Posts Categorized: Life

Life / Sunday, 25 Mar 2018

Job opportunities for spring 2018

The semester is quickly coming to a close so it’s about that time where we search for some young bright minds to join us in our ever creative studio for the spring and summer! We have a lot going on in the coming months (the release of our book for one!) that require more specialized help so we are expanding our job opportunities. In addition to our regular internship program, we are please to announce the search for a few part-time positions including project manager, SEO/analytics manager. Take a peek below to see if there’s a possible fit for you. We have some new internship positions too so there’s a variety of options. Feel free to let your qualified friends know!

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Friday, 23 Mar 2018

Illustrator Feature: Kathryn Zaremba

Kathryn Zaremba
Photo by Kate Warren
For the month of March we are featuring the lovely Kathryn Zaremba for our Illustrator interview! We actually attended graduate school together and it’s been such a joy to watch her career flourish! Recently some of her designs have been turned into the most gorgeous wallpapers that I am absolutely crazy for. Kathryn illustrated a beautiful print for our book club of the month, very appropriate for National Women’s History month. She is so talented and I hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit!
Kathryn Zaremba
Read the full interview with the lovely Kathryn Zaremba! 

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Life / Sunday, 18 Mar 2018

Baby Boy’s birth story

Well, hello there! Long time no real talk, huh? It’s 6 weeks postpartum and trying to carve out some time to share Baby’s journey here has taken a bit longer than anticipated. In between learning how to feed a mini human from my own body parts, how to soothe him when he’s hysterically screaming, how to put him on some sort of “schedule”, and mixing it in with my own survival skills ie: eating, showering, changing my own diapers (TMI I know but I really didn’t know about the diaper part so I thought I’d share for interested parties) and working, I’m realizing that time as I knew it has changed. Life now works in a set of designated time windows. Baby feeds every 2.5-3 hours, Baby opens his eyes for as long as he can, or rather, we try to put him down whilst he loudly contends before Baby sleeps, and repeat. And during those windows I have between 0 to + or – 2 hours to get everything I need to get done, and that includes running a business. Ai ai ai.

SO, what are we waiting for? No more time for chit chat, the countdown to the next feeding has begun…let’s go! Read on →

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Book Club + Design + Life / Friday, 16 Mar 2018

March Book Club Art

March Book Club Art

We’re halfway through March, readers! How are you liking Broad Strokes?? Are you impressed by these incredible women as much as I am? They accomplished some incredible feats. We’ve got some discussion questions for you below, as well as some fabulous printable artwork for you, illustrated this month by Kate Zaremba (you may remember the New Year’s Eve crowns we partnered on years ago!), who runs a design company with clever patterns for the home.

When I was thinking of illustrators to pair for this book I immediately thought of Kathryn. We first met in NYC when she worked for Jonathan Adler and I was interning there and then we reconnected at graduate school in DC. She’s an uber creative go-getter who shines bright light wherever she goes. Her whimsical work is clever and enchanting and makes you think. Lately, her work has been focus on themes of women empowerment so you can imagine why I thought of her! Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with her next week, in which I hope she reveals that she played Michelle Tanner’s best friend on Full House or payed Annie on Broadway back in the day 😉 And if not, now you know! Ha! You’re welcome, Kathryn! Read on →

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Life / Thursday, 15 Mar 2018

Craft the Rainbow is available for pre-orders!

Craft the Rainbow by Brittany Jepsen

You see that book in the flesh? It’s real! Let the games begin! I’m so so thrilled to announce that Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House that Lars Built, our huge labor of love/book that’s been in the works for years/I can’t believe the time has finally arrived, is now available for pre-order! Hallelujah! I just received my copy and it’s GORGEOUS! It’s as smooth as buttah with gorgeous gold leaf engraving and creamy pages. You guys, I agonized over every single page of this book down to the ribbon used in the binding. Sadly, I’m not joking. It’s thrilling to see it all come to life and reveal it to the world!

The book officially comes out April 24th, but listen, I’ve got a secret to tell you: you’re going to want to buy it on pre-order NOW because we have the best pre-order gift in the history of pre-order gifts. We’ve teamed up with Angela Liguori of Studio Carta, the beautiful Italian ribbon and accessories shop from Italy, to offer you her famous Florentine scissors FOR FREE! It’s a $32 pair of scissors absolutely free if you order our book between now and April 24th.

BUT, there’s a special way to order it and I don’t want you to miss out on doing it correctly so listen up!

Learn how to receive your pre-order gift below!

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