Thursday, February 20, 2014


Exploring the Wynwood Arts District in Miami has become one of our weekly passions for the past couple of years. On our quest for COOL we’ve discovered pop-up shops and galleries, underground lounges and cultural incubators, and surprisingly high-end, yet unpretentious eateries. 

We recently walked by LULU Laboritorium and just thought, it was just another gallery. After the 3rd time walking by, we were drawn in by the Parisian Les Artiste brand Basquiat shirts casually hanging in the corner of the window. We soon recognized that this was more than a gallery, it was a collision of art and pop-culture. 

The space had a unique spirit about it, it was fresh, open, open to ideas, whimsical, and extremely engaging. Just when we thought this place couldn’t get any cooler we arrived to the back of the space where we stood in awe of their signature graffiti-adorned Brooklyn-styled stoop. The vibrant installation is a must-snap for your selfie collection. Also in the back area is a pop-up shop featuring pieces from the aforementioned Les Artiste brand and Brian Lichtenberg Homies. If you’re in Miami, LULU LABORATORIUM is a place you simply must visit and bring you credit card.

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For two decades, Elie Akiba has been a pioneer in championing the rising stars of fashion and showcasing their creations at the cutting-edge LULU flagship store in Bal Harbour. With a new endeavor in the art world, he is now bringing his keen eye for aesthetics to once again set the stage of a new era. At the intersection of Euro pop and Miami’s Wynwood scene comes forth LULU LABORATORIUM. LULU LABORATORIUM brings together artists and designers who have a commitment to true self-expression. 

The creative venue delivers a powerful explosion of playful wonder. Meshing bold contemporary style with a youthful vigor the gallery takes on electro-eclectic elements for a fun fresh look that draws from fashion and art. LULU LABORATORIUM is a cultivation of creative ideas fusing across media.