BENGALURU: If you want to add a hint of kitsch to your wardrobe, head to Fancy Chilli on 8th Main Road, Vasanthnagar. Tucked away in one of the rooms of an old colonial bungalow, that also houses a cafe called Desserted, this quirk box has everything from trinkets to funky home decor. And if you like stocking your bar with unconventional accessories, then do check out their collection. Procured from various small brands, these quirky extras include sandook ash trays, funny beer mugs, Bollywood coasters and shot glasses, and all of it can be picked up at reasonable prices. We give you a low-down of things you can get from this funhouse.
Kitsch cushions: Faces of Bollywood actresses from yesteryears adorn these colourful cushion covers. Rekha, Meena Kumari, Vyjayanthimala, Sharmila Tagore, Zeenat Aman—take your pick. They are super-quirky and ultra-versatile. Just throw them on a plain Jane couch to liven up your living room.
Bottle lamps: Made out of liquor bottles, these lamps add the right amount of funk to your home decor. Hang them in your balcony or keep them by your peg tables.
Kettles and mugs: Pick up a tea set for your kitchen. Brightly-painted and complete with Indian digital prints, these kettles tell stories from the nukkads of small towns. They can either be used conventionally to serve hot masala chai or as jewellery boxes, pen stands, or even be used as showpieces. The mugs and glasses are similar to those you get in street tea stalls. What else do you need to turn your balcony into your very own highway dhaba.
Jewellery and clutches: The bags and clutches are trendy and have classic prints of Bollywood actresses. Made of sturdy materials, they can be paired with structured blouses, high-waisted skirts, or even palazzo pants and lose blouses. To complete the look, you can pick up silver jhumkas in different sizes.
Stationery and Trinkets: They also have small stationery items like to-do list pads and notebooks, colourful boxes also known as ‘Bollywood peti and other decorative titbits that scream drama. These can occupy small corners of your living room. Photo frames, miniature charpais, phone books in the shape of large paintbrushes are things to look out for.