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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 43: Whoa Wampa!

New instore this week from local crafter Shakey Smiles is this awesome Wampa! I embarrassed to tell you I had to research what a Wampa is…yes Im a 70’s kid but my brother was mad about Star Wars so naturally, as big sister, I was not!

Nadia from Shakey Smiles is nuts about Star Wars and this chap brings her Star Wars inspired soft toy collection to 3 - she also makes Ewoks and Wookiees.

So my research tells me that Wampas stand at a height of three meters tall and with an average mass of 150 kilograms, and are carnivorous predators. While hunting, the Wampa would ambush and stun its prey, then drag it back to its cave, hang it upside down and devour the prey when it felt like it. Oh thats jolly nice isn't it!!!