Katerina Kopytina

by Kate on November 30, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-katerina-kopytina-1I have a soft spot for artists and designers who work with plants, and I was immediately drawn to the work of Moscow-based designer Katerina Kopytina. She recently created this incredible collection of sculptural planters that are simple but bold, demanding one’s attention.

Kopytina has created a series of hanging pots inspired by the Kuiper Belt, an area of our solar system that was discovered in 1992. The number of known objects discovered within the Kuiper belt has increased to over a thousand, with more than 100,000 others thought to exist. According to Kopytina, each pot represents a new form of life. To see more of her imaginative and beautiful work, head over here.

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Tabarka Studio

by Nancy on November 25, 2015

anthologymag-blog-TabarkaStudio-1I grew up in a ranch-style house that was built in the mid-1950s, and our bathroom was hideous. Even at 11 years old, I knew that the pink and brown tiles paired with a 1970s brick linoleum floor was a disaster. Although my current bathroom is much better than my childhood one, it is still dated and needs a fresh new look.

Around the holidays, I tend to daydream more than usual about updates to the house, as the season of welcoming guests gets under way. And lately, I’ve been obsessing over these gorgeous tiles by Tabarka Studio. They hand make their tiles out of terra cotta, and hand paint each one. Many of the designs have a unique glazing finish that gives the tiles an aged look. The company was started in 2000 by creative director Meir Zenati, and if you’re in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can visit their studio there. Tabarka also produces an impressive luxury flooring line called Stone & Wood. So many possibilities and so much renovation inspiration!




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Laura Slater

by Nancy on November 19, 2015

anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-1After the brief break from the blog, my eyes were ready to find something that popped out at me. Pairing simple items with bold patterns is an easy design trick, and Laura Slater‘s prints fulfill that bold pattern criteria. Slater graduated from the Royal College of Art, and currently resides in West Yorkshire. She creates, draws, and then screen prints layers of shapes and patterns onto fabric. Slater is able to blend playful and structured concepts in her designs, and her home accessories are works of art.

Her new collection, Grid, is inspired by the considerable presence of grid lines in textiles. Branching out from textiles, the new Grid line includes kitchen ware and planters. You can find her latest products here.

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Nendo Tribal Collection

by Kate on October 27, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-nendo-tribalcollection-1I love home objects that serve multiple functions, especially when one of those duties is to be a sculpture. When I came across the tribal collection, which was created by Oki Sato and his design firm Nendo, I was immediately charmed by the idiosyncratic gestures. Have you ever seen furniture with so much personality?

The collection uses solid oak for the main frames and bamboo rattan elements which are hand-woven by local artisans in the Philippines. According to Nendo’s site, the conceptual aim of this project was to “create a sense of a small and tightly knit ‘tribe’, greater and better than the sum of its parts.” I think this goal is certainly achieved; instead of prioritizing the furniture element, these pieces are both furniture and interior object, and visually they create a playful dance between the two. 

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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.

anthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-wildwoodrestaurantanthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-roomanthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-wallhanging1anthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-wallhanging2{ Images from Heather Levine }