Thackersay Road, Churchgate, call 9820753870, books start at Rs 50.
Why: Organized by the same guys behind Butterfly Books, this sale is stocking over 100,000 new and gently used titles, all priced between Rs 50 and Rs 250. Sourced from libraries, distributors and shutting-down shops in the UK, books here include works by Dan Brown and John Grisham, Donne and Shakespeare, Ikebana experts and architects. Also nib-ble on this: their next sale of limited editions and signed copies will take place online at the end of October.
When: Old page home open until September 30.
What: Mahindra Blues Festival 2012 DVD, buy at Flipkart.com, Rs 539.
Why: For those who missed the epic second edition of the Mahindra Blues Fest in February, this is a chance to snatch up: a brand new DVD covering the best performances at the festival, including Queen Bee and Corrina, Taj Mahal Trio, Ode To A Sunny Day by Blackstratblues, Set Me Free by Soulmate and Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker Jr. Also don’t miss homegrown boys Overdrive Trio, who brought house down with their first ever big stage gig.
When: You need a blues-ray disc player.
What: NoQi’s unisex plastic bowties, shop online on http://www.noqinoqi.com, starts at Rs 950.
Why: While shuttling between Mumbai and Johannesburg and doing her PhD in Development Studies at London School of Economics, Bombay girl Anokhi Parikh decided to make cool stuff out of scrap plastic. Her newly launched e-store sells three products - bow ties, scarves and ties - inspired in aesthetic by traditional Zulu earplugs called isiqhaza. We love how Anokhi Photoshops these (see red and black Miss Jozi bow tie) on celebrity necks in magazine pictures. Swishful thinking!
When: Bowtie call launches on Saturday, September 22; products will be available at select stores soon.
What: Visual Disobedience art exhibition and sale at Last Ship, Julius Macwan Institute, lane opposite Out Of The Blue, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W).
Why: Visual Disobedience is a newly-formed crew of do-gooders that advocates giving “the middle finger to rules, conventions, or other crimes against the imagination”, and will be hosting its first exhibition and sale of artworks this weekend. Go for works by upcoming artists like Prabha Mallya and Niyati Upadhya, who recently exhibited her photographs at the False Ceiling gallery; director Sudhir Mishra’s talk on short films; or performance artist Dheer Kaku’s video installation debut.
When: This Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 11 am to 6 pm.