Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Friday, 9 Aug 2019

National Book Lovers Day

Happy National Book Lover’s Day to all of our bookworms out there! Paperback or hardback, fiction, non-fiction or crafting, books are a huge part of what we do here at The House that Lars Built. In fact, we love books so much that last year we decided to take our love one step further, and embark on a journey to create our own! If you haven’t already, take a look at it sometime and see all of the love we just had to put on paper!

In honor of this momentous occasion, we have put together a list of books to show some love to the novels, tomes, and treasures that have been influential in our learning and growing. We hope the books on this list are just as inspiring to each one of you as they have been for us! Whether you’re a logophile, a bibliomaniac, or just a simple librocubicularist (someone who likes to read in bed), we think you’ll find something to love. In the words of Frank Zappa, “so many books, so little time” so without further ado, we present to you a small fraction of some of our all-time favorites! Read on →

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019

August Book Club: Fashion Climbing

Happy August! We love an occasional book about fashion, so this month’s book is a good one, and easy summer read too. When the Irish Catholic family of young Bill Cunningham realized he was enamored with fashion, they were horrified. But Bill thrived on fancy clothing, designing hats, and making people and things beautiful! Fashion Climbing: A Memoir in Photographs is Cunningham’s posthumous memoir, detailing his interests as a boy, and big breaks as a young man. Eventually, his career led him to years of covering fashion for several publications as well as photographing for the New York Times.

Relax in your hammock and join us on @larsbookclub as we discuss Fashion Climbing!

Book Club / Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019

July book club: Joyful

Happy July! Readers, think about what brings you joy, and maybe more importantly, WHY those things bring you joy. We’ve often been taught that the key to joy lies within us, and while that is true to some extent, would you believe that a lot of it has to do with our physical surroundings? Author Ingrid Fetell Lee dives right into this in her book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. Lee draws from neuroscience, psychology, design, color theory, and many more subjects to reveal that we can be in control of ourselves and feel joy through the objects and space around us.

Grab a copy as you’re road tripping or lounging in your hammock and follow along with us @larsbookclub . We’d love to hear your thoughts! Enjoy! 

Book Club + Life / Friday, 14 Jun 2019

June book club book

Hello readers! Many of you are changing your routines as summer begins—with travel, work, children at home, family obligations—but want to make sure you still have time for yourselves. Have you ever wondered how female creatives accomplished all they did? This month’s book, Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey, delves into the working habits of artists, writers, performers, and much more. What were their habits? What did they choose to pursue or to neglect? During our “maiden” Lars Book Club year (2016), we read and enjoyed Currey’s first Daily Rituals book, and we’re excited to read this new collection focused on women! Hopefully you can find a helpful nugget or two of inspiration this month. Be sure to follow along with us @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork and questions later this month. Enjoy!

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Book Club + Life / Friday, 24 May 2019

Featured illustrator: Jacqueline Colley

Yesterday we shared the new poster and bookmark that our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, created for our book club book of the month, Encore. Jacqueline is a UK based illustrator and print designer who specializes in playful illustrations. I thought she’d be the perfect person to capture the words of Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away from health complications last month and is the focus on this month’s book. She offers some wonderful advice and thoughts about her journey!

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