Posts Categorized: Life

Design + Life / Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019

Designing a Soulful Kitchen with Eva Jorgensen

Eva’s kitchen was love at first sight. It’s undeniable that one feels a sense of home upon entering the kitchen. It’s not that the kitchen feels like you’re at grandma’s house, but rather that there’s a certain sense of importance that lingers in the air. One can tell there are items of great importance placed within the walls of that elegant space. As we spoke more with my good friend, creative director and author, Eva Jorgensen, (read more about her here) about the kitchen she created, the reason for that air of importance became obvious to us. Eva’s kitchen is home to a slew of beautiful keepsakes, both collected and gifted to her and we’re thrilled to walk you through how she got there in partnership with Delta. Read on →

Color + Design + House + If I were a room + Inspiration + Interiors + Life + Style / Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Shop the Look: Solange House

Whenever I look at work by Solange Azagury-Patridge I feel like I have stepped out of reality and into a magical new world full of color, wonderment, and awe. It’s for these very reasons that her new London shop has left me basically speechless… Seriously, all I can say is ”WOW WOW WOW” or ”I want to go there” and ”ahhhhh….”. Because I love this design so much I wanted to go ahead and create shopable looks at two different price points so that we can all live in houses just as amazing as this beautiful shop!

Behold… Solange Azagury-Patridge’s London boutique. You may want to sit down for this, it’s just that good!  Read on →

Book Club + Life + print / Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

September book club artwork

How’s your reading coming along?! We have loved the guidance that Lisa Congdon has given us in her book, Finding Your Artistic Voice. And I was lucky enough to lead a Q&A at her book signing in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago and she was so inspiring. Here at the office each one of us has become a bit more comfortable with our creative voice, learning to recognize what that voice sounds like and how it shapes the work we are creating and what we want to start creating. Thanks to Lisa’s creative wisdom we are learning how to make even more creative magic, we hope that you are feeling the inspiration too!

We are lucky enough to have Lisa again (remember when she did our Craft the Rainbow poster?!) as our guest illustrator for her own book! She made this print “Openness is essential to creativity”, as stated in her book, exclusively for our shop.

Jump down to see the bookmark and how to shop it!  Read on →

Life + Projects / Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

Documenting our trip to Denmark with Mixbook and giveaway!

Thank goodness for our The House That Lars Built x Mixbook Collection because it’s put the fire in me to get photo books made! I’m so bad at getting stuff printed–you too? All my photos live on my phone! And I literally think every day how much I’d love to see them in a tangible format. Honestly, and not just because we have a collection with them, but they do make it so easy to make and design. Their software is pretty dreamy. AND, their quality is lovely.

With our travel collection, I made a photo book based on our trip to Denmark. I ordered the premium matte lay flat book because it’s great for little hands–think board book. The moment I got it I sat down with Jasper and walked him through the pictures and he ATE IT UP. I mean, he’s predominantly featured in our book because a) he’s adorable and b) you don’t have a baby and not feature them predominantly in your photo books so he LOVED looking at himself. We flipped through every page together and he pointed to mostly himself, but a few “da das” and “mamas” in there. We recreated the moment fo you so you can see how angelically he paid attention (note: although I’m joking, he did actually pay really close attention. Ha! It’s a testament to having pictures of yourself in a book format!)

The House That Lars Built for Mixbook travel book

He couldn’t WAIT to take it out of my perfectly placed vignette! That rascal! Just kidding, I said there was candy on the books to get the shot.  Read on →

Life + Style / Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019

Why I only wear dresses and where I buy them

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called “How to identify your style” and wrote all about the mood boards I created for myself that help me keep my style narrowed and focused. Since then I’ve been pregnant and had a baby and weigh about 25-30 pounds more (I think? I never weigh myself. I have no idea. All I know is that my old stuff doesn’t fit), and I’ve continued to think about why I dress the way I do and it’s been pretty consistent.

You see, I wear nearly exclusively, dresses. At this point, I don’t own pants (unless you count the sweatpants that I wore for the three months after having Jasper–thank you Winter Water Factory!). Here’s my theory–dresses are time saving and easy and glorious. Why? Glad you asked. Let’s go. Read on →