Singapore -Hipster Corner- Strangelets

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This is the story of 4 interior designers and architect friends who travelled the world in order to create a shop that would gather charming and clever items. The result is this little design shop, a response to hyper-mega mass production. High-End. Think tableware by Astier de Villatte, Jewellery by Kiel Mead, lighting by Mark Product…  Beautiful, quirky, and expensive.

ASK: For the singaporeans frozen treats “Popaganda”. And for the crafts from Heart works, part of a social project in Cape Town. They’re one of the few little affordable things to buy in Strangelets.

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Mumbai -Quirky Shop- Loose Ends

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Ex media professional Madhumita Goswami created this quirky shop that carries home accessories, clothes and retails “stuff less ordinary”. Its goal is to gather things that are “unlike any other available in the market”. Located near the popular Bandra market, you will indeed find products you have never seen elsewhere. Cushion covers, T-shirt, ashtray… A good stopover to buy an eccentric gift.

ASK: For the vintage Hindi film posters. You might be able to find something unusual and stylish.

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Mumbai -Quirky- Chatterjee and Lal Art Gallery

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Housed in a Victorian era warehouse, the gallery formed in 2003 by husband and wife Mortimer Chatterjee and Tara Lal is an interesting spot if you want to discover the city’s art scene. They focus on the works of emerging and mid-career artists. For the curious ones.

ASK: For the event calendar of artist projects in other spaces within the city.

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Mumbai -Quirky Bar- Toto’s Garage

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A 1970’s WW Beetle fixed on the ceiling, men carrying drinks suited up as mechanics, AC/DC hits playing continuously, this is the scene that strikes you when you enter Toto, a hidden garage turned bar in the heart of West Bandra. Come early to get a seat, as it has been a place to go for years.

6pm - 1 am

ASK: For the Masala peanuts if you dare

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