{Off Shoots} Hannah and Evan

by Anh-Minh on November 14, 2014

Anthology-Haslegrave-couple-chalkboardWhen Meg and I were brainstorming content for the family-themed summer issue, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave were on our short list. We remembered seeing the brothers’ Brooklyn apartment on Design*Sponge years ago, and have been admirers of their design studio, hOmE. It turned out, though, that Oliver had moved out of the place and Evan was now living there with his wife, Hannah Haehn. So we decided to feature the newlyweds in Issue No. 17, our recently released design-centric fall edition. These are some of my favorite outtakes from Hannah and Evan’s shoot with photographer Seth Smoot. (For the full story, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine, which is currently available through most of our stockists.)

And if you want to check out some of hOmE’s latest work, you’re in luck: Earlier this week, New York magazine posted pictures of Sisters, a brand-new eatery designed by the Haslegraves. No surprise: It looks fantastic.

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{ Images by Seth Smoot for Anthology Magazine }

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Tower of London Poppies

by Anh-Minh on November 11, 2014

tol_poppies1When I was in London last month, one of the things I could not miss was the Tower of London poppies installation, which commemorates the centenary anniversary of Britain’s involvement in World War I. (November 11 is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, and Veterans Day.)

Paul Cummins is the ceramic artist behind the 888,246 handmade poppies—one for each British and Commonwealth military fatality during the war—and stage designer Tom Piper devised the scheme. Over the course of several months, the poppies gradually filled the Tower’s moat.

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I’ve watched the “making of” video a number of times now, and continue to be in awe of this massive project, which is truly an incredible sight to behold.

The installation will be dismantled starting tomorrow. You can purchase one of the very ceramic poppies that comprise the display, the sales of which support six service charities.
{ Video via the Historic Royal Palaces }


Renegade Craft Fair

by Anh-Minh on November 7, 2014

renegade_headerIf you’re in the Bay Area and looking for something to do this weekend, head over to the Renegade Craft Fair. It will be held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco tomorrow and Sunday, November 8 and 9. Over 300 indie makers will be selling their wares, ranging from jewelry and apparel to artwork and furniture. You can read up on some of the makers on the Renegade blog, and see the roster here.

Between now and mid-December, Fairs are also scheduled for New York, London, Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles. So mark your calendars if you’re in any of those cities!

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{ Photos of goods sold at past events via Renegade Craft Fair }


Forage Haberdashery

by Anh-Minh on November 5, 2014

forage_eyeglasscasesYep, it’s the first week of November and I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday shopping. I remember first coming across the work of the very talented Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio of Forage Haberdashery and Something’s Hiding in Here about four years ago, after they did a show at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco. (Those of you who’ve been Anthology readers for a while may recall that their Philadelphia home was featured in Issue No. 6.)

I have some of Stephen and Shauna’s early pieces—bow ties as well as artful objects—and truly treasure them. I was thrilled to see that they’ve expanded their line to include scarves and eyeglass cases, two things that I definitely have a use for. I love that they continue to handcraft their wares, incorporating new, vintage, and deadstock fabrics. Everything is one-of-a-kind and limited edition, so get ‘em while you can—for yourself or those on your holiday list. Plus! Now through November 9th, sale items are an additional 30% off with the promo code FALL.

forage_scarves If you’ve got a few minutes, be sure to check out the Dreamers + Doers: Forage Haberdashery video (by Urban Outfitters) that offers a glimpse of Stephen and Shauna’s home, studio, story, and work process—along with their adorable son Sawyer:

{ Images via Forage Haberdashery }


Orla Kiely Kids Bedding

by Anh-Minh on November 4, 2014


I wish designer Orla Kiely would open a store in San Francisco! But since she hasn’t yet, I frequently pop over to her online shop to see what’s new (and maybe on sale). I recently noticed these kids bedding collections and have to say: If my nieces and nephews were younger, I would totally be nudging them to re-do their rooms to include one of these patterns.

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{ Images via Orla Kiely }