Everyday Needs

Everyday Needs is an online store for people who want to make informed decisions in their consumption, ensuring that what they get is not only good-looking but is carefully manufactured and with a quality that will last the test of time.


Vita Cochran

Vita's handiwork has graced Scotties for many years in the form of handbags, accessories and her collaborations with Marilyn Sainty. 

She began making in 2000, and her work is held in the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Otago Museum, the Dowse & Objectspace. 

Vita's beautiful new site not only shows off some of her recent work but gives us insight into her process and words on the subject, as well as displaying favourite collaborations and commissions.




Sid Sahrawat's amazing restaurant in Three Lamps, Ponsonby offers a five-course lunch menu for $50. Available only on Fridays the menu changes every week. This affordable treat is a Scotties favourite. Book, find their full menu and images of their mouth watering cuisine at http://sidart.co.nz/

The Tuesday Test Kitchen:

Every Tuesday night Sidart introduces and trials its new weekly menu. The test kitchen features an 8 course menu at $80 a head.
Optional wine matching is $65 per person and some dietary requirements will be catered for.


Love Story. A Film by Florian Habicht.

This charming New York story opened the 2011 Auckland film festival just days after being finished. It features numerous New Yorkers adding their input to the Love Story Florian stars in and creates throughout the film. Highly recommended by Scotties - we've never before been in audience where a film was enjoyed so much. Funny, quirky and clever, this film is an entertaining treat.

Go to Pictures For Anna to watch the trailer.



We've been stocking David's clothes at Scotties for some years and his site is a special favourite:

it is well worth taking the time to register......he is selling from his archives at his online store but you can also order these through Scotties.



Master chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin brings a Paris a little closer with his fantastic website www.jphevin.com.
Along with his many exquisite chocolate products the site has offered such novelties as a chocolate iPod(for fathers day!) and his iconic chocolate stiletto shoe.
I’m told his macaroons are the best in Paris…unfortunately they are available only France!

And from our fair shores: Schoc chocolates of Greytown also sell online. They offer an amazing selection of tablets in flavours from sesame to geranium as well as the facility to build your own boxed chocolate selections online!


Queenie’s Lunchroom

The coolest little cafe in Freeman’s Bay……
Find them at 24a Spring Street.



Deborah Smith

Ever wondered why our ads look so good?
Photographer Deborah Smith has been producing beautiful images for Scotties for nearly twenty years.
Read about her and other interesting New Zealand artists on the Black Barn gallery site.


Sarah Maxey

Sarah Maxey's meticulous illustrations are showcased on her site www.sarahmaxey.co.nz.
She is currently collaborating with Marilyn Sainty on some custom bentwood chairs available soon!

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