Design + Interiors + Round ups / Monday, 28 Oct 2019

In The Mood For: Alexander Girard

This is our second post in our new series called, In the Mood For. See previous posts here.

I have officially decided that, if given the opportunity, I could indeed live in an Alexander Girard themed home and lead what might just be my very best life. Remember my obsession (see here). I find so much beauty and inspiration in his work that it felt only natural to dream up what part of my Girard themed home might look like. This is only a fraction of what I would like to do, I couldn’t throw myself all the way in for fear of being completely brokenhearted by not being able to actualize this dream!

I hope you love this as much as I do… and if you don’t know Alexander yet please take a moment to look at his work. It just might move you tears.  Read on →

Design + Interiors + Life + trend / Friday, 25 Oct 2019

On Trend: Exhibition Posters

There are few things more important to me than having a home that feels lived in, comfortable, and beautiful. I have found that one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by hanging art on the walls! The only downsides to hanging art of the walls are 1. finding that perfect piece and 2. the cost of that perfect piece. For a long time I poo-pooed on hanging anything that wasn’t original artwork on my walls. I have since seen the light, repented of my old ways, and come to love art prints and exhibition posters for my walls, especially since I can’t afford the original art I’d prefer.

I find myself especially drawn to exhibition poster trend because of the sentimentality that they can hold from ones I have visited or even just for the love of a certain artist. Hopefully in my dream home I’ll stick exclusively to original artworks, but I have a pretty good feeling that some of my favorite exhibition posters will make the cut for to help my house feel like home. These are just a few (27 to be exact, I couldn’t help myself… so many good ones!) of my favorite exhibition posters that would look amazing framed and up on any wall! Read on →

Artist Feature + Life / Thursday, 24 Oct 2019

Featured illustrator: Jessica Whittaker

 Jessica Whittaker is the artist behind our October book club art for We Have Always Lived in a Castle . Jessica is one of our many talented interns and we knew we really hit the jackpot with her she she created our Spooky Town Cake Topper! Since that moment we have been lucky enough to see her in action as she creates masterpieces for Lars (stay tuned for many fun projects coming up!). Jessica is currently a student at Brigham Young University, she will graduate this coming spring with a BFA in illustration. Jess grew up with a deep love for creating, this love is evident in the work she does not only at Lars but also in her work outside of Lars. We are so excited to introduce this fresh new face to you and can’t wait for you to get to know her a little better!

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halloween + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019

How to pick the right costume for your child while they still have no choice

This post started out as a “here’s a cute photo of my son in a squirrel costume” and then turned out I had some impassioned thoughts about WHY and HOW to choose the best costume for your child while they still don’t have an opinion. Because there are few things more important that selecting the right costume for your child. Period.

Jasper is 20 months and I know I have a limited window for selecting costumes of which he has no say in. This is a cherished time. Because of the high stakes, I know you know what I’m talking about, I go back and forth on what he should be and I’ve come up with a rubric for costume selection. The ideal costume must include the following: Read on →

Design + Shop / Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

Art for the kitchen

Have you ever thought about using kitchen appliance as art? Well if you haven’t you definitely will be after peeping Dolce & Gabanna’s newest collaboration with Smeg. As if Dolce & Gabanna and Smeg aren’t sufficiently beautiful brands on their own their collab can only be described as heavenly. The appliances are all hand painted in a Sicilian folklore style and are definitely going to cost you a pretty penny but we think it might just be worth it? For those of us whose price points are a little lower we have linked up some beautiful decor items that are bound to turn your home into a livable museum!

  1. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Expresso Machine
  2. Vintage Chinoiserie Vase
  3. Emerald Green Boxes
  4. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Sain Genevieve Refrigerator 
  5. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Stand Mixer
  6. Palmette Salad Plate
  7. Metal Tray With Snake Handles
  8. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Toaster
  9. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Range
  10. Gold Embossed Charger Plate
  11. Vintage Florentine Wooden Virgin Mary Picture
  12. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Electric Kettle
  13. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Blender
  14. Navy Blue Linen Tablecloth