Hanahzo Soaps

by Kate on August 24, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-hanahzo-soaps-1After running myself ragged the past couple months, I’ve realized that sometimes, no matter how busy I feel, I have to remember to schedule downtime to stay sane. It was right around this time that I came across these colorful handmade soaps from Korean brand Hanahzo. Their company motto, “pause your life,” spoke to me instantly of course, and I decided to investigate further.

Their highly appealing candy-colored abstract soaps look like miniature sculptures, or slices of cake. Hanahzo ships internationally, so if you’re looking for a small treat for yourself, consider picking up one of these bars. As you can see from the images, they cheer up a space just by sitting on the countertop. To see the soaps currently available for purchase, visit the Hanahzo site.

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Pop & Scott Workshop Cooperative

by Kate on August 17, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-popandscott-1It may be winter in Australia right now, but the home furnishings offered by Melbourne-based workshop Pop & Scott evoke a dreamy, sand-worn summerscape.  Not only would I be thrilled to own one of their beautifully crafted furniture pieces, but I would gladly move into this showroom, with its sunny color palette and unfussy styling.

Simple and sturdy, each Pop & Scott design is clearly built to become a classic, timeless object that will last for generations and remain effortlessly stylish throughout its lifetime. You can view the whole collection and make inquiries into purchasing pieces through their online shop, and be sure to check out their blog as well for a better glimpse behind the scenes at this exciting new addition to the Australian design world.

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The Citizenry

by Nancy on August 5, 2015

anthologymag-blog-citizenry-1Right before my son’s sixth birthday, I went through his room and purged old toys and clothes. And by old, I mean: They were only a year old. Beat-up toys and clothing with hemlines inching their way above the ankle and belly-button were either thrown out or given away. I cringe every year when I have to do this, but growth spurts are welcome and inevitable. However, this annual purging has taught me to be more thoughtful about things that I buy for myself and for our home.

The Citizenry is all about creating a thoughtful home by providing exclusive collections of home goods made by artisans from around the globe. The company launched last summer, and was founded by two college friends, Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley. Each season, they introduce a new collection from different parts of the world. The first season was Peru & Argentina, and the current season is Uganda. All of the products are limited edition items. So once they’re gone, they’re gone. I really love how I can read the story behind each product and why the founders chose to work in certain countries. You really can see the quality and craftsmanship.


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New Work from Snedker Studio

by Kate on July 30, 2015


A few years ago, we shared the work of designer Pernille Snedker Hansen here on the blog. And I often refer back to our archives to rediscover artists we love, and also to remind myself to check in on any new projects that are happening. It turns out that Snedker Hansen’s work has expanded, and she has created so many exciting projects since we last wrote about her—particularly in the area of her exploration into marbled wood—that I just had to share.

I think this is one of the most incredible cases of material transformation; the wood becomes something totally unexpected through Snedker Hansen’s treatment. I doubt this is a very easy process to recreate, but it inspires me to consider wood flooring, or any wood surface, as a potential blank canvas. You can watch a video about Snedker Hansen’s work here, and definitely check out the diverse range of projects on her personal site as well.




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Nynne Rosenvinge

by Kate on July 23, 2015

anthologymag-blog-decor-nynnerosenvinge-1It’s become clear to me over the past couple of years that I’m much better equipped to handle face the stress of daily life when my home is set up to be a place of peace. This has meant paring things down significantly, organizing better, and thinking more consciously about the objects I collect. This is not to say that non-functional objects are not important; in fact they are some of the most emotionally beneficial things I own. When I feel overwhelmed, I take a few moments to gaze at this plant in a small ceramic bowl that sits on a shelf in my bedroom, and everything slows down a bit.

I was reminded of this when I discovered the work of Copenhagen-based artist and designer Nynne Rosenvinge. Her watery abstract paintings and are so beautiful, fluid, and simple, and I love her soothing, cosmic color palette. It’s not hard to imagine being relaxed in the dreamy environment of her designs. Rosenvinge has an Etsy shop where you can purchase some of her prints and wall stickers, but you can also see the full range of her work here.

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