I am Lke, passionate graphic designer, illustrator and photographer since 2004. Proud mom of Mister know-it-all since 2009 & Miss big-eyes since 2011. After graduating I founded a designstudio called LKE 's studio for art direction and creative communication. But somehow I felt left with a hunger to ... something I couldn't quite name it. Until one day both my darlings awakened my pleasure to create manually, to craft again. I think it was Mister know-it-all, who stumbled up in my studio one day and promptly asked me (working behind my computer with the cleanest desktop ever): "Mom, can you make me a parking lot and a small city for my cars?" "Cause I' can't and I know you can help me." "Sure", I said, and so with a bit of paper, pencils, paint and glue we fixed his needs in an hour or 2, as we also fixed a set of new jewelry for Miss big eyes, and a 2 dolls-bedroom with kitchenette. "You see", Mister know-it-all said, "we can create about anything we want mommy, from scratch or zero!" "True", I said, "the things you design and create yourself mostly bring along more satisfaction than anything else." "It' s exciting to try, it's fun to do and it's fulfilling to succeed, not even to mention how wonderful it is to play with afterwards".
As I heard myself that instant, I knew immediately ... ever since I graduated, I lost that "touch", I stopped "exploring", I lost my "atelier".
I am still that artist which means I live in a fantasy world with unrealistic expectations. I need to take my pleasure seriously, otherwise the what-if's and the should-have's will eat my brain out in time. So I guess I'm ready now to dare, to dive in and fall flat on my face, to do something that might not work. I am ready now to get my crafts back on, to design and create manually, with both hands, not being afraid they might get dirty and I might lose several hours a night working my ass of.
And so ... I decided to open LKE 's atelier aside: a creative webshop where I offer you a variety of handmade products with a graphic touch and a strong focus on illustrational talent.
Thank you Mister know-it-all and Miss big-eyes, my loved-ones,
you darlings make me believe ... over & over again.
Our collections for now:
* the LOOP series
* Ink ' t temporary art tattoos
Whatever it is you might like and/or purchase ... please enjoy it, play it, use it, wear it with love, treat it kind and wash it tender.
Read instructions first before acting.
Bumped into a "Sold Out" that frustrated you a little?
Mail me, I 'ld be more than happy to see what I can do about that.
If possible, when all ingredients are available, we can create a sort of copy, but remember, it will never be exactly the same.
Most of the products found in Lke's atelier are a pièce unique. I design and create all year 'round. Whenever I feel like it & I find the time ... I'ld love to spend it in my atelier! For now, I don't do large-scale production.
I do small things, with BIG love.
You have a suggestion, or a special request based on any design in this shop, feel free to contact me.
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