Books, stationery

My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review

When I spot a beautiful new collection from Abrams + Chronicle, I like to go all in. And when the products come from the fabulous The House That Lars Built, it’s easy to see why you can’t buy just one.

The House That Lars Built notebook and journal

After the success of her book, Craft the Rainbow, designer and crafter, Brittany Watson Jepsen, created a new collection, featuring a notebook, journal and a guided journal*.

The House That Lars Built notebook review

The paperback notebook features 128 rainbow-coloured pages, with gold edging – and it’s dot grid! So if you’re looking for a stunner of a new bujo, you can’t go wrong with this beaut. With five different coloured sections, it would also work well as a project book.

The House That Lars Built notebook review

The House That Lars Built notebook review

The gsm isn’t stated on the product description but I put it to the pen test and it held out well. I used the STABILO pointMax and Sensor, as well as a Manuscript CalliCreative, and there was no visible bleed-through.

The House That Lars Built journal review

The hardback journal features 192 rainbow-coloured, ruled pages and beautiful exposed spine. Again, I put it to the pen test and had no visible bleed through, even with the thicker pen (I also used a STABILO pen 88). I’m really impressed with the paper quality of this collection; so often you find a pretty notebook with thin paper and there’s not a lot you can do with it. These are pretty perfect!

The House That Lars Built journal review

The House That Lars Built journal review

The House That Lars Built journal review

The different coloured sections in the journal are also separated by marble-effect pages, which would work well to help separate and/or categorise your content if you wanted to use it for different projects.

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

The guided journal, My Life in Color, is my favourite from the collection. Subtitled ‘A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future’, it’s quite possibly the most incredible journal I’ve ever seen. It’s divided into eight colour-themed chapters, prompting you to record memories, goals and treasures. And, as with all good hardbacks, it’s worth peeking under the jacket. Look at it in all its naked glory!

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

I’m going to take my time with this one and use it for my self-care evenings through the autumn (follow me on Instagram for updates as I complete the different chapters). I’ve included a sample spread from each of the first few chapters below to give you an idea of the contents but it really is something to be seen, felt and smelled for yourself to be fully appreciated.

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

My Life in Color (Guided Journal): A Keepsake of My Past, Present and Future by Brittany Watson Jepsen - review

Incredible, right? Which one is your favourite?

Buy them on Amazon:
Craft the Rainbow (book)
Notebook (dot grid)
Journal (lined)
My Life in Color (guided journal)

*I was sent these products for review purposes and all thoughts are my own

This post contains affiliate links

4 thoughts on “My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review”

  1. They all look amazing, especially My Life in Color. It’s been high on my wish list since you posted a peek of it on Instagram. I’m a sucker for creative journals. I’ve got so many I need to blog about.

Join the discussion...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.