Posts Categorized: Life

Craftenhagen + Crafts + Design + Life / Monday, 23 Jul 2012

Craftenhagen!

Thank you to everyone who came to the first Craftenhagen workshop last week. We had the best time! Sarah Goldschadt was our visiting workshop teacher who taught us how to make “owlies” her famous little guys as featured in a darling little book called Microcrafts. My studio turned out to be much too small to hold everyone, but we got up close and personal and discussed what we want to do in upcoming workshops.
It was so fun to see friends who I hadn’t seen in some time like Elena and other brand new friends like Denica and Elina from Seriously…We Think Free. Not pictured here is Mette Rankin of Bureau of Betterment
How cute are these sisters? Anne and Sarah are gems and I can’t thank them enough for bringing their energetic spirit.

 Sarah had just received the first copy of her new book, Craft-a-day and proudly showed it off.

Next month we’re joining Etsy’s Craft Party on Friday, August 24th. Our goal is to get 25 people in attendance so please spread the love! Please sign up here.

Craftenhagen’s website and Facebook site

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Life + This week / Friday, 20 Jul 2012

This week

Last night’s Craftenhagen was a success! We had quite the group at the studio making the space seem so small. I’ll talk more about that next week.

Top left: Are you taking a look at these hollyhocks here? Magical! My friend Alissa described them on Instagram as “So strong and self-assured. So inspiring” and I have to agree.
Top right: Paul and I went on a run/ride on Bastille Day. Of course, I wore my Lauren Moffat Bastille Day dress aka my 4th of July dress.
Bottom left: Wreath making with some sticks I picked up from Iceland
Bottom right: Our landlord’s garden. They gave us a little patch too and I can’t wait to see how they do.

This week:
Iceland waterfalls
Beautiful paper flowers by Lyndie Dourthe
My sister is looking for a job in the arts. Anyone? Part 1 and Part 2
This Girl and looking for tips on Southern France

Photos taken from my Instagram. Follow me at @houselarsbuilt and on Twitter.

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Art + Artist Feature + Design + flowers + Life + paper / Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012

Ummm, say what?

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but my breath has been taken away four times in the past week. One, two, three (on the way), and now this. My heart started racing as I started clicking through Lyndie Dourthe’s site. She has created the most wondrous little beauties I’ve ever seen and these little guys are made of paper. PAPER! And you know I’m a sucker for paper AND flowers. I die. I’ve been planning on doing more experiments with dying and painting onto flowers and now I realize that I should have. Can I still?
The packaging!

Check out all of her magical beauties here, but get out your Google translate or rack your brain from Mme Macy’s high school class ‘cuz it’s all in French.

via 100 Layer Cake

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Iceland + Life + travel / Monday, 16 Jul 2012

Iceland waterfalls

And three months later our Iceland trip is finally being wrapped up in photos. Goodness, I’m constantly reminded how surreal this place is. You can’t go to Iceland and not see waterfalls, so I’ve dedicated this last post to all things waterfalls. A little tip, “foss” in Icelandic means “falls” in English, which might help break down the names. Here we go! We started our waterfalls exploration by taking a little day trip out to Barnafoss with our gracious hosts.
Then Paul and I rented a car for a few days and hit some of the major highlights around the southern rim of the island including Seljalandsfoss, Skógarfoss and Svartifoss. The beauty of Seljalandsfoss is the trip BEHIND the waterfall. Pretty wild. And cold. And loud.
Svartifoss is insane. Look at these rock formations! It has the feel of cathedral organ pipes you know what I mean?
Ok, these little rock pile ups below are a sweet story. Visitors are supposed to add a rock to the top.
Moody!

I’ve been enamored with pictures from other people’s trips to Iceland including Jenna’s super detailed write-ups. Mackenzie of Secret Pocket has beautiful photos of their trip to Iceland/Denmark for the holidays last year. Elaina from Fint og Deilig and her husbandMark spent their honeymoon camping in Iceland last summer. Brave souls! I’ve been following the Instagram of Andrew and Carissa as they explore Iceland right now. This shot at the Blue Lagoon is gorgeous! Elena also did an Iceland falls post. BTW, we did go to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s biggest tourist destination, but we didn’t take a single photo! Crime! Needless to say, the place is otherworldly (and expensive! especially when we went here for free!)

Check out some more Iceland photos here

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Life + This week / Friday, 13 Jul 2012

This week

This week started with a bang with a photoshoot that I’m stoked to show you at some point. The above blue house was the site and the blue flowers on the top right were a part of it, which proves that I can also work in a cool palette (I myself was in doubt). And don’t you love the wicker bike seat with yellow tire?

This week:
I was interviewed for Houzz and they did a lovely job. Thanks Cathy!
People have been going gaga over Dior’s floral wall installation. And for good reason!
I show how to make a laundry rack for the small-apartment dweller on design*sponge
and then end my d*s summer series with this ombre flower holder
Chaunte Vaughn is rocking it with his gorgeous floral portraits
CRAFTENHAGEN is announced. Come next Thursday!

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