Ashley Le Quere

by Alexis on April 9, 2014

I first spotted the work of Melbourne-based illustrator and surface designer Ashley Le Quere on a wall—several of her patterns have been translated to wallpapers—and wanted to find out more about her. Well, I found plenty more to love in her portfolio. Ashley studied illustration at the University of the West of England and graduated in 2009. While she does work as an illustrator, her real passion is for surface design. Ashley combines traditional media—like watercolor and pen and ink—with digital creations. I especially love the way the scale of her motifs translate. The detail and texture is just as beautiful in smaller scale prints as a floor-to-ceiling application. Many of Ashley’s works are available in her Society6 shop.


Debbie Carlos’ Honig

by Alexis on March 28, 2014

We’re big fans of Debbie Carlos’ work—are you familiar with her oversized prints?—so it was a pleasant surprise to find another source of inspiration from Debbie: her food-focused Tumblr Honig. When I’m feeling stuck in a menu-planning rut, I love to search through beautiful images of food. It never fails to send me off into new territory and I end up with a few new dishes in my repertoire. Most of Debbie’s Tumblr images have links to recipes, including some that have already made their way onto my favorites list, like this bread. So if you’re searching for something delicious to whip up in the kitchen this weekend, take a look at Honig.

{ Images from Honig by Debbie Carlos }


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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Helen Frankenthaler

by Alexis on February 12, 2014

After last week’s post about Gerhardt Richter, I found myself drawn into the work of his American contemporary, Helen Frankenthaler. While there’s not a documentary to give us a glimpse of her studio work, in 1969 photographer Ernst Haas visited Helen and captured a series of still images. Helen’s technique of painting with diluted pigments on raw canvas gave her oil paintings a soft, ethereal quality and the photos capture her process. This set of images reminds me of some of the tours of artists’ spaces we’ve been able to feature, like Rebecca Rebouché and Nicholas Coleman, both in Issue No. 12 of Anthology. Seeing an artist at work is simply fascinating. While there are only a handful of black and white pictures, they feel as informative and captivating as film.

{ Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler; Studio Images by Ernst Haas. Via Miss Moss. }


Wayne Pate’s World

by Anh-Minh on July 11, 2013

As much as I love the written word, some days, I just want to look at pretty pictures with a minimal amount of text. Where to go? Artist Wayne Pate’s online journal. His posts often include snapshots from his travels and everyday adventures. But my favorites are those featuring his own drawings.

The Bar at L’Hotel in Paris

Poppies, available in Wayne’s shop (I have this piece hanging in my living room)

Somewhere in Avignon

{ All images via  Wayne Pate }