July 31, 2013

July 2013

Social Enterprise Week in New Zealand, yes!! And it's soon, in Wellington 14-18 August 2013. Come on up/down/across! And if you're wondering about a future in social enterprise, this might just be the point from which you never look back....

A chat with Hannah Smith...
Thanks Hannah Smith for coming and seeing us, it was wonderful to connect with your world and benefit your perspective and encouragement.

Photo - Fairfax NZ News
Photo - Fairfax NZ News


Off cut Jewellery Range.
Have you seen our furniture offcuts turned by the magical hands of Emma Byrne and Jeremy Leeming into cherished wooden gems? This work celebrates this stunning ancient timber for all that it's worth.

You can buy your friends, loves and/or dear hearts, one here...

Image by Laura Forest. www.lauraforest.com



July 22, 2013

The Offcut Series: Gaby Montejo & Jason Ware

We are excited to have these interactive creations by Jason Ware and Gaby Montejo currently in our pop-up gallery. Gaby has transformed wood offcuts into a series of 'noisemakers' and these are accompanied by Jason Ware's 'Drum and Bass'. Come down to New Regent Street, have a play for yourself, Wednesday-Sunday 10-4pm.

Gaby and Jason will also be playing these in an experimental performance 'House Music' on Wednesday night at 6:30pm, $5 donation, please rsvp to creative@rekindle.org.nz, spaces are limited.



July 10, 2013

The Offcut Series: Kara Burrowes

Come along to our pop up gallery on New Regent Street and see the new installation by  Kara Burrowes. Karahas taken waste from our workshop and most delicately created these stunning panels of pattern and colour. Three are still available for purchase. Open from Weds to Sunday 10am till 4pm.


June 30, 2013

June 2013

Pop-Up Shop and Gallery Opening!

Rekindle has opened a pop-up shop next to the cafe and studio on New Regent Street, Christchurch.

Come down and  talk to us about your needs for wood waste furniture, sculpture and interiors. And have a look at our beautiful jewellery, children's blocks, recycled paper stationary and other small pieces. Thank you Life in Vacant Spaces and our generous landlady for helping us activate this space!

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, or by appointment.
Enquiries to info@rekindle.org.nz

Rekindle's online store is open!

It's taken a good few hot cups of coffee but we've jolly well done it!! Here is our new Rekindle online store, finally! http://rekindle.org.nz

Please share, enjoy, indulge.

Beautiful images by Laura Forest.


June 25, 2013

The Offcut Series: Tim McGurk

The third installation of The Offcut Series has now arrived in New Regent Street. 'Lamp' by Tim McGurk, a spectacular  x-wing fighter made from discarded materials, and rimu offcuts from Rekindle furniture. Visible in the shop front window anytime, or if you would like to get a closer look the gallery and pop-up shop is open Wednesday-Sunday. Imagine this as a dramatic alternative chandelier in your office/school/restaurant foyer! For purchase enquiries or other commissions by Tim McGurk please email creative@rekindle.org.nz



June 01, 2013

Rekindle in HOME New Zealand

'Rekindle, a fascinating Christchurch furniture company, finds a new home'

HOME New Zealand - June 2013

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May 10, 2013

The Offcut Series : Hamish Southcott

The second installation of The Offcut Series has now arrived in New Regent St.  Christchurch graphic designer and artist Hamish Southcott has produced four striking panels of geometric pattern using salvaged weather board. We are having an opening celebration at 5pm tomorrow - Saturday 11th May. Come join us.


April 30, 2013

April 2013


Heather sitting on the pile of wood at Te Papa, ready to go, sculpting a city from
waste wood tomorrow!
Come down and check out the whole Makertorium tomorrow 26th April 2013,
one day only, its going to be an epic day of making at Te Papa.





The Offcut Series

Rekindle is excited to invite artists, designers and makers to submit ideas, which utilise reclaimed timber. The successful work will be installed in a vacant ground floor shop on
New Regent Street. The first exhibition has been installed into shop 6, and the street opens to the public from Saturday 20th April. These vacant shops will be tenanted soon and we are taking this opportunity to utilise the spaces for creative projects. In accordance with the rapidly changing nature of the city, we are looking for quick-response work that is smart and resourceful.
Successful ideas may need to be executed within two weeks of confirmation.
For more information contact Emma;

First Offcut Series

April 20, 2013

A film about us

A short film created by Ash Robinson of dollarmixbag, this documentary tells the story of the beginnings of Rekindle in Christchurch.

"Rekindle is a social enterprise that is on a mission to create a culture of zero waste wood in New Zealand. This vision is being driven by Juliet Arnott, an occupational therapist, who has combined her artistic and sustainable values with a belief in the therapeutic benefits that result when people use their hands to create something from nothing. Juliet believes that participation in this meaningful and creative work has the potential to transform lives, and the involvement of Christchurch youth forms an important part of her vision for Rekindle as it grows.

I heard Juliet speaking in Auckland at a ‘Green Drinks’ event, and was immediately captivated by the Rekindle idea and the visual beauty of the furniture. I decided to create this short documentary to help spread the Rekindle message. This is particularly important right now in Christchurch, with 6000 demolitions slated to happen over the next four years.

Shot on a Canon 5DII & 60D, with Canon f4 24-105 and a collection of older nikon primes.
Glidetrack slider, Lowel lights...
edited with Final Cut Studio"

Ash Robinson, January 2013.

April 19, 2013

Shop Eight and Rekindle

Come visit our new home on New Regent Street, Shop Eight and Rekindle. The ground floor is a cafe run by Liz Phelan serving delicious treats and Supreme Coffee. You can also view and purchase  Rekindle creations, including furniture and jewelry, in the new Rekindle studio and office space upstairs.

This iconic street will be open to the public for the first time since the earthquake on Saturday 20th April 2013.




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