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Life / Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

Becoming: Joy Cho

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Joy was one of the very first design bloggers who I had ever heard of and I was a fan from the start. What has always set her apart from the rest is how she always carried a professional, well-branded air about her creative work even when blogging wasn’t really a thing, or a lucrative one at that. My guess is that she somehow magically knew all along that something major was going to happen. And major it has! Joy has paved the way in the content creator world by partnering with great companies for licensed products. Companies like Target, Petco, Calpak and so many others. It seems like every day there’s a new announcement for a partnership. Joy is a supporter to all and loves to bring joy to the world through clever design projects and great product recommendations. On a personal note, I’ve looked up to Joy as a pioneer in our field who is always setting the bar high and has been so generous in offering advice. I can’t wait for you to get to know her better!

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Life + Uncategorized / Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019

Becoming: Meta Coleman

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Stylist and interior designer, Meta Coleman, is a dear friend of mine and Jasper’s self-appointed godmother (Mormons don’t really do godmothers, but at the same time…we totally do…ha!). We met 6 years ago when I first moved to Utah and we’ve been inseparable ever since teaching workshops on cruises, working on books, planning parties. Meta is completely OBSESSED with interiors. It’s her job and she’s mighty good at it for that reason. She lives and breathes it. She is one that stays true to who she is no matter if it’s in style or not. She aims for authenticity over trite and for this reason, her style is unique yet timeless. She’s always trying to push boundaries too so that she and her clients don’t stay static and look like every other Pinterest house. As a friend and colleague, she pushes me to be better at what I do. I received a number of requests to feature her and I’m so glad. She’s one of a kind!
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Life / Friday, 25 Jan 2019

Becoming: Libby VanderPloeg

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here with Grace Bonney here. Stay tuned for many more!

I’m a huge fan of the work of illustrator, Libby VanderPloeg. Her work is addresses current issues imbibed with a fresh, whimsical, and humorous touch. We’ve been the lucky host of a few collaborations now with our Lars Book Club printable art prints, but you can find her work from products at Anthropologie, to book covers, and magazines around the globe. You can even take her class on Skillshare, which is actually on my bucket list this year! We’re so thrilled to learn more about her in our latest interview. 

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Life / Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Becoming: Laura Harmon

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

When we moved to Provo, Utah about 6 years ago now (what?!?! VERY difficult to believe I’ve lived here longer than any other place in my adult life), a new shop had opened, Harmony. It’s a quilt, knitting, and adorable gift shop on Center Street in an old Pioneer home. It’s owned by Laura Harmon and her daughter Rachel, and run by their various family members. It’s very much the definition of a family-run business. For a culture known for its generations of crafty, scrappy, hard-working women, Harmony both elevates and has become an important community for makers. I find myself visiting for no reason at all, just because I like the idea that I could make something from their lovely array of fabrics. Many a Lars projects have come from this one of a kind shop.

Today we’re talking with the owner Laura, mother of 8, chic, classy, and kind. I love stopping in, hoping that she’s around so I can soak in her character. There isn’t a more lovely soul!

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Life / Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Becoming: Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow

Justina Blakeney of The JungalowIf you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

I’ve been a big Justina Blakeney fan for years. I admire her focus and drive in creating the beautiful home furnishings and interiors brand, Jungalow, which brought the re-advent and modernization of the bohemian style. She’s smart, talented, and on a mission to bring good design to the world! I’m constantly learning from her as a person, business person and artist, shop owner, and author. One of the things I admire most about her is how she has figured out what she wants and works her rear off to make it happen. For example, she sets time aside every day to work on becoming a better illustrator and artist showing me how you just have to make time to improve. Without further ado…

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