Crafts + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

Wrapping Paper: Not just for Gifts

Things to make with wrapping paperIf you haven’t noticed, there are some beautiful wrapping papers out there right now. And in all honesty, we’re pretty crazy about our own line of paper we designed for Alexis Mattox Design. If you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?!), you can purchase the whole collection here! Wrapping paper can sometimes be underutilized though. Such great colors, patterns, and designs deserve to do so much more than end up crumpled in the trash can! We’re showing you a few ways you can repurpose your wrapping paper to create beautiful things with a bit more longevity. From covered books to placemats, we hope these ideas will inspire your own creative use of wrapping paper!

Check out all the ways to utilize gift wrap!

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downloads + graphic design + Life / Monday, 4 Sep 2017

September 2017 Wallpaper

september 2017 wallpaper

Time for the new September 2017 wallpaper! Have you ever heard that September is the January of fall? With school starting, September is often associated with fresh starts and new beginnings. So even though our blessed summer days are numbered (tear), consider September a jump start to setting new goals and trying new things! Take time to be present and really focus on what you want to accomplish this season. Taking a walk is often the perfect way to clear your head, breathe deeply, and enjoy the quiet. Also, it doesn’t hurt to mix patterns and bring a pup along for the ride! Who’s with me!? I’ve got a good feeling about September.

Remember to download the September wallpaper as a reminder!

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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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