How to Make a Comic

by Kate on July 7, 2015

anthologymag-blog-illustration-cartoon3d-1When I came across this project by Soon, a design firm based in Belgium, the child in me shrieked with delight. I didn’t read a lot of comics when I was younger, but I did love making homes out of paper and tape and inventing my own worlds. As an adult, this kind of magical immersive environment is hard to come by.

It’s great to see what can be made with very simple everyday materials, and I think this 3D comic universe is genius. I really appreciate that they’ve used color so sparingly. The result is that these domestic scenes are humorous and childlike, but also sophisticated; like a pop-art Lichtenstein universe. According to their site, this is for an upcoming project—I’m on the edge of my seat to see where this ends up!

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The Greenbrier

by Anh-Minh on July 6, 2015

greenbrier7While I’m not a golf fanatic, I do occasionally follow the sport, and this past weekend marked The Greenbrier Classic, an annual tournament held at the West Virginia resort. Some people are drawn to The Greenbrier for its golf and tennis amenities … and others, like me, to its decor, which can be traced back to Dorothy Draper. The noted interior designer “left the hotel with a bold new personality, using color and oversized patterns to paint a picture that reflected the luxury of space, elegance, and sense of history in every detail.” (You can read more about her firm’s relationship with the resort here.)

The aesthetic might not work with the architecture of my own home, but I would love to spend a long weekend in one of these rooms and admire the talents of Draper as well as her protégé, Carleton Varney.

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Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

by Anh-Minh on July 3, 2015

greek_ice_creamA heat wave hit the Bay Area this week, and I basically woke up every morning seriously considering eating ice cream for breakfast. My go-to when the temperatures soar is the Greek Yogurt Ice Cream that San Francisco dessert-maker extraordinaire Caitlin Freeman shared in Issue No. 1 of Anthology. It’s super easy, delicious, and refreshing. I love it with a pile of plump berries or slices of perfectly ripened stone fruit, but for this weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations, I’m thinking of serving it with Melina Hammer’s Blueberry-Peach Crisp that we posted last week.

Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups, to serve 6

  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

Combine the half-and-half and sugar in a heavy-bottom saucepan and warm over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring about 3 minutes. Be careful to not let it come to a simmer. Pour into a small mixing bowl and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat yogurt on medium until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the cold half-and-half mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl midway through, mixing approximately 2 minutes until combined. Freeze according to the instructions on your ice-cream maker.

{ Photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Anthology Magazine. Recipe by Caitlin Freeman. }


Sabine Finkenauer

by Kate on July 2, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-sabinefinkenauer-1I’m usually immersed in the world of objects and spaces, so it’s really pleasant to step out of that world occasionally and stare at paintings. Some of you may be familiar with that feeling when you come across a s good painting, and you simply want to stare at it all day long? I feel this way about Sabine Fineknauer’s work.

Don’t get wrong: Her sculptural pieces are equally delightful, and it’s clear to see from many of her graphic collages, drawings, and paintings why she would be compelled to translate some of them into three dimensions. Her work offers a particularly romantic blend of visual treats: childlike colors and gestures, floral motifs, simple geometry, and decorative motifs. I’m hooked! Before you head out for the day, definitely take a look at her impressive body of work—I think it will put you in the right mood as we head into the long weekend.

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Brook Perdigon Textiles

by Nancy on July 1, 2015

AnthologyMag-blog-BrookPerdigon1When I’m out and about, I gravitate towards pillows and fabric because new textiles are the best way to change up a room with little risk. I have had some major regrets like painting entire rooms the wrong color and buying big pieces of furniture that don’t work well with the rest of my home, so I have become more careful when it comes to decorating. When I walked the West Coast Craft show a few weeks ago, a fabric-covered stool (pictured below), caught my eye and prompted me to take a closer look around.

The textiles in this booth were all created by Los Angeles-based artist Brook Perdigon. With a degree in printmaking and painting, Perdigon hand dyes, paints, and embroiders all of her material. In addition to the stool, there was also a cute lamp shade she covered in a fun triangle design. Her patterns have an organic yet modern feel to them, and are so versatile. The pillows and table runners would make a great addition to any room.

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