Out & About

Ferme A Papier Open House

by Anh-Minh on February 20, 2014

Mark your calendars, Bay Area friends! Next Thursday, February 27, Cat Seto is hosting an Open House to celebrate her newly redesigned San Francisco space. Stop by 2406 Polk Street from 2 to 5 p.m. to check out the shop/studio in person, as well as enjoy sweets, tea, and 20% off products in Cat’s stationery line, Ferme à Papier. (The shop also stocks a lovely selection of apparel, accessories, and small housewares.)

Psst … Here’s a bit of Anthology trivia for you: In our 14 issues, we’ve only had one cover girl—Cat! She was featured on the cover of Issue No. 4, waaay back in the summer of 2011.

{ Photos courtesy of Ferme à Papier }

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California Printed

by Anh-Minh on January 9, 2014

“Small Forest of a Handful of California’s Indigenous Trees” by Jennifer Maravillas

One of my favorite San Francisco shops, Rare Device, is kicking off the new year with a group show with a theme that I absolutely love: California Printed features the artistic interpretations of the Golden State in printed form. The list of artists and designers who are contributing exclusive works includes Emily Proud, Julia Lucey, Erica Sirotich, Jennifer Maravillas, Hero Design, Archie’s Press, Forest and Waves, 3 Fish Studios, Christina Song, Katrina Zapaala, Derek Macario, and Kehau Lyons.

“I wanted to have a group show that showcased a theme that people in the neighborhood/San Francisco can relate to,” explains Rare Device proprietor Giselle Gyalzen. “One of my former employees, Kevin Wilson, came up with the theme of California and suggested that we showcase different printing techniques. Thus, California Printed was conceived.”

The show launches tomorrow, January 10, with an opening reception from 6-8pm, and runs through February 26. If you’re not in the Bay Area, you can still pick up a piece from California Printed—they’ll be available on the Rare Device website next week.

“Surfing Spots of California” by Edward Juan of Forest & Waves

“Oakland” by Christina Song

{ All images courtesy of Rare Device }

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by Alexis on October 21, 2013

A trip to California’s Wine Country is always full of culinary-centered indulgences. From a decadent dinner at the French Laundry to a cozy picnic behind Oakville Grocery—as well as the long list of wineries, restaurants to suit any palate, and farm stands along the roads—there never seems to be enough hours in the day to celebrate the wealth of options during any given trip. And I’ve just discovered a new player in the game: Healdsburg’s SHED.

SHED, which opened last April, is a mecca for fans of the local food movement. At over 10,000 square feet, saying the space is grand would be an understatement. Located in downtown Healdsburg, SHED houses a dizzying array of functions: grocery store, classroom, community space, cafe, coffee bar, fermentation bar, and farm store. So when you stop in for your morning coffee—developed just for SHED by Flying Goat Coffee—you can also pick up everything you might need to plant a lush garden (they host regular seed exchanges) or kickstart a new hobby, like cheesemaking. And everything inside the understated, modern glass barn is carefully sourced for quality and curated for beauty and function.

It looks like the offerings at SHED warrants a trip of its own.

{ Images from SHED }


West Coast Craft

by Anh-Minh on October 16, 2013

{ Albion Strawberry print by Jen Kindell }

Yep, it’s already mid-October. Crazy, right? I admit: I’ve already started thinking ahead to the holidays. And one thing that’s circled on my calendar is the West Coast Craft event, which is now just a month away. The craft and design show will be held in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center on November 16 and 17. (If you’re in the area, I highly recommend adding it to your calendar, too.)

The list of participants includes West Coast-based craftspeople working in a range of mediums—including wood, metal, leather, and paper. (I’ve rounded up just a few of my favorites here.) While I’ll be on the lookout for presents—maybe a little something for myself as well as for friends and family—I’m also looking forward to seeing Tahiti’s Pehrson’s large-scale, geometrical hand-cut paper intallation at the show. (Have you seen his stuff? Amazing!)

{ Ticking Mugs by Linda Fahey }

{ Pillows by Ealish Wilson }


Mill Mercantile

by Anh-Minh on August 15, 2013

The Anthology team is currently hard at work on Issue No. 13, our fall release which will have a sartorial theme. So I’ve had fashion on the brain lately, and one my favorite local go-to stores is Mill Mercantile—which carries apparel, accessories, and home goods. Located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, the shop features Japanese and European brands that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, as well as great U.S. labels. The merchandise is all about quality and craftsmanship, with pieces that are sure to be wardrobe staples for years to come. (The same approach applies to the housewares.)

Below are some of the fall looks from Belgian family-fashion house Bellerose that are now available at Mill Mercantile. Aren’t they fantastic? I especially love the jacket with the drawstring waist. If you’re not in the Bay Area, you can still shop Mill Mercantile (thanks to its robust online shop). But if you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by these other great businesses—all of which come recommended by Noe Valley denizen Victoria Smith/SFGirlByBay:

Curator (fashion) | Heroine (women’s and kid’s clothing) | Noe Valley Pet Co. | Nomad Rugs | Omnivore Books | Phoenix Books | Rabat (shoes) | When Modern Was (decor and jewelry) | Wink (gifts)

{ All images via Mill Mercantile }