Grapefruit Rhubarb Cocktail

by Kate on September 3, 2015

anthologymag-blog-drink-rhubarb-cocktail-1I’m not usually much of a cocktail drinker, but I make exceptions. Summertime is my favorite season for enjoying cool, refreshing mixed drinks; and I also have a hard time resisting when the drink is slightly sweet, beautiful to look at, and packed with refreshing citrus flavors. This Grapefruit Rhubarb cocktail fits all of my requirements, and I cannot wait to make some of these for friends (and myself!) to enjoy over Labor Day weekend.

The basis of this drink is grapefruit juice mixed with a rhubarb syrup. Izy Hossack, a student of Food Science & Nutrition in London and the creator of the incredible food blog Top With Cinnamon, came up with the recipe. Hosack notes that the combination of the juice and the syrup yields a gorgeous cerise-colored mix that would be equally wonderful without alcohol. She suggests mixing it with a bit of sparkling water as a fizzy refresher, or swirling it liberally onto a bowl of plain frozen yogurt for dessert. I am going to try all of her recommendations, of course—plus a few ideas of my own, too.

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Cabrillo Glassware

by Kate on September 2, 2015

anthologymag-blog-products-quitokeeto-cabrillo-glass-1As Market Editor, I’m always on the lookout for good styling inspiration. Recently I was browsing online and when I made my way over to Quitokeeto, I was struck by their impeccable photography. Many of their photographs have this amazing painterly quality, and feel more like still life studies than images of products for sale.

I found myself particularly drawn to these hand-blown, California-made Cabrillo glasses. The patterned surfaces create beautiful refractions of light and color, and they seem like the perfect size and shape for any special drink you want to savor and appreciate in the moment. The glasses are on sale here, and while you’re there be sure to check out the rest of Quitokeetos’ collection of lovingly treated, well-made goods for kitchen and home.

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Eskayel

by Nancy on September 1, 2015

anthologymag-blog-eskayel-1Just last week, I was on vacation with my family in Maui. We were sad to leave the island and I admit: I still haven’t fully unpacked our bags! So it probably comes as no surprise that when I was browsing through Eskayel’s website, I was quickly drawn toward images and designs that reminded me of our stay in Maui, and wishing we were still there.

Eskayel is a Brooklyn-based company founded by Shanan Campanaro, that carries a wide array of wall-coverings, fabric, carpets, accessories, and furnishings. Part of the design process begins with paintings on paper that are then saturated with water, letting the colors bleed into one another. Campanaro is inspired by nature and travel, and the ocean and colors of the sunset are the biggest influences in her work. It’s no wonder the designs made me miss the beach even more! I also love that the company is eco-conscious, using only natural linens, organic cottons, water-based inks, and recycled materials.

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Mesh Suspension Lamp

by Kate on August 31, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-suspensionlamp-1It’s unbelievably exciting to see the way LED technology is revolutionizing the world of lighting design. Looking at some of the contemporary lamps and light fixtures on the market today, I’ve noticed a strong emphasis on lightweight materials, intuitive interfaces, and beautiful simplicity. This newly designed mesh suspension lamp by Francisco Gomez Paz is one of my absolute favorites.

Paz approached the design of this lamp “with the aim of giving each of these points of light its own independence,” he said. The lamp is super versatile, and users have the ability to adjust the intensity and pattern of illumination. It’s truly stunning, like a suspended galaxy, and I cannot wait to see one of these in person when it hits the market. Click here to watch it in action!

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Fruit-Laden Carrot Cake

by Kate on August 28, 2015

anthologymag-blog-food-twiggstudios-carrotcake-1After finishing up a recent feature for the upcoming fall issue, I found myself with some extra fruits and floral props—one of my favorite perks of producing photo shoots. I didn’t know what to do with them, so I decided to track down some recipes that might take advantage of my bounty. When I came across this amazing carrot cake recipe from Twigg Studios, and knew I had found a winner.

Aimee, the founder of Twigg Studios, has an incredible knack for pairing simple baked cakes, cookies and tarts with edible fruits, flowers, and herbs to whip up visually stunning desserts. Made with summer stone fruits, berries, parsnips, and pecans, this carrot cake feels like a lovely way to precede the change of seasons. You can find the full recipe, and more of Aimee’s beautiful culinary (and botanical) creations here.

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