Finding the Kiwi touch
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).