Posts Categorized: Life

Design + Home + Interiors + Life + Outfit to room + Style / Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012

Outfit to Room: 4

In case you live under a rock or fail to subscribe to the same multitude of fashion-related e-mail newsletters that I do, New York Fashion Week is upon us.  So, in an ode to one of my favorite designers, Lauren Moffatt, today’s “Outfit to Room” features a darling look, aptly titled “the Catcher in the Rye Sally” colorblock dress.  The English major in me is geeking out.

by Katie Farber of This, That, & The Other 

DRESS  |  PILLOW  |  CATCHER IN THE RYE  |  CHAIR  |  TRIANGLE ARTWORK  |  SOFA  |  TABLE

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giveaway + Life + Products / Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012

Giveaway

I love coming across companies with heart. Heute – Schmidt is a designer sister duo in Germany who create fabric by the yard, bags, kitchen accessories, and jewelry with a graphic twist. They make everything in their workshop. Today they are giving away one of their 100% cotton, handprinted bags. The bag comes with a leather handle and measures 50x70cm. The winner of the bag gets to choose the pattern and color. Personally, I want them all (especially the yellow half circles on the bottom right!).

To enter, head on over to Facebook and “like” The House That Lars Built page then leave a comment below on the blog letting me know. Bonus votes if you help spread the word by sharing it on Twitter or Facebook.

Once you get to Facebook you’ll find a special SECRET giveaway which might have something to do with a little company you might have heard about before specializing in gem stones that starts with an S and ends in warovski. Just sayin….

The fun ends Monday, September 10th and the winner will be announced Tuesday, September 11th. This contest is open to all international applicants.

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flowers + Life + paper + Wedding / Monday, 3 Sep 2012

2 years and thoughts about marriage

Paul and I celebrate two years of marriage today. Yay! On one hand I can’t believe we’ve been married for two years and on the other hand, whoa! I feel like I have SO much to learn still. Most of all, I’ve learned that I’m a SLOW learner. You can be taught your whole life how to have a happy marriage, but you can’t know HOW to apply it until you’re in it and learn things that work for you and your partner. For example, not going grocery shopping together is one of our keys to happiness. Check.
I’ve had a few people mention how they can’t seem to find my wedding pictures on this blog and looking back, it’s because I didn’t post too many here. They were originally published on 100 Layer Cake so I thought I’d post a bunch load today, including some never before footage (so reality show-ish!). Careful, it’s gonna be a doozy.
I remember the day feeling surreal. A lot of the steps of the day kind of seemed like robotic motions because you’ve seen weddings on tv, movies, with friends, etc and then all of a sudden you’re the star of the show. Even if you’re sick (I had a cold and Paul’s back had gone out) you’re running on pure adrenaline and you keep that smile plastered on your face. I was determined not to be frantic or nervous or bridezilla and I don’t think I was, but maybe you should ask someone else for the truth.
But, let’s talk about regrets now. One thing I regret about the day was that I didn’t have our family and friends speak at our reception. I would have LOVED to have heard the speech I’m almost positive my dad prepared. If you know my dad, you know he doesn’t mind a mic (to put it mildly).
The biggest thing I’ve learned about marriage so far is that it’s not something you can do half-heartedly. If you want a marriage to work, you gotta WORK at it. It’s a consistent investment of time and thought. You can’t do something thoughtful one day and think you’re good for while. It’s an every day thing. It’s an “I love you so much I want to make your day good” thing. Oh my, I’ve got a long way to go. I’ve learned that I’m not perfect. Ha! I must have thought I was when I was single. Well, needless to say, marriage is humbling, terrific, relentless, fulfilling and so many other opposites. Thankfully, I’ve married a very patient man who I’ve grown to love more and more each day.
What’s your key to a happy marriage? I’d LOVE to know!
Click below to read more about the wedding reception.

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Katie Farber + Lars' (play)List + Life + Party / Monday, 3 Sep 2012

Lars’ (play)List: September

As we celebrate Labor Day here in the States and mark the unofficial end to summer here and abroad, Lars’ current playlist starts out sweet like summer and turns a little grittier as Lars transitions his way into fall.

Play September’s playlist here. And check out previous months here.

by Katie Farber of This, That, & The Other

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Copenhagen + denmark + House + Life / Monday, 27 Aug 2012

Three minutes.

“You have three minutes” he told me. That’s how long Paul gave me to take his photo in front of this not-so-Danish garden home (aka kolonihave). He is so good about finding spots around town he’ll know I’ll gush over and this was one of them. Of course, he should know by now that that also means he has to be my subject. Or at least he knows it now. I love it when someone goes outside the ordinary and even provides a little resting bench outside for snoopers like us.

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