I “borrowed” this stem of white flowers from a bush outside our house. I love the sweet teeny tiny blooms. It’s in a green glass bud vase from Ikea that has a great silhouette, with a slightly slanted top. The cork coaster is from there too. Painting above by Lulu DK.
Last week I was on the phone with Lulu deKwiatkowski, an effortlessly cool artist/designer whose label,Lulu DK, spans a broad range of furnishings, from Schumacher wallpaper to Matouk bedding to Elson & Co. carpets, and more. Not long ago she launched a lifestyle retail site on which she sells one-of-a-kind finds, her own original artwork and prints, well as accessories and furnishings in her textile prints, including lampshades and tote bags.
I was interviewing Lulu about the Italian Riviera—she spends her summer there with her Italian-born husband and three little kids—for her new Riviera bedding collection for Matouk. At the end of the enlightening conversation (I’ve never been to the Italian coast; sounds heavenly), she tossed out her newest venture—jewelry tattoos.
Lulu DK jewelry tattoos are temporary tattoos, like the kinds you put on your kids, but in metallic gold and silver, in swirly silhouettes, that range from rope to geometrics to henna-like designs, and look like jewelry. She got the idea from her sister, and they’ve taken off like mad. Love them?
M E T A L L I C J E W E L R Y T A T T O O S B Y L U L U DK
Each order includes 2 sheets, one gold & one silver. Made in the USA. Passes safety standards for cosmetic products and meets all domestic and international regulatory requirements. Non-toxic.
I’ve been promising Lulu for about a month now that I’d highlight the newly launched online shop. Seeing how I’m off to South Florida this morning (sun!) it seemed like a good time to indulge in her colorful, slightly Palm-beach inspired designs.
I love Lulu’s style, and am so psyched that I get to work with her through Matouk. (My friend Meredith and I write the Matouk blog; Lulu designs the Lulu DK for Matouk line of bedding.) She is talented, gorgeous, so very cool, and really nice. I haven’t met her IRL, but we’ve chatted by phone and email, and laugh about following each other on Pinterest. She too is the tiniest bit Pinterest-obsessed.
Lulu is Lulu de Kwiatkowski, otherwise known as Lulu DK. She grew up in NYC, Hamptons, and Bahamas, studied abroad during her high school then earned a Fine Arts and Interior Design degree at Parsons School of Design. After graduation she headed to Paris. (I told you she’s cool.) In 1998, Lulu became enthralled by a fabric mill outside of Paris, and a few months later, her textile company LULU DK was born.
In addition to fabrics, wallpaper, bed linens, carpet, and fine art (you may have seen her prints on One King’s Lane), Lulu has just launched a webshop with a number of new items as the start of a total lifestyle brand. Here are some of her fun and vibrant designs.
It’s true that art is personal, but if you know somebody well, you should still be able to choose a piece of art that suits him or her. A pretty landscape, a funky abstract, a minimalist still life, a furry little animal. There are a number of subjects and price points for artwork as gifts.