It was two decades ago that Danish designer Rie Elise Larsen started making things professionally: first as a storefront window decorator, then as an interior stylist; eventually becoming a design consultant, author, DIY website creator, designer, crepe-paper artist, and workshop teacher, with a wholesale company in her own name. Today Rie describes herself as a visual storyteller. She makes magical things that lift her up into a world where everything is possible, and it brings her great joy to share her universe.
“Happiness is not something that is around us; happiness is something that is within us,” she offers. “Even so, it helps us to be surrounded by the things that make us happy!” Beautiful colors, intricate textures, patterns, and fine detail are big parts of her world, making tangible all the ideas that are “marooned” in her notebooks and head. “I always try to focus on the best in everyday life,” Rie says. “Maybe creative blocks hit us when we forget to appreciate how lucky we are.” —Annie
Photography by Anitta Behrendt