Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

July Book Club: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Hello Lars readers! Each summer, we love picking a fun biography or two to delve into, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (master of biographies!) is an astoundingly thorough and colorful look at this “Renaissance Man”. Scientist, observer, engineer, and so much more, Leonardo was a complicated man who had a mind filled with curiosity and creativity that crossed disciplines. His art aided his scientific discoveries and vice versa. And if you can believe it, considering himself an artist or painter was actually LAST on his list of abilities! So grab a copy, follow along with us on Instagram, and learn something new this summer about the 15th and 16th centuries – a time of invention and innovation – and the people that adored Leonardo, his quirks, and his genius. Stay tuned for printables later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

Book Club + Design + Life + printable / Monday, 11 Jun 2018

Iris Apfel June Book Club Artwork

Iris Apfel June Book Club Artwork

Have you been enjoying Accidental Icon?? Iris Apfel’s love of life and all things colorful is infectious! Here are a few questions for you to read and think about. Tell us what you think as we continue reading about and discussing Iris all month long. This month’s amazing artwork was created by the talented Rosie Harbottle! Stay tuned for an interview with her later on this month!

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

I am extremely excited about our June book club pick! When you think of fashion icons, the subject of this month’s book may not at first come to mind, even though she has become one merely through her own personal love of clothing and fabrics. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon gives us a glimpse of this eccentric, vivacious woman – and her closet! Full of witty sayings, career advice, and colorful photographs, this book shares Apfel’s philosophy on life and what has made hers meaningful. If you’re not already familiar with Iris, you’ll soon fall in love! We hope you enjoy this fun, easy read as you begin your summer! Follow along with us at @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork later in the month. Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

Book Club + craft the rainbow + downloads / Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Craft the Rainbow Book Art + Sneak Peeks

Craft the Rainbow Book Club ArtworkWe shamelessly chose Craft the Rainbow as this month’s book club book. How could we not?! It’s a pretty great book if you ask me. The cherry on top? Illustrator and artist extraordinaire, Lisa Congdon created the printable book art! It’s amazing, no? “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most” by John Ruskin. Words to live by! Lisa Congdon is also quoted in the pink chapter of the book so you’ll have to check it out!

Since the virtual book tour has come to a close, the launch party is over, and you can now all get your hands on a copy, we wanted to talk about some of our favorite projects within the book. Each of these projects has a story behind its creation and some of them make for great stories though at the time I wasn’t laughing so much. Ha! Turns out, the making of a book, especially 40 full crafts and scenes, is a lot of work and a lot of logistical organization so there were a few hiccups along the way. Let’s check them out!

Check out the sneak peaks of the book and download this month’s artwork!

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Book Club + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018

Printable Bookplate

Printable Bookplate

What is a bookplate you might ask? Well, it’s a decorative label at the beginning of the book bearing the name of the owner of the book. They’ve been around for centuries and there are some really beautiful ones out there! You can find absolutely stunning customizable vintage options on Etsy. Careful though, it’s a rabbit hole you can spend hours browsing in! With the growing popularity of eBooks, I find physical books that much more endearing and a bookplate adds that heirloom quality. With the recent release of Craft the Rainbow, I wanted to provide readers with a Printable Bookplate to place inside their copy! Of course, you can use this with any book, and we hope it adds that personalized touch to your favorite reads!

Printable Bookplate

Download your Printable Bookplate to start personalizing your library!

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