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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 45: Up and Away!


Oink Flying Pigs bring me joy every time I look at them! Their chubby bellies and cute wings are adorable…a fanciful play on the classic set of Beswick china ducks flying up your Nanas wall!

These wee guys are hand made in Christchurch by local creative Josie Cox. She casts them in both a plaster & fibre glass blend, and concrete cement, and then hand paints them. No two are the same and they all seem to have their own quirks of personality!

Im lucky enough to have known Josie for almost 20 years now. I kinda love that about our special Chchtown…its possible to watch someone grow and achieve their dreams and passions, and find true love and make beautiful children and create a happy home and grow a business and...and…all the good stuff!

Love these piggywiggies :)