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Our New Deluxe Colouring Book for Adults: Journey Through La La Land

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Everything is go go go here at La La Land! Following our insanely successful first Kickstarter project (which helped us launch our range of colouring books for grown-ups!), we've just launched another one! This time, we're going big!



Introducing Journey Through La La Land: Our brand spanking new deluxe colouring book featuring 20 amazing tear-out 8x10" prints for you to colour.

We've taken on board the incredible feedback we received from our first project and are excited to offer perforated pull-out pages so you can pin up and frame your awesome colouring masterpieces, plus thicker pages that are blank (except for the artist details on the back) mean that you're free to colour with standard textas and felt tip pens without wrecking anything on the other side!


THE GREAT FELT TIP EXPERIMENT: We went nuts with texta and found very little bleed on the other side of the page, but to be doubly sure no illustrations get harmed in the making, the back of each print is plain.

So what can you expect to see in Journey Through La La Land? Well, with 10 contributing artists, quite a lot! The book is bursting with illustrations from Lilly Perrott, Chloe Joyce, Nancy Liang, Paula Mills, Chrissy Lau, Brigitte May, Cameron Beau Wylie, Me & Oli, Lisa Falzon and Animal Crew. Each artist has two pages each in the book, so that's 20 amazing prints for you to hang up or share with friends!

So here's where you come in: We're currently raising funds on Kickstarter to have this amazing book in print in time for Christmas. We have some amazing rewards exclusive to the project that will make the most incredible Christmas presents, so if you're keen to be the coolest gift giver this silly season, and you want to show your support for some of the most talented illustrators in the biz, back our project on Kickstarter and help us reach our target!

Are you a backer of our previous colouring book project? What did you think? How can we make this even bigger and better for you?! Let us know in the comments below!

Colouring Books for Grown-Ups are Here! Share & Win this Colourful Bundle!

Monday, September 07, 2015
Hooray! Our super popular Kickstarter-funded Colouring Books for Grown-Ups are finally available at lalalandshop.com.au!


Our awesome colouring book range has been illustrated by seven different artists: Chrissy Lau, Katy Osmond, Lisa Falzon, Saskia Malwina, me & oli, Paula Mills and Jess Chen. Each book has a different theme, from the Australian Outback to the Deep Beautiful Sea and beyond!

We have designed these books with busy adults in mind. Each book is A5 (148 x 210mm) in size, which is super handy for carrying in a handbag or backpack, making it much easier to fit some relaxing colouring into your hectic schedule!

The colouring book project was funded three times over on Kickstarter and we have already received a great deal of positive feedback from our backers. We wholeheartedly encourage you to show off your La La Land colouring books on Instagram with the hashtag #colourinlalaland

Which brings us to our next point... Introducing our monthly colouring book prize draw!


Once you've got your hands on a La La Land colouring book (or all seven!), add a bit of colour to it and share your masterpiece on Instagram with our hashtag, #colourinlalaland - this will enter you into the draw to win the amazing bundle above, consisting of our Ink Studies Melamine Plate Set, Gems Necklace, Gems Bracelet and Love Rocks Bunting Kit - valued at $100 all up!

We'll be drawing the winner of this prize at the end of the month, and each month will have a different prize up for grabs!

This competition is currently only open to residents of Australia - sorry lovely overseas people! We're working on having something available for you guys very soon!

We're looking forward to sending out your colouring books, and can't wait to see what you create with them! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Our Fathers Day Competition Winners plus 15 Dad Jokes to Make You Giggle/Roll Your Eyes!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
   

Our super fun dad joke competition ended last night and we can honestly say that picking winners from Facebook and Instagram has to be one of the hardest things we've had to do! So many terrible (but oh so good!) dad jokes! Thank you so much to everyone who entered - you cracked us up!

We can confirm that our winners are Lidia Howell from Facebook and Aimee aka @fuzzymummie from Instagram - both of whom wowed us with the above dad jokes. You have both won our amazing Fathers Day bundle which features an Animal Crew Fathers Day card, cup set and tray. Well done ladies! You out-dadded them all!

Our Awesome Fathers Day Bundle Prize!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Since we received so many amazing dad jokes for this competition, we also wanted to share some of our favourites! Feel free to look back on the blog post whenever you need a bit of a giggle - we know we will!

1. "I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around." - @bethvstheworlde, Instagram

2. "What do you call a fly with no wings? A walk." - @monkeyandbee, Instagram

3. "Why didn't the skeleton go to the ball? 'Cos he had no body to go with." Shani Nottingham, Facebook

4. "Why was the sand wet? Because the sea weed!" - @lisellekate, Instagram

5. "What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth-hurty." - Scarlet Robin Burke, Facebook

6. "What lies on the bottom of the ocean floor and shakes? A nervous wreck." - Em Ma, Facebook

7. "I had a dream that I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted." - Sunshine Hardwicke, Facebook

8. "What cheese do you use to get a bear down from a tree? Camembert." - Jessica Irving, Facebook

9. "Are you cold? Go stand on a street corner - it's 90 degrees." - @____mj___, Instagram

10. "Singing in the shower is all fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth - then it's a soap opera." - Raelee Turner, Facebook

11. "Did you hear about the explosion at the cheese factory? There was de brie everywhere!" - Amie Jenkins, Facebook

12. "Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? To get to the bottom." - Amber Summers, Facebook

13. "What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well dressed man on a bicycle? Attire." - Jacinta Hadley, Facebook

14. "Dad, i'm hungry." "Nice to meet you hungry, i'm Dad." - Alaina Tuckett, Facebook

15. "I went to the doctor the other day and said I think I have a strawberry on my head! Doctor said I have cream for that." - Ali Mearns

Have a favourite, or maybe you'd like to add a dad joke? Let us know in the comments! We've loved hearing your jokes so far and would love to hear more!

Win a Fathers Day Gift Bundle with La La Land!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Fathers Day is just under three weeks away, on Sunday 6th of September. Now's the time to be thinking about what to get the guy, so make sure you check out our Fathers Day Gift Guide for some awesome ideas the the most awesome of dads!

Fathers Day can be a tricky one as most dads seem to have everything, so we'd like to make it easy for two lucky people with our Fathers Day bundle competition. The bundle includes one super cool Astro Cat tray (RRP $24.95), a set of 4 Animal Portraits cups (RRP $34/95) and an Animal Crew Fathers Day card (RRP $6.95). The perfect combo for one excellent Fathers Day pressie!

TWO WAYS TO ENTER:

1. Hop on the La La Land Instagram and look for the post featuring the bundle. Regram this post, tell us a dad joke and tag @lalalandshop and #laladadjoke in the caption.

2. Visit La La Land on Facebook and look for the post featuring the bundle. Tell us your best dad joke in the comments!

We're giving away two bundles - one for Facebook and one for Instagram, so enter both (with different dad jokes!) to increase your chances!

The competition closes on Tuesday the 25th of August, and we'll announce the winners the next day so you'll receive the bundle just in time to give to dad on Fathers Day!

Competition is open to residents of Australia only. Sorry lovely international people!

La La Land at Home & Giving Fair Melbourne: Take the Tour!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The past week has been an incredibly busy one here at La La Land - Our Colouring Books for Grown-Ups Kickstarter campaign ended (with a bang!), we received lots of new samples of brand new products (lots of humour cards, amazing new posters and a tonne of colour), and then we travelled down to Melbourne to show off our awesome new stuff to our lovely retailers at the Home & Giving Fair - phew!

We are so immensely proud of our new season releases and our gorgeous stand at Melbourne Showgrounds (stand EM7 if you haven't visited us already!) that we wanted to show off a few snaps of what you can expect from the wonderful world of La La Land over the next few months. Brace yourselves - it's going to be a wild ride of colour and creativity!


Sweet William for La La Land foil cards - Yes, FOIL! We can't wait to show you more of this pretty collab!


Your favourite La La Land greeting cards with some super awesome new additions from existing and new artists.


Hipster Gnomes hanging out on the La La Land stand.


A sneak peek of our Christmas range featuring new designs from Animal Crew, me & oli, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Paula Mills and Lilly Perrott.


Our stand is jam-packed with goodies like our super fun melamine plates, cups and trays, bunting kits and our illustrated accessories!


Of course it wouldn't be a trade show without a few selfies!

What you see here is just the tip of the iceberg - for products AND selfies, but you can expect lots of beautifully illustrated, super fun things to come out of La La Land over the next few months. Be sure to check the blog often for updates, or sign up to the La La Land VIP list to receive special offers, and be the first to know about new releases!

Have an idea for what La La Land should do next? Let us know in the comments below - can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Six Ways to Decorate your Pot Plant for Home or a Gift with La La Land's Pot Plant Deco!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This Monday was 'Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day' - yep, that's a real thing!

So maybe you'd prefer not to parade your pot plants around the neighbourhood, but you can still make them feel special by decorating them with La La Land's famous Pot Plant Deco, which is 20% off until the 3rd of August with code HOUSEPLANT.

Simply stick these quirky plywood stakes into the soil of your lucky plant to create a scene of Hipster Gnomes, Woodland Creatures, Aussie Animals and more
! Mix and match for the coolest plants in town - see below for six suggestions on how you can make your pot plant pretty!


1. Woodland Animals Pot Plant Deco 2. Love Gems Pot Plant Deco
3. Lovers Lane Pot Plant Deco 4. Hipster Gnomes Pot Plant Deco
5. Mini Hipsters & Urban Houses Pot Plant Deco 6. Mini Australian Animals Pot Plant Deco

If you've got photos of Pot Plant Deco in action in your home, let us know in the comments below or tag La La Land on Instagram with #lalalandshop!

Snap a Selfie and Show Off Your Inner Awesomeness with La La Land's Personality Plates! #myplateselfie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Last week we very excitedly got our bestselling Creative Homewares range back in stock, including a few new additions like our super cool trays and illustrated character cups. But today it's all about our personality plates. Our favourite Animal Portraits and Animal Clubs plate sets are back in stock and our brand spanking new Victorian Wars plate set is finally here!

Each of our plates is bursting with personality, each of them awesome in their own way - just like you! Are you a member of the Cute Bunny Club? Or maybe you're more of a Tattooed Walrus! No? You're more of a Lord Vadersworth? Whatever floats your boat!

If you've got your hot little hands on one of our plate sets, we want you to show off your inner awesomeness with La La Land on Instagram by snapping a selfie with the plate that says the most about you (it doesn't have to show your face!) and hashtagging #myplateselfie.

For a bit of #myplateselfie inspo, we thought we'd join the fun and introduce the La La Land team with their very own personality plate picks. Does your personality match any of the below?

MEET THE LA LA LAND TEAM - #MYPLATESELFIE EDITION


Name: Ludi

Role: Co-Director & Founder of La La Land

Plate Pick: Sir Yodington from the Victorian Wars Plate Set by Terry Fan

Why: Ludi's pick is Sir Yodington because she's the oldest, although not necessarily the wisest! (Her own words!)


Name: Elie

Role: Co-Director & Founder of La La Land

Plate Pick: Deer from the Animal Portraits Plate Set by Animal Crew

Why: The stag is Elie's spirit animal - so his plate pick just HAD to be Animal Crew's Deer portrait. You'll find his Pinterest littered with lots of beautifully illustrated stags. Look, they've even got matching jackets! It's meant to be!
Name: Lilly

Role: In-House Illustrator & Designer

Plate Pick: Pretty Kitty Committee from the Animal Clubs Plate Set by Kirbee Lawler

Why: Lilly isn't just artistically talented, she's also a great mum to multiple cats at home! Lilly is the La La Land office's token crazy cat lady, so it seems fitting that she'd be a member of the Pretty Kitty Committee.

Name: Anthony

Role: Import/Export Coordinator

Plate Pick: Astro Cat from the Animal Portraits Plate Set by Animal Crew

Why: We like to imagine that Astro Cat has travelled the galaxy in his little space goggles and sharp suit - Just like Anthony! Anthony has travelled from far away (all they way from France!) to work at the La La Land office, and we're so happy he's here.
Name: Veronica

Role: Bookkeeper

Plate Pick: Cute Bunny Club from the Animal Clubs Plate Set by Kirbee Lawler

Why: Veronica has picked the Cute Bunny Club plate because she's super health conscious and loves her veggies (purple carrots, anyone?) Whenever there's a birthday cake in the office, Veronica will just nibble away at the crumbs (bunny style!) rather than eating a proper slice!

Name: Lauren

Role: Marketing Coordinator

Plate Pick: Otterly Awesome from the Animal Clubs Plate Set by Kirbee Lawler

Why: Lauren loves a good pun, and Kirbee's "Otterly Awesome" design has always been one of her most favourite illustrations. Plus, she really is otterly awesome!
Name: Chris

Role: Warehouse Manager

Plate Pick: Tattooed Walrus from the Animal Portraits Plate Set by Animal Crew

Why: Both Chris and the Tattooed Walrus have matching beanies and are both super cool dudes - it's as simple as that!


We'll be posting our selfies on the La La Land Instagram and we hope you'll join us! In the meantime, why not let us know your plate personality in the comments below?

Visit La La Land at the Finders Keepers Sydney A/W Markets!

Friday, May 01, 2015

It's that time again! La La Land has a stall at the upcoming Sydney Finders Keepers Markets, taking place from the evening of Friday the 8th of May right through to the Sunday the 10th.

We hope you'll join us at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. Our stall will be just a few stalls down from Frankie Magazine, along where the Machinery Displays are. We're in great company - sandwiched between Alchemy Produx and The Supercool, so come on down!

So just what can you expect from the La La Land stall at the Autumn-Winter Markets? For starters, our silicone and plywood jewellery is making its market debut, so you'll get to see these beauties in the flesh. Plus, we have lots of new greeting cards, pot plant deco and posters for you to feast your eyes on.



Clockwise from top left: La La Land Jewellery, Free as a Bird greeting card by Brigitte May,
Lovers Lane Pot Plant Deco, Wild at Heart Poster by Sarah Jane Bradley.

In addition to our usual illustrated offerings, we're also giving away a FREE NECKLACE with every purchase at the markets! Simply flash the below image on your phone, and you can pick the style of your choice. Plus, since it's the weekend of Mothers Day, bring your mum along and she'll get a necklace too!




The Sydney Finders Keepers Markets are open on Friday the 8th of May 6pm - 10pm, Saturday the 9th of May 10am - 6pm, and Sunday the 10th of May 10am - 5pm. Come by and say hi, and don't forget to hashtag #lalalandshop if you take any instagram snaps of our stall or your new La La Land haul!

APRIL COMP: Win the Prettiest Outfit Ever from Roger + Peach and La La Land!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015


Have the changing seasons got you craving some pretty new clothes to get you through the dreary weather? Well look no further - La La Land has teamed up with whimsical fashion label Roger + Peach to offer up a amazing new outfit that will brighten your day!

This charming ensemble is worth $250 and includes a skirt and kimono from Roger + Peach, a cotton Australiana scarf, Gems Necklace and Feathers Bracelet from La La Land PLUS five illustrated greeting cards by Chloe Joyce, Art and Ghosts, Brigitte May, Kirbee Lawler and Paula Mills. Who could say no to that?!

So how can you get your hands on this gorgeous garb? There are three ways you can enter:

1. Place an order of $50 or more at lalalandshop.com.au between the 7th and 17th of April and you'll instantly go into the draw - too easy!

2. Regram any of the competition images we post on the La La Land Instagram (these will look similar to the image below) - when regramming, make sure you tag @lalalandshop and @rogerandpeach and use our competition hashtag, #lalapeachcomp.



3. Hop onto the La La Land Facebook page* and leave a comment in 25 words or less explaining where you'd wear your new super cute outfit, OR in 25 words or less describe the lucky person you'd give the outfit to if you win.

You can pick just one way to enter, or increase your chances by doing all three! The competition ends on the 17th of April and we'll be announcing the winner shortly after.

The fine print:
- Please be aware that although there are three ways to enter, there is only one lovely outfit to win, so the stakes are high!
- *You may also enter on the Roger + Peach Facebook page - but if you enter on both this will only count as one Facebook entry.
- This competition is only open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.

8 Valentines Day Cards for Couples and Partners of All Kinds

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Need some last minute Valentines Day card ideas? Not to worry, we've got this! Whether you've only just got together, or you've been a couple since the beginning of time, our new range has a card for every kind of boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. Valentines Day itself might be a bit corny, but why not class it up with a card created by one of La La Land's super talented artists? Let's do this!


1. For those who are dating someone super sweet: 
Hundreds and Thousands by Elise Maree
Because who doesn't love fairy bread? This lovely pink card is the sweetest way to say I love you.




2. For couples with bright futures: 
Heading Far by Annie Henderson
We love this card because it's so hopeful and cute. With Annie Henderson's signature storybook-style illustrations, you can be sure you're off to a good start!




3. For the foodie (or just plain pizza lover): 
Supreme Love by Katy Osmond
We here at La La Land love our food, so it made perfect sense to work with the wonderful Katy Osmond on a pizza card. This card will delight any significant other who loves a slice, and is great if you're looking for a card that isn't too... cheesy? Okay, you've got us there!





4. For new couples who know they're onto something good: Good Together by Clarisse Djaja for La La Land Design House
For those not ready to mention the L-word, but are clearly onto a good thing, this delicious looking ice cream card is a great way to let your new beau know how happy you are. Plus they can hang the ice cream ornament at home or at work as a memento of you.




5. For the boyfriend or girlfriend who loves a drink: Drunkest by Gabrielle Costanzo for La La Land Design House
Let them know that you still love them even though they're a total lightweight. This card is for the couples who have truly seen each other at their worst but are still totally smitten. Now that's true love.




6. For the couple who like a bit of history with their romance: 
Claddagh Love by Saskia Malwina
This very sentimental card was inspired by the traditional Irish Claddagh ring which was first produced in the 17th century. The design features three symbols: The heart represents love, the crown stands for loyalty, and the hands symbolise friendship. This is a card meant for someone very special to you.




7. For the significant other who swears like a sailor: 
F*cking Amazing by Berenice Lurion for La La Land Design House
There are some of us out there who love a good swear - nothing wrong with that! If your partner is super amazing and loves a bit of a swear, we think this is the card for them. This card is one of our keepsake cards, so they can hang the plywood ornament wherever they want as a reminder of just how effing amazing they are!





8. For the couple who have been together forever, and plan to stay that way: Forever by Jess Chen
Now this is the stuff that Valentines Day is made of. This wonderful card created by Jess Chen is the cutest way to tell your partner that you want to grow old with them.


Still haven't found what you're looking for? Browse our full range of Valentines Day cards for more unique ideas, or let us know what you think in the comments below!