Books: LULU DK {de Kwiatowski}

How are you?

Need a little boost?

Extra love, caffeine, and Skittles have been

magically injected into this post

and as always, your lovely today contains

ZERO CALORIES…

Let’s get busy with

happy happy color

and perhaps a few nudes

thrown in for good measure, yes?

Can you tell I love picture books yet?

So anxious was I the other day

to devour my copy of

Lulu

(Ammo Books),

upon removing it

from the lovely

protective white box,

I nearly lacerated a finger

on the cardboard.

Lulu in Lonny Magazine – Oct 2010

Painful but bloody well worth it!

Author of Lulu

Lulu de Kwiatowski

is an acclaimed textile designer,

but it’s her vogue psychedelic

autobiographical collages

that thrill me with wonder and

make my heart go…sweeeeeet mama.


Inspired by her travels and childhood,

the artist’s mixed media in the book

combine painting, writing, drawing,

and photography.

Much of her work is inspired by…

ahhhhhhh…BEACHES.

Lulu DK is Lulu’s company

where linens

like these are designed

for Matouk.

And also china like this.

Lulu’s  yummy blog

reveals that all of the

work for Lulu was created

on the floor of her

former NY apartment.

Since I am passionate

about creating collages myself

and sometimes sprawl out on a

giant dropcloth,

the above work-in-progress shot

rocked my sox.

For me, her work is music.

Can you feel the notes of joy and freedom leaping off the page?

I am truly cuckoo,

Lulu, for this beachy pattern

in juicy-licious tones.

Lulu

crazy for the tones in this one too!

Collages from Lulu’s book were recently

exhibited and made into prints for sale.

Into the Womb

The beautiful piece above was created

for her mother at a difficult time.

It is perhaps my favorite as I sense

it is so full of hope and comfort.

So original.

So free.

So personal.

So Lulu.

Talk to me, beautiful peeps in blogland.

Could Lulu’s designs be

any more funtastic??????

Peace to you right where you are.

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8 Comments

  1. August 9, 2011 / 3:35 am

    I adore Lulu and everything she does!! her collages are especially amazing!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

  2. August 9, 2011 / 7:28 am

    thanks for sharing these, Lulus collages are happy and fun, hope you are having a fantastic day!
    Laura xx

  3. August 9, 2011 / 11:48 am

    Hey cutie,

    I haven't heard of Lulu's desgins before. And I am officially in love with the cushions!! Yes, I am!!

    Thank you so much for introducing me to so many awesome designers.

    sarahx

  4. August 9, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    This is the 1st time I hear about "Lulu" (my sister calls me "Lulu":-) ) and I'm loving the pillows…. they're really cool.

    Oh, I loved your comment today. You really made me laugh!!! 🙂

    Have a great day, M.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  5. August 10, 2011 / 3:03 am

    We agree its like a burst of color similar to skittles in every picture. Fun collages to share with my children and friends!

    Have a wonderful rest of you week!

    XO,
    Renee and Angela

  6. August 14, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    Fabulous collages (although yours are still my favourite ;)) – that plate, though, oh my god I must own that.

    I love the vibe in all of these, so much life in every piece. Thanks for the intro, hunnypot!

    xxx

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