The wackiest ideas come to life at Quirko, an online store that retails fun home furnishings and more. As the name suggests, you’re bound to find something quirky here. Umbrellas with newsprint design or shaped like a sword and phone receivers from ages past are hardly out of the ordinary here. Kaveri Medappa, who established Quirko, is a qualified chartered accountant who was working as a corporate before deciding to launch this exciting venture. Quirko now stocks the works of about 50 artists and ships purchases across India and Singapore. What started as a portal to buy things for the house has now expanded to include other lifestyle products and a special kids’ line too. “I’m most excited when showcasing works by lesser known artists and designers,” says Medappa. Some of Quirko’s most noteworthy merchandise include their colourful coffee mugs, coasters with silly messages on them, laptop bags and funky clocks.
Rs 299 for coasters to Rs 1700 for a wall clock; quirkoshop. com