" ...a place where something flourishes,.. is most typically found,.. or from which it originates..."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

..... fresh from the workshop

love this new drinks cabinet that nev has restored! it really looks amazing! even has it's original sticker from the manufacturers on the glass. in store now R3999

Monday, September 27, 2010

.....retro bar

retro bar for sale, R1500, restored, has a small tear on the red vinyl.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

.....old durban

durban brooches in store now R60 each. love the addington children's hospital part on this old map. remember one of my first photo shoots of the area about 10 years ago was of the children's hospital....

spent hours down at the abandoned point houses, loved the way the doves used to fly from the one rooftop to the next, following each other. not sure that I enjoy the restored version of the houses as much, has lost that special feeling.....
do you remember the homeless shelter, the arc? this is a pic of the side of the building, used to sell these photos at the essenwood craft market many, many moons ago! I always had my eye on this building for a shop! my fav by far.....

Saturday, September 25, 2010


how cute are these?

Friday, September 24, 2010

..... a bit of what we do

nev hand cut these wooden speech bubbles to put up in the shop, just to show what we are trying to do, i added a few words....


can't say i don't try! even have this up in the shop! working at getting out of the 20's in terms of followers, so if you shop at ikhaya or read the blog, please register as a follower, you would make me extremely happy! have a fab weekend!

..... happy birthday little brother

happy birthday riaan! hope you have a fantastic day! miss you every day.....

a few things that i can clearly remember.....

cutest baby.....always some or other ball in hand, ready to play!

not keen on this wardrobe change, can't say that i blame you, not my finest hour.....

wanting to be the lead guitarist with loyal cousin in toe as the drummer.....

enjoying oz.....

..... something interesting

the waiting nail by nienke , i would love to own this.....

the withering vase, the average bouquet withers in a fortnight, this vase can identify with it's contents! the vase whithers in 14 stages, each giving you a different looking vase..... interesting.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


nev's latest piece of furniture, custom made for a client. so beautifully done, you have no idea the amount of time and effort put into getting ply lines running horizontally instead of vertically to create this profile! well done love!

..... not so new

some "older" things that we stumbled upon while looking for inspiration! these are supposed to be old Cadillac wheel caps.....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

..... guerilla gardening

guerrilla gardening! such a cool term. stick a few seeds in the ground wherever you go! they are doing it all over the uk, even have a "guerrilla gardening kit" that you can buy! think this is one trend that should be followed by everyone, there can never be too many flowers in the world, so next time you go out, take a seed or two with you and drop it along the way.....

Monday, September 20, 2010

.....something for nothing

..... bambie & the bird

new additions to our carved range. love the two bambies! mad for tweetie! small bambi R599 (approx 35cm) large bambi R699 (approx 45cm) tweetie R299 (approx 30cm) fat tweetie R199 (approx 25cm)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

on the shop counter..... love the little swan tooth pick holder, we are using it for our pens!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

.....wish i could go

started today. sure this will be amazing, unfortunately i can't be there! a girl can dream though.....

..... twitter tip

i just love this! especially after the recent "skandale" on twitter by quite a few sports personalities! once it's out there, it's out there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

.....chocolate moose anybody?

how cute are these by julia franc, wood love a chocolate moose, and you don't even have to feel guilty!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

..... strelitzia

from the garden.....

..... woody woodpecker

the view from our bedroom as you lie on the bed. the cutest little woodpecker has made himself a home there, i love watching him on a sunday morming, especially when the wind blows through the skirts of the trees.... bliss.
a few of his friends..... i love the shades of gray, green and yellow in this picture, my favourites at the moment.

Monday, September 13, 2010

..... a sneak preview

a sneak preview of the new installation going up in ikhaya. making the most of what you have .....

Saturday, September 11, 2010


my chandelier from argentina is finally hanging in its rightful place in our guest loo! the one thing that I kept from our argentine imports, only waited 5 years for it to find a home.....
worth the wait, i love it! used to hang in a house of ill repute! quite a few stories to tell.....

Friday, September 10, 2010

..... flour inspiration

inspired by the "bread bag closey thingy" these are custom made for you adding in special dates! really cool things available at supermarket.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

..... things

just the most beautiful shapes! i always love buying little things like this.....

..... perch

early bird

shake-a-leg salt & pepper shakers

bird feeder

i love these perch designs. how gorgeous are the lights and bird feeder! this would be perfect in the shop!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

..... stone angels

love these angels, took these pics in the ricoletta cemetery in buenos aires where evita was buried! was an absolutely amazing experience, literally spend a whole day there, if ever you go to argentina, put it on your "go to" list! you'll never regret it!

Friday, September 3, 2010

..... a few exciting things to do

i heart tonight and tomorrow!
easy directions to i heart market on saturday!
don't miss this at corner cafe! corner brand and cromwell rd, glenwood