Ponsonby Central had recently opened, an open plan, newly renovated complex with a very industrial feel. Its home to a gourmet green grocer, several super cool bar/restaurants and a well chosen selection of lifestyle stores.
Weekend Trader was a great little shop, one of our favorites, they curate and collect crafted pieces for the modern world.
Pieces inspired by yesteryear, yet designed for today. Their concept is to hunt and collect. To uncover oddities and curiosities from around the world. Discarded treasures, handcrafted lighting, furniture and accessories. Objects of design and desire…. and then display them for us to explore and re discover. www.weekendtrader.net
Duck Tape Workshop, is a phone store with a difference. A super well styled set up, with a carefully chosen set of merchandise, work benches with phone technicians wearing classy workmans aprons. Along side the second hand repaired phones that were for sale, were exquisite leather accessories such as IPAD cases, phone covers, lap top slips. One of my favorite touches was the custom wallpaper they had designed for the space with a selection of work tools as illustrations. It made a nice change from walking into the phone shops that I’m used to in the UK.