Posts Categorized: Products

denmark + Design + giveaway + Life + Products + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012

Danish Design giveaway: #1 (CLOSED)

In order to give a proper good-bye to Denmark (in case you missed it, we’re moving to America in two weeks!) and to thank you dear readers for reading this blog, I have some magical things lined up for you for the month of December. First, how about some giveaways?! I thought it would be nice to give away some wonderful home products by all Danish designers. OOOOO, can you take it?

I feel lucky to have lived in a country where design is second nature. I’ve learned that the Danes really value their homes and take pride in the things that occupy them. When you are invited into someone’s home it is a big deal and they treat you very well. So, in honor of beautiful Danish design and the people that make it, I’ll be having 4 giveaways during December. Denmark celebrates the advent season, in particular each advent Sunday, so I thought it was most appropriate to select a winner each advent Sunday. The first round starts today and the winner will be selected this Sunday, December 2nd.

I have some wonderful companies with awesome products lined up. Drum roll please…this week’s giveaway is sponsored by some of my very favorites Ferm Living, At Hermans, Herb Lester, and Royal Copenhagen. A few of the items will be repeated each week but the rest will be unique.

1. Copenhagen poster &
2. wooden star ornament by Ferm Living
3. map of Copenhagen (ok, not a Danish designer, but it fits well, non?) by illustrator Matt Chase for Herb Lester (they have lovely maps of other cities too!)
4. Royal Copenhagen Elements thermal mug in coral
5. Beautiful wooden tray by Jørgen Høj from one of my fave shops, At Hermans (and they ship world wide!)

That’s over a $250 value! 

TO ENTER! Head on over to Facebook and like The House That Lars Built page then tell me in a comment below what you love about Danish design. If you’ve already liked the FB page, score! But bonus points if you share the giveaway! Also, bonus points if you share in other places too like Twitter, Pinterest or your blog. Please leave your contact info so I can contact you to let you know you’ve won!

Winner will be selected Sunday, December 2nd so you have until Saturday, December 1st to enter. 

Design + illustration + Life + Products + the shop / Monday, 12 Nov 2012

dum, da da dum!!!!


It’s here! The brand new 2013 calendar is finally available in the Etsy shop. 

For the 2013 calendar, I was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina. Living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Andersen’s fairytales are still very prevalent and mentioned. After reading the fairy tale in the land it was written, the story took on a new life and became a bit more real. You know that I love the idea of playing with scale (everything oversized!) so Thumbelina’s thumb size was a perfect image to recreate. I became entranced by the image of the butterflies that whisked the main character, Maia, away by her white sash as she escaped her arranged marriage to the ugly mole. For the calendar, I imagined a bouquet of butterflies clumped in lovely colors.

The calendar is 11×17″ ready for a frame or pinned to a wall. It’s a beautiful giclee print on cotton paper. The colors are super lush. Wait until you see it in person! Agh! Order the Thumbelina calendar here. The first batch come in with a slight overlap of printing. those are being sold for 1/2 price and you can find them here.

AND, the Language of Flowers calendar is back by popular demand. Order it here.

Photo by Lina Ahnoff

giveaway + Life + Products / Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012

Giveaway

I love coming across companies with heart. Heute – Schmidt is a designer sister duo in Germany who create fabric by the yard, bags, kitchen accessories, and jewelry with a graphic twist. They make everything in their workshop. Today they are giving away one of their 100% cotton, handprinted bags. The bag comes with a leather handle and measures 50x70cm. The winner of the bag gets to choose the pattern and color. Personally, I want them all (especially the yellow half circles on the bottom right!).

To enter, head on over to Facebook and “like” The House That Lars Built page then leave a comment below on the blog letting me know. Bonus votes if you help spread the word by sharing it on Twitter or Facebook.

Once you get to Facebook you’ll find a special SECRET giveaway which might have something to do with a little company you might have heard about before specializing in gem stones that starts with an S and ends in warovski. Just sayin….

The fun ends Monday, September 10th and the winner will be announced Tuesday, September 11th. This contest is open to all international applicants.

Design + Life + press + Products / Friday, 17 Aug 2012

Featured in…

My Language of Flowers skateboard (yes, there’s a skateboard! no, I don’t skate!) was featured in the UK’s Living Etc. July issue. Sadly, I didn’t get my hands on a copy, but Hannah from Nancy and Betty Studio was kind enough to scan it and send it my way. I love this magazine so I’m completely flattered to have been featured. Thank you!

Check out the range of Language of Flowers products here.