Skulls huh? Who woulda thought? Well we did.
Whilst feeling the need to do something different, that we enjoyed doing, SKULL, conceived, born, and raised in Bali, is the brainchild of Vera Ribeiro and Rhett Hutchence.
Vera had always wanted to have a skull shop. Rhett had always wanted something to do.
And as these days, “Ya gotta have a concept”, SKULL seemed a logical answer.
Geographically SKULL is in an optimised position as the local artisans are excellent at crafting and have a unique knack for creating objects of beauty.
After a year of sourcing materials, designing, and starting production, in mid 2013, the first SKULL store opened in Bali, Indonesia.
We currently have two shops in Bali. One in Seminyak, the other in Petitenget.
He first came to Bali in 1972 and began returning frequently after dealing with personal matters, finding Bali his ‘healing island’.
Having been a perfectionist, he would set himself up for disappointment with everything he tried.
Bali changed that.
He loves the freedom, the culture, the spirituality, which is abundant here.
In Bali he’s able to be an artist in the Damien Hirst/Andy Warhol way.
He only has to think of the idea, and then get other people to make it for him.
It is cathartic in a way, and over time has helped him become a bit more comfortable with his own art skills too.
She began her career at the age of 18 as an assistant and stylist for a fashion photographer in Brazil.
With a striving and aspiring traits has led her to become, the youngest fashion editor of a leading fashion publication in Brazil.
Vera went to all over Europe attending fashion shows from Milan, London, Paris.
As the economic crisis hit Brazil, the magazine went bankrupt but it didn’t stop her from opening a PR agency specialised in the fashion industry.
She started coming to Bali 24 years ago, been living in Oahu, Hawaii for 5 years, then moved to LA.
Doing what she love the most working in fashion industry which inspired her to started a wholesale business named Purple Seven (Purp7e) manufacturing knitwear tops in Bali.
Eventually the constant travel back and forth became too much despite the success. So she closed the business and has remained in Bali since.
Three following years after moved to Bali she met her partner in life and business, Rhett Hutchence.