I learned to surrender.
I spent hours observing life in the villages. Local craftspeople were making amazing homewares, furniture and light shades with their hands, one piece at a time.
The feature lights caught my eye. I’ve built and renovated homes before. The lack of unique lighting options always frustrated me – but here they were, all around me.
I spent weeks walking hot and dusty backstreets of Bali looking for small family run businesses who made great quality, unique lighting.
My idea was to build a business that supported these artisans and bring sustainably crafted light shades to Australia.
I wanted my orders to have a real impact in the lives of those makers, without any middleman. I met the makers and we worked together to ensure the quality is great and the styles are one of a kind.
When we returned Australia two years later, the five suitcases we took to Bali became eight, plus a
surfboard – and a container full of gorgeous light shades.
Lighthouse Lane began.