Thursday, 18 August 2011

Trudeau French Oak Boards

New to Peponi Home are these fabulous Cheeseboards, Chopping boards and Placemats. Natural or Oiled - they are our new favourite boards. 

Double Iron Handle Board - 55 x 20 cm

Hand crafted from French oak wine barrels. These barrels have been used in the process of ageing red wines that are produced in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. The French oak used for these barrels is over a hundred years old and was growing prior to the First World War. Red wine colouring and aroma are still evident. The boards are produced on a wine farm situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Pass.

Chopping Block - 45 x 25cm

Oval Cheese Board - 50 x 35cm

Rectanguar Cheese Board - 55 x 20cm

Range of Baguette Boards
 In Store Now...


Recently arrived at Peponi Home are a range of throws, runners, pillows and handbags from Krafthaus.

Krafthaus is a South African company that works exclusively with handcrafted felt and knitted products to create the most incredible and unique products.

Based in Somerset West on the Western Cape, Creator Stephanie Bentum’s “kraft” is making felted yarn and material and then using this to create wonderfully textural accessories and custom products. The manufacturing is very labour intensive but simple. The creations are made from 100% Merino wool that has been felted and dyed. Felting involves matting combed wool until it forms a surface similar to a woven fabric. 

Saturday, 30 July 2011

African Soul

Much of African design is handmade: you feel the maker's passion and journey in their work. The pieces transcend products that are mass produced and identical.  Handcrafted African baskets, bowls, rugs, vessels, textiles and stools can bring soul to even the most sterile interiors.

In Southern Africa, there is a wonderful mix of cultural influences. The result is products that are individual, distinctive and charismatic. The aesthetic is defined by vivid colour, the warmth of community spirit and a deep respect for nature.

A few pieces that are in store now and will be arriving over the next week…

Zambia Tonga Baskets
With the largest nearly 1m dia they are
perfect as a wall feature.

Unique to Peponi Home, handmade wool felt cushion
covers, throws and more
Makenge Baskets
Vintage pieces that were originally
used to store maze and flour.
A decorative piece that would look stunning above a
mantelpiece or to fill a wall.

Our ever popular Swazi Fish, carved from the wood
of a Jacaranda Tree.

Sisal Lamp with Recycled Glass Shade
These amazing lamps have a reclaimed sisal wood base
with hand blown glass and chain shade.

Vanilla Beaded Doughnut chair
These amazing chairs are made in Kwa-zulu natal on
the coast of South Africa.
Each chair takes 3 months to make. The beads are local seeds, cowrie shells and recycled glass beads, handstitched onto a thick upholstery fabric wrapped around a handmade wooden frame with nylon infill.

Plaster mould of a semi-habituated elephant

Thursday, 28 July 2011

ANU by Anita Ben

ANU is born from designer Anita Ben’s deep connection with the cultural kaleidoscope of India. Her designs are inspired by the splendour and romantic decadence of the subcontinent. All her pieces are hand printed, beaded and crafted to ensure the highest attention to detail and individual finishes.
ANU was launched in the Summer of 2007, after a year of development and traveling around India. Anita Ben has sourced some of the countries finest embroiderers and printers and created a range that has been received with much fervour.
With expressive and subtle shapes and designs, Anu has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2007. From Maxi dresses, batwing kaftans and tunics each dress features exclusive prints including tie-dye effects with a mix of bugle beads, miniature sequins and hand sewn French knots and embroidery. The result is a sophisticated, modern and elegant brand with a unique, expressive edge.
Peponi is the one of the exclusive stockist of ANU and is excited to announce that its current range is on sale with savings of up to 30%. But be quick, at these prices they aren’t expected to last long.

Tie Dyed silk sleeveless dress with a
knotted front. Button clusters with french
knots embellishment on front & back yoke.

 Silk knee length dress with gathered detail
on the front & hand made lace straps.
Silk Maxi with gathered detail on
the front & hand made lace straps
Three quarter sleeve tunic dress with
white flower embellishment on right shoulder
and relaxed boat neck and side slits

Moonlight sleeveless knee length dress
with small beaded cut-out detail in
front and back yoke.

 Silk Batwing sleeve tunic with
deep scoop  neck line. Ruffles along hemline
with thick double Sequin & knot detailing
along ruffles.

 Come into the store and see the rest of this exciting range.
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Wonki Ware

Wonki Ware was started by Di Marshall in 1999 in George, a town on the Garden Route of South Africa.Wonki Ware is a product that reflects the vibrant and warm spirit of Africa.

The crockery devrives it's character from the fact that each piece is individually hand made, so each piece is unique. Wonki ware is chip resistant, dishwasher and oven proof.

With Lisa recently returning from Melbourne's Decoration and Design Show we will be showcasing a new collection of Wonki Ware. Ready yourself for a range of colours and patterns - from vibrant blue and pink to naturals and shades of green.

 A few of my favourtie colours...

Irish Green with Baroque Lace pattern

Black Smug

Albany with Paisley Lace Pattern

White with Beach Sand



Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Homewares with soul...

Peponi Home is a homewares store born from a passion of all things African.  We wish to find and supply sustainable natural materials that can combine with simple, elegant design to form a homeware brand that is innovative, contemporary and timeless.

Owner, Lisa Wright, is determined to show that Africa is not only a place of hardship; it is also filled with beauty, incredible scenery, friendly people and exceptional craft and homewares.  By promoting well-made, well priced, functional and artistic craft, Peponi Home aims to contribute to the emergence of Africa as a source of inspiration and spiritual strength.

“I think it’s important to blend a mix of both contemporary textures and finishes with a more tactile organic finish. By simply putting a handwoven Buhera basket from Zimbabwe amongst a blend of stainless steel and polished concrete completely changes your look, so it’s very versatile", says Lisa Wright, Owner of Peponi Home.



Our store is located in Penrith at the foot of the Blue Mountains
Shop 14, Skiptons Arcade, 541 High St Penrith, Australia 2750