Paperholm by Charles Young

by Nancy on August 25, 2015

anthologymag-blog-paperholm-1Are you familiar with that concept of trying something new for 30 days, and then it forms a new habit? I’ve tried it and honestly, my success rate has only been 50/50. But artist Charles Young initiated a project called Paperholm in August 2014, and he kept it going. Young set out to create miniature paper models and photographs a different one every day. He took a brief break this month, but I have a feeling that he will be starting up again.

The Paperholm gallery is quite an amazing feat. Each piece is made with watercolor paper and PVA glue, and are entirely hand-cut. The idea was to make something small every day and by documenting it on his blog, it would force him to make new things. Later on, he decided to start turning them into animated gifs using stop-motion photography. Eventually, Young hopes to display the entire cityscape, but in the meantime, you can view his entire gallery here.

anthologyblog-paperholm-2anthologymag-blog-paperholm-cityanthologyblog-paperholm-5{ All images from Paperholm }


Hanahzo Soaps

by Kate on August 24, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-hanahzo-soaps-1After running myself ragged the past couple months, I’ve realized that sometimes, no matter how busy I feel, I have to remember to schedule downtime to stay sane. It was right around this time that I came across these colorful handmade soaps from Korean brand Hanahzo. Their company motto, “pause your life,” spoke to me instantly of course, and I decided to investigate further.

Their highly appealing candy-colored abstract soaps look like miniature sculptures, or slices of cake. Hanahzo ships internationally, so if you’re looking for a small treat for yourself, consider picking up one of these bars. As you can see from the images, they cheer up a space just by sitting on the countertop. To see the soaps currently available for purchase, visit the Hanahzo site.

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In her line of work, Los Angeles-based photographer Amy Dickerson meets plenty of interesting people. She shares her images and interviews with some of them in an ongoing series for Anthology called “One on One.”


Lora Pavilack

I’ve watched (and photographed) surfers from bohemian beach towns in Mexico to Hawaii, always from afar with an eye full of admiration. I don’t know what it is about surfing, but I’ve always been drawn to it. From ’60s surf culture, to all the colorful visuals and fashion that go along with it (surf boards strapped to the top of a vintage orange VW bus), to the laidback lifestyle, to the poetic connection to the ocean—surfing has my attention.

When I met Lora, I knew she was a professional dancer (a Rockette for nine years) and a phenomenal Pilates instructor (she is the co-owner of Pilates Studio City in Los Angeles and Austin, and has saved my back). But it was the surfer part that really intrigued me (she has surfed all over the world). So when she invited me to go surfing with her and her daughter, Lola, I was packed and ready. We headed to one of her favorite spots—Surfrider Beach in Malibu—on a warm morning and set up on the sand. Lola and I watched under the umbrella as Lora got out her 9’2″ long board shaped by local surfboard-maker Scott Anderson, zipped up her wet suit, paddled out, and took to the ocean. She effortlessly rode wave after wave. Lola and I moved closer, waving from the shoreline and dipping our toes in the chilly Pacific Ocean. Lola, who has grown up on the beach with not only a surfer mom but a surfer dad too, also has stellar form on the board, which she demonstrated to me. Especially impressive considering she’s only 2½ years old!

Maybe the appeal of surfing is that it’s about letting go, and all that matters on the board is that exact moment in time—the present. It’s a powerful thing, and even after all these years, I remain in awe of nature and the surfers who make it look so uncomplicated. Especially Lora, who dances on those vast waves—often wearing her pink hat—out there among the boys, coming back to shore with her board under her arm, always looking so super stoked.lora2

How did your work become interesting to you?

As a professional dancer, I knew how to move but I didn’t know why moving was so vital for everybody. It seems as if I am only scratching the surface in understanding movement and the human body 13 years after getting my Pilates teaching certificate. When I first began teaching Pilates, a client said to me: “Last night I stood up after dinner by myself! I can’t thank you enough for helping me feel strong again and move without pain.” At that point, I knew I wanted to help people connect to their bodies and live more fulfilling lives.

What does your favorite day look like?

An early morning surf session with my hubby at Surfrider Beach. A delicious coffee and honey rosemary scone at Malibu Kitchen. A visit to Woodbridge Park with Lola, my 2 ½-year-old daughter, to hang from the monkey bars. Teaching a few hours of Gyrotonic and Pilates at my studio. Enjoying a walk to Tujunga Village to grab some dinner with my family, and then sharing some gelato on our way back home.


What do you love doing that you aren’t doing?

Dancing! I danced professionally for years and desperately need to start taking classes again. Even to just go out salsa dancing once a month would be amazing. Anyone want to join me?

Words to live by?

Attitude is everything! If you aren’t living the life you want then do something about it. We only have so much time on this incredible planet. Make it count and spread the love.


What have you accomplished that you are most proud of so far?

Definitely owning my own business and building a community of movement enthusiasts for the past 11 years. My newest accomplishment is Lola Jolie, my mesmerizing 2½-year-old little girl!

What has been your favorite age so far?

Today is my favorite age. Life seems to get better and better and it doesn’t hurt that you gain a bit of wisdom along the way.


What is your strongest sense?

I would say movement, but is that a sense? If not, then seeing and feeling.

What’s on your to-do list?

  • To live for a few years with my family in another country.
  • To actually hang ten on the nose of my surfboard.
  • Dance in my friend’s video.
  • Find new passions to add to this list!


Favorite place to take an out of town guests?

We have a steady stream of guests and one of our favorite pastimes is showing them around town. Depending on the person, we have a long list of favorites.

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{ All images by Amy Dickerson for Anthology Magazine }


Recipe Roundup: Kiwifruit Treats

by Kate on August 20, 2015

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-1There are few fruits as visually delightful as the kiwifruit. When I was young, I had an aversion to the little brown fuzzy orbs, but I’ve since wised up and realized that kiwifruits are not only beautiful, but super nutritious and subtly sweet. It’s also one of those quintessential summer flavors, so it seemed only right to round up some of the best online recipes for kiwi treats now, as the unofficial end of summer (Labor Day) is just a couple of weeks away.

What’s abundantly clear from all kiwi recipes is that the beauty of this fruit can’t help but shine through. Slices, purees, sorbets—in all forms, this fruit transforms a dessert into something tropical and lush. I don’t know about you, but I plan to start with the cheesecake recipe above and work my way down.

{Image above: Raw Kiwifruit & Ginger ‘Cheesecake’ recipe from My Darling Lemon Thyme}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-2{Kiwi Orange Creamsicles from Desserts for Breakfast}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-3 {Kiwi Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Milk via Detoxdiy}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-4{Kiwi Ricotta Tart with Lemon Almond Crust, from Cooking Melangery}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-5{Kiwi and Pineapple Slushy from Wayfair}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-6 {Kiwi Passionfruit Pavlova recipe from Taste}

anthologymag-blog-food-kiwi-recipes-7{Key Lime Sorbet recipe from Broma Bakery}

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Jenna Rose Textiles

by Nancy on August 19, 2015

anthologymag-blog-jennarose-1With California experiencing a severe drought, every time we’ve had a sprinkling of rain, I look out my window in hopes that it will stay around a while longer. The Light Rainy Day pattern on these storage buckets by Jenna Rose made me realize how much I’ve missed seeing gray clouds and drops of rain.

Ontario-based Jenna Fenwick is the founder and designer behind Jenna Rose Textiles. Starting with hand-drawn illustrations, she screen prints the patterns onto fabric using sustainable materials. She offers small and medium bucket bags, along with a larger hamper style. I really appreciate that she takes the time to line her products—a detail I always look for! Fenwick’s textile line includes kitchen linens, bags, and pillows, which all have her lovely patterns and drawings on them.

anthologymag-blog-jennarose-2Anthologymag-blog-jennarose-3Anthologymag-blog-jennarose-4Anthologymag-blog-jennarose-5{ All images from Jenna Rose }