Happy 2012 from Buana Satu!

Woosh that went quick the new year is already here. Summer in the Southern Hemisphere means we get lots of visitors from overseas. The first few weeks of the year have been a tad rainy in this part of NZ, lucky for us in Buana Satu there is always tropical inspiration around from Asia and the Pacific. These hand dyed tivaevae inspired bedspreads bring the tropics right into your bedroom and add colour to even the greyest of days. We look forward to seeing you instore this year, come and say hi! Best wishes from Helen and the team at Buana SatuTropical hand-dyed bedspread

Fresh of the Boat

Freshly arrived from our new container we have lots of new goodies in store!


Coming Thursday the 6th of October is one of those magical evenings of art, craft, artisans, fashion, music and performance on K’Road. Between 6 and 9 you can for example check out the DJ battle at Ironbank, the craft market in St. Kevins Arcade, pop into Buana Satu of course for a look at the beautiful Tapa gown and photography exhibition by Glenn Jowitt and much much more live music, performance art goodness all along K’Road.

Have a look here for the events map and programme.

Pacific wedding dress by Annie Bonza

During the Rugby World Cup here in Auckland streets and suburbs have adopted second teams to support and K’Road has adopted Tonga. Buana Satu has chosen to join in the theme by displaying this stunning and unique tapa Pacific wedding gown designed by Annie Bonza. I’m in awe of the detail and the gorgeous shell and red accents. One lucky bride is going to look absolutely amazing in this one day.

A flock of Buddha

Today we had a lovely day in store taking some pictures of all the great new stock emerging from ‘the container’. Soon I will post some of what else arrived, but I just had to quickly share this picture of a flock of Buddhas. It makes me feel happy just looking at them there in the spring sunlight. As you can see, Buana Satu has got your Buddha-needs covered.

Welcome to Buana Satu on K’road

Karangahape Road, better known as K-road, oozes with character and spunk, and is one of the groovier places to hang out in Auckland. It keeps on getting better with the rise and fall of iconic night spots, hip and ethnic eateries, fashion and second hand shopping and good coffee and pizza. Buana Satu has been on the scene since 1992, a destination shop for those in search of tropical inspiration for their homes, hand crafted gifts and jewellery and artisan goodness from Aotearoa and the world. Buana Satu is run by mother-daughter team Helen and Milly and their partners, who infuse this oasis of colour and calm on the sometime hectic K-Road strip with their own kind of soul and eye for beautiful things.