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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

..... skinny laminxalicious

the new skinnylaminx stock arrived this morning! i love it! really admire their work and attention to detail. the gift tags are amazing!

Friday, November 26, 2010

..... i heart market

we'll be at all 3 markets. been working on quite a few new things, so pop past for a bit of shopping,you'll love it 

market  full of very creative, very talented people = great gifts, easy shopping!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

..... cat's out of the bag

these are part of the range of designs we registered. they were supposed to be the new release at design indaba in feb next year, unfortunately one of the crafters we work with decided he could sell them , so i suppose the cat's out of the bag.....an opportunity to come up with something new?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

.....trou boek

made up one of our re cycled books as a "trou boek" thought it deserved it's own special bag for safe keeping.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

..... a little something for my boy

cute and functional, would definitely go along way towards keeping all ryan's books tidy next to his bed! such a little bookworm.....so glad he loves to read.....

he would love this bookmark.....smarty pants thinks he's very cool now that he knows most of the scientific names for the bones in his body, i am quite scared, he's only twelve! will have to stay on my toes!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

..... cardboard chair for jac

admittedly not the best but jac got a new chair for his next "home". i am sooooooooo impatient so the fact that it made it to this stage is an absolute miracle.....

.....funked up matt boards.....

decided to ditch the boring matt board for once and replace it with vintage record sleeves! just add your pic to the round opening and voila! think it funks up this black and white nicely.....

Friday, November 19, 2010

..... bye bye boykie

this durban boykie is off to london! hope you have fun in your new country!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

.....tag you're it!

a few samples of the new tags we have in store.....always been a fan of lp covers, so cool! thought i had to use the stash i had at the factory. chuffed with the way they turned out! 15 tags per pack for R25. each pack different.....

Monday, November 15, 2010


i love these by australian artist inaluxe. mad for the colours she used.giglee prints on cotton paper.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

.....horsing around

cute design by south korean designer eungi kim. makes total sense! ryan would love to have one, so would i!definitely makes cycling more fun!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

.....perpetual bliss

been looking at a few perpetual calenders, quite like this one by nora whynot, printed on re cycled board in oz,each one hand assembled, numbered and signed. love the collection of old wives tales!

Friday, November 12, 2010

.....i say tomato

i love the way they are displaying and storing the toys in this room....it's also something that you can make up yourself,wooden tomato crates, painted will be a quick and easy fix.....of course if you can find some of the old cola crates it would be perfect, no painting required!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

.....a view of the shop

a peak at what the shop looks like at the moment! did this "twine art" swallow on the wall to tie in with our christmas theme, have to do a few more i think.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

.....gift vouchers

finally! gift vouchers are now available in store! took me for ever to make something that I actually liked that's not the usual! vouchers come in a little sewn envelope, think that it will be perfect if i use one of the lisa&jo stamps, so that will be changed on the next batch.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

....100% biodegradable

biodegradable picnic sets - 4xbowls with lids and 4 plates R35

a while ago we ordered cool biodegradable plates, bowls and cutlery, wasn't quite sure what to do with it! finally did this with the bowls and plates... cutlery is still a work in progress...

while we are on the subject, i love these new hamiltons paint brushes! they are made from recycled eco wood and 100% biodegradable bristles.

Monday, November 8, 2010

i can't believe that it's that time of the year again! time flies! this year our christmas theme was inspired by my brother, the fact that he's in oz and i haven't seen him in 2 years. there's so many people with family and friends overseas wishing they could spend time together over the festive season... so we have to inspire them to be like the swallow and come home every year! home to sa.....home to durbs..... and home to us 

durban - R50 (one only)
drakensberg - R50
cape town - R50 (one only)
zulu family in natal - R50 (one only)
afrikaner bull - R50 (one only)
in search of south africa - R15 (25 only) 
plywood swallow large - R30 (25 only)
ceramic swallow - R25 (25 only)
protea - R30 (15 only)
there's a few more with images of pretoria, johannesburg, aloes and durban city hall...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

..... how amazing is this?

this would have been perfect in the shop with our xmas theme..... i would love to have one of these! she makes amazing lifelike birds out of pieces of paper! from magpies to eagles they are truly fantastical! maybe i will get lucky and get one of these as my xmas prezzie from oz.....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

..... leather and clay

finally finished the leather and clay necklaces! they are in store for R60 each. the organic look and feel of the clay looks great with the leather.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

..... the birdcage

one of our suppliers gave me this cute little birdfeeder as an early xmas present! love the detail above the little "door", thanks sheldon!