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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 32: Simple and Stylish

These gorgeous wheat bags are created by one of our long time suppliers Ruth Eadie from Ruthspatch. Like many of us, Ruth inherited a love of fabrics and sewing from her grandmother.

I know she takes inspiration from nature as she is a passionate gardener, and colourful florals often feature in her fabric selections. Because she is also an immensely practical person her designs are well thought out and practical…for example this wheat bag has a removable cover so you can wash it every now and then…these details can be easily overlooked!

She's a super special lady, kind of a kuia in the local craft scene, and a visit from Ruth will include updates on her varied and interesting life, her gorgeous family and grandchildren, and whats inspiring her at that moment. If I can make her laugh it makes my day :)

She’s such a breath of fresh air and I love her practical, fun, immensely capable approach to her business and life. Keep it simple, love what you do, and good things will come your way!