Find­ing the Kiwi touch

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If you’re go­ing to col­lect gen­uine Ki­wiana, find a tight fo­cus (for ex­am­ple Tip Top signs or travel posters). Your col­lec­tion can eas­ily be­come a jumble if it is too dis­parate.

White’s Avi­a­tion pho­tos – taken in black and white and hand-tinted – have be­come pop­u­lar as a re­ally in­ter­est­ing, at­trac­tive piece of gen­uine Kiwi art. They sell for be­tween $100 and $1000 on Trade Me. Look for pho­tos of an area you know.

If you haven’t got wall or shelf space for col­lecta­bles, you can in­ject the Kiwi touch with fur­ni­ture or light shades. David Trubridge’s kina-rem­i­nis­cent light shades are a favourite (davidtrubridge.com) and Bor­rowed Earth does a bold range of fur­ni­ture re­uphol­stered in bold fab­rics that echo tra­di­tional Maori mo­tifs (bor­rowedearth.co.nz).

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