A Love Supreme is an ethical and sustainable movement with a print focus. Hand printed on sweat shop free organic cotton with non-toxic water based inks that are safe for the wearer and the printer.

The first collection from this in-house project is based on classic artists from jazz and soul, from Prince Tui Teka to Stevie Wonder. The great thing about these t-shirts is the print is so soft, you can’t feel the ink… something i hate about plastisol is the plastic heavy feel, not to mention the toxicity in the ink. If you are interested in reading about organic clothing and printing checkout this article at the organic clothing blog.

The Key of Life.

Prince Tui Teka Live.

The Wonder of Stevie.

Waretini the Entertainer.

We have a special introductory offer, $59 for one of these organic, non-toxic tees for this week only.

Design Sponge is an inspiring  blog for anyone interested in art and design and at Design Sponge they have just run a little post about Leanne Culy and her Home Base Collections with some nice shots of her installation in the front of our store. Go Leanne and the Home Base family.


my owl by flox

my owl by flox


our hummingbird by flox

our hummingbird by flox


my hummingbird by flox

my hummingbird by flox


your robin by flox

your robin by flox


swallow by flox

swallow by flox

our fantail by flox

our fantail by flox

 we love birds and we especially love the birds by flox. flox is the premiere female stencil artist in aotearoa and she brings a feminine touch to a generally boys own club. these birds are off to fashion week so we are saying goodbye today..

walnut veneer and enamel
1200mm x 600mm 
edition of 3 

$1575 each

e rere i whanganui a tara ki te matau e whiti ana te ra


e rere i whanganui a tara ki te matau e whiti ana te ra

“flying home to hawke’s bay from wellington on a summers day”

2300mm x 1700mm

Lovingly hand stitched by nga waiata and painted with acrylics.

tulsi from standard issue is on a road trip around the north island and visited us today. she tried on a few things for us while in the store, here she wears a standard issue deep vee sweater in cream mix.

tulsi wears new season zambesi yoko dress and low riders shorts.

here we have the zambesi jetson jacket. a very structured piece back from the future.

Today the store was taken over by Salasai and the shooting of the new collection for next winter and more importantly the show at this years NZ fashion week. I’m sure all over the country it’s a mad rush right now for all the design houses, adding the last touches to their collections.

Ellie and Dan work on Leilani.

MisteR is a fashion brand here to put some fun and style back into menswear. MisteR is about getting men away from mass production and giving them a unique, quality, New Zealand-made product. 

Here’s a sneak preview of the long sleeve Anchor Shirt and Naval Blazer.

Mary wears the new Beth Ellery summer 09 cotton floral dresses. Nice and light for that special summer occasion. Also pictured Nom D’s summer wrap cardi.

We thought you should know we are in full winter sale right now!

Standard Issue women’s merino knitwear is reduced for the first time. The team at Standard Issue are releasing a whole batch of new styles, replacing a large part of the collection. Standard Issue is the finest merino knitwear all made in New Zealand from hand picked super fine merino ewes and lambs… well, that’s what i was told.

Muka Youth Prints

Muka Print Exhibition
Original contemporary art exclusively for youth aged 5-18

Young People Buy Art – No Adults

viewing and ordering prints
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July
10am – 4pm

This weekend Aroha Lamour hosts the Muka Youth Prints Exhibition with a collection of forty original lithographs by twenty prominent artists from New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

Here are some pictures of the Home Base in-store installation. Leanne and Brian have created some beautiful fabrics and soft furnishings. Come down and take a browse.

Home Base Collections has created a range of fabrics inspired by the things we love about New Zealand. icons we remember, things we had forgotten. something pretty, but not too pretty, feminine, but not too girly, sometimes more masculine, thought provoking but kind to the eye, soft, beautiful & honest. a leaf or an anchor, a symbol of hope & unity. something you will never tire of, a holiday for you & for the earth.

please join us at the launch: friday 9th may, 5-7pm at aroha lamour.

view the collection from 10th may – 30th June


Karen Walker

Karen Walker

It’s all about the dresses and frocks for us this winter. Karen Walker has delivered ‘Lucky’ with some beautiful frocks. Nom D has an ability to make everyone look good on any shaped body and they continue with the new ‘XXI’ winter collection. browse the new arrivals here –>

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Anita Levering returns to Napier on Easter Saturday bringing with her a new collection of her detailed observations of shipping vessels hulls.

Exhibition opening on Saturday 22nd March from 3-5pm at Aroha Lamour

Chey Ataria

ABC was established by legendary buddhist and street skater Chey Ataria around the turn of the century. From humble beginnings in a small room in Grey Lynn and then a garage studio in Avondale, ABC has now grown to become an iconic skate and street brand from the shores, north of the bridge.

Standard IssueI remember Street Life in the late 80′s and early 90′s, found on the corner of O’Connell and Victoria Street in AK. It was the well-liked streetwise store, providing locals with cool collections including the knitwear legend Standard Issue.

Workshop Denim 1

Workshop is for the neo modernist who can rely on the brand delivering quality and functional style. In this post modernist age it can be a relief to have clothing that’s not trying to jump out at you, challenge you or just say too much. It’s this restraint that helps make Workshop versatile, comfortable and neutral everyday wear.

Zambesi Winter 2008Directional. Fluid. Never content. Never safe. Wearing Zambesi is about confidence, self-assuredness and elegance with a post punk edge.

SalasaiSalasai is now into her fourth consecutive collection and the new Winter 08 collection “Domestic Maid in Waiting” has arrived and will be making its way out onto the racks today.Salasai is owned by young local designer, Kirsha Whitcher. Kirsha worked in Melbourne as head womens wear designer for Mooks Clothing Company. She produced ranges that sold internationally which gave her a chance to grow her own design skills and indentity.

Karen Walker Jewellery
Karen knows how to create strong brands. She has established her fashion collections over the years and has gained a staunch reputation as one of NZ’s best export talents. She has her sunglasses and jewellery lines that sit perfectly alongside the existing fashion style she is now famous for. Karen Walker Jewellery is playful, quirky, sometimes twisted and always charming. It appeals to the girl in you and like all good design is hard to resist! It’s precious jewels that all girls enjoy and love.