Anthology Issue No. 16 Cover

In yesterday’s post, I hinted at the imminent release of Issue No. 16—and, today, I’m pleased to report that the magazine has arrived from the printer. It will soon be making its way into subscribers’ mailboxes and be available through our stockists. In the meantime, we’re sharing an online sneak peek, which includes a sampling of the stories that you’ll find in our family-themed summer release. 

Please note that delivery times do vary by location, so it may take 1-3 weeks for subscription copies to arrive. If you placed your subscription order between April 1-June 30, it starts with Issue No. 16. If you ordered on/after July 1, it starts with Issue No. 17/Fall 2014. 

We hope you enjoy Issue No. 16!


Get Back Stay Back

by Anh-Minh on July 17, 2014

getstay1In producing 16 issues of Anthology—No. 16 will be out soon!—our team has met a lot of wonderful, creative people. Among them is Joseph Conway; he and his wife Jenny shared their story about relocating from San Francisco to Portland, Maine, in Issue No. 10 of the magazine. Joseph, a writer, penned the piece, entitled “Coast to Coast,” himself. And earlier this year, he completed a much larger writing project: his first book!

Get Back Stay Back features 13 families in Maine, representing a new generation of farmers and homesteaders who have embraced the back-to-the-land movement.  The book includes essays by Joseph and photos by Mark Yaggie, as well as sweet images from family archives. I love that Joseph chose to highlight two generations of the movement, so it’s also a compilation of family histories. It’s a fascinating read, especially, as Joseph puts it: “Some ideals unravel and others endure.” (The book is available in print and in electronic format.)

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Song and Dance Design

by Joanna on July 16, 2014


I’m always on the lookout for new Etsy shops to obsess over and Song and Design Design is my latest find. Hailing from Philadelphia, artist and designer Andrea Fairservice dabbles in fine art, fashion, and hand lettering. My favorite works by far, though, are her crystal paintings. This series started as a late-night doodle session that quickly became her go-to subject. Andrea says that she finds drawing and painting crystals therapeutic, especially as she explores the translucency and detail of each facet. In terms of tools, she keeps it simple: often, she finds that she goes back to a set of watercolors given to her by her mother long ago.

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{ Images via Song and Design Design }


Maryam Riazi

by Joanna on July 15, 2014


Ceramist and artist Maryam Riazi is based in Los Angeles, but grew up in the quiet town of Shiraz, where learned about the warm beauty of nature. She carries this understanding of nature into her work and takes inspiration from the mountains as well as the creatures and plants of the earth. As an observer, it is clear to see how nature has inspired her pieces—from the texture of a planter to the hue of her glazes.

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{ Images via Maryam Riazi }



Netherlands-based designer Marcel OSSendrijver sure knows a thing or two about beautiful simplicity. While he also dabbles in furniture and product design, OSSendrijver—who operates under the studio name M.OSS—specializes in these handmade lamps. With their pastel shades, blonde-hued wood, and white cords, each exudes personality and charisma. There are three different styles available, and it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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{ Images via Marcel OSSendrijver }