Lyndie Dourthe

by Kate on November 24, 2015


It’s been a bit cold and dreary here the past few days, and I have been craving some bright, rich color to lift my spirits. I went hunting for some super-saturated artwork, and I discovered the beautiful paper botanical creations of Lyndie Dourthe.

Dourthe has a keen eye for detail and texture, and uses a combination of watercolor painting and paper cutting to create some truly incredible pieces. You can see more of her work, including some of her commissioned work for print publications here. If you’re lucky, you may be able to snag one of her works, which she occasionally offers for sale.






Lorena Marañon

by Kate on October 26, 2015


I have always been a very tactile person, and I am drawn to art I can touch much more than I am to purely visual work. Embroidery is such a deliciously sensory medium, with many thousands of threads coming together to make shapes and textures. I discovered an extremely talented embroidery artist the other day: Lorena Marañon. Her use of color is joyous, as is her ability to craft precise, intricate and truly unique designs. 

Born in Cuba, Marañon is inspired by the landscapes she saw growing up: ocean, rivers and lush plants. She founded her textile line in 2009 and continues to collaborate with other textile artists and explore new materials and techniques. You can learn more about Marañon and find more of her beautiful pillows, embroidered jewelry and other textiles here. 






anthologymag-blog-artwork-lorena-maranon-7{All images via Lorena Marañon}



Heather Levine

by Nancy on October 21, 2015

anthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-ojairanchoinn1With a background in photography and ceramics, Heather Levine knows how to work with and manipulate light. She operates out of her studio in Los Angeles, and is inspired by the California landscape, vintage jewelry, and ceramics. It takes her an average of four hours to carve each of her lamps, and she changes the texture with a light sanding afterwards. Levine also employs ceramics to create one-of-a-kind wall hangings; my favorites are the ones strung on branches, yielding a balance between modern and rustic.

Whether functional or decorative or both, her handmade designs will stand out in any room as statement pieces.

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Sarah York

by Kate on October 20, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-sarahyork-1When it comes to fashion, I’d say my tastes run pretty plain, neutral and under-the-radar. When it comes to home textiles however, I’m a sucker for bold, beautiful painterly patterns. Why do I let my house have all the fun? I don’t know, and perhaps in the future I’ll bring some color and pattern into my wardrobe as well. In the meantime though, I’m content to admire these bold, chaotic pattern designs from San Francisco-based designer Sarah York.

York is a California native, which doesn’t surprise me; I feel that sunny West Coast exuberance in all of her prints, especially the botanical-inspired ones. She has a diverse background in art history, textiles, fashion, and interior design, but remarks that she’s been drawn to pattern ever since she was young. There’s clearly a lot of love in these motifs, which is probably why I can’t stop gazing at them. To see more of her work, you can visit her website and shop here.

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Mineral Workshop

by Nancy on October 13, 2015

Anthologymag-blog-MineralWorkshop-1For me, fall is the busiest season of the year. There’s a sharp increase in juggling schedules, and the sudden arrival of the holiday season throws me for a loop. At the end of the day, I like to retreat into my bedroom to decompress, so I make sure to decorate that space with relaxation in mind. These hand-dyed paintings by Mineral Workshop are definitely the perfect pieces to bring ease and calm to any environment.

Artist Carrie Crawford uses the shibori technique to create layers of indigo in her artwork—binding and folding fabric, and then dipping them into dye. I especially love her paintings, and how they look so fluid and organic. Crawford uses only natural indigo and other plant-based dyes that she makes in her studio in Fairfax, California. Much of her inspiration comes from landscape and earthen features, and I find the rich depth of colors in her paintings dramatic, yet very comforting.

Anthologymag-blog-MineralWorkshop-2Anthologymag-blog-MineralWorkshop-3Anthologymag-blog-MineralWorkshop-4Anthologymag-blog-MineralWorkshop5{ Top image from Sarah Deragon; second image from Leo Cesareo; bottom images from Mineral Workshop }