Posts Categorized: Life

Design + Life + Shop / Monday, 19 Aug 2019

The new Lars Print Shop and flash sale!

We’ve been hustling behind the scenes on a special project and today we finally get to introduce you to our latest addition to The House That Lars Built shop, our Print Shop! Cue the confetti! In it you’ll find a collection of some of our favorite prints from our Book Club series featuring a host of awesome illustrators from around the world as well as some of our favorites from our long-time desktop calendar contributor, Monica Dorazewski.

While we’ve been offering our Book Club posters and bookmarks and desktop calendars as free downloads since we started both series 3 years ago, we’ve had a lot of people over the years request that we take it a step further and take out the hassle of the printing process altogether. We get it! Printing can get tricky! From actually getting it done, to finding a good printer, to putting it in a frame, then finally getting it up. How many of you have had good intentions but still blank walls?!

We heard you! And not only did we hear you, but we have given you the option to get it FRAMED and MATTED! Is your heart beating yet?  Read on →

Design + Life + Products / Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Our favorite pieces from Drew Barrymore’s new home collection

Just in case you needed another reason to love Drew Barrymore, she’s gone and given us another reason to kiss the ground she walks on. Drew recently launched her home goods line, Flower Home, and wow is it something. She’s serving up all kinds of colorful and whimsical pieces for your home, with everything from an abstract layered table to an adorable pet bed. As a whole, the line makes for a beautifully eclectic collection, as if someone traveled the world and picked out their favorite pieces from each country. Think Anthropologie or West Elm, but with a price point that’s about half that. It might be her best performance since Never Been Kissed.

Flower Home offers a fresh perspective on so many of the exciting trends we’ve seen float through 2019. Ms. Barrymore has, in our humble opinion, successfully taken one of our favorite tones of the year, blush, and pushed it into an entirely new realm. She offers up a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make her collection fit just about anyone’s needs, and make our homes feel like a wonderfully curated, one-of-a-kind space. AND, she even has a great collection for kids, because all you moms out there know how hard it is to find great children’s stuff that is cute and not a bad price.

Her line is available not only at Walmart, but also Hayneedle.com and Jet.com. Below are a few of our favorite items you can shop right now.

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019

Becoming interview: Ingrid Fetell Lee

This year we were inspired by Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, our Book Club book for January, and we decided to focus on learning from women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming”. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for more each month.
I’m pleased to share a new interview with professional joymaker and author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, Ingrid Fetell Lee of Aesthetics of Joy. We read her book last month for @LarsBookClub, but the more I read the more I was intrigued with her as a person and how she became who she is now. Her focus on joy and color through the lens of design has led me to feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit! I find her answers so fascinating and I can’t wait for you to read it.

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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 →

housekeeping + Life / Thursday, 8 Aug 2019

Fall 2019 internship call

We hereby declare that Fall 2019 Internships are now open! We LOVE our interns at The House That Lars Built and we offer a variety of positions focusing on craft, graphic design, social media, business, and new this semester–writing! If you like what we do at Lars and would like to join the team or know someone who would fit the bill, please don’t hesitate! We think it’s a pretty fun gig 😉
Read more about how to apply below!

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