Posts Categorized: Life

Book Club + Life / Friday, 1 Sep 2017

September Book Club: The Glass Castle

September Book Club

September Book Club

Happy September, readers! This month’s club book is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, a New York Times Bestseller recently made into a movie starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. Jeanette Walls is currently a successful author and journalist, but her less-than-idyllic childhood was rootless and nomadic. This is a memoir about family, loyalty, redemption, poverty, and the trials of life. Walls has a frank, honest voice and way of writing that will keep you turning pages, wondering where their family ends up next! You’ll be chuckling and shaking your head at the same time. Don’t forget to follow along on @larsbookclub, our Instagram account. Tag #larsbookclub with your book photos too! Check back in later in the month for discussion questions and as always, lovely printable artwork from our featured illustrator. Enjoy!

Read The Glass Castle here

Photography by Jenna Evans

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Life / Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Behind the scenes of our birth announcement video

Behind the scenes of our birth announcement video

I’m completely overwhelmed at the well wishes that Paul and I have received regarding our good news. We’ve received well wishes from people who have been following along with Lars from the beginning and others who have just joined in. Any way you put it, thank you! Like I mentioned before, the video we created with Trisha Zemp, turned into a much larger project than I anticipated, but now that I’m viewing it a year later, I’m so thrilled that we put so much energy into it. We will treasure it for always (even though we have to watch it on mute now—that song won’t get out of our heads!). Because we started it nearly a year and a half ago during my first pregnancy, we had all completely forgotten that we had Kenyon Brook there to take behind the scenes photos AND Trisha had also created an in-process video, which I may love even more than the video itself. Take a lookie:

Hopefully, you can get a better sense of what what went into the project as well as a hint of Paul’s epic skating skills 😉  Read on →

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Artist Interview + Life / Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017

Artist Interview: Josefina Schargorodsky

Artist Interview: Josefina Schargo

Many of you are familiar that we do a monthly book club here at Lars. Along with featuring a new book, we collaborate with a new artist to create a print and bookmarks inspired by the book. They always turn out so beautifully and appropriate for each title! We decided it was high time that we start providing more in-depth insight into the beautiful work they create! We wanted to pick their brains a bit and get a peek inside their lives and their creative process as it might inspire you on your artistic journey or at least provide more appreciation and inspiration. We’re kicking off this new artist interview with the talented Argentinian, Josefina Schargorodsky, illustrator of this month’s book art. She has a lovely, unique style that is sure to brighten your day.Artist Interview: Josefina Schargo

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Life / Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Special delivery!

Brittany Jepsen stop motion baby announcement

I don’t know what put it into my head to create a life-size stop motion video. Oh yeah, it’s because I think everything will be “real quick” and “super easy” and duh, it’s the only rational thing to do! That, and when you know stop motion artist, Trisha Zemp, and letter artist, Jill De Haan, you think, “well, I know the most talented people in the world and I know they can make straight up magic and this is a once-in-a-lifetime-video so….” While that is certainly true, I need to learn to TONE IT DOWN every once in awhile because man, just looking at this I get so tired because the truth is, it wasn’t real quick or super easy. In fact, I’ve most certainly learned to tone things down a bit more in recent moths, but you see, we didn’t make this video this year. No no, we made it last year when apparently I had a TON more energy and willingness to execute grand ideas.

But don’t let my current energy levels drag this on any further as Paul and I are thrilled to share some happy personal news:

I bet you never would have guessed, huh? 😉
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Book Club + downloads + Life + printable / Friday, 25 Aug 2017

August Book Club Art: Grace

August Book Club Art Are we midway through August already?? How are you liking Grace’s Coddington’s memoir? It’s been fascinating to get a look at the fashion industry! Think of all those renowned and esteemed people Grace Coddington has worked with. Truly amazing! This month’s book art illustrator is the talented Josefina Schargorodsky! We love her interpretation of Grace and the inspiring words she captures. (Also, stay tuned for an interview with Josefina! We can’t wait to show you more!) Here are a few questions to think about, and then some further reading suggestions. Enjoy the rest of your summer!August Book Club ArtMake sure to join the discussion and print off the book art! Read on →

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