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  • Homebase On Hastings Street

     
    We've finally done it!
    Homebase Collections has moved from online
    to a real life shop at 29 Hastings Street, Napier.
    We have to say, we're pretty excited.
    Opening Sunday 20th of August.
      
     
       
    Homebase is a collection of art and objects for your home,
    curated by Leanne Culy,
    "It's our home away from home, surrounded by the things we love."
    We have some new pieces too, we've added a range of jewellery
    and we're excited to grow our collection and have more of the things
    we love to wear as well. 
       
     
      
    See you there for our opening celebration,
    with Hapi donuts and vinyl grooves by Lorenzo!
    From midday until 6:30 pm on Sunday.
      
     
     
  • End Of The Golden Weather

     

    Change Is Good

    It's that time of year when you just can't bare to face the end of summer, but as much as we don't want to let it go, we are starting to think about rugging up. 

    We have picked the golden queens, beach days are numbered, and the morning dew is settling. 

    So you can't help but get excited about the prospect of lighting the fire and hunkering down.

     

     

     Autumn is the perfect time to start preparing a cosy space, hop online and check out our cushions rugs and throws. 

     

      

     

     Farewell summer, see you next time.

      

  • Hohepa And Homebase

     
     
    We are loving the way the new Hohepa range is sitting alongside our products.
    Hohepa's weaving offers a beautiful handmade softness that looks great paired with modern design.
    Blankets, cushions and Jackets have all been added to our store and
    you can now shop online.
      
      
     
      
    Hohepa blankets and cushions, with Homebase Collections sideboard and pinhole light shade, all sitting on natural Nodi rug. All products available online now.
       
     
       
     
       
    Hohepa Blanket and Homebase Collections Geo Baby,
    with some new things I have been working on in my studio, more to come soon! 
     
     
      
     Any questions or if you would like to pop up to our place to view in person email info@homebasecollections.co.nz
    5 Balquhidder Road, Napier, Hospital Hill
  • Homebase Welcomes A New Range From The Hohepa Weavery

    We are very excited to be exclusively stocking a range of beautiful
    products from the Hohepa Homes here in Hawkes Bay. 
    Artistry on a local level, something honest and beautiful,
    created by the clever weavers at Hohepa's Rose Weavery,
    and now exclusively part of our collection!
    We have hand picked each piece, no two are the same.
     
    Natural- weaving with natural fibres such as wool, alpaca, mohair, possum, linen and cotton. 
     
    Handmade- producing unique, one off, qualities that reflect the individual characters and skills that is fostered at the Rose Weavery.
     
    Social- enabling adults with an intellectual disability to have meaningful work in an Anthroposophical initiative.
     
    NZ Made- supporting local communities. 
        
     Hand woven jacket, $340
     
    'Through living and working in community life, people with a disability will grow to experience satisfying lives with as much independence as possible. Curative education, social therapy, a rich cultural life and biodynamic land-use combine to make Hohepa unique in the way it encourages the development of body, soul and spirit for all.' Hohepa 
     
     
     
    'Hohepa Homes was formed for the purpose of estblishing and maintaining home schools throughout NZ for the curative education and social therapy of children, young persons and adults with intellectual disability' 
     

    Brigit wears the multi purpose woven blanket, $270
     
     
    Hand woven jacket $340 
     
     
       
    Hand woven blanket, $320
     
     
     
     
    Hand woven blanket, $320
     
     
     Multi purpose blanket, $270 
     
     
     
    Enquire for more information or images,
    or come up to my studio to view in person. 
    info@homebasecollections.co.nz 
    5 Balquhidder Road, Napier, Hospital Hill

     

  • ENDEMIC- A Night of Artisian Collaboration at Balquhidder House with Hapi


    Just recently at Homebase Collections we hosted one of Hawke's Bays F.A.W.C events. This Food and wine classic event, was close to our heart as we chose to celebrate New Zealand's Native flora and what better people to partner up with but Hapi.

    Hapi prepared an indigenous feast of cocktails and canapes, all in someway incorporating native plants, flowers and berries. The setting for 120 was in our home at Balquhidder house, situated on Napier's Hill amongst mature native trees, Kauri, Totora and Beach, teaming with birds. As the event started with a Powhiri, when two Kereru flew in we knew it was blessed to be a special evening.

     

    We wanted the evening to be super special, a lot of effort went into every detail to help create a magical experience. The aim was elaborate, to guide the guests, on que from one room to another. To experience a sense of moving from the forest to the sea. Billie Culy filled the house with native displays and as the guests moved from one sensory experience to the next, their senses were filled with incredible food and a sense of the forest around them. 

      
         
      
     
    Sometimes it’s the simple things that make you the happiest, and we were so happy with the menu design. We wanted to create something that the guests could take home that they might want to keep, or maybe pin on their pin board. We wove some flax loops with a piece of beach, flax flower or rata. Each one unique. Thanks to Whale Slider from Aroha And Friends for the Type and layout! 
       
     
      
      
      
      
      
       The feast Greta had come up with was elaborate and brave, so we wanted the menu to communicate what care and attention we pay to our surroundings and a comment on its importance culturally and environmentally.  
       
         
      
      
     
     
     As you guests entered the house they walked under bundles of natives and moss we made, attached to a beautiful piece of wood found at Waipatiki beach. 
      
     
     
     Dan tending to our garden fire pit that Greta cooked the meat on.
      
        
    From Homebase Collections Instagram,
       
     
     
     
     
     

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