Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Life + Projects / Friday, 21 Sep 2018

September 2018 Book Club Artwork

Hello Lars book club readers! Are you enjoying How Art Can Make You Happy? If anyone can change the way you think or feel about art, it’s Bridget Watson Payne. This book is short, sweet, and life-changing! We hope you can take her suggestions and advice to heart. Check out our discussion questions below – if you’ve been following along with us on Instagram @larsbookclub , you may have read or thought about these questions already! Share your thoughts with us! This month’s beautiful printables were illustrated by Julie Walker, a genius collage artist! Stay tuned for her illustrator feature in the next few days!

Continue to download the How Art Can Make You Happy book art!

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Design + Life + Shop / Monday, 17 Sep 2018

The Yellow and Orange Chapters

Orange and Yellow

Welcome to yellow and orange week here at Lars. Every week for the next few weeks we are focusing on two adjacent colors of the rainbow in honor of the release of My Life In Color, our new guided journal. Join us as I show you how I’m filling out my own copy. You can see the red/pink chapters here

Yellow just miiiiight be my favorite color. Maybe? It’ consistently the one I choose as a pop whether it’s in a craft project, or a home accent decor. And I’ll very likely be wearing it on any given day. It’s just so refreshing!
Orange and Yellow

I even the first time I fell in love with yellow…

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Design + Life / Thursday, 6 Sep 2018

The Rainbow Chapter: My Life In Color

My Life In Color prompted journal

Because our new guided journal, My Life In Color, is divided into color chapters, we’ll be focusing on a different color combination every week for the next month. This week, it’s RAINBOW, the first chapter of the book. The chapter focuses some introductory questions about yourself and helps you identify your favorite color palettes and why. I couldn’t help but write all my answers in every color of the rainbow…because why not?! And because there are so many rainbow products out right now, I’m including my favorite to help you fill out your own journal.

And some office supplies (and other goodies) to complete the rainbow adventure! 

  1. Rainbow pencils
  2. Rainbow pouch
  3. Rainbow ring
  4. Rainbow page markers
  5. Rainbow pouch
  6. Rainbow stickers
  7. Rainbow keychain
  8. Rainbow washi tape
  9. Rainbow gel pens
  10. Rainbow pencil case holder
  11. Rainbow sticky notes
  12. Rainbow pencil case
  13. Rainbow wallet
  14. Color block tassel
  15. Rainbow neon pencils
  16. Rainbow thin tape
  17. Rainbow pens
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collaborations + Design + Life / Tuesday, 4 Sep 2018

My Life In Color

My Life In Color prompted journal

We’ve been hinting about it here and there, but the secret is finally out!

We’ve released a vibrant collection of rainbow journals and notebooks and they are out TODAY! The collection features three designs including a guided journal titled, My Life In Color, a companion book to Craft the Rainbow, and a softcover blank striped notebook and blank hardcover marbled journal. With a hint of metallic gold and lovely textures, they just might be the prettiest journals you’ve ever laid eyes on. In my humble opinion, of course 😉 My Life In Color prompted journal

Like Craft the Rainbow, My Life In Color features 9 chapters divided by color and asks a series of questions based on color, your experiences with color, and associations with color. It’s hardcover and once you take off the dust jacket you’re in for a real treat, because it features an exposed binding showing off the gorgeous colors of the rainbow.

I’ve always been a color fanatic and have very vivid memories–good or bad–of specific items and rooms. Don’t you? For example:

I remember a burgundy sweatshirt that I wanted to badly when I was young. It was the 90s so it was very much a color of the moment. That, combined with a navy blue and a forest green, and you were SET! I added some classic 90s leggings and an oversized t-shirt and wore that thing out.

I also remember my bicycle that I got for Christmas when I was 10. It wasn’t sitting under the Christmas tree and I was so sad. My dad asked me to go get him a fork from the kitchen and there it was in all her glory. My Huffy White Heat bicycle. She was white with grey speckles on her and she was beautiful. I broke her after only 2 days and we went back to the store to get another and a replacement was nowhere to be found. We called every location in Southern California and no dice. My replacement was a blue and pink combo and I couldn’t STAND the color of the blue or the pink. To this day, those shades give me the icks.

I created this journal because one of the best parts in creating the Craft the Rainbow were the personal anecdotes of each craft and color, but I’m aware–not everyone loves to craft. I GET IT! But! EVERYONE has memories of color and this is a great way to capture those memories and impressions.

Take a look:

I know, guys! We all like color in some way!

BUT, what do we all need even more? Just a plain ‘ole notebook, and we’ve got two of them! One is a plain notebook.

My Life In Color prompted journal

And the other is blank journal.My Life In Color prompted journal

The blank notebook is softcover in lovely texture. The journal is hardcover and has a gorgeously exposed binding, Isn’t it beautiful?! I love seeing the complete collection of books. From those who love to craft, those who love to journal, and those who love to keep notes and doodle. We can now offer something for everyone!

You can shop the collection in various combinations from our Shop here.

I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite color is and why. Please share using the hashtag #MyLifeInColorBook or #HueAreYou

Some of our favorite bloggers and Instagrammers are sharing their favorite colors. We’ll be sharing about them over the next couple of weeks. And stay tuned for a month of color-themed projects and posts, a color combination for each week!

May the hue be with you!

Thank you to Sycamore Co. for making the video!  Photos by Jane Merritt

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Design + downloads + Life / Thursday, 30 Aug 2018

September desktop calendar

It’s starting to feel crispy! Are you feeling it?! Once again, time strikes us with a reminder of the changing of the seasons and I am NOT READY! But, I am ready to spend a little more time indoors making stuff. Monica, created a lovely wallpaper for your desktop and phones based on some of her recent thrift stores finds and I, for one, am all about that floral chair. Please and thank you! 

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