Q: What’s it like being a creative “messer”?
A: A creative “messer” is one who is constantly in a state of a “creative mess,” where there is always a creative project to be done! Projects, in my case, usually consist of paper scraps flying everywhere or sewing machines cruising on high speed.
Q: What's a curious (quirky) habit of yours that we haven’t seen on your blog?
A: Ever since I started using Snapchat [@houselarsbuilt] a few months ago I’ve been lip syncing to songs like it’s my full-time business. Snapchat is my new favorite thing because of the immediacy involved. I don’t style a thing, I don’t rehearse. I just speak through a stream of consciousness.
Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: In a number of places! First, my husband Paul. He has provided a wonderful way of looking at the world by not taking it so seriously. Second, by looking to the past. I look at Salvador Dali and then a lot of the mid-century artists and think, “man, you guys were bizarre.”
Q: In your words, gifting curiously is all about…
A: Thinking about the reaction of the recipient. Will they be in awe?
Q: What’s the best way to wrap a holiday gift?
A: I love wrapping gifts! It’s one of my favorite things to do! I love thinking of the person and the gift itself and imagining what it needs to turn into to create a sense of awe. One year I gifted a friend a piece of art. I rolled it into a mailing tube and then painted it to look like a candy cane.
Q: What are your favorite Fossil pieces to give and receive this season?
A: I love gifting bright and colorful accessories to friends like the brightly colored circular coin pouches. I love the idea of filling them with fun goodies inside to add an extra bit of delight.