Everyday Needs is a Ponsonby, Auckland-based retail and online store founded by Katie just before Christmas 2010. The interest in opening a store came really from necessity. With regular inquires into products that Katie used for projects, it seemed like a natural progression to make her favourite things and preferred artisans widely known to the public. Hence the online store was launched in 2010, with the Ponsonby store coming later in 2013. Everyday Needs is a carefully sourced, personally curated selection of goods that Katie sees as being both useful and beautiful.
Many of the products are handcrafted, some by good friends such as Martino Gamper, Edward Barber and Kirsty Cameron. Everyday Needs now also manufactures its own range of everyday essentials, using the skill of New Zealand based local artisans and craftspeople. The Everyday is an online blog that showcases the products in use. Shot on film by photographer Harriet Were, The Everyday translates how practical necessities can enhance, not detract, from the beauty of our interior spaces.