Elizabeth hewitt, tulu’s designer and owner, began her work as an antique textile dealer and collector. a constant traveller – to india, central asia, indonesia, burma, morocco, spain – elizabeth is constantly collecting – fabrics, objects, sights, sounds, colors, stories – and incorporating them into her work:

I take photos of tin cans and funny walls and worn down marble, then I do a painting and that becomes a design. I cut up paper and photos and words. I paint and sketch ideas that come from hearing live music, reading a good book, hearing a story. I am just following what i am feeling or loving. I love 20th-century design and art. And I love crusty old textiles and antiques. I especially love crusty old textiles that look like they were designed in 1950 but were actually made in some weird place 200 years ago

(from Cover Magazine, Spring 2011)