Posts Categorized: Life

Life + Uncategorized / Friday, 1 Feb 2019

Featured illustrator: Cat Seto

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Today we’re featuring Cat Seto, our featured Book Club artist of the month (you can download her printable poster and bookmark here!). I’ve been a big fan of Cat’s work for quite awhile ever since my good friend, Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore and Co. first introduced me to her work. Cat is a San Francisco-based artist, author and founder / creative director of Ferme à Papier. The collection was inspired when she visited Paris for the first time and was overtaken by the intimate architecture, chic Parisians donning plaid, and visits to bio-dynamic farms in the countryside.

Upon returning from the trip, she found herself obsessively drawing images, which would result in the Paris-meets-Brooklyn, eco-friendly Ferme collection. The stationery line has since been featured by The New York TimesVogue,  In Style, Elle Décor, Real Simple, Lonny, Design Sponge, and Refinery 29; and is now found in more than five hundred stores, museum shops, and bookstores in the U.S. and internationally. Her books include Impressions of Paris and Mom, Inc. (published by Chronicle Books). Her custom work includes collaborations with a number of large retailers. Cat holds a BFA in painting and MFA in fiction/creative writing from the University of Michigan and was included in the first Best of American Voices anthology. Her fiction has also appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Triquarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Nimrod. To see more about Cat’s custom and collaboration work please click here.

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Life + Projects + Uncategorized / Thursday, 31 Jan 2019

January book club artwork: Becoming

When we announced our book club book for January, I didn’t expect such enthusiasm behind it. I’m so glad! Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, really is inspiring regardless of politics. The book inspired our new series of interviews focused on women in creative positions. If you haven’t had a chance to read some of them, I encourage you to do so.

To support the book, I asked illustrator and artist, Cat Seto of Ferme à Papier to create an illustrative quote and she NAILED it. I love how it turned out. It reads, “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” It fits so well with our theme for the month, and you know what, we’re making it the theme of the year.

Learn how to print this free printable posters and bookmarks below!

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Life / Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

Becoming: Joy Cho

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Joy was one of the very first design bloggers who I had ever heard of and I was a fan from the start. What has always set her apart from the rest is how she always carried a professional, well-branded air about her creative work even when blogging wasn’t really a thing, or a lucrative one at that. My guess is that she somehow magically knew all along that something major was going to happen. And major it has! Joy has paved the way in the content creator world by partnering with great companies for licensed products. Companies like Target, Petco, Calpak and so many others. It seems like every day there’s a new announcement for a partnership. Joy is a supporter to all and loves to bring joy to the world through clever design projects and great product recommendations. On a personal note, I’ve looked up to Joy as a pioneer in our field who is always setting the bar high and has been so generous in offering advice. I can’t wait for you to get to know her better!

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Life + Uncategorized / Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019

Becoming: Meta Coleman

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Stylist and interior designer, Meta Coleman, is a dear friend of mine and Jasper’s self-appointed godmother (Mormons don’t really do godmothers, but at the same time…we totally do…ha!). We met 6 years ago when I first moved to Utah and we’ve been inseparable ever since teaching workshops on cruises, working on books, planning parties. Meta is completely OBSESSED with interiors. It’s her job and she’s mighty good at it for that reason. She lives and breathes it. She is one that stays true to who she is no matter if it’s in style or not. She aims for authenticity over trite and for this reason, her style is unique yet timeless. She’s always trying to push boundaries too so that she and her clients don’t stay static and look like every other Pinterest house. As a friend and colleague, she pushes me to be better at what I do. I received a number of requests to feature her and I’m so glad. She’s one of a kind!
Read the full full interview below!

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Life / Friday, 25 Jan 2019

Becoming: Libby VanderPloeg

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here with Grace Bonney here. Stay tuned for many more!

I’m a huge fan of the work of illustrator, Libby VanderPloeg. Her work is addresses current issues imbibed with a fresh, whimsical, and humorous touch. We’ve been the lucky host of a few collaborations now with our Lars Book Club printable art prints, but you can find her work from products at Anthropologie, to book covers, and magazines around the globe. You can even take her class on Skillshare, which is actually on my bucket list this year! We’re so thrilled to learn more about her in our latest interview. 

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