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Online Charity Auction*

Dear friends,

Out of our creative collaboration with the owners of the deScris Penshop in Cluj, five Lutopians were born, and they have been decorating their shopwindow after the opening. 

Now that the lutopians are looking for a new home, You are invited to participate in our Online Charity Auction* so that you can make a Unique, Hand-Made Christmas gift for someone you love. (They will also receive a copy of the original drawing).

The auction is taking place between 6 - 16th december 2012, so that the package can be delivered right under your Christmas tree.

*THE DONATION WILL BE DIRECTED 100% into the account of the Little People Association in Ro, which, since 1995, is making efforts to create a better life for the children who fight against cancer. 

ps: please share this with your friends!

Last night, we were blessed

...with the most honest, heart-melting feedback on our work that I could ever dream of: right as we finished the last details on the shopwindow design, a 4 year old child passed by on his three wheeled blue bike. 

After a heel-brake, he left his "horse" right in front, rushed inside, opened the glass door and tried to grab some of the objects we made. An embarrased father rushed in, grabbed him out and left us all floating in angel dust clouds :))

foto: D.Centea — with Apai Emese and Krisztina Tímár at deScris Penshop. Cluj, str. Universitatii nr.1.

the White Nest

Drum roll, please! We are glad to announce that we're working on a Surprise Project - quite important to us because it's all about Lutopians flying out of their nest for the first time...directly into a shopwindow :) 

Also, we consider this to be tOM's first solo exhibition, on which we had the pleasure to collaborate with the talented Emese Apai: her calm nature and her tailoring skills have been especially helpful these days!

 ..many thanks go to her dog, Buksi, who wiped our floors clean every evening :)

our design concept for the shopping window: 
celebrating children's creativity even more than the new school season!

Spring is full of surprises :)

I am so excited to have started today a course in Traditional Embroidery & Weaving - thanks to the generosity of mrs. Elvira Gavris from Bedeciu, a village in the Apuseni Mountains! 

Hopefully you will enjoy the results on many Lutopian faces yet to be born :)


chiar e nevoie oare de o zi/ în care să-ncercăm oficial să fim copii?//
(Ivcelnaiv, sms 6)

do we need one day indeed / to officially try and be children in it?//
translation: k.veer

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for EMMA, Bon Iver

Dedicated to our dearest Emma, tOM's sister, born at 9:30 this morning!

Welcome into this world, hopefully we can make it better together :)

ta tada tada dadadaaaa dadadaaaaaa tadada

Lovestory on Valentine's Day

‎Let me start from the beginning:
tOM's mummy has a very small person inside her who can't wait to meet her brother who adores her, already :) 
He just placed his first order on LUtOPIA, heart breaking pure love!

ps: I NEVER imagined that I will get emotional on valentines day ♥ ;))

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RIP Mike Kelley !

I just found out that one of LUtOPIA's most disturbing and powerful sources of inspiration died yesterday...

Beware, not all of his works are appropriate for children.

Here you can find more about him on the Wikipedia page.

Mike Kelley | 1954-2012

Mike Kelley | 1954-2012

( Carol Cheetham / For The Times )

Mike Kelley | 1954-2012
( Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times )
"Citris and White"