Laura Slater

by Nancy on November 19, 2015

anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-1After the brief break from the blog, my eyes were ready to find something that popped out at me. Pairing simple items with bold patterns is an easy design trick, and Laura Slater‘s prints fulfill that bold pattern criteria. Slater graduated from the Royal College of Art, and currently resides in West Yorkshire. She creates, draws, and then screen prints layers of shapes and patterns onto fabric. Slater is able to blend playful and structured concepts in her designs, and her home accessories are works of art.

Her new collection, Grid, is inspired by the considerable presence of grid lines in textiles. Branching out from textiles, the new Grid line includes kitchen ware and planters. You can find her latest products here.

anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-4anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-3anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-2anthologymag-blog-lauraslater-5{ Images by Laura Slater }


backissues_tuesOver the years, we’ve frequently received inquiries about back issues. We haven’t offered them in the past, but with the holidays approaching, we thought this would be a great time to do just that. We think they’d make an awesome gift for the Anthology reader who’s missing an issue here and there (whether that’s you and/or someone you know).

Now through the end of the year, we’re selling all available back issues. Please note that Issue Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9 are completely sold out. And our current/final release, Issue No. 21/Fall 2015, is still available through most of our stockists.

The spreads featured here are just a sampling of the content from Issue No. 3/Spring 2011. In the coming weeks, we’ll share pages from some of the other back issues that you can still purchase. (I’m feeling so nostalgic as I browse through them!)

Profile on Nikole Herriott and her father, Lance, the Canadian duo behind Herriott Grace

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SMALL WONDER: Feature on Emily Henson‘s Los Angeles home (the stylist and author has since moved back to London)

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LOVING LAS VEGAS: Exploring the quieter side of Sin City, a highlight of which was the Neon Museum

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 Purchase Issue No. 3/Spring 2011


Elise Lefebvre

by Kate on November 16, 2015

anthologymag-blog-ceramics-elise-lefebvre-1I’m lucky to have a neighbor who collects bird feeders and birdhouses of various kinds, and as a result we always a healthy cluster of happy birds to admire through our window. During a brief storm the other day, I heard the most marvelous chorus of birds singing to one another through the rain. It inspired me to delve into a little research to identify the species, and since then I’ve had birds on my mind—which is why these delightful bird-inspired ceramic pieces called to me.

Elise Lefebvre is a French ceramic artist with a delicate, illustrative style and a joyful color palette. Her collection of bird pieces are my favorite; I can’t resist their adorably painted faces and cheerful round shapes. I’m going to spend a bit more time here admiring the birds, but I highly recommend taking a visit to her site to check out the full range of her work, all of which glows with her whimsical, painterly touch.

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Blog Break

by Anh-Minh on October 30, 2015

buitoni1With the final issue of Anthology done—and shipped to subscribers and most stockists—Meg and I thought this would be a good time to take a brief break. Which means the blog will be a bit quiet over the next couple of weeks. It remains to be seen if we’ll really be able to stay away from this spot! (And we’ll probably still be sharing things on Twitter and Instagram.)

Since I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, no doubt part of my break will be spent looking for recipes to try out with/for our house guests. I was browsing through Issue No. 11/Spring 2013 of Anthology—the theme of which was “Eat, Drink & Be Merry”—and thought I’d share one of my favorite spreads in the issue: A feature on Michele Platt and Francesco Buitoni’s upstate New York home and restaurant. (That fresh ricotta and chestnut honey bruschetta sounds so good!)

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Recipe Roundup: Figs

by Kate on October 29, 2015

anthologymag-blog-food-reciperoundup-figs-1The weather has turned, the leaves are falling, the nights are getting longer. It’s definitely starting to feel very autumnal in our neck of the woods. Usually I’m so busy this time of year, I never take a moment to stop and look around and before I know it, fall is gone and so is the end of the year. I really want to make a concerted effort to slow down this fall, and savor the season, and I can’t think of a better way to bring me into the present than the sensory delights of fall foods.

These fig recipes are all so inventive; I wouldn’t think to pair figs with goat cheese and caramel, or as a topping for blackberry and pear cake, and I can’t wait to try both. I was struck by the beautiful presentation of these dishes, all piled high with fresh cut figs. It’s an added bonus that figs are extremely nutritious, and I wanted to highlight a few dairy-free and raw recipes as well for those looking to indulge in some healthy sweets. Enjoy, and happy fall!

{Image above: Fig Olive Oil Cake from The Jewels of New York}

anthologymag-blog-food-reciperoundup-figs-2{Blackberry Pear & Walnut Cake with Fig & Lemon Verbena Jam from Twigg Studios}

anthologymag-blog-food-reciperoundup-figs-3{Dairy-Free Salted Honey & Fig ‘Cheesecake’ from A House in the Hills}

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA{Raw Coconut Fig Slices from Secret Squirrel Food}

anthologymag-blog-food-reciperoundup-figs-5{Fig, Caramel, Goat Cheese & Walnut Tart from Tart Time}

anthologymag-blog-food-reciperoundup-figs-6{Little Honey Mascarpone Cakes With Figs & Pistachios from Twigg Studios}