Little Light Box Co
Dave is a qualified electrician who owns Sun Olympic Electrical Services, which has been operating on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland for over 25 years.
In his spare time you will either find Dave tinkering in his workshop or in the ocean on a surfboard!
Mel is a Teacher Aide at a local Sunshine Coast school and in her spare time you will find her on the beach too!
With Dave's creative electrical knowledge and Mel's eye for detail, together they have created a very unique product line, which started by creating a nightlight for their 8 year old son Izaac.
How long have you been creating your art?
We have been making little light boxes since the end of October 2015.
How did you get started?
Dave was given a dremel (woodworking tool) for his Birthday, a day or so later he carved our sons name in a piece of plywood. From there he decided to light it up and began wiring LED strips into the base he had made - and so began little light box co! We saw that there was a gap in the market for handcrafted wooden themed and personalised little lights - no two are the same and each little light box is as unique as the wood they are carved on.
What is your greatest inspiration?
The ocean, sunshine and nature.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Being time poor!
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Having the freedom & flexibility to create new designs and ideas - to express and extend ourselves through our creative pieces.