If you’re curious about what the turquoise-walled building in the middle of the Todi Mill, let us fill you in. It’s a two-floor, home artefacts and furniture store, BARO. BARO is the product of Srila Chatterjee’s curation and wonderful hand with colours, and Siddharth Sirohi’s design. They’re also the founder-owners of the much-missed Blue Frog.
The store is beautifully done up, each area a focal point in its own. Although a piece of art, it never seems too intimidating. You will find pieces of furniture made of reclaimed, old teak (which is supposed to be strong) turned into really modern, functional statements. Everything from a small bedside table, to a huge bar, a headboard or a great bookshelf, can be bought here with prices INR 10,000 upwards.
If you're not looking for things that are all that expensive, head to the first floor of BARO, where the BARO Market area is. There, you'll find sarees, clothing, scarves, jewellery and even gifts. Don't miss the adorable pet beds they sell, which will cost you up to INR 3,150. They also sell cloth pieces by iconic names like Russel Street in Kolkata, and many one-off design pieces curated from different regions by Srila. It’s a great space for all creative people, as they are open to host events, talks and just about anything in the design space here.