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Creative Spark: Rebuilding Christchurch One Chair at a Time“As the aftermath of the earthquakes unfolded, I felt perturbed by the waste the demolition process was producing. So I opened Rekindle (35 New Regent St.), in part to prevent lumber from going to the landfill. Now, we turn salvaged materials into furniture and artwork. We once took bare lumber from a destroyed church and made chairs. People love the pieces because they’re beautiful and they honor the loss we experienced.” —Juliet Arnott, founder of Rekindle
This appeared in the January/February 2015 issue.