Talk to the Hand

We fought the war and we lost, even though we won’t be selling online, we listened to our clients and thought it’s time to give our virtual home a spring clean, offer visitors a glimpse into our world. So let’s go window shopping-no virtual money required. We will endeavour to update this page more than once a year, bringing you updates on new lines, sales, gossip from the wall of taxidermy and the occasional bitch about Wellington weather.

If you do see anything you like while checking out the pics of the birds in store, flick us an email and we’ll get one of the chooks to reply as soon as…

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Damien Hirst Bone China Plate

Beautiful, amore, gasp, eyes going into the top of the head and fluttering painting

Growing up in Auckland, unlike my cousins who grew up in the  Waikato we didn’t have an A&P show, what us city kids did have was the Royal Easter Show, held at the usually muddy show grounds in Greenlane.

Every year my parents would take myself and my younger brother, it was always in the evening which made it special being out past our curfew which was 8pm for a 10 year old. For me the ghost train always  scared the crap out of me, I would always demolish my toffee apple before my younger brother then pester him for his, we both loved the shooting alley-can’t ever remember wining anything. The last attraction my brother and I would visit before heading home was the splatter painting tent (that’s what we called it), where you attached your piece of cardboard to a potter’s wheel which then spun at least 100 times faster,  while the wheel spun you would squirt different colour paint to create a picture. These memories always flood back every time I l see Damien Hirst’s ‘Beautiful, amore, gasp’ plate.

Damien Hirst limited edition works and homeware in store now.

 

 

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WOW-Week of Women

The curtain has gone down on another WOW. Last year being the store’s introduction to the phenomenon now known as the WOW factor, it took us by surprise-a pleasant surprise, we didn’t know what hit us it was a retailers dream, so this year we were prepared and fully stocked ready for the onslaught of eager shoppers and you lovely ladies did not disappoint, why can’t WOW be every week.

Once again thank you…see you all back next year!

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Vogue Living

A suave mix of contemporary and mid-century art, design and antiques put together with impeccable style. The edit here offers something for all design lovers.

-- Vogue Living

Vogue Australia - July 2013

Vogue Australia - July 2013 (cover)

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joel escalona bowls

Joel Escalona Bowls

In time for spring, just landed set of 3 bright yellow bowls titled ‘Inside My Head’ by Mexican born designer Joel Escalona. Escalona describes this work as a statement about cultural diversity. Showing that despite of their cultural distinction, all men are created equal, and must be treated equal in all aspects of their daily lives.

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Capital Magazine

Capital Magazine - Sept 2013

Capital Magazine - Sept 2013 (cover)

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Jurassic Bark

Jurassic Bark

I live in an apartment in the middle of the city sandwiched between a Cuban restaurant and a pub, don’t get me wrong I love it and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in Wellington, the only thing I do miss is being able to fling open the door to the expanse of the Kapiti coast with its rugged terrain.

These terrariums are perfect for apartment living, low maintenance, can be left alone for weeks without any watering better than a pet and landlord friendly

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Fishhead - Sept 2013

FishHead – Wellington’s Best Dressed People

Fishhead - Sept 2013 (cover)

Fishhead - Sept 2013 (article)

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proraso shave cream

Proraso Shave Cream

Established in 1926, Proraso is a name that has earned a place in Italian Barbering History.

Conceived in Florence, where the products are still made, Proraso has been the loyal servant for three generations of shaving experts. We stock both the original Eucalyptus Menthol and Sandalwood Shea Butter

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Tom Sachs Limited Edition Playing Cards

Tom Sachs Limited Edition Playing Cards

Tom Sachs born in 1966, lives and works in New York, his native city.Sachs re-envisions modern iconography, he revisits in model form popular and industrial inventions of the 20thcentury, from the module of Apollo 11 to Hello Kitty. Sachs plays with genres and ‘brand image’. In fact he doesn’t refrain from taking major luxury brands and ripping them right out of their contexts. In other words he fucks them over in a good way!

We also carry Tom Sachs limited edition magazine, pens, and patches

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Marvis Toothpaste Wellington

Marvis Toothpaste

Imported from Florence, Italy, Marvis reinterprets the concept of toothpaste, turning a simple daily act into the pure pleasure of life, discovery and taste, day after day.

Who said toothpaste can’t be sexy, the packaging alone is elegant and contemporary while retaining its classic styling. We carry all 7 flavours from Aquatic Mint to the hugely popular Ginger Mint. Marvis is also the preferred toothpaste of the Rich and Helpless, so get your Lindsay on…and start an addiction that won’t lead to rehab.

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