Explode out of the ordinary

Jun 20, 2013, 09:50 IST | Ruchika Kher

You are oozing creativity but don't know where to showcase it? Bombshelter gives an option to talent with interesting ideas; to display their works to the world and find a buyer

Teena Singh, a young multi-disciplinary artist/curator who has an eye for the unusual was discerningly picking artists over the last one year to incorporate them into Bombshelter in Delhi; a platform where creative talents showcase their works to people. But when she decided to move to Mumbai, Fiza Khan, a tattoo artist with a flair for the dramatic, partnered with her to further the search for people, who possess an out-of-the-box approach to things.

Fiza Khan and Teena Singh
Fiza Khan and Teena Singh

Road trip of ideas
“We draw from our experiences and from our nomadic lives. We are both gypsies at heart. Hence an idea collective like BomBshelter was the thing to do for us,” says Khan, who further explains that BomBshelter curates the best of vintage, boho and quirk (products and merchandise) under one roof.

Earring made of swaroski crystals and watch parts

The idea collective has been active in Mumbai since May 2013 and currently offers works of 15 artists. They are constantly looking to add more talent to their growing tribe of design enthusiasts. From vintage cufflinks, carved wooden pen drives to antique pendants created out of old watch parts, Bombshelter, operates out of their Facebook page and offers an assorted range of products for perceptive buyers. A physical space is on the anvil as well.

A wooden pendrive made of antique watch parts; (Below) A pendant made of original antique watch parts

Cost effective
The platform is also perfectly tuned to the affordability concerns of patrons; hence the price range has been maintained to a reasonable R50 that can rise to R5,000. As far as the application process is concerned, Khan specifies that interested individuals need to email them with their bio and work; and they will get back to them post-review.

Log on to http://www.facebook.com/BOMBSHELTER.COLLECTIVE?fref=ts; EMAIL bombshelter.collective@gmail.com
Call 8879735966 

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