ikhaya is one of those srores people travel down to Durban to shop at. Filled with unusal homewares and hand-made bespoke items, it’s easy to understand why it’s a “must” shop. ikhaya’s predominant colour is shades of woodey browns and beiges and their famous scrapwood picture frames are available in all shapes and sizes.

I am particularly partial to the little wooden people and the scatter cushions which are made of fabrics you don’t see in every second shop.  They also stock bags made of the same “Saffa-centric” fabrics in turquoise and lime. I love the old springbok print in lime on a big weekender and a cushion with an old map printed on a relaxingly muted navy.

These are what I fancied today:

They are little magnets made out of bottle-tops. I chose a nature inspried pair but there are a variety to choose from and my second would have been vintage fashion prints.

If you make a trip to ikhaya, do pop in to The Corner Cafe next door for something scrumptious. More about that another time, though…

For today, if you are looking for an unusual gift or focal piece for your home, try ikhaya.

ikhaya can be found in Brand Road, Glenwood and do check out their blog www.ikhayastore.com and Durba Diva tomorrow for more of what’s available at this little gem.

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