With helmets becoming compulsory, custom paint jobs like these will ensure yours does not become boring
Come July 1 and helmets will be compulsory across the state. But that’s no reason for you to settle for monotonous black headgear to protect your grey matter (though ISI certified is non-negotiable). From a simple change of colour to artwork that will speak your mind — and finishes ranging from matte to glossy, even weather proof — these customisers take your headgear to a new level.
Tantra – The Art Studio
City-based Tantra – The Art Studio, popular for their custom paint jobs inspired by the racers in the Formula1 and MotoGP circuit — like Mika Häkkinen and Valentino Rossi — are a great choice. They use fire-proof SIS paints that are recommended by racing organisations around the world. `4,000 onwards. Details: 9884357718
Declare your love for travel with the world painted on your helmet. Bengaluru-based Wild Customs has a reputation for creating one-of-a-kind nautical helmets. With an accurate map illustrated on your helmet, your coordinates are sorted. They understand your requirements before settling on a design. From `2,000. Details: 9035419545
Wanted to get inked but couldn’t? How about getting your helmet inked instead? Modsters Automotives has a knack for redesigning helmets with tattoo-like designs. From abstracts to tribal art, they can tackle any design you want. Moreover, they use Sikkens Premium 4k quality paint in any customisation they undertake. `2,500 onwards. Details: 9962599491
Eimor Customs’ hand painted helmets are mostly inspired by military designs. Using PU-based automotive paints, they incorporate a lot of old school designs. They also make it a point to finish off each helmet with a clear coating, which acts as a protective layer. `5,000 onwards. Details: 973504525
Grab that beetle
Tehzeeb Merchant and Manaal Oomerbhoy use upcycled materials like metal scraps to create radical pieces of jewellery. Inspired by Art Deco architecture seen across Mumbai, these Amintah rose gold plated brass earrings call to mind a beetle, in the most geometric fashion. `9135. Details: indelust.com
Stripes and prints
Add a dash of colour to your feet. Bata has launched a new collection of funky sneakers in vibrant hues and fun patterns. Comfortable and stylish, the tropical range is pocket-friendly, too, at just `499. Details: 30083008
Ready for the rains
Wrangler has unveiled its True Wanderer bike pack city series. Made from water resistant fabric—with adjustable straps and an easily accessible mobile pouch—these are perfect travel companions on any monsoon expedition. `2500 onwards.
Fashion and lifestyle e-store, Tjori.com, has launched a new range of danglers. Inspired by nature—with motifs of flowers, peacocks and the like—the hand-crafted earrings are made of gold-plated copper, and come embellished with enamel work and pearls. `1,500 onwards. Details: tjori.com