Style + This Guy / Friday, 12 Oct 2012

This guy: I

Besides my honeymoon, this is the longest, most inconsistant blogging in Lars history. And you know what? I don’t feel caught up at all! Ugh. For one who loves blogging as much as I do, it’s so hard not to publish every day, but I have been needing the time. Let’s just say, big changes might be on the horizon. Eeeek! All of this means that we need a new series on the blog, right? How about a This Guy? You like? We have This Girl, who clearly needs to be complimented with a guy so here you go.
This week: 
I interviewed Alison from The Alison Show for the Brooklyn Bride series, “What does it mean?” 
I did the flowers for a fancy schmancy event yesterday to help out Maria and I scored a thong in my goody bag. And not the flip flop kind.
Happy weekend!

Design + flowers + Life / Monday, 8 Oct 2012

Flower overload

Guys. I thought I loved flowers. And then I made 132 of them and now I’m not so sure anymore. Mind you, that’s cutting, shaping, handpainting petals and leaves and stems and…everything! My deadline was last Monday, then Wednesday, then Friday, then Saturday, and then about 41 minutes ago, I finished. And you know what I want to do now? Get a whole new wardrobe. Wardrobe fairy…where are you?

These real dahlias, above, were a gift from Traveling Mama, and I just cannot get enough. They remind me that I really do love what I do. Thank you!

So now that that craziness is done (for now, 2 more installments of the same thing!), I can focus on some much needed blog time. I’m kicking it into gear by FINALLY focusing on a blog makeover for Lars. Hallelujah! But in all honesty, it’s me who could really use the makeover. Can we say highlights? Definitely not showing you a picture here (thought there’s a peek on Instagram).

HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!

Design + Life + Outfit to room + Style / Thursday, 4 Oct 2012

Outfit to room

Girl  |  Sofa  |  Lamp  |  Throw  |  Pillow  |  Rug

by Katie Farber of This, That, & The Other 

flowers + In the Know + in the studio + Life / Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012

Blomster (flower) update

I’ve hidden myself in a little flower cave this past week for a few projects that are leaving me with one hand holding a paintbrush and the other a glue gun. Top picture, here’s a behind the scenes look for Gudnitz Couture‘s latest ad campaign shot by Danny Gudnitz. I contributed some oversized paper flowers and had a ball with everyone. Rikke makes beautifully fancy dresses for lots os celebrities and royals and stuff. Fancy schmancy! Below, Terrain contacted me about making some smaller flowers for their holiday season so I’ve been up morning and night creating hundreds of flowers and keeping tally by using the classic system as seen above.  I’ll be putting some up on my shop too in case you can’t get to Philly or Connecticut.

BTW, if you’d like to help out in the studio, I’m in desperate need this week of people who can come cut and assemble. 

Design + DIY + hello bee + Projects / Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012

The ultimate care package with free PDF

I recently made a care package for my brother-in-law who is living in America for a couple of years and it was featured on Hello Bee yesterday. I call it, The Ultimate. I mean, who doesn’t love a good care package?! Especially when the items are mini-sized. It’s too cute for its own good. 
Materials: suitcase, acrylic paint, angled paintbrush, scissors, care package goodies, masking tape
Step 1: Start by creating the air mail border on the box. I free-styled it with an angled paintbrush so that all you need is one stroke (like applying nail polish!). I started with the white and measured it every .5″ around.
Step 2: I added another coat of white paint.
Step 3: Now go in and add the blue on top to every other white strip. To get a super clean air mail effect, use the masking tape to create the lines and then peel them off.
Step 4: Add another coat of blue paint.
Step 5: Add in the care package goodies. I bought mini sized candy from Haribo, bouncy balls, a Rubiks cube keychain, a little notebook, a small package of potato chips, and licorice (the Danes LOVE licorice).
Step 6: Cut out the air mail label (free PDF here) and apply with tape to the top of the box.
Step 7: Add on some cute stamps and send it on its way. I checked with the Danish Post to see if it was ok to send and they said it was, so hopefully it is where you are too.

Wouldn’t your day be made if you received one of these?! Now, go make someone’s day!

Photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen for Hello Bee