Decorating

Wirely Home

by Joanna on March 9, 2015

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Now that I’ve officially taken up residence in an old loft space in Seattle, I feel like my interior design choices are becoming more and more important—almost like I have to do the space proud! I still want the space to have a boho vibe, but now I’m leaning towards a touch of the mid-century modern, too.

Enter Wirely Home.

The online shop perfectly merges those two aesthetics. The addition of tons and tons of plants to most spaces lends that bohemian note, and then placing them on MCM-inspired surfaces yields a wonderful mix. These plant stands and table tops are inspired by the wire hairpin legs of the Knoll butterfly chair and are made of powdercoated steel. The table is comprised of modular plywood and works well as a plant stand. I also like the idea of a series of the side tables that can stay put or move around as needed.

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 { Images via Wirely Home }

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J.M. Generals

by Joanna on February 24, 2015

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The closer my new apartment comes into sight, the more I daydream about what I want to use to fill it. My latest home decor crush is J.M. Generals, purveyor of hand-woven textiles, American cashmere, scented candles, and soaps. New York-based designer Jeffrey Monteiro started J.M. Generals with the idea of designing essential products for conscious living. Each product feels totally useful, but also very minimalist as well.

J.M. Generals works closely with independent makers, farmers, and producers, and possesses a strong affinity for the use of recycled materials, as well as sourcing materials made in America and selling goods free of traditional retail markups. The result? Products that make you feel good all over. Personally, I’ve got my heart set on an American cashmere throw, something I can envision being in my family and home for many years to come.

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{ Images via J.M. Generals }

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Nightwood NY

by Anh-Minh on February 20, 2015

ag_nightwood_issue18I’ve been working in Park City, Utah, this week and woke up to a flurry of snow today. It got me thinking about Anitha Gandhi’s home, shown above and featured in Issue No. 18 of Anthology. It may seem odd that I associated wintry weather with such a colorful abode—unless you know Anitha’s approach to her décor:

No matter what the conditions outside, she could at least conjure an interior that transports her to a warm destination. “I wanted it to feel like the Caribbean, with super saturated colors,” Anitha says.

Anitha worked with Nightwood NY, a Brooklyn-based furniture, textile, and interior design duo. Ry Scruggs and Nadia Yaron were responsible for so many of the pieces in Anitha’s home. I couldn’t believe how much they designed, built, or sourced! Below are a few more images from their portfolio.

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The next time I’m in New York, I’d love to visit Nightwood’s showroom, which is open by appointment only. In the meantime, I’ve been checking out their online shop and have got my eye on the totem weaving.

P.S. If you’d like to see the full feature on Anitha’s home, be sure to pick up a copy of Issue No. 18 from one of our stockists.

{ Top image by David A. Land for Anthology. Remaining images via Nightwood NY }

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Spartan

by Joanna on February 17, 2015

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Ever on the hunt for destinations when traveling, Spartan is at the top of my list for an upcoming trip to Austin. Partners with the San Francisco shop Voyager, Spartan is chock full of gorgeously designed goods that are each special in their own right. To me, this aesthetic has a modern bohemian vibe—rich, but casual, and definitely useful.

In their own words, Spartan seeks to offer objects that are practical, but “without straying far from our core inventory of reliable, classic items.” Everything in this shop is so beautiful, I’m going to need an extra suitcase for all the goodies I plan to buy.

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{ Images via Spartan }

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The Wilderness Workshop

by meg on February 12, 2015

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Back in Issue No. 3 (Spring 2011), we featured a story on Herriott Grace, a collaboration between Nikole Herriott and her father Lance. A wood craftsman, Lance hand-carves and turns wood objects like cake pedestals and spoons, while Nicole runs the online shop that sells his creations. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, while Nikole is in Toronto, Ontario—they are 3400 km apart.

The photographer of that story was Thayer Allyson Gowdy.

Perhaps Nikole and Lance’s story resonated with her and planted a seed of inspiration because last year Thayer launched a venture with her “pops,” Joe, called The Wilderness Workshop. Joe is a stained glass artist in Vermont and Thayer manages their online outpost in San Francisco—they are 3100 miles apart.

Feathers are a mainstay of the The Wilderness Workshop’s offerings—as both Thayer and Joe share a love for wildlife. Each piece is hand-cut by Joe and features silver, black, or copper veins. Together they discuss the meanings behind certain birds and decide what colors and materials to use for each feather. I appreciate that these aren’t simply generic feathers, but there is thought and research behind each design. Even the cuts made in each piece mimic the breaks in a feather’s barbs.

And as if the bi-coastal father-daughter approach isn’t heart-warming enough, they also brought in another member: Thayer’s mom, who now handles inventory, glass orders, shipping, and even doing some bird research as well.

With that kind of craft, care, and family pride ingrained into each stained glass piece, you know you’re getting something truly special.

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{Photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy}

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