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    Jazz Up Your Fridge With Mini Burger And Thali Magnets From Sueno Souvenir

    Roshni posted on 27 June

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    The Bengali thali, Kerala special Onam sadhya, crispy dosas and even spice-laden biryanis find their way into Sueno Souvenir’s realistic and delicious looking fridge magnets.

    Magnetic Attraction

    Admire Sueno Souvenir’s array of miniature dishes all you want, but don’t make the mistake of biting into any of them. They’re all made of clay, tragically. For Shilpa Mitha, the Chennai-based artist who helms the online venture, it started off as a hobby back in 2011 when she decided to make a pair of burger earrings for herself.

    Encouraged by friends’ responses, she went on to create tiny cakes and other dishes, all with air-dry clay and paint. And, that’s what eventually led her to quit her job in sound engineering, and focus on her new-found passion for the craft.

    Mini Meals

    Specialising in fridge magnets shaped like miniature dishes {just as big as a coin}, mostly from Indian cuisine, Sueno Souvenir’s products include everything from an elaborate Bengali thali and a Kerala-style sadhya to idlis and dosas. While she takes as less as 60 minutes to make some magnets, the process can sometimes take up to five days, especially when there’s rice involved! She makes each grain separately, you see.

    Tiny Bites

    Driven by her love for food, Shilpa does enough research to keep her art as real as possible, replicating the smallest of details. While she loves making the fish fry, biryani and Chicken 65 magnets, her customers seem to be ardent fans of the mini dosas, and we aren’t surprised. With golden brown rings and slight glaze, it’s already making us drool.

    We also spotted magnets of puri bhaji, filter coffee, and even an upside down pineapple cake among her artistic creations.

    Where: Write to sueno.souvenir@gmail.com to place an order

    Price: Starting at INR 400

    Check out their Facebook page here.

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