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Lara Glaister

illustration ️ design ️ custom stationery ️ art

Banana Leaf print. One might associate this pattern with The Beverly Hills Hotel. Yet famed decorator Dorothy Draper originally created a banana leaf print titled 'Brazilliance' to adorn the Arrowhead Springs Hotel in California in 1937. A few years later in 1942, decorator Don Loper designed a very similar pattern 'Martinique' specifically for The Beverly Hills Hotel- which you can still purchase today. Since then it seems this print has not gone out of style as it still feels relevant on the walls in the iconic NYC restaurant Indochine (one of my faves) or even most recently appearing in the 2016 Dolce & Gabbana collection. Story source: @townandcountrymag 🍃
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#bananaleafprint #palmprint #interiordesign #dorothydraper #brazilliance #wallpaper #donloper #beverlyhillshotel #martinique #wallpaper #martiniquewallpaper #history #watercolor #penandink #laraillustrates #artbylara #laraglaister #laraillustrations #customstationery #stationerylover #stationery #bespoke #custom #weddinginvitations #illustratorsofinstagram #illustrationgram #illustrationoftheday #indochine #docleandgabbana
3 days ago - Banana Leaf print. One might associate this pattern with The Beverly Hills Hotel. Yet famed decorator Dorothy Draper originally created a banana leaf print titled 'Brazilliance' to adorn the Arrowhead Springs Hotel in California in 1937. A few years later in 1942, decorator Don Loper designed a very similar pattern 'Martinique' specifically for The Beverly Hills Hotel- which you can still purchase
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Thank you @houseofelliott for letting me paint and design your holiday card this year! Elliott was quite the model and proved that Poms really are the bomb! 💣💕
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#houseofelliott #holidaycard #pomsarethebomb #pomeraniansofinstagram #interiordesign #watercolor #stationerylover #illustratorsofinstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #sketchbook #repost #laraillustrates #artbylara #laraglaister #customstationery #bespoke #artsy
4 days ago - Thank you @houseofelliott for letting me paint and design your holiday card this year! Elliott was quite the model and proved that Poms really are the bomb! . . . . . #houseofelliott #holidaycard #pomsarethebomb #pomeraniansofinstagram #interiordesign #watercolor #stationerylover #illustratorsofinstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #sketchbook #repost #laraillustrates #artbylar
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Sombrero. One naturally associates the sombrero as a piece of traditional Mexican culture. Yet the actual style of this hat dates back to the 13th century and was originally worn by Mongolian horsemen. Later on in the 15th century, Spain introduced a similar style to Mexico upon  where the brim became much broader. The name itself is derived from the Spanish word for shade "sombra." This style was then adopted by the ranchers in America and became the cowboy hat. 🇲🇽💕🇺🇸
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#sombrero #mexico #history #costumehistory #mongolia #sombra #spain #usa #cowboyhat #cowboyhathistory #sombrerohistory #watercolor #arthistory #laraillustrates #laraglaister #artbylara #windsorandnewton #illustrationoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #sketchbook #stationerylover #bespoke #custom #ilovemexico #iloveusa #illustrationfriday
8 days ago - Sombrero. One naturally associates the sombrero as a piece of traditional Mexican culture. Yet the actual style of this hat dates back to the 13th century and was originally worn by Mongolian horsemen. Later on in the 15th century, Spain introduced a similar style to Mexico upon where the brim became much broader. The name itself is derived from the Spanish word for shade "sombra." This style was
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'You Forgot to Kiss My Soul' by Tracey Emin. She has to be one of my most favourite contemporary artists ever. A little sketch of her Barbie pink heart-shaped neon sign which alludes to so much more. 🇬🇧
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#traceyemin #youforgottokissmysoul #haywardgallery #loveiswhatyouwant #whitecubegallery #lahmannmaupingallery #artists #contemporaryart #femaleartists #sketchbook #laraglaister #laraillustrates #artbylara #watercolor #penandink #windsorandnewton #illustrationoftheday
9 days ago - 'You Forgot to Kiss My Soul' by Tracey Emin. She has to be one of my most favourite contemporary artists ever. A little sketch of her Barbie pink heart-shaped neon sign which alludes to so much more. . . . . . #traceyemin #youforgottokissmysoul #haywardgallery #loveiswhatyouwant #whitecubegallery #lahmannmaupingallery #artists #contemporaryart #femaleartists #sketchbook #laraglaister #lar
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The blue crab's scientific name is 'Callinectes sapidus' which means the "savory beautiful swimmer." They can be found in estuaries spanning from Novia Scotia to Uruguay yet in the US are very well known to reside off of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay. Who knew that female blue crabs only mate once?! 🦀
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#bluecrab #callinectessapidus #chesapeakebay #maryland #novascotia #uruguay #usa #crabs #history #science #laraglaister #laraillustrates #illustration #watercolor #bluecrabpainting #artbylara #weddinginvitation #bespoke #custom #windsorandnewton #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #illustrationoftheday #sketchbook #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaywatercolor #weddinginspo
10 days ago - The blue crab's scientific name is 'Callinectes sapidus' which means the "savory beautiful swimmer." They can be found in estuaries spanning from Novia Scotia to Uruguay yet in the US are very well known to reside off of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay. Who knew that female blue crabs only mate once?! 🦀 . . . . . #bluecrab #callinectessapidus #chesapeakebay #maryland #novascotia #uruguay #usa #c
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Pizza Margherita Mondays. This classic Italian dish got its name in 1889 when Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was married to King Umberto I, was visiting Naples. During her trip chef Raffael Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi created a pizza in homage to the Italian flag using the ingredients: tomato (red), mozzarella cheese (white), basil (green). They decided to name this delicious concoction Pizza Margherita after the Queen... lucky lady. Story source: @italymagazine 🇮🇹
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#pizza #margheritapizza #history #italy #italymagazine #queenmargherita #margheritamondays #kingumberto #naples #pizzeriabrandi #raffaeleesposito #tomato #mozzarella #basil #italianflag #watercolor #laraglaister #laraillustrations #laraillustrates #artbylara #pizzawatercolor #pizzaart #windsorandnewton #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #sketchbook #illustrationoftheday #pizzabeach
12 days ago - Pizza Margherita Mondays. This classic Italian dish got its name in 1889 when Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was married to King Umberto I, was visiting Naples. During her trip chef Raffael Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi created a pizza in homage to the Italian flag using the ingredients: tomato (red), mozzarella cheese (white), basil (green). They decided to name this delicious concoction Pizza Marg
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A wedding monogram I was commissioned to create for a very special couple who are getting married in Tulum. The first monograms were found on Greek coins in as early as 350 BC. The letters would often be the first two letters of the city from where they were issued. 🏺
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15 days ago - A wedding monogram I was commissioned to create for a very special couple who are getting married in Tulum. The first monograms were found on Greek coins in as early as 350 BC. The letters would often be the first two letters of the city from where they were issued. 🏺 . . . . . #wedding #weddingmonogram #monogram #wedddingemblem #emblem #historyofthemonogram #ancientcoins #greek #history #water
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My kind of green juice... Margarita. One tale of the invention of the margarita begins with Dallas socialite Margarita Sames in 1948. It all started at a party at her house in Acapulco when she started mixing Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice as a refreshing beverage for her guests on a hot day. One of the guests at the party happened to be Tommy Hilton who then decided to add the drink to the menus of his hotel chain. Legend has it that same party lasted two weeks! 🇲🇽story source: @smithsonianmagazine
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16 days ago - My kind of green juice... Margarita. One tale of the invention of the margarita begins with Dallas socialite Margarita Sames in 1948. It all started at a party at her house in Acapulco when she started mixing Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice as a refreshing beverage for her guests on a hot day. One of the guests at the party happened to be Tommy Hilton who then decided to add the drink to t
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New Years Resolution for 2017: Follow the call of the disco ball. The first documentation of a disco ball or "mirror ball" appears as early as 1897 in a issue of the "Electrical Worker" discussing the ornate decorations at the Electrician Union's annual party in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Seems our favourite party symbol has been spinning for quite some time. 🕺
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#discoball #followthecallofthediscoball #whyistherenotadiscoballemoji #disco #discoballart #laraillustrates #artbylara #laraglaister #watercolor #paint #art #newyears #2017 #newyearsresolution #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationgram #sketchbook #painting #bespoke #stationery #custom #illustrationoftheday
17 days ago - New Years Resolution for 2017: Follow the call of the disco ball. The first documentation of a disco ball or "mirror ball" appears as early as 1897 in a issue of the "Electrical Worker" discussing the ornate decorations at the Electrician Union's annual party in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Seems our favourite party symbol has been spinning for quite some time. 🕺 . . . . . #discoball #followthec
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Here comes the hot stepper pick up the crew in de area- Tis the season of holiday parties! My grandmother always used to serve Champagne Cocktails during this festive season. Simply place a sugar cube into a champagne flute, shake 3 dashes of Angostrura Bitters on the cube. Fill the flute with champs and add an orange twist on top- et voila. What's your favourite holiday cocktail? 🥂
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#watercolor #fashionillustrationoftheday #fashion #blacktie #formal #laraillustrates #laraglaister #artbylara #fashionbook #illustratorsofinstagram #illustrationgram #holidaycocktail #champagnecocktail #cocktailrecipes #holidaycocktails #angostura #bitters #blackdress #eveninggown #sketchbook #netaporter #pretaporter #hotstepper #inikamoze #lyricalgangster
1 month ago - Here comes the hot stepper pick up the crew in de area- Tis the season of holiday parties! My grandmother always used to serve Champagne Cocktails during this festive season. Simply place a sugar cube into a champagne flute, shake 3 dashes of Angostrura Bitters on the cube. Fill the flute with champs and add an orange twist on top- et voila. What's your favourite holiday cocktail? 🥂 . . . . . #
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Some fruits! Watermelons are both a fruit and a vegetable. They are related to pumpkins, cucumbers and squash. Also did you know you can eat the rind? It contains chlorophyll and the amino acid citrulline which helps your kidneys and keeps your heart healthy. 🍉
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#watercolor #fruits #laraillustrates #artbylara #illustrator #illustrationgram #illustratorsofinstagram #windsorandnewton #instart #watermelon #coconut #mango #chilis #lime #orange #avocado #pineapple #stationeryaddict #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationthursday #sketchbook #art #weddinginvitation #custom #bespoke #watercolorweddinginvitation
1 month ago - Some fruits! Watermelons are both a fruit and a vegetable. They are related to pumpkins, cucumbers and squash. Also did you know you can eat the rind? It contains chlorophyll and the amino acid citrulline which helps your kidneys and keeps your heart healthy. . . . . . #watercolor #fruits #laraillustrates #artbylara #illustrator #illustrationgram #illustratorsofinstagram #windsorandnewton #in
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Thank you @forbes for featuring the book I illustrated #PackingforTravel on your 10 Great Gifts for Travelers 2016 edition!
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#forbes #forbestravelguide #wanderlust #10greatgiftguidefortravelers #top10 #giftguide #andrewbender #seat1a #travel #packingfortravel #what2wearwhere #laraillustrates #artbylara #illustrator #book #fashionbook #watercolor #illustratorsofinstagram #illustrationgram #fashion
1 month ago - Thank you @forbes for featuring the book I illustrated #PackingforTravel on your 10 Great Gifts for Travelers 2016 edition! . . . . . #forbes #forbestravelguide #wanderlust #10greatgiftguidefortravelers #top10 #giftguide #andrewbender #seat1a #travel #packingfortravel #what2wearwhere #laraillustrates #artbylara #illustrator #book #fashionbook #watercolor #illustratorsofinstagram #illustrationgram
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A tropical palm tree to make one forget Winter is here. The tallest palm tree is the Quindio Wax Palm and can grow up to 200 feet. It also happens to be Colombia's national tree. 🌴🇨🇴
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#palmtree #palmprint #watercolor #painting #palmtreewatercolor #beach #tropical #illustration #laraillustrates #artbylara #customstationerydesign #design #illustratorsofinstagram #instart #illustrationgram #sketchbook #illustrator #stationeryaddict #illustrationmonday #art #watercolour #quindiowaxpalm #colombia
1 month ago - A tropical palm tree to make one forget Winter is here. The tallest palm tree is the Quindio Wax Palm and can grow up to 200 feet. It also happens to be Colombia's national tree. 🇨🇴 . . . . . #palmtree #palmprint #watercolor #painting #palmtreewatercolor #beach #tropical #illustration #laraillustrates #artbylara #customstationerydesign #design #illustratorsofinstagram #instart #illustrat
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Homarus Americanus or commonly known as the American Lobster, Northern Lobster, Lobby or Bug. These types of lobsters take up to 7 years to reach 1 pound. The largest ever caught was recorded off of Novia Scotia and weighed over 44 pounds which means it was probably at least 100 years old. If those claws could talk. 💙
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1 month ago - Homarus Americanus or commonly known as the American Lobster, Northern Lobster, Lobby or Bug. These types of lobsters take up to 7 years to reach 1 pound. The largest ever caught was recorded off of Novia Scotia and weighed over 44 pounds which means it was probably at least 100 years old. If those claws could talk. . . . . . #illustration #watercolor #laraillustrates #artbylara #weddinginvit
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Hope you are having a holly jolly holiday season! Here is a snippet of a card I have been working on featuring a festive potted palm. The tradition of sending Christmas Cards started in England where the first commercially produced card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in 1843. The card was rather controversial as featured a family drinking wine together! Yet the premise was quite astute as it is still a tradition we uphold today. 🎄✨🇬🇧
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#christmascards  #holidaycard #laraillustrations #illustration #watercolor #palmtree #holidaypalm #christmasdecorations #porcelain #commissioned #custom #bespokestationery #customcards #historyofthechristmascard #sirhenrycole #johncallcotthorsley
2 months ago - Hope you are having a holly jolly holiday season! Here is a snippet of a card I have been working on featuring a festive potted palm. The tradition of sending Christmas Cards started in England where the first commercially produced card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in 1843. The card was rather controversial as featured a family drinking wine together!
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Thank W by Worth for hosting a book signing for the book 'Packing for Travel' that I illustrated and a shopping event supporting @tusk_org this week! .
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#wbyworth #packingfortravel #laraillustrations #tusk #fashion #art #what2wearwhere #nyc #traveltips #womenswear #tbt
4 months ago - Thank W by Worth for hosting a book signing for the book 'Packing for Travel' that I illustrated and a shopping event supporting @tusk_org this week! . . . . . #wbyworth #packingfortravel #laraillustrations #tusk #fashion #art #what2wearwhere #nyc #traveltips #womenswear #tbt
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Working on an exciting new project for a Mexican fiesta! A donkey or burro in Spanish has an excellent memory and can remember a place or other donkeys they have met from up to 25 years ago?!! They also can live up to 40 years. Who you calling an ass?!
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#donkey #burro #art #watercolor #penandink #wedding #mexico #customartwork #stationery #events #drawing #laraillustrations
4 months ago - Working on an exciting new project for a Mexican fiesta! A donkey or burro in Spanish has an excellent memory and can remember a place or other donkeys they have met from up to 25 years ago?!! They also can live up to 40 years. Who you calling an ass?! . . . . . #donkey #burro #art #watercolor #penandink #wedding #mexico #customartwork #stationery #events #drawing #laraillustrations
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C is for... I made this letter C for the most lovely little girl for her christening. I used personalized elements to create a special keepsake she will hopefully have forever! We even created monogrammed stationery for her to use in the future. .
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#christeninggift #personalizedletters #monogram #baby #littlegirl #nursery #art #watercolor #pencil #ink #babyshower #birthannouncement #christening #baptism #cisforcookie
5 months ago - C is for... I made this letter C for the most lovely little girl for her christening. I used personalized elements to create a special keepsake she will hopefully have forever! We even created monogrammed stationery for her to use in the future. . . . . . #christeninggift #personalizedletters #monogram #baby #littlegirl #nursery #art #watercolor #pencil #ink #babyshower #birthannouncement #christe
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