Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Sunday, 1 Sep 2019

September book club

We are thrilled to introduce you to the latest and greatest from artist and author, Lisa Congdon, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, our book club selection for September. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile because, secret’s out–I’m hosting a Q&A with Lisa THIS FRIDAY at the Salt Lake City West Elm from 6-8pm. This is your chance to come and meet Lisa and hear her encouraging words about how to find your creative magic and turn it into your secret power.

Can’t wait to see you there! And join us throughout the month over at @LarsBookClub where we will be sharing some of our favorite tidbits from the book as well as an exclusive print from Lisa for our new Print Shop. 

Book Club / Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019

AUGUST BOOK CLUB ARTWORK

Hello Lars readers! Have you been following along with us as we’ve read Fashion Climbing? An inside look at the fashion world, its designers, and its enthusiasts is always fascinating! Bill Cunningham’s story is a testament to hard work, determination, and the need to keep your originality, don’t you think? This month’s illustration is by our featured artist, Dylan Mierzwinski of bydylanm, who we will be interviewing soon so stay tuned! 

The print and bookmark are available for a free download. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful prints that we have in our Print Shop!

Tell us what you loved about Fashion Climbing and keep up with us on our bookclub Instagram @larsbookclub! We love hearing your thoughts!

 

Book Club + Life / Friday, 9 Aug 2019

National Book Lovers Day

Happy National Book Lover’s Day to all of our bookworms out there! Paperback or hardback, fiction, non-fiction or crafting, books are a huge part of what we do here at The House that Lars Built. In fact, we love books so much that last year we decided to take our love one step further, and embark on a journey to create our own! If you haven’t already, take a look at it sometime and see all of the love we just had to put on paper!

In honor of this momentous occasion, we have put together a list of books to show some love to the novels, tomes, and treasures that have been influential in our learning and growing. We hope the books on this list are just as inspiring to each one of you as they have been for us! Whether you’re a logophile, a bibliomaniac, or just a simple librocubicularist (someone who likes to read in bed), we think you’ll find something to love. In the words of Frank Zappa, “so many books, so little time” so without further ado, we present to you a small fraction of some of our all-time favorites! Read on →

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019

August Book Club: Fashion Climbing

Happy August! We love an occasional book about fashion, so this month’s book is a good one, and easy summer read too. When the Irish Catholic family of young Bill Cunningham realized he was enamored with fashion, they were horrified. But Bill thrived on fancy clothing, designing hats, and making people and things beautiful! Fashion Climbing: A Memoir in Photographs is Cunningham’s posthumous memoir, detailing his interests as a boy, and big breaks as a young man. Eventually, his career led him to years of covering fashion for several publications as well as photographing for the New York Times.

Relax in your hammock and join us on @larsbookclub as we discuss Fashion Climbing!

Book Club / Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019

July book club: Joyful

Happy July! Readers, think about what brings you joy, and maybe more importantly, WHY those things bring you joy. We’ve often been taught that the key to joy lies within us, and while that is true to some extent, would you believe that a lot of it has to do with our physical surroundings? Author Ingrid Fetell Lee dives right into this in her book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. Lee draws from neuroscience, psychology, design, color theory, and many more subjects to reveal that we can be in control of ourselves and feel joy through the objects and space around us.

Grab a copy as you’re road tripping or lounging in your hammock and follow along with us @larsbookclub . We’d love to hear your thoughts! Enjoy!