Posts Categorized: Design

Design + garden + gardening + Life / Thursday, 31 May 2018

How to plant a Rainbow Container Garden

Rainbow Container Garden

We selected our current apartment while we were still living in Denmark. Because we hadn’t seen it in person before we moved in, we didn’t quite know what we had to work with. A garden wasn’t necessarily on my list of things I “had to have”, but I was so pleasantly surprised to find that I had a little bit of garden to work with once I got here. Our landlords do a phenomenal job at keeping it up, but they said I could add in some of my own flower selections. That was 5 years ago. I have since been bit by the gardening bug and consider it one of my most (and few!) hobbies that I have outside of work.

This year I wanted to make it more colorful than years past and in honor of Craft the Rainbow our new book and this little board book that I read to Jasper nearly every day (here) , I created a rainbow container garden for the front porch. I only added them in a couple of weeks ago so they haven’t had time to flourish yet, but I thought I’d post about it so you can get started to and then we can watch them grow together and keep each other updated.
Rainbow Container Garden

Here are some things I’ve done to get it going and a list of flower divided by color that you can add to your garden: Read on →

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Design + Life / Thursday, 17 May 2018

Introducing: Royal Wedding Collection

Royal wedding commemorative souvenirs

Check out our new Online Shop! 

In 2011 I boarded a plane from Copenhagen, Denmark to London to attend the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I grew up with a very sure knowledge that I was going to marry Prince William one day but after realizing that the dream might have been a little skewed, I figured if you don’t marry royalty, at least you can attend their wedding! In preparation for the big day, I designed a line of commemorative goods to sell at a rented booth on Portobello Road and on my online shop. It was an amazing experience and one of my very first business endeavors at Lars!Royal wedding commemorative stationery set

I received such a wonderful response to that first line of royal wedding products (here!)  that I knew I had to do another in honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Without further ado, I introduce The Royal Wedding Collection! These royal weddings are the fairytales of our time and I wanted to help everyone remember this special occasion. This collection also kicks off the opening of our new online shop! I invite you to go explore and check back often. We have some magical things in store for you and I don’t want you to miss any of it!

I was on KSL’s Studio 5 with Brooke Walker earlier this week where I gave an exclusive sneak peek of the collection along with a demonstration on how to create paper fascinators from this tutorial.

Let’s take a look at the Royal Wedding Collection!

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Design + Life + wallpapers / Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

I have big dreams for my future garden. You probably know of my strong affinity for flowers. I love to smell them, pick them, buy them, make them, send them, look at them, and even watch them: Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables are two of my all-time favorite films. Now I haven’t always had the greenest thumb, nor the space to cultivate my dream garden, but I have plans! The April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar by Monica Lynch is the perfect illustration of what I want my garden to look like! And a tree full of pink blossoms? Sign me up!

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

Download the May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar for your desktop and phone!

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Artist Feature + Design / Friday, 27 Apr 2018

Illustrator Feature: Lisa Grue

Lisa Grue

For this month’s illustrator feature, we were privileged to get to know the amazing Lisa Grue! Chances are you’ve seen her art before, as she’s worked for a number of impressive clients including Vogue Magazine, Anna Sui, and Benefit Cosmetics. Lisa Grue graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2001. Since graduation, she has received a number of grants from Danish Arts Foundations and has been selected in curated art and design shows. Lisa experiments with the design process and works with a wide variety of materials and media, including embroidery, porcelain, textile print, acrylic, paper and more. Her aesthetic is unique, combining her love of Scandinavian nature and urban inspiration. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!Lisa Grue

So let’s take a peek!

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Design + Home + Life + Projects / Thursday, 26 Apr 2018

Colored my Kitchen to help me Cook

As you might know by now, I rarely step foot in a kitchen. I really don’t have much to do there. Cook? As if! But I LOVE all things kitchen design. The hardware, the cabinetry, the accessories, oh my! In my dreams I’m designing a line of kitchenware–items I’ll never use but gaze at for their beauty. I love adding beautiful tea towels, an adorable butter dish, potted plants (see above). I figure if it’s beautiful I might somehow trick myself into wanting to spend more time there. So far, no dice.

Additionally, aside from my lack of culinary skills, the kitchen isn’t my favorite room in my house. It’s tucked around the side of my house and doesn’t receive much light. It’s always felt a bit stale in color and energy in comparison to the rest of the more lived-in spaces. Though we rent our walk-out basement apartment, our landlords are the best and they have always said we can do whatever we want to the space, but, it IS a rental after all, and we always thought it would be a more temporary housing solution so we haven’t invested much into it.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to partner with BEHR®Paint once again (remember Baby’s nursery or our studio mural?) and participate in their upcoming Color Clinic event, the same event we participated in last year, by adding some color love to our kitchen. YES PLEASE, I said. This kitchen of mine could certainly use some help so I might as well experience first it to help you know what to do for your own kitchen makeover. As I’ve come to learn, paint makes such a world of difference! Read on →

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