Lovely, right? Lun Made creates home goods & accessories that just make you smile. They bring a clean, minimal design and a bright pop of color to everyday objects. And it’s the little things in life that are really the big ones…
The founder, Amie Lun, is a serial DIY crafter. In 2015 she decided to take her obsession to the next level and develop her own brand – which has a unique, effortless style that we’re just swooning over.
Amie tells us more about how hoarding is not always necessarily a bad thing, the lessons she’s learned since her launch, and her favorite spots around town.
A little trivia about yourself
– Born & raised: Brooklyn, NY (technically born in a hospital in Manhattan, but it doesn’t sound as cool)
– Cups of coffee a day: Tea?
– Favorite pizza place: I am sure my fellow Brooklynites would agree – Di Fara Pizza
– Hidden talent: Serial Napper – I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime – one time even standing up.
– If I didn’t do what I do, I would be a… Actually, my full-time job is in Marketing within the Media and Entertainment Industry. So if I didn’t do that, I would focus all of my energies and efforts on growing and building products and partnerships for Lun Made.
What’s Lun Made all about?
Lun Made is a thoughtful collection of handmade minimalist housewares and accessories. Each piece is designed, crafted and painted by yours truly. The products range from wood serving utensils to cork coasters to soy candles to mini wood bowls and ring cones – all available in various colors and designs, bringing style and functionality to any space.
What inspired you to start your business?
I’ve always considered myself a “maker”. Whether upcycling wine bottles/old t-shirts, crafting Halloween costumes or making handmade gifts for friends and family – DIY is in my blood. Because of this, I may have become a bit of a hoarder (oops). You never know when you’re going to need that button, ribbon or jar. I knew I needed to make something productive out of it and it had always been a dream of mine to build something to call my own as a creative outlet. Enter: Lun Made. I took the huge leap of faith… and never looked back.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Set realistic goals for yourself and the customer. Don’t kill yourself and over-promise on tight turnaround times to try to make the sale – more often than not the customer is extremely understanding. And don’t be afraid to put yourself out there to the world. You will be surprised at all of the overwhelming positive support you will receive – I know I was. You just have to make the leap and figure things out and make changes/tweaks along the way.
Any exciting plans for the next few months?
I have plans to test/build out new product ideas and expand my collection. Potentially looking at more wood crafts, some knitting and graphic design projects, so stay tuned! Also, my collection is now available for international shipping, so I am excited for what this new chapter/adventure will bring.
You can find Lun Made housewares and accessories at their Etsy shop.