Projects: 2017 / 2016 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012


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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 36: Surprises

The Hope Tree is a recent addition to our collection of awesome local makers. Sara from The Hope Tree is on a mission to create cool, affordable, unique, and one off bags, purses, wallets and more!

Sara has always enjoyed creating, and after the earthquakes she started sewing again, and has made a name for herself on the local market scene for her amazing collection of fabrics, skins and leathers. We are delighted to stock her work, she has an amazing eye for colour and fabric combinations, and I love how you get a nice surprise when you open on of her purses to find a beautiful fabric on the inside too!