Friday, 27 December 2013

Spotted - In Simply You Living

Selected items from our collection as seen in this
month's Simply You Living magazine:

Find these items in store and online

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Just In - Medieval Helmets

The oldest known use of helmets was by Assyrian soldiers in 900BC who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to protect the head from blunt objects, flying arrows and sword blows during combat.
The word derives from 'helm', a Medieval word for 'combat protective head gear'. The Medieval helm covered the whole head and was often accompanied by chain mail to protect the throat and neck.

Helmets have developed over the course of history and most early styles had military uses although some were used for ceremonial purposes too. The most important styles were the Corinthian Helmet and the Roman Galea. During the Middle Ages, many different military helmets and some ceremonial styles developed using different metals. In the 19th Century other materials such as leather, pith
and felt were incorporated - namely the leather pickelhaube.

Now you have the chance to own a valuable piece of history with one of our Medieval
inspired helmets. Choose from fifteen different designs including Greco-Roman,
German Pickelhaube, Crusader's, Spartan and White Knight styles...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

New In - Red Deer Collection

We are excited to announce a new collection of New Zealand sourced Red Deer antlers and skulls to be stocked in our Mt Eden and Ponsonby stores.

Hailing from the headwaters of the Whanganui River under the mountains of the Central Plateau, Red Deer were introduced to the Wairarapa in the Central North Island and at various locations in the South Island to provide sport for the British aristocracy. These deer were initially sourced from the great English estates including Warnham Park, Woburn Abbey, Stoke Park and Invermark and there have been subsequent liberations out of Scotland and Germany.

The value in the antlers is based on the number of points, the length of the antler and the width between the antlers - if a wedding ring can be placed over a point it is considered a point.

The heads develop to maturity at around age 8 or 9 years, depending on genetics and nutrition. These heads can be traced genetically back to the very early liberations.

Please visit the stores for closer inspection as each piece in the range is unique:
Mt Eden - 743 Mt Eden Road / Ponsonby - Cr Williamson Avenue and Ponsonby Road

Friday, 6 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Recent Arrivals - New Taxidermy

We've recently received some beautiful taxidermy birds -
a Tawny Owl and a Hawk:

You can see some styling inspiration and read about the history of
taxidermy in a previous post here.

We have a beautiful selection of taxidermy and skins from South Africa,
so please visit the Mt Eden or Ponsonby stores for closer inspection.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Package Offers - FRC Concrete Outdoor Dining Sets

Get set for summer with one of our fantastic FRC Concrete outdoor dining sets!

2M FRC Concrete Outdoor Dining Table and
8x Red Bobo Outdoor Dining Chairs
(usually $2610-)

3M FRC Concrete Outdoor Dining Table and
a Pair of 2.5M Ansei Benches
(Usually $4080- )

2M FRC Concrete Dining Table and
a pair of 2M Ansei Benches
(usually $2750-)

Pop by the Mt Eden store for closer inspection!
743 Mt Eden Road, Auckland
09 623 0990

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Introducing - Sol Y Luna

We are very excited about our new delivery from Spanish leather artisans Sol Y Luna.

The Spanish manufacturer and retailer is internationally known for its objects and furniture elegantly covered in leather. Sol Y Luna initially began as an investment in a remote Paraguayan Chaco jungle cattle ranch. After several visits it became clear that the people of the region had become wonderful craftsmen in leather and the opportunity to share their work became a passion.

Launching in 2003 Sol Y Luna focus on leather and wood from the Chaco region to form a product line of sustainable goods combined with an unparalleled standard of excellence. The range began with simple items like salt and pepper grinders and has grown to incorporate tables, trays, bicycles and even a Citroen 2CV automobile!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Styling Inspiration - Display Cases and Open Shelves

We’re loving the versatility of display cases right now.
Whether in the kitchen, living or dining area display cases and open shelving
units are fantastic for storing and displaying everything from books to china
to collections of curios…

All images are from our Pinterest

Thursday, 31 October 2013

VIP Preview - 10 DAY FAMOUS ANNUAL SALE - Ponsonby Store Only


Please note: SALE runs from 1st November 2013 - 10th November 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Outdoor Dining

Spring is finally here so its time to start preparing your outdoor
living area for warmer weather!

We introduced a new range of outdoor furniture a few weeks back. The FRC concrete
and Acacia range has a raw, industrial quality and includes dining tables, stools, a sideboard
and coffee table which are perfect for outdoor entertaining or indoor use.

Mix and match the Cubo or Pipe stools with white, modern chairs
for a relaxed outdoor dining set.

Visit the website to view the full range and other outdoor furniture.

Monday, 23 September 2013


With decades of design and product development, Japanese furniture and household brand Dulton illustrate that good furniture should not only be functional but created so that it can be the centre point for any home or office. The aesthetically pleasing and elegant designs are functional and accessible to all and attention to detail ensures that the best quality materials are chosen for pieces that are built to last.

With its unique, retro industrial aesthetic good design never fades with 'form follows function'. This innovative and colourful furniture is a combination of quality and distinctive character with each piece hand-made from polished steel and hand-finished with a colour (red, ivory, white, black, hammertone) powder coating for a flawless finish.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Styling Inspiration - Glass Drink Dispensers

Glass drink dispensers are ideal for entertaining whether indoors or out - from a family bbq
to a wedding! Fill with homemade lemonade, water or punch...

Friday, 9 August 2013

Exclusive - Frezoli Lighting Collection

Before fluorescent lighting was introduced, many factories and warehouses were lit by heavy, hanging lights on thick chains or steel wire.

During the 80’s these buildings were converted into studios and living spaces retaining industrial characteristics like high windows, exposed support beams and concrete or wooden floors. Often the  original lights were left - lending an industrial touch. This ‘loft style’ has taken off in recent years and the Frezoli line of lighting is characterised by the burly, unpolished and industrial flavour.

Exclusive to KOKO Classics, we are very excited to bring you this range from the Netherlands.

To view the full range of styles please visit our website

Thursday, 1 August 2013

A Snapshot of Unique Accessories

We have lots of wonderful, unique accessories currently available in both our Mt Eden
and Ponsonby stores - from luxurious Reindeer Hides and Calfskins to an Abacus, ceramic Phrenologists Bust, clocks, assorted vintage inspired globes, and an array of throw cushions!


Pop by for closer inspection!

Thursday, 25 July 2013