Ania Wawrzkowicz

by Kate on July 9, 2015

anthologymag-blog-styling-annew-1I’ve been brainstorming and preparing for the upcoming Market Report shoot this week, so I have product styling on the brain. There are so many incredibly bizarre and wonderful art directors and stylists in the world, and it always bring me a thrill to discover someone new. When I came across photographer Ania Wawrzkowicz’s images for Elle Decoration, I was intrigued. 

Wawrzkowicz is a still-life photographer based in London who works in many genres—including interiors, still lifes, and food photography. Inspired by sculptural and geometric forms, she transforms everyday objects with her playfully tactile, abstract compositions. She has contributed to many publications across a broad range of topics, but some of my favorite pieces of hers are her personal art projects. You can see all of Wawrzkowicz‘s projects on her portfolio site, and be sure to keep an eye out for her work in print as well.  

anthologymag-blog-styling-annew-2anthologymag-blog-styling-annew-3anthologymag-blog-styling-annew-4anthologymag-blog-styling-annew-5{ All images via Ania Wawrzkowicz }


Girls & Their Cats

by Kate on June 22, 2015

anthologymag-blog-imagery-girlsandtheircats-1I don’t know about you, but I’m going to come right out and admit that cats on the internet play a huge part in my life. Whenever I am feeling frustrated, sad, or depressed; I browse the latest cat videos on YouTube, or scroll through dozens of amusing photos and animated gifs until my heart feels a bit lighter and there’s a huge smile on my face. Call me crazy, but I think it’s a pretty effective form of therapy.

In all my searching, however, I’ve never found a cat-devoted project as elegant and lovely as this one. Photographer BriAnne Wills has created a new site entitled Girls & Their Cats, which is just what the title implies: girls and their adorable cats, lounging about in their apartments. The cynical side of me wants to poke fun, but honestly I can’t because the images are just so lovely, and Wills does a wonderful job of capturing these human-animal relationships. I love seeing these tender, sometimes hilarious interactions between these women and their cats. Instant mood lifter!

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Susanna Vento

by Kate on June 17, 2015

anthologymag-blog-styling-susannavento-1In many ways, interior styling is a delightful form of grown-up play. When I’m working on a concept for a photo shoot, I’m reminded of all the times I meticulously arranged and re-arranged the furniture in my dollhouse when I was younger, or stacked colored wooden blocks in abstract formations. What I love about styling is the way it approaches objects: as elements of a larger narrative and as abstract forms with color, shape, and texture.

I discovered Helsinki- based stylist Susanna Vento through her work for Deko magazine, and instantly wanted to see more. Her styling is simple and sparse, but nevertheless my eyes have plenty to dance around and devour in these images. The products shine in her work, not only as part of the atmosphere she creates, but as interesting shapes in an artful composition. I highly recommend checking out her other styling work for inspiration—and visual delight.


anthologymag-blog-styling-susannavento-5{ All images via Susanna Vento }

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Recreating the Cosmos

by Kate on May 15, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-loop-cosmos-2I love living in the Bay Area, but sometimes I wish there were more visible stars. It’s easy to acclimate to the local night sky, but every time I manage to take a trip south to the Mojave Desert, I am blown away by how insanely awesome the view can be—so much more vast and dense with stars than I remember.

OSMO is a project that attempts to recreate some of the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos, and I would love to be able to see this in person. This giant 9-meter inflated sphere was devised by the London-based firm and designed for people to enter and explore from within. Inside, the mirrored space is a recreation of thousands upon thousands of stars, which are created with laser beams bouncing off the mylar film. As this video shows, there is also an incredibly strange and appealing ambient soundscape within the space.

It’s pretty wonderful that such an other-worldy experience can be conjured with such simple materials. While I know it won’t be nearly as spectacular, I’m inspired to purchase some emergency blankets, portable fans, and LED lights to try a DIY version at home! Anyone with me? 



anthology-mag-blog-loop-cosmos-4{ All images by Loop.pH }


Donut Time

by Kate on April 10, 2015


{ Warning: this is a propaganda piece about donuts. }

I can’t speak for my fellow editors, but for me there’s no better vehicle for decadent culinary pleasure than the donut. Donut versus cupcake? Donut. Donut versus pie? Donut. Ice cream? Waffles? Cake? Nachos? I choose donut, every time. Round, glossy, golden, puffy, colorful, textural … What’s not to love?

It only recently occurred to me that I could make my own donuts at home, and luckily there are so many great recipes online. The challenge is simply choosing which one. I’ve provided a variety of types here, as I know donut preferences may vary: cake or fluffy, baked or fried, creme-filled or sugared or glazed … You get the idea. There’s really no wrong option here, so pick one of these amazing recipes and make some donuts today.

{ Image above: ForYourArt’s 24-hour doughnut event at LACMA in 2012. Photo by David Gilbert }


 { Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts, via Broma Bakery }


 { Pistachio Baked Almond Donuts, via Gather & Dine }


 { Chocolate Hazelnut Long Johns, via O & O Eats }


 { Pink Strawberry Mini Donuts by Lexy Ward, via Proper }


 { 15-Minute Donuts from Scratch, via Cooking Classy }


 { Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Donuts with Caramel Pecan Glaze, via Twigg Studios }


 { Strawberry Glazed Brown Butter/Buttermilk Doughnuts, via The Kitchy Kitchen }


 { Passion Fruit Malasadas, via Use Real Butter }


 { Baked Donuts, via Design Love Fest }


 { Could donuts look more joyous than this? I doubt it.  Photo by David Paul Schmit }

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