Posts Categorized: Life

Life + Shop / Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

New Mother’s Day gift set

We’re thrilled to announce our Mother’s Day collaboration with one of our favorite plant shops, Piep. I first found out about Piep when they opened up shop a year and a half ago in Riverside, California. I had been wanting a Pilea plant for ages, but didn’t know how to come about finding one because I had never seen one in any nursery. Turns out, they are the first commercial growers of the Pilea plant in the US! Score!

We teamed up to offer an epic Mother’s Day gift set: 1 Pilea Plant, an apron that comes in pink, mustard, or blue, a gift card for mom (“How to care for mom”) by artist, Hilary Onyon, and a card on how to care for your plant.

The sets are available now over at our shop and at Piep!

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Life / Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Featured illustrator: Helen Dealtry

This month we’re featuring artist and textile designer Helen Dealtry, who created our Lars Book Club poster and bookmark for The Secret Garden. With a focus on florals, Helen is one of my absolute favorite artists. Her works is unlike anyone else’s! And she’s done work for some of the best out there. She’s originally from the UK and got her BA in Textile and Fashion design from Winchester School of Art before heading to NYC for a job in a leading textile design studio. She teaches a limited number of floral painting classes (be on the lookout–they sell out fast!) and applies her work on scarves.

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downloads + Life + printable + Projects / Monday, 22 Apr 2019

April Book Club poster and bookmark

Hello, readers! Have you enjoyed The Secret Garden? It’s the perfect book for this spring season, and whether it’s your first or fifth time reading it, the story is enchanting. We’ve got some discussion questions for you below—there’s so much good stuff to talk about in this book, you guys! We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share them with us on Instagram @larsbookclub .

This month’s poster and bookmark is by featured illustrator, Helen Dealtry, one of my absolute favorites. Her depiction of flowers is other worldly, just like the book, which is why we thought she was the perfect person for the job! We’ll be featuring her later in the month with an exclusive interview, but for now, download her poster and bookmark below and read some follow-up questions to the book!


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Design + Interiors + Life + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

One Room Challenge Week 3: Demo and Installation

We’re three weeks in and things are starting to come together.  Literally! This week we share everything you ever wanted to know about 1) Kitchen demo and CliqStudios cabinet installation, 2) Bertazzoni range and oven selection and tips for a seamless installation 3) GE refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave selection. There’s a lot here so make sure you bookmark for your next reno!
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Life + Uncategorized / Sunday, 14 Apr 2019

Becoming: Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Co

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.

This month I’m pleased to introduce you to creative director, Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Co. Eva is become of my dearest friends since moving to Utah and she’s one of the very first people I “met” when I started blogging. Wet met in person at the very first Alt Summit in 2010. As we’ve gotten to know each other we’ve learned that we not only share a lot of the same interests, but we’ve led rather parallel lives in a lot of ways (oldest of 4, played tennis in high school, studied art, run our own businesses, want to move to France, and many more). I thought I knew it all, but today she’s sharing even more insight into her world. Her career trajectory has taken quite a turn in the last few years and it’s been so interesting watching from the sidelines as she pivots from running a stationery company to a full fled-fled creative services company and all the fears and then confidence that have resulted from it. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Eva!

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