When her children were little, Kim Hands would paint large murals on their walls. As an artist, this came to her naturally. It got her wondering how people who weren't artists decorated their kids' rooms. She set about researching how she could make artwork that other people could put on their walls. This led to finding a material that could be printed, cut to shape and stuck to walls, which could also be removed and repositioned. She also found a printer that could print high quality artwork and cut individual shapes. Kim acquired both, and thus StickyTiki was born!
Being the first business in New Zealand (and one of the first in the world) to create wall decals from this reusable fabric, Kim enjoyed worldwide success selling her bright, bold designs on Etsy. A strong New Zealand theme made her designs popular among locals and proud kiwis expats around the world.
Four years ago Kim decided it was time for a change and sold the business to me. Since then I have collaborated with several New Zealand artists and introduced some of my own designs. I am very proud to have continued the amazing business that Kim set up and to have reached to milestone of 10 years of creating unique, reusable artwork for your walls.