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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!


Website: www.hapa.co.nz


Day 24: Mud and Stardust


Concrete is a ubiquitous material thats taken on a whole new life since the ready crete style versions became easily accessible to crafters and makers. We are seeing an explosion of products using this material because its fast setting, relatively inexpensive, and easy to work with if you know what you are doing.

This concrete cube necklace takes it to the next level…created by the super lovely Ebony Park from Stone and Folk, she makes her own molds, colours the concrete and then hand paints them with metallic paint. End result…something precious and beautiful made from something a little ordinary.

Ebony lives very near our store, so her ‘footprint’ is small…made locally, and hand delivered, with cute son in tow! Thats a nice way to do business isn't it :)