Off Shoots

Anthology-Dahlin-al-frescoI know a lot of people suffer from entertaining fatigue after the holidays, but not me. I love the idea of starting off a new calendar year by getting together with friends—recapping the past year, while also celebrating the beginning of the next one and the opportunities that it presents. So I’ve been taking yet another look at the entertaining story from Issue No. 17/Fall 2014, which featured L.A.-based interior designer Isabelle Dahlin and her chef-husband Brandon Boudet. (It’s even been warm enough lately in the Bay Area for me to consider an alfresco gathering like theirs!)

I recently realized that there are outtakes from our shoot with the couple that haven’t been shared yet, and figured it’s a good time to do just that. Maybe seeing these images will inspire your own gathering. And if you’re interested in the recipes from the article—I’m especially looking forward to making Brandon’s Herbed Cauliflower “Rice”—you can still purchase Issue No. 17 through most of our stockists.

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I love the glimpses of Isabelle’s indoor and outdoor decor in these photos. If you’re as big a fan of her style as I am, and you’re in the L.A. area, be sure to visit her shop, deKor. (I was happy to see that the swing she installed in her living room is available online!)

{ All images by Amy Dickerson for Anthology Magazine }

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{Off Shoots} Hannah and Evan

by Anh-Minh on November 14, 2014

Anthology-Haslegrave-couple-chalkboardWhen Meg and I were brainstorming content for the family-themed summer issue, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave were on our short list. We remembered seeing the brothers’ Brooklyn apartment on Design*Sponge years ago, and have been admirers of their design studio, hOmE. It turned out, though, that Oliver had moved out of the place and Evan was now living there with his wife, Hannah Haehn. So we decided to feature the newlyweds in Issue No. 17, our recently released design-centric fall edition. These are some of my favorite outtakes from Hannah and Evan’s shoot with photographer Seth Smoot. (For the full story, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine, which is currently available through most of our stockists.)

And if you want to check out some of hOmE’s latest work, you’re in luck: Earlier this week, New York magazine posted pictures of Sisters, a brand-new eatery designed by the Haslegraves. No surprise: It looks fantastic.

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{ Images by Seth Smoot for Anthology Magazine }

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{Off Shoots} Jill and Jason

by Anh-Minh on August 8, 2014

Anthology-Schulte-readingcornerI’ve been a fan of San Francisco-based creative studio Office for years now, without even knowing it. They’re responsible for lots of  cool design works that I’ve seen around, and just didn’t realize was theirs! (I especially love the posters and t-shirts they created for 826 Valencia.) So it was a real treat to meet the talented couple behind the firm: Jill Robertson and Jason Schulte. We’re featuring their home and family (they have three-year-old twin boys, Max and Leo) in our current issue, No. 16. There were actually several spaces in their gorgeous house that we weren’t able to include in the print magazine, but I knew I wanted to share as an “Off Shoots” post.

Also, can we talk about how cute the wall decals are in the boys’ room (shown below)? And yes, those are designed by Jill and Jason. In addition to running Office, they co-founded Wee Society, which specializes in children’s apps, art, stories, and characters. The decals are available through Art.com. My favorite Wee Society product, though, is probably these personalized alphabet prints. I saw the pair that Jill and Jason had in their home for Max and Leo, and immediately coveted them (with different names, of course).

I hope you enjoy these outtakes, and have a great weekend!

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{ Photos by Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Anthology Magazine }

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Anthology-Rossman-portrait-shop-platesAs soon as I read Joanna Rakoff’s article on Joanne Rossman, which is published in Issue No. 15, I wanted to meet her. I’m hoping that the next time I’m in the Boston area, I’ll have the pleasure of doing so, because she sounds amazing. And her Roslindale shop seems like the kind of place you could spend hours browsing in, wondering and inquiring about the provenance of the pieces Joanne stocks.

Issue No. 15 features images from Joanne’s home, taken by Seth Smoot. Often, when you have such a talented photographer capturing a beautiful interior, you end up with more pictures than you can fit on the print pages. So of course we had to share some of those additional, unpublished shots here on the blog. (Um, how great is her shoe collection?!)

Anthology-Rossman-bedAnthology-Rossman-shoe-collection Anthology-Rossman-umbrellas-glass-flowerAnthology-Rossman-cabinetAnd here’s a photo of her storefront, which will probably make you want to head to Roslindale right now. (Luckily, Joanne also has an online shop.)

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{ All photos by Seth Smoot for Anthology Magazine }

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Le Marche St. George in Vancouver

Last November, I went to Vancouver to attend the shoot for Janaki Larsen, her husband Pascal Roy, and sister Klee Larsen—they are featured in the Spring 2014 issue in a story titled “All in the Family.”

I admit I didn’t know much about them or Le Marché St. George, the café they own, aside from what photographer Claudette Carracedo described. She told me repeatedly that I was going to love the café as well as the down-to-earth family that owns it. And she wasn’t the only one singing its praises: the day before the shoot, during a visit to The Cross, the employees there also underscored how lovely and European the café is.

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The café is located on an unassuming street corner in Riley Park, a sleepy, tree-lined residential neighborhood. Janaki, Pascal, and Klee live in the apartments adjacent to it. After spending time in their homes, I got to check out Le Marché later in the day. (However, I did get a taste of the café literally as Pascal delivered a cappuccino to me in the apartment. One word: gratifying.) My first impression? They had crafted a place that feels like a close-kept secret and features the couple’s pared-down, effortless style. (As it happens, that style has a pedigree as you’ll see in the article.) It gave the appearance that it wasn’t born in meticulous design planning and to-do lists, but rather guided by a wabi-sabi approach with happy accidents dictating the decisions.

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Le Marche St. George in Vancouver

Simply put: it’s a perfect spot for a warm drink and a book on a rainy day or a charming nook to sit with a companion over lattes and croissants. But don’t let the café’s European aesthetic or artisanal fare fool you. While it’s easy to let this café fall into hipster zeitgeist, it’s more than that. It’s not necessarily a venue “to see and be seen” nor merely the next photo location for someone’s Instagram feed. There’s an honesty to this place that harkens back to the days when neighborhoods had a local hangout and corner store. I watched as locals picked up vegetables and get their coffee fix. They greeted each other while their pets or children did the same. Le Marché has only been around a little over two years, but it practically feels like a neighborhood institution.

So Claudette was right: I would love this place and the people behind it. I just wish I could’ve taken it whole and brought it back with me.

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{ Photographs by Claudette Carracedo }

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