Life + This week / Friday, 11 May 2012

This week

Besides the two announcements, it’s been a week full of fun stories and happenings. I’m saving the best and juciest one for another day (oh, it’s a goodie…hating the suspense? muhahaha). Are you checking out that elevator photo on the top right? Those are moving elevators without doors. It seemed to be so normal to everyone else but I had to take a few deep breaths before I got on. Also, that’s our house on the bottom left–even more incentive to move into a studio with all the ruckus of the construction.

Here’s what went on this week:
I’m giving away a wedding invitation suite! Have you signed up yet? Help spread the word!
I made fruit balloons for Oh Happy Day
More Iceland photos
I featured my mother as a young girl for this week’s This Girl
My new studio
30 crafts in 30 days til my 30th birthday.
The minimalist bride on Brooklyn Bride

Have a lovely weekend celebrating your mothers!

(all these photos were taken from my iPhone on Instagram. Are you on? reach me at @thehousethatlarsbuilt or here)

Crafts + DIY + In the Know + Life / Friday, 11 May 2012

2 announcements!

The New Studio:
Remember how I was contemplating moving into a studio space? Well, I finally did it! I’m here! SQUEALS! I have this tremendous sense of giddiness (sp?) as I sit here looking around at these blank walls. What can possibly fill them? And what projects will emerge out of this room? Hopefully, so so many! I didn’t really think that this would happen but I recently met a pretty awesome group of creative women (a major answer to prayers) and two of them–photographers–invited me to share their space with them. After much contemplation I’m here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. We’re planning on lots of fun projects to improve the space as well as hosting events, and even using it as a shop to sell our stuff. So yup, that means my paper flowers and other goodies will be on display and you can drop in to check ’em out and make your purchases in person. There’s a “Fotostudie” sign up in front until we think of a name for all of us. Come check it out at Turesensgade, right by that beautiful park at Nørreport.
30 til 30: 

Next announcement: I turn 30 in 30 days. YIKES! That calls for some type of, uh, celebration I suppose. I decided to celebrate in the form of crafty insanity and replicate my 24 days of Christmas crafts. To be exact that’s 30 crafts in 30 days for my 30th birthday. Sound right? I’ll post my 30 projects weekdays until the 11th of June (the big day. gulp!) Today is day one. A friend is throwing a Mexican themed party so she asked if I could help out and I thought it’d be a good excuse to get my craft on so I planned a pinata. I absolutely love the colors together. I’ll work on a tutorial for you guys because they are seriously easy though a bit time consuming. Snaps to those pinatas you buy at party stores for like $7. I have NO idea how they can charge that little.
Stay tuned for more crafts next week as well as more photos of the new studio space!

Friends of Lars + Style + This Girl / Thursday, 10 May 2012

This Girl: XI Mother’s Day Special

This week’s This Girl is none other than my dear mother as a young girl. Happy Mother’s Day!

Sleep  |  Watches Where the Wild Things Are

(RIP Maurice Sendak)

Home + House + Life + Scandinavia + travel / Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tucked away

Still working through these Iceland photos. What do you think so far? Nuts, right? Paul and I rented a car for a few days and drove across the island. We stopped periodically to capture the houses built into mountains*. I’m guessing this technique came to be because it’s so (so so so so so so so) windy and the rock is at least one solid fortification. 
*kind of reminded me of that rock house in Laguna Beach. You know what I’m talking about OCers? 

Crafts + DIY + oh happy day + Party + Projects / Monday, 7 May 2012

DIY fruit balloons

I was at our cute little niece’s house and she had these neon balloons in her room that all of a sudden reminded me of fruit (does that happen to you ever? You accidentally mistake something for something else and then boom, you get a new idea?). I thought they’d be perfect for the fruit party we’ve been wanting to do forever. See the full instructions on Oh Happy Day.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat