Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017

August 2017 Book Club: Grace: A Memoir

August 2017 Book Club

August 2017 Book Club

Adding a bit of fashion to your reading repertoire never hurts, right? In August we’ll be reading about Grace Coddington, the creative director of American Vogue since 1988. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington is an honest, candid, and often funny look at the fashion world, how it has changed, how Grace started her career, and how she ended up as one of fashion’s greatest icons. The book is filled with her witty observations, lovely Vogue photos, and also Grace’s very own charming illustrations. We hope you enjoy it, whether you’re a fashion guru or not. Coddington has met incredible people and traveled far and wide. It’s a captivating behind-the-scenes look at an artistic, capricious industry! Find the book here and be sure to tune into @larsbookclub as we discuss Grace this month.

Photography by Anna Killian

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Book Club + Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017

The Brilliant History of Color in Art Downloads

July 2017 Book Club

Have you been enjoying The Brilliant History of Color in Art?? We’ve gotten some enthusiastic feedback on @larsbookclub , our Instagram feed! Apparently, you love to learn about the colors around us and throughout history just as much as we do. Well, we hit the jackpot with this book in regards to “extras”. The J. Paul Getty Museum features this book on their website, along with art lessons for kids, a self-guided museum tour, discussion questions, AND even a quiz! What did you REALLY learn about these colors? 😉 Take the quiz and find out! Find the Getty’s great educational site hereWe included a couple of their questions below, but be sure to head to their site for more! Don’t forget to print out this month’s incredible artwork by our featured illustrator, Jennifer Bouron.July 2017 Book Club

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Book Club + Life / Friday, 30 Jun 2017

July Book Club: The Brilliant History of Color in Art

July Book ClubHello Lars readers! It’s time to introduce the July Book Club book. July’s book is an easy summer read, but a fascinating one! The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay investigates every color used in countless artwork. From Stone Age cave paintings to today’s endless array of digital colors. We have any and every color, natural and synthetic, at the touch of our fingertips. But in past centuries, certain colors were hard to find and therefore expensive! Some pigments could only be found in one specific geographic region. Others required smelly, prolonged processes just to produce mere ounces of dye. Finlay takes us back in time, when the making of colors was a remarkable feat in itself. The use of color in art was especially meaningful and symbolic.

Stay tuned for artwork and questions on the blog later this month, and feel free to share thoughts and follow along on @larsbookclub ! Enjoy!

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Book Club + downloads + Life + printable / Friday, 16 Jun 2017

In the Company of Women Book Artwork

In The company of Women book art

Hello readers! Have you enjoyed In The Company of Women? From the comments we’ve received on @larsbookclub, many of these women entrepreneurs and makers inspire you! Tell us why! Here are some questions to discuss, further fun reading suggestions, and of course, enjoy this month’s book artwork by featured illustrator, Libby VanderPloeg, which just may be my favorite to date. Isn’t it great?!   In The company of Women book art

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Book Club + Design + Interiors + Projects / Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

DIY floral staircase from Old Home Love

I’m pleased as punch to present two special guests to Lars today. Andy and Candis Meredith, from HGTV’s Old Home Love, recently released their first book of the same title, Old Home Love, and it’s gorgeous! If you’ve seen their show or know anything about them, you know that they love old homes and this book is an ode to it. It’s part love story, DIY, and inspiration. It’s also a special book for so many other reasons (go and find out!) and one of them is because it all took place here in Utah, was photographed by Chaunte Vaughn, who also photographed our upcoming book, and styled by my good friend Meta Coleman, assisted by my own sister, Caitlin Watson Boyes. And a couple of my own pieces of furniture and plants even make a special appearance 🙂 Candis and Andy are here today to share a tutorial NOT featured in the book but I know everyone is wondering about: How did you make that floral staircase featured on the cover?! Aren’t you curious?! Let’s find out! 

Hi Friends! I am so excited to share this project with you. I have been a fan of things with big scale for a long time and I am so happy that we got to showcase these beautiful stairs for our new book. This project has such a huge impact for little effort and I think it adds a PUNCH of happiness and color to our understated white space. What’s great about this idea is that you can use almost any image that you love! Landscapes, old photographs, random patterns, portraits! The sky’s the limit. And don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of doing this–it really is SO easy and took less than an hour!

Old Home Love book

Here we go!

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