Off Shoots

Anthologymag-blog-BTS-Issue11-1Do you recognize the cookies in the photo above? These were the cookies Tess Wilson made for the cover of Issue No. 11, our food-themed issue. One of my favorite things to do during shoots is take behind-the-scenes pictures with my camera phone. Most of the time the images don’t come out super fancy, but they serve as documentation of the process and the work involved in these shoots. Wilson baked 92 hexagon-shaped cookie “tiles,” and the “grout” was made of white frosting. The smell of the sweet vanilla frosting filled the room, and if it weren’t for the fact that four different people were arranging the cookies, we would’ve eaten them all up after the last shot.

While the cover was being styled, there was another station of people working on the Market Report. Seventeen different products were styled on a white tabletop, and we had one person toasting 84 slices of bread and another baking 48 biscuits. All were either devoured or equally divided and taken home. It was pretty rewarding to see everything come together in the end! This was one of my favorite issues to work on, and it has many memorable recipes that I refer to regularly.

Anthologymag-blog-BTS-Issue11-4Anthologymag-blog-BTS-Issue11-2Anthologymag-blog-BTS-Issue11-3{ All images by Nancy Cho }


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 }


{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 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.)


{ All photos by Seth Smoot for Anthology Magazine }

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