Issue20_Cover-loresThis cover story brings back such great memories! It is one of my favorites to write because it involved three very talented individuals: interior designer Chloe Redmond Warner, whose dining room is captured on the cover; photographer Laure Joliet, who was an Anthology contributor from day one; and stylist Miranda Jones, who was also a regular in our pages over the years.

I especially love looking at this feature right now because it is so dark and gloomy outside! It’s been a stormy week here in the Bay Area, but flipping through Issue No. 20 is an instant pick-me-up. If you don’t already have a copy, you can purchase one in our back-issues shop (which, by the way, now carries Issue No. 21). And below are a couple more homes that appeared in our pattern-themed edition.

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BOLD PLAY in Brooklyn

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{ Purchase Issue No. 20/Summer 2015 }


Issue19_Cover-loresFor our last blog post of the year, we’re going back to spring and taking a closer look at Issue No. 19. This bright and cheery cover—which shows the living room of event designer David Stark and artist Migguel Anggelo‘s Miami living room—always puts a smile on my face. And it’s an especially welcome sight on a cold winter morning! Below are a couple more spreads from the issue, which you can purchase—along with other back issues—right here.

Ready, Set, Go! Melina Hammer shared a trio of recipes that are perfect for making and taking on the road. These are the recipes you need for your next potluck or tailgate!

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Pride of Place Interior designer Niya Bascom of Ishka Designs gave us a tour of his Brooklyn residence, which is appointed with so many beautiful travel mementos.

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{ Purchase Issue No. 19/Winter 2015 }

As many of you know, 2015 is the final year of publication for Anthology. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the magazine and the blog. It’s been a pleasure sharing so many creative people and places with you over the past five years. We’ll still be posting here from time to time, but with less frequency since our team is embarking on new projects.

Happy New Year to you and yours.


Issue18_Cover-loresIn case you didn’t receive the back issues that you’re still missing from your Anthology collection … Our back issues shop is still open for business!

Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 is one of over a dozen magazines currently available in the shop.

Shades of Beauty:This is one of my favorite photo essays that we published over the years.


Vivid Imagination: As you can see, James Aguiar and Mark Haldeman’s Brooklyn home was perfect for the color-themed issue!

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Prized Possession: Theresa Canning Zast of Kate Spade shares a photograph that she treasures.


{ Purchase Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 }


Issue17_Cover_loresThis is probably the most modern cover we ran during our five years, and it’s the living room of one of my favorite local interior designers: Catherine Kwong. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of writing about her work for other publications, but it was a real treat to tour her own place and get to know Catherine a little better.

The pages of Issue No. 17/Fall 2014, which you can purchase in our back issues shop, were filled with people whose work I’ve long admired. Here’s just a few of them …

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Creative Confections: Chocolate Editions shares recipes for fun and fantastic sweets.

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Agents of Change: We tour the loft of one of the brothers (Evan Haslegrave) behind the design firm hOmE.


{ Purchase Issue No. 17/Fall 2014 }


Issue16_Cover-loresYikes. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a week away! If you’d like to give the gift of an Anthology back issues—which are available for purchase right here—be sure to order today for arrival by next Friday.

For many, the holidays are largely about spending time with loved ones. So it seems fitting that today we’re taking a look back at Issue No. 16/Summer 2014, the theme of which is “It’s All Relative.” Meg and I knew that we wanted to do an issue about family—and by family, we mean those who are kin as well as those close to us who we’ve come to consider our family. A few years in, we figured out just the right mix of stories that we wanted to feature in such an issue. While it does include a roundup of some very cool and creative children’s rooms, it’s not a kids’ issue—but rather one that celebrates the notion of family and the many ways that influences us. Here is just a small sampling of the stories we published, to give you an idea of what I mean:

All Dolled Up: Bay Area fashion designer Jess Brown is well known for her sweet, handmade rag dolls, which started out as something she made for her children 15 years ago, using cashmere and antique fabric remnants. We visited her home as well as her studio and showroom.


Alla Famiglia!: What can we say, we love a business that has a wonderful back story. And that’s the case with Yvelise Limoncello. Mark Stevens’ grandmother and her family recipe for limoncello inspired him to co-found the New Orleans-based company. For our story, Amy Dickerson traveled to Italy to photograph Mark with his Nonna. (Bonus: Nonna was kind enough to share a couple of her delicious pasta recipes with us!)


Creative Fix: Designer and artist Caroline Z. Hurley resides in a New York apartment once occupied by two of her older sisters. And, when the small space underwent a renovation, it was her architect sister who devised the brilliant new layout.

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{ Purchase Issue No. 16/Summer 2014 }