If you love the stars, you’ll find yourself waking up and tiptoeing outside to go and look at the sky. When everyone else is asleep it feels as if you’re the only one standing under a dark sky.
I love that night time solitude while watching for a meteor shower, lunar eclipse or comet for the first time.
Stella Murals' glow in the dark star story began after the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The central city was instantly shut down with ruined buildings and power blackouts. It was turned into a no go red zone for the next two years.
When the power went out, the office and street lights darkened but the sky above the city came to life. The milky way and all the constellations of summer were revealed in a burst of starlight above the city.
Aftershocks continued for the next year and when we were woken at night I often crept outside for a quick look at the sky. I loved the tranquility of the night and the adventure of discovering the night sky for the first time.
Stella Murals came from those earthquake nights. I learnt the constellations, painted them and then searched for new and unique ways to display them. As a result some of my products were created here in New Zealand for the first time ever.
I love to walk alone and I’m very excited to be able to design and create glow in the dark art exclusively original to Stella Murals. From 2011 I wanted to make art that is as realistic and impressive as the real night sky.
Since then I've sent glow in the dark art and home decor to great customers in over forty countries. I've loved making starry night skies for people in faraway places I'd love to visit.
The sun is our closest star and when you expose your mural or canopy to sunlight it will renew its glow. You are essentially capturing the light of a true star to fill your nights with pure starlight…and you can enjoy that starlight for as long as you like.