Seasap Salve

By | November 2nd, 2018|Curated|

Seasap is the sun protection here to help you save face this summer.  Two mates, both avid surfers, who would stay out in the waves for hours on end, came to understand the reality of the Kiwi sun’s harsh sting. They realised whilst the options for sun protection are vast, for the purposes of consumer [...]

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Skate Shank

By | August 17th, 2018|Curated|

Skate Shank is a bespoke craft and design studio located in Sydney, producing quality knives, or shanks, for the kitchen, filleting, camping, hunting and cheese carving. Being a keen outdoorsman, fisherman, and avid skater, Rowland Perry, saw the opening to combine such activities with a small business scheme in order to resolve the qualm of [...]

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By | August 17th, 2018|Curated|

ANAESTHETIC  Founded in Sydney but now based in Christchurch, ANAESTHETIC is the culmination of Kiwi designers, Ben and Kiri Wahrlich, who design and manufacture unique, contemporary yet timeless lighting for Australian and NZ interiors.  With a focus on solid brass lighting, the brand is based on simple values – creating clever, sophisticated products that are [...]

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Ace – A horsey tail of courage

By | July 5th, 2018|Curated, Play|

Bayley Canterbury & The Crusaders have released their collaborative project  'Ace,  A Horsey tail of Courage', which is an anti bullying story book for children. The story follows the life of a horse who despite being bullied ends up achieving his long held dreams and goals. We love everything about this well illustrated, thought provoking book. [...]

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Viva La Fanzine!

By | June 6th, 2018|Curated|

    Words by: Rosie Fea.   Despite our digital fixation, there is always a space for the tangible and tactile. Independent publication subcultures are experiencing a resurgence of popularity among younger generations, who have paradoxically been raised in the digital age. The fanzine, or zine, was born in the 1920’s within the [...]

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By | May 31st, 2018|Curated|

Young artists and budding entrepreneurs who have always wished for an opportunity to have their own exhibition or concept store. The Colombo believes in providing a springboard for Christchurch’s young talent and this year are providing the unique opportunity to be part of their Pop-Up calendar - a programme designed to hero Canterbury’s [...]

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COCA Gallery

By | May 26th, 2018|Curated|

Contemporary art is off to a flying start, with an exhibition line up set to enliven even the most stale and straight observer. It is well known that art is a conversation, and conversations need lots of space to unravel and slip into it. Taking the traditional expectations of a gallery space and exceeding them, [...]

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Curiosity Gin

By | May 25th, 2018|Curated|

Curiosity Gin: What’s in a name?  Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking leading to exploration, investigation, and learning. With an ever-present openness to devising revolutionary ways of refining their twist on a traditional beverage, it seems the boys behind Curiosity Gin have picked theirs fairly well.  After years spent working for New Zealand’s [...]

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Auckland Art Fair

By | May 22nd, 2018|Curated|

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a complete art newbie, the Auckland Art Fair is the place to explore, and buy, contemporary art. With 42 galleries showcasing the most interesting work from all around the Pacific-rim, ‘The Cloud’ on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf is set to become a certain cloud nine for art aficionados. Julia [...]

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Look, See, Feel – 5 Podcast discussions to ponder this month

By | May 17th, 2018|Curated|

  May can be a month of monotony. Everything seems to move in slow motion as we brace ourselves for the colder months that seem to push a greater need for mental tactics and positive novelty. We know busy people like shortcuts. We also know that coming home to read more words after [...]

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