collaborations + Design + Life / Monday, 17 Jun 2019

Lars for Mixbook

We’ve been hinting at something special lately over on Instagram and the day has FINALLY arrived to announce The House That Lars Built x Mixbook collection!  Yay! As a mother in the digital age AND as a designer, I love sharing photos online but I also believe in a good old fashioned hard copy, because it’s always way more fun to flip something in person–it feels more real and long lasting. Mixbook offers some really wonderful book options in numerous themes, so we were thrilled to partner up to give it a special Lars touch.

We created 3 different themes for all the special moments in your life: a complete wedding suite with a guest book, travel, and a Year in Review inspired nature, color, and handmade elements! Learn about each one below!

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Book Club + Life / Friday, 14 Jun 2019

June book club book

Hello readers! Many of you are changing your routines as summer begins—with travel, work, children at home, family obligations—but want to make sure you still have time for yourselves. Have you ever wondered how female creatives accomplished all they did? This month’s book, Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey, delves into the working habits of artists, writers, performers, and much more. What were their habits? What did they choose to pursue or to neglect? During our “maiden” Lars Book Club year (2016), we read and enjoyed Currey’s first Daily Rituals book, and we’re excited to read this new collection focused on women! Hopefully you can find a helpful nugget or two of inspiration this month. Be sure to follow along with us @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork and questions later this month. Enjoy!

Life / Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Introducing…Our new studio and team

Introducing…our new studio and our team! I haven’t properly introduced you to everyone and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so. The move happened rather suddenly, but here we are in a late 1800s historic home in Spanish Fork, Utah! We’ve been here for about a month now and are still adjusting to the changes and trying to figure out how everything will work, but for the most part, really enjoying the change.

Let me take you through the space and make the proper introductions!

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Design + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

DIY plate and cup lighting fixture

A couple of months ago, our very talented photographer Jane was flipping through the pages of Architectural Digest looking for a creative spark, and came across a classic Louis Paulsen pendant. You know the one. The setting was lovely, the colors on point, when all of a sudden she noticed that she thought they could be made out of tableware. Yes, tableware, as in all things plates, bowls, and cups. She came to me and said, “do you think we could make something like this with paper plates and bowls?” All it took was one look for me to respond with a resounding, “YES!” and we got to brainstorming a DIY plate and cup lighting fixture.We originally thought we would use paper plates, but then realized that they didn’t offer us the interesting shapes we were hoping for. We decided to take a chance, using melamine and plastic plates for our crafting, and scored BIG time! The variation of shapes is endless, not to mention inexpensive. Each one of our lamps were made for under $20. With the help of a drill, spray paint, and a glue gun, the fixtures came to life, and we’re not going to lie…we are absolutely in love with the outcome! Read on →

garden + Life + Projects / Monday, 10 Jun 2019

A Garden Transformation with Troy-Bilt

You know I’m a big fan of ANY place with flowers. Whether they’re peeking out of pots or spilling over the edges of well-manicured lawns, I’m happy.  With the start of summer, I’ve been able to start turning some of the inspiration garden images that have sustained me all winter long into actual realities.  BUT we need all the help we can get so I was delighted when Troy-Bilt invited us to be part of the Spring 2019 Flip the Yard Campaign!

You might remember my business partner Mary bought a house last summer and we’ve been making some pretty big changes inside (take a look HERE).  Right after buying she had to replace her sewer line. Yuck! Since then she’s being dealing with the havoc the backhoe caused and a yard that has been desperate for some love too.

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