Friday, May 28, 2010

Show them you mean business

Here's one for the exec.s There are plenty of faux leather compendiums in the world, but this is not one of them. These are beautiful genuine leather compendiums, with all the pockets you need to go and conquer in the world of commerce.

Choose between classic black or make more of a statement with the rich whisky brown. They are very handsome, and show you mean business.

We have sold them as corporate gifts, to people who covet one for themselves, to bosses looking to reward staff, and as graduation gifts. Being genuine leather, they will age beautifully and look gorgeous for years. For dimensions etc, click here:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vivid Acrylic Photo Blocks

It is true, a picture tells 1000 words, and do the pictures get any more gorgeous than these......

Introducing professional photos mounted on the back of crystal clear acrylic photo blocks. The resulting images have a magical 3D appearance, and look equally at home on the wall or free-standing on a table, windowsill or desk.

I love the way you portray NZ in which ever manner you wish, from the moody sepia images to iconic beach scenes or vivid greenstone images. There are 100's more images we could have selected, and we will be adding more. So please let us know if there is a special place you would like to see and we will try to include it.

For stunning NZ gifts, including a selection of Auckland gifts, have a look at this great little gallery of photo blocks:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Delightful little dipping bowls

One of the great new gifts added to our website this year are these delightful little dipping bowls. They are lovingly hand-crafted and feature gorgeous line drawings of NZ flora and fauna.
Made from finest stoneware clay with a food safe glaze, they are perfect as little dipping bowls, or even on your desk for paperclips. Each bowl is stylishly presented in its own smart black box, or as a boxed set of three bowls.

They have quickly become one of our more popular conference gifts, especially as speakers gifts. When we most recently supplied them as conference gifts, the organiser contacted us after the conference, saying the bowls were a "huge success" , and could she order some more!

To find out a little more about the designs available, take a look:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Exquisite Mohair Throws (aka Mohair Blankets)

For an exquisitely luxurious gift, it is hard to go past a Mohair Throw.

While they may sound like something from a Dr Zuess book, Mohair Throws are simply Mohair blankets, which are woven from mohair, the silky 'hair' of a Angora goat.

Mohair is one of the oldest textiles in use, and is very special. Compared to wool, it is incredibly light, with fantastic insulating qualities, but without the "prickle" factor that wool has. It is reknown for its glossy sheen, and it takes dye easily.

So the results are blankets (or throws) in a fantastic array of colours from bold to neutral, which are silky, light and beautifully warm.

But Mohair does cost a little more, so beware of blended throws, which are not pure mohair. We sell only 100% pure NZ mohair, in a great range of single colours, or throws featuring huge checks.

We have a couple in our home, and they are fantastic on the bed as the nights get cooler, and silky to snuggle under on the couch.

It is no surprise we sell so many as wedding gifts; a gift which will be treasured for years.

For more information, see: