David Baerwalde

by Anh-Minh on October 30, 2014

davidbaerwalde1Yesterday, while browsing at one of my favorite local shops, Hudson Grace, I came across the work of David Baerwalde—the Atlanta artist behind these wonderful wooden cakes. (I’m kicking myself for not taking a photo at Hudson Grace, where his pieces were beautifully displayed on domed cake stands.)

According to Hudson Grace proprietor Monelle Totah, Baerwalde creates the slices with a wood form that he embellishes with wood shavings and such to mimic the look and texture of a layer cake. In this YouTube clip, you can see part of his process (and learn more about the artist). But if you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to pop into Hudson Grace’s San Francisco or Larkspur locations to check out Baerwalde’s cakes—available in “chocolate” and “vanilla”—in person.

P.S. Tomorrow, we’ll be posting a recipe for a real sweet treat that you won’t want to miss!

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{ Images via David Baerwalde }

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Meanwhile Curiosities by Epiforma

by Joanna on October 29, 2014

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Epiforma is a recently established Portuguese design studio that aims to tell visual stories across a range of disciplines. It’s not hard to grasp why I’m a big fan of the Meanwhile Curiosities collection. Labeled as “a conceptual representation of time,” the shapes and materials—ranging from metal (steel and aluminum) to solid wood (ash and oak) to stone (granite and marble)—are all about playful exploration. While these functional objects and furniture are engaging, I also love the colors and the styling of the photography.

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{ Images via Epiforma. Photography by Luís Espinheira }

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Recreation Center Ceramics

by Joanna on October 28, 2014

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Talk about a pattern party! Meet Recreation Center. Started by Josephine Heilpern after she graduated from New York’s Cooper Union, Recreation Center is all about functional and fun ceramics. The forms themselves are simple, while the patterns and finishes are totally unique. Heilpern’s background is rich in print and sculpture, and her aesthetic is inspired in part by the Memphis design movement. These pieces are sure to perk up any dining table.

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{ Found via Oh Joy }

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Wallpapers from Black Crow Studio

by Joanna on October 27, 2014

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Wow, just … Wow. These wallpapers and murals by Black Crow Studios make quite the statement, don’t you think? Available as-is or totally customized, these designs are the perfect way to make a statement in your home. I find myself especially drawn to the bold watercolor series and the gemstone series and wish I could wallpaper my bathroom with them. If you’re a renter like me, Black Crow Studios also offers the ability to print their motifs on canvas or fine-art paper for framing, thus minimizing the commitment. Believe me, my interior design wheels are turning.

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{ Images via Black Crow Studios }

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Living Room by House of Honey

by Anh-Minh on October 24, 2014

houseofhoney1I have admired the homes done by Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey for years; she has this refined yet fun sensibility that I just love. Yesterday, during a visit to Decorist founder Gretchen Hansen’s house, I had the pleasure of meeting the Los Angeles-based interior designer. Tamara was enlisted to work on Gretchen’s living room, and the entire scheme was developed virtually (Decorist is a site that specializes in e-design).

A photo of the living room was posted to the Anthology Instragram account yesterday, and I wanted to share a couple more images of the space here. Tamara incorporated some of the homeowners’ existing pieces into the design, which includes some chairs that I’m seriously coveting now (the tri-legged leather sling, the carved wood hand-shaped chair).

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While Gretchen wanted to stick to a fairly neutral palette, as you can see from the photos below of Tamara’s retail showroom in Pasadena, she also enjoys working with color.

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