Steller Stories

by Alexis on March 26, 2014

We’re obviously big fans of printed goods at Anthology, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also love good digital design. Especially with the advent of digital cameras, we’ve all got pictures and videos that sit tucked in folders on our computers and phones and never turn into anything greater. And while there are lots of services for creating beautiful printed albums from your digital snapshots, we’ve fallen in love with the digital storytelling app Steller.

Steller allows you to put together a digital story using photos, videos, and text. Think of them as modern scrapbooks you can share with friends and families—and also keep as a record for yourself. With a few minutes of effort, you can create a beautiful, special memento from the photos, videos, and memories that might otherwise have stayed hidden away and forgotten.

{ Images from Steller’s Instagram feed }

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CraftsFolk: Juniper Ridge

by Alexis on March 6, 2014

For one of my favorite stories in Issue No. 14, “Call of the Wild,” we followed the Juniper Ridge crew on a harvesting expedition into the forests of California. In this last look behind the scenes—a few weeks ago we shared outtakes that didn’t make it into the magazine—today we’re sharing this short film shot by Thayer Allyson Gowdy while she traveled along with the folks from Juniper Ridge. I love that you really get to see some of their processes in action here. You can catch glimpses of their stills running and enfleurage, or the process of infusing fat with the fragrances from flowers for later use in finished products. It’s like a mad scientist’s laboratory, but set in the middle of the redwoods.

{Film edited by Maren Patton, directed by Thayer Allyson Gowdy}


Readers of our blog as well as our print magazine are probably well aware of our fondness for Etsy. Whether we’re sourcing goods for the pages of our Market Report or looking for artists to feature online, it’s one of our go-to sites. And for good reason! We love supporting great independent makers and helping to spread the word about their work.

So, of course, when Etsy invited us to curate a page, we jumped at the chance. The Anthology team has rounded up some of its favorite Etsy wares—all in one convenient place. And since the holidays will be here before we know it, we’re launching our Etsy Page with a trio of gift guides (for her, him, and the kiddos), as well as a handful of other lists (for example, one geared toward home decor and another focused on prints we love). Be sure to check in often because we’re constantly adding new things over there!

P.S. We’ve got a few pieces from PateWoodworks in our product picks, and wanted to share this Etsy video that provides a look at A. Pate’s process.


Issue No. 13 Trailer

by Anh-Minh on October 31, 2013

Anthology Issue No. 13, The Sartorial Issue (Cover)
It seems like almost every time I mention to someone—a stockist, a contributor, a friend—that we’re releasing Issue No. 13 now, the reaction is something along the lines of: “THIRTEEN!?!?!”

Yes, Anthology is now officially a teenager.

Over the past three years, we’ve learned a lot and strived to make improvements to the magazine (in its print pages and behind the scenes). But one thing that’s remained a constant: the trailers we put together to mark the release of an issue. I hope you enjoy the one for Issue No. 13, our sartorial-themed issue.


Rebecca Rebouché: A Worn Path

by Alexis on October 17, 2013

I’ve gone back several times to reread our Conversation with painter Rebecca Rebouché that was featured in Issue No. 12. Rebecca splits her time between New Orleans and the rustic retreat she invited us to visit for the story. The space is stunning, with windows spanning the full back of the cabin, cozy lofts, and inviting nooks. In fact there was so much to take in, we devoted a previous blog post to the images we couldn’t fit into the magazine. We’re back today with one final part of this story that we wanted to share—the incredible landscape surrounding Rebecca’s cabin.

Photographer Amy Dickerson captured the bucolic surroundings and put them together into a short film for us. The woods, the pond, the breezes blowing by—it’s easy to see why Rebecca loves her woodsy retreat so much. Oh, and you can also get another glimpse at Rebecca’s incredible Mardi Gras costume, which is even more phenomenal on film than in photos!

{ Film by Amy Dickerson for Anthology Magazine / Music by David Ricketts }