Sunday, 30 December 2012

Elephant Mount

This stunning, finely detailed white resin Elephant
was hand-cast in America.

It would look great on the living room.

Available now from the Mt Eden store

Friday, 28 December 2012

Taxidermy - A Little History

Taxidermy as an element of interior design and decoration was immensely popular during the mid-Victorian era and could be found in homes throughout Europe and North America.

Over time it fell out of fashion and was relegated to museums and hunters...

Over the last few years the art of taxidermy has enjoyed a revival - perhaps as a reaction against the distant, cold angularity of modern interior decoration.

During the Victorian era taxidermy was a means of bringing the exotic character of distant lands and sense of adventure into the home. This desire to project an adventurous and exotic character has remained popular, and the re-emergence of taxidermy in design circles reflects a shift towards classic and eclectic aesthetics as well as a celebration of unique, personal style.

We have an extensive range of genuine taxidermy and antlers sourced from here in New Zealand as well as Canada and South Africa.

Taxidermy Male Pheasant - KOKO Classics Mt Eden

The possibilities for styling are endless: from shield-mounted horns on a wall (beautiful individually or as a pair) to a trophy shoulder mounted taxidermy Black Bushbuck in a study, a cluster of loose inner polished Kudu horns as a centrepiece for a dining table or individually placed on the mantel piece...

                                                  21 Point Stag Horns Shield Mounted - KOKO Classics Mt Eden

For more inspiration and ideas check out our boards on Pinterest:

Closer inspection is welcomed as each piece is unique and full of character!

Back In Stock - Phrenologists Busts

We have just received a new delivery of classic
'L.N Fowler Phrenologists Busts'!

There are two styles to choose from -
grey with blue detailing measures approx 30cm high
or a vintage, tea coloured style (pictured)
which measures approx 40cm high

Friday, 21 December 2012

Back In Store - Paso Lounge Suite

Upholstered in vintage aniline leather, this contemporary suite
is a compact and stylish statement for your lounge room.

2 and 3 seater styles available:
2 Seat - 152cm x 92cm x 92cm high
3 Seat  - 212cm x 92cm x 92cm high

Currently available to view in the Mt Eden store

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

- Holiday Trading -

Happy Christmas everyone!

Here are the opening hours for Mt Eden
over Christmas and the New Year:

Saturday, 15 December 2012

- Back In Stock: Industrial Letters -

A fresh delivery of large industrial steel letters and ampersands
(pictured) have just arrived in the Mt Eden store
 - they make great Christmas gifts!

Large numbers and small silver steel letters are now available to order!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Interior Inspiration - Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide rugs are a wonderful, natural alternative to woven varieties.

Our large cowhides are imported from South America. They are incredibly durable
and can be used in a myriad of styling situations from under the dining table, in the living
room as a centrepiece or under the coffee table, in an entranceway or bedroom...

They are incredibly versatile, suiting all types of interiors and decor styles from
industrial loft-style warehouses to modern and classic homes:



We stock a full selection of first quality, genuine cowhides including
pure black, palomino, hereford, fresian and tricoloured varieties.

We also stock genuine A-grade zebra hides from South Africa
and zebra-stencilled cowhides

Image sources in order of appearance:

6 and 7.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Gift Inspiration

Christmas is creeping closer and we have
lots of unique gift ideas in store!

 Add a little seasonal sparkle with these decorative
bottles featuring a burnished glow.

Three styles available:
 Large bottle with burnished glow and crossed wire: 47cm high
Small bottle with burnished glow and crossed wire: 33cm high
Bottle with handle and burnished glow: 35cm high

Visit us at the Mt Eden store for a closer look!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Throw Cushions

Brighten up your lounge with some new throw cushions!

We have some great ones in store currently including locally
made ‘While Molly Naps’ recycled coffee sack cushions in a range
of sizes, hand embroidered 'Oceanic' and 'Safari' themes (elephant and
zebra pictured), and rustic 'Paris' styles from Debbie Rieter...

Pop in for a closer look!