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We are a design store based in Christchurch, Aotearoa NZ, and our focus is on supporting and promoting local artists and creatives.

As part of maintaining our creative discipline and focus on our core values, we will be photo documenting a different creation each day that showcases the wealth of creative talent in our beautiful city. Each item must be created or designed by a local Canterbury based artist/designer/creator, and available for purchase in one of our HAPA stores.

As our city rebuilds around us its important to continue to value and acknowledge the creatives, the misfits, the dreamers... and the small businesses that showcase them.

We are the cracks in the pavement, the foraged flowers from demolition sites, the opportunities that arise from chaos...and we are beautiful MAURI ORA!


Day 19: Sleep Sweetly

Here is a simple and beautiful product from local creative Hello Melba. We all want our precious babes to sleep the sweet quality sleep of a much loved child. The brainchild behind this company is the amazing Rachel Thompson, she is one of those dynamo women who has a million awesome things on the go at once! She’s a creative, a blogger, a childrenswear designer…and all her creations have one thing in common…they are thoughtful, sustainable, quality, and carefully made here in Christchurch.

The name Hello Melba comes from Rachel's late Grandmother, Melba Seay. "She was a lovely lady who loved cooking and crafts. I wish she was still around and that I could just pop in and say hello, and show her all the things I've been doing. I'm sure we'd have a lot to talk about!”

I feel the same way about my amazing Grandmother/s. I feel like making mine proud informs so much of my day to day life, struggles and achievements :)