Just released today, a book of collages by pattern designer Lulu Kwiatkowski. Entrenched in the world of interior design professionally, she also marks it as a life long influence, one that makes this book sound very intriguing. On her site, she says "I was born just after New Years in 1972, the youngest of six children. My childhood was a world of chintz and sorbet colored walls created for us by Sister Parish...
...whose whimsical designs proved to be very influential for me. Her striking white hair and Pekingese seemed to permeate the house—she was everywhere, from the green flowers on my curtains to the strie on my walls. I could see her in the cranberry in the library and the Chinese wallpaper in the dining room.
To grow up in a house decorated by Sister Parish was somewhat like a little girl's version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Although she may not know it, I thank her today for the impression of color and style she instilled on my subconscious. "
The book is 192 pages of Lulu's handmade collages described as "vivid and dreamlike, and sometimes autobiographical, her artwork draws heavily from her own 1970s childhood experiences and her travels to exotic locales."
Available on Amazon for $63. (List price $100.) or in bookstores starting today.
More info on Lulu's fabrics and wallcoverings: Lulu DK