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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

.....working on

..... a sneek peak at the "pikanin" range that will be in store early next year. little peeps should definitely have cool furniture too, this is what we have been working on, using gorgeous birch ply, making a kind of puzzle inspired table for eating and other fun things! thanks for the photo morne!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

.....boskke sky planters

.....these are to die for! they look absolutely gorgeous together and you can literally plant anything in them! cool to have strawberries growing in your kitchen, and basically take up no space! i definitely don't have green fingers but even the ones i planted grow! 
there's only a few left so don't miss out, they make a great gift for that someone who has everything and is totally impossible to buy for.
PS boskke sky planters won an international product of the year award! yeah for them

Friday, December 2, 2011

.....yellow turq

2 new side tables, come have a look at the market tomorrow!

.....something funky for xmas

how gorgeous are these xmas cards? made from 100% recycled paper ! we have a few that will go into the shop and some will be at I heart tomorrow!

.....hand crafted treasures

yeah! it's market time! so many awesome local designs to choose from!  hope to see you all there!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

.....ho ho ho

..... a sneak peek at our xmas packaging! used a few old and a few new things to make the tags. love the embossed ho ho ho,  i remember "borrowing" my mom's dymo when i was little, secretly making nonsensical tags while hiding in the cupboard! she could never understand where all her tape went! so much of fun! thanks oums! xxx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


 .....i love orla kiely's style and design! a few cushions in store now! R299 each

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


.....so there hasn't been that many posts lately! sorry! been working on  new stock and the new shop! we're almost there! we will be at our new shop from the 5th of November, 435 windermere road, morningside, durban.
just a sneak peak at a few of the new goodies that will be in store.....
gorgeous new prints and calender by camilla engman, there's only 5 of each, no,make that 4, i will definitely be keeping 1 of each for myself!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

.....i heart market

.....don't miss the market! pop past if you get a chance, would be great to see you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

i heart market

hope to se you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


kewpie has arrived!  kewpie dolls have been made in some or other form since 1913. the original kewpies were drawn in 1909 by Rose O'Neil for the Ladies Home Journal. they were a huge hit! we only  have a few so pop past or drop me a mail if you want to reserve one! me be having one of theses!
ceramic approximately 17cm high

Monday, September 12, 2011

.....and the winner is

under the watch full eye of our auditors the winner of the kim longhurst print was drawn! tjou tjou hope you enjoy!

thanks misskim! thanks for entering!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

.....what do you see in this picture?

"the creepy man", vintage toys and a very pretty white box frame!  & of course a swan, fish, duck, squirrel, mouse and dog! i used to love these "what do you see in this picture?" kind of puzzles when I was little, so when i found this one from a 1953 magazine I just had to use it! sold at iheart market (sorry about the bad picture, just a quick snap at the market before he left)

Friday, September 9, 2011

.....go bokkies

.....it's official Rugby World Cup 2011 has started! love these designs by deathbok, found via ronelism! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

.....fashion with roots

..... hout couture has arrived!  
so excited that these cool bamboo wayfarers sunnies will be in store from tomorrow! 
Skilled workmanship of the wooden frames ensures that they are a breathable, lightweight and durable alternative to plastic (not to mention friendlier to the earth). Polarized lenses come standard. For each pair of wooden sunglasses sold, an indigenous or fruit tree will be planted through Eco-Schools projects in South Africa.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

.....whoot, whoot ! something for nothing !

.....in celebration of us approaching the big 100 followers (almost there, maybe send a few friends our way if you will?) and the launch of "the painted black bird" we are giving away this lovely limited edition print ! absolutely free, mahala for nothing! all you have to do is follow both ikhaya and the painted black bird and leave a comment on this site! easy as pie! closing date 8 september 2011! thanks for speading the love ! xxx

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

.....the painted black bird

check out kim longhurst's cool new blog!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

.....sneak peak

..... at the range of kim longhurst prints that will be available in store from next week! love them, must have them all!! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

.....no 19

the new dishtowels by mia widlake in store from tomorrow! i love them! works of art! they look amazing framed! they are limited editions, so mail me if you'd like to put one aside!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

.....letterpress love

a few of the new letterpress artworks and cards that will be available at ikhaya from next week. pop into the i heart market this saturday for a sneak peak!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

.....i heart market

don't forget about i heart on saturday! there's lots of exciting new things happening!

Monday, August 1, 2011


shwe shwe bedside table light
just a few of the really cool things in store now made by "i love bokkie"

Friday, July 29, 2011

.....all cool kids

deserve at least one of these! love the mini provost and eames chairs! whish ryan was about 10 years younger so that I could justify keeping one of these! now avalable in the shop!