Arrival of 'The Fourth'...
I tend to believe that 2018 will be a great year, a year which I will remember for the rest of my life and again I believe in a very very good way.
Businesswise, it has been a great start but creativity-wise it has been even better. I and my colleagues at Rising Star decided on a few objectives in January which we believed that would take Rising Star further in gourd craft. As I write these sentences by mid-March, I believe we will be able to achieve these objectives.
Having the 'largest and most diverse gourd lamp collection in the world' is not enough for us. We know that we had reached that already. With three brilliant crafters in the workshop who have zillions of ideas to try on gourds, we know that we will keep the leadership in that area for a long time as well. However, we wanted to segment and focus on certain themes at the beginning of the year to make sure what we make and present verifies the statements that we make about our craft.
What we achieved in 2018 so far? Well, we introduced multi-theme gourd lamps which brought richness to our designs and brought versatility to your mood as a user. We introduced Montana Colors 94 as our official paint which is technically the best in the world and brought over 160 color options for you to choose from. We focused on beadless designs which increased the functionality of our lamps. Designs like 'Nepenthe' is more than a shiny object but also a mood light and a night light which you enjoy even when you are asleep. We are also working on 3D design gourd lamps which we will introduce in the second half of the year. I think that's enough material to work on for the rest of the year.