13 quirky gifts inspired by the humble auto-rickshaw
The humble auto-rickshaw has inspired several artisans and designers to create beautiful products - from vintage to kitschy. We've curated everything that's out there and showcase the best dozen or so ideas in this post.
The humble auto-rickshaw has inspired several artisans and designers to create beautiful products – from vintage to kitschy. We’ve curated everything that’s out there and showcase the best dozen or so ideas in this post.
1. DIY Paper Toys by Skygoodies
SkyGoodies is one of our favourite shops on Engrave. Run by Mumbai-based designer, Misha Gudibanda, they sell ‘delicious paper products.’ We’ve bought and made both their autorickshaw-inspired DIY kits. You should do that too.
What’s the Damage: Rs.99
2. Ceramic Decorative Model by Kuprkabi
This gorgeous piece designed by Kuprkabi, one of Mumbai’s best ceramic design studios, got featured in the movie Wake Up Sid. We’ve picked up one lot of these miniatures and are retailing it at Engrave. Won’t be long before they’re sold out.
What’s the Damage: Rs.1200
3. Solid Brass Decorative Auto by Anand Prakash
If you’re one for vintage, then you absolutely must have this in your collection.
What’s the Damage: Rs.6500
Where to Buy: Anand Prakash
4. Meter Down Photo Frame by Engrave
This is the perfect environment for pictures that remind you of “the most fun you have ever had”. Seriously, this one comes with a “No glum faces allowed” disclaimer.
What’s the Damage: Rs.600
Where to Buy: Engrave
5. Redbug DIY Fridge Magnet Set
A fun activity kit where you need to paint the charming terra-cotta auto-rickshaw magnet piece.
What’s the Damage: Rs.200
Where to Buy: Flipkart
6. Angry Autos Shot Glass by Happily Unmarried
The Happily Unmarried team give yet another quirky spin to the auto-rickshaw with the Angry Auto line-up of products. We quite like the idea of an auto ride after a few shots of vodka.
What’s the Damage: Rs.299 for a set of 2 shot glasses
Where to Buy: Happily Unmarried
7. Auto-rickshaw Coasters by Purple Soul
These coasters by Purple Soul make for great ice-breakers at parties.
What’s the Damage: Rs.500 for the coaster set
Where to Buy: Purple Soul
8. Phone Cases by DailyObjects
The good news is that they’ve got these funky designs for all the popular smartphone models.
What’s the Damage: Rs.599 onwards
Where to Buy: DailyObjects
9. Cushion Covers by The Elephant Company
Perhaps the perfect accessory for those looking to relax after a rocky rickshaw ride.
What’s the Damage: Rs.695
Where to Buy: The Elephant Company
10. Fancy Auto Fun Tie by IndiaCircus
Designed by Krsna Mehta, this tie’s already sold out.
What’s the Damage: Rs.699
Where to Buy: IndiaCircus
11. Tees by I Am AAM
What’s the Damage: Rs.450
12. Kurtis by AMARI
The biggest surprise on this list are the autorickshaw kurtis by AMARI.
What’s the Damage: Rs.450-750
13. Art Print by MoochChaap
What’s the Damage: Rs.1400
Where to Buy: MoochChaap on Engrave
Think we missed out on any products? Do let us know in the comments section.