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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 39: Of Mice and Men

Sometimes I come across something so unusual that I think IVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. Closely followed by - will other people like it too? My sense of humour is an acquired taste after all!

The handmade work of Jacqui from Vintage Heart Mice definitely comes under this heading. Yes its a handmade felt mouse, dressed as a Rebuild Worker…in this case either a Project Manager, or an Architect - plans in hand, with the obligatory high vis gear and road cone. Its so Christchurch and such a moment in time…right now I think we all appreciate a chance to smile at this slice of rebuild life!

Jacqui has also created an Ewok, Wookiee, Darth Vader, Leia and more…come in and see the range, I guarantee they will make you giggle!