... and that was a typical day in the life of Paper Plane store's Krista Plews and Timothy John.
Volleyball training on the Mount beach in the morning (yes, even in winter), then brekkie together with supermodel cat Zephyr (the younger-years George Clooney of meowsters), then a quick walk to Paper Plane to open the door for the day - joined soon after by Jo and Ngaire.
There's gift wrapping goodies to send orders from the online store out the door, and boxes-and-boxes of homeware hotties arriving daily, with new products for Paper Plane shelves. Sometimes, those boxes are filled with the most amazing antiques unearthed from around NZ and even overseas (while Tim is best known for his contemporary furniture and lighting design, he's always loved vintage, and now curates antiques for sale in Paper Plane). The weather is just better in Mount Maunganui (this is fact.) so Krista and Tim make the most of it and sneak off for a beachside lunch as often as they can. In between, there's keeping in touch with the Paper Plane fam through Instagram and the e-news, potting succulents and stringing up kokedama, designing new products exclusively for Paper Plane (Jo Wade is a graphic designer and works on art prints, cards and more), finding new brands to stock... and all that action builds an appetite, so luckily the best little Japanese joint is just around the corner and down a little lane - Mr Miyagi, located in one of the Mount's old original art deco houses.
Swift and Click making magic from the everyday - for Fancy