Posts Categorized: Life

Life / Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

Take our survey and win!

Oh dear, folks. The last time we did a survey was 3 years ago. Doh! How is that so?! We bring it up and talk about it every year, since we value your input and love the feedback, but for some reason, it hasn’t played out…until now!

I honestly never know if people actually care so much about what really goes on here or if they’re just happy to follow along on the ride. I mean, it’s easy to say “yes” or “now” when the easy button presents itself, but how much do you really care about a paper house plant craft versus a balloon party craft. That’s what we’re hoping to find out. Much like the Bachelorette, please be honest and passionate!  Read on →

Life / Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Becoming interview: Alana Jones-Mann

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 first met Alana Jones-Mann about 6 years ago at Alt Summit. She handed me her business card, which was a piece of foam resembling a real life piece of cake. It was the most charming thing I had ever received. And that’s all it took–I’ve forever an Alana Jones-Mann fan! Alana is the most clever maker of cakes and treats and her work oftentimes resembles real life objects like rugs, cacti, Christmas ornaments, you name it. In fact, she’s the one who kicked off the whole cactus cupcake trend. We loved them so much that she even came to Utah to do a workshop with us for our Cactus Coloring Book release party a few years ago and we partnered on a tutorial video! And now she’s done cakes for every rad company and celebrity under the sun. She’s the absolute best in every way and I’m thrilled we get to learn more from her today!  Read on →

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Featured Illustrator: Kendra Dandy

Kendra Dandy is the woman behind Bouffants and Broken Hearts based in Philadelphia, PA and the creator of our book club poster and bookmark for June (see here). She creates surface patterns, fashion illustrations, beauty illustrations and has a long list and range of clients from Anthropologie to wallpaper companies. I have been a fan of her work for years and love her very original style and quirk. It’s very much her own world. I’m pleased to share some of her thoughts in this exclusive interview.

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Design + Life / Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

June Book Club artwork

Hi readers! How have you enjoyed Daily Rituals: Women at Work? We wish we could’ve featured more women—there just aren’t enough days in the month! It’s interesting and inspiring to see the way certain women were wholly devoted to their work, but could only be so without any family demands. Others could do both, but had to have certain limitations and not combine their two “jobs”. What did you think?? Check out our discussion questions below, book suggestions for further reading, and of course this month’s illustration by featured artist, Kendra Dandy of Bouffants and Broken Hearts, who will be interviewing tomorrow so stay tuned!

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collaborations + Design + Life / Monday, 17 Jun 2019

Lars for Mixbook

We’ve been hinting at something special lately over on Instagram and the day has FINALLY arrived to announce The House That Lars Built x Mixbook collection!  Yay! As a mother in the digital age AND as a designer, I love sharing photos online but I also believe in a good old fashioned hard copy, because it’s always way more fun to flip something in person–it feels more real and long lasting. Mixbook offers some really wonderful book options in numerous themes, so we were thrilled to partner up to give it a special Lars touch.

We created 3 different themes for all the special moments in your life: a complete wedding suite with a guest book, travel, and a Year in Review inspired nature, color, and handmade elements! Learn about each one below!

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