ISHKA in Time: The…

Welcome to the first instalment of ‘ISHKA in Time’, a collection of stories that reveal the colourful history of ISHKA… ISHKA was founded in 1971 by Michael Sklovsky, a talented local craftsman passionate about eastern philosophy, the arts, free expression and the international trade of world crafts. The first ISHKA store opened as a humble craft studio in an old building in Glen Iris, where all products sold were made on the premises. Michael suggested the name ISHKA – the name of an Afghan Hound belonging to friends who were instrumental in establishing ISHKA in the early years. The name had an exotic and memorable ring to it, and perfectly captured the spirit of the workshop. At the flagship Glen Iris store, Michael made and sold a wonderfully diverse range of wares including leather goods, bags, chessboards, belts, bright batik fabrics, clothes and paintings, and assisted with the making of candles and beaded … Continue Reading

Majestic Moroccan Style

Moroccan interior style is rich in colour, contrasts and most … Continue Reading

Bringing Africa to ISHKA

Earlier this year founder of ISHKA, Michael Sklovsky, set out … Continue Reading

Sundance: Spring/Summer Collection

Time to let the light in….☀️ We’re celebrating the last … Continue Reading

4 Essential Oil blends for Winter

The arrival of August means winter is moving into its … Continue Reading

Style Inspiration: ISHKA Floor Rugs

If you’re looking to create a space that is comfortable … Continue Reading

Boatwood Furniture: A Story from the Sea

ISHKA is often likened to an Aladdin’s Cave of sorts; … Continue Reading

Fitzroy in Time

ISHKA has been bringing the world closer to Fitzroy for … Continue Reading

Our Top 6 World Furniture Finds

We’re so excited to have kicked off our huge world … Continue Reading

Meet the Artists: ISHKA Comes Alive!

Here at ISHKA we thrive amidst a world of colour, … Continue Reading

Dreaming into dusk

Across the earth the free spirits roamed, daydreaming beneath the … Continue Reading

Rose and Beau: A Mother’s Love

Rose Amara, aka Mamma Mandala, was a very special guest … Continue Reading

Autumn daze

We luvvvvvvve autumn feels. As the air slowly turns cool and … Continue Reading

4 decor looks for every ISHKA-loving mum

With Mother’s Day not too far away, we’re making our … Continue Reading

Clayton Superstore: Katie’s favourite finds

The last few months have been an exciting whirlwind at … Continue Reading

Top 4 benefits of soy candles

Candles hold a certain kind of magic and enchantment that … Continue Reading

ISHKA at Seven Sisters Festival

Seven Sisters Festival was nearly three weeks ago, and we’ve … Continue Reading

Spirit of Sisterhood

With Seven Sisters Festival on the horizon, the spirit of … Continue Reading

Kuchi Jewellery: Ancient meets Urban

With a history dating back 3000 years, Kuchi jewellery is a … Continue Reading

Bohemian Tea Party

From flower crowns to free-spirits, hoola hoops to handpainted tea sets, welcome … Continue Reading

Ancient Inspirations: Indian Jewellery

In India, the desire to beautify oneself with precious ornaments … Continue Reading

Silver + Spirit: ISHKA Hill tribe Jewellery

Hill tribe jewellery is named after village tribes that have … Continue Reading

A barefoot adventure…

Inspired by nature in all her beauty and abundance of colour, … Continue Reading