Beautiful and bizarre things to buy: From Dabbawalla coffee table to Cyahi crockery

In this weekly compendium of objects of desire, also a Vanities column by Swapan Seth


Woodfeather propeller artefacts
Woodfeather propeller artefacts

Time Flies: Woodfeather propeller artefacts

Aviator at heart? Prop-and-decor brand Woodfeather turns the aeroplane propeller into an artefact for your home—handcrafted propellers that can be custom-made into a clock, wall art, or a decorative piece for a coffee table.

Woodfeather.com; starting Rs17,500.

Pastel Plates: Cyahi crockery

Cyahi crockery.
Cyahi crockery.

A limited-edition range of bone china from online lifestyle brand Cyahi. In mint blue, English green, bright red, citrus yellow and bubble- gum pink variations. Cyahi.com. Pre-booking only. Price on request.

Dress Circle: Lovebirds front-slit dress

Lovebirds front-slit dress
Lovebirds front-slit dress

The resort collection by Lovebirds is a composition of geometric patterns, asymmetric cuts, tapering finishes, detachable pleats and hidden pockets. Lovebirds.net.in, or at LoveBirds, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi; Rs10,500.

Summer Vibes: Idam pink watermelon cushion cover

Idam pink watermelon cushion cover .
Idam pink watermelon cushion cover .

A minimal cushion cover, with just the right amount of slurp-evoking imagery; 100% organic fabric only. Idamstore.com; Rs900.

Tiffin Tales: Dabbawalla coffee table

Dabbawalla coffee table.
Dabbawalla coffee table.

If Mumbai fuels up every day thanks to its ‘dabbawalas’, this table epitomizes that story, literally standing on towering ‘dabbas’. Interestingly, it incorporates tissue-holders and coasters into its design.

Designclinicindia.com; Rs30,000, plus shipping.

Compiled by Komal Sharma and Vangmayi Parakala

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By Invitation: Vanities

An ode to things you don’t need but must have

H3O Hydration drink.
H3O Hydration drink.

This week: H3O Hydration drink

First, the ATMs went dry.

Then the bars near the highways.

And now Madhya Pradesh is planning to come down on the Cosmopolitans.

Clearly, dreadful times; times that demand immediate and acute hydration.

While 2 litres of water a day are the norm, matters become a tad tenuous when you are about to air-kiss your 50th. It requires intense introspection.

That is where H3O Hydration plays a charming cameo.

It gurgles with goodness, providing the minerals and ions that are vital to the hydration of your skin and overall health.

Geared to provide comprehensive nutritional support for your skin, each sachet has just the right amount of vitamin C, magnesium and calcium required for your skin to glow like the Northern Lights.

The magnesium reduces fatigue and tiredness.

The calcium is lovely for cell division.

And the vitamin C protects the cells from oxidative stress.

Finally, the hyaluronic acid does its fair share of hypotonic hydration.

Best of all? This manna from heaven comes in sachets.

Scissor one every morning and mix it in water.

The flavour is that of berries, which makes it poetically palatable.

A pack of 30 servings is priced at £24.95 (around Rs2,000). To make the summer less of a skinner, log on to Rejuvenated.co.uk to order it.

By Swapan Seth , CEO, Equus

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