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Ash and Anchor

by Joanna on May 19, 2015

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Craving some pattern? Ash and Anchor is the place for you. From scarves to trays to pillows, these patterned pieces are a bit bohemian, a bit eclectic, and a gorgeous layer to add to any home. The artwork is created in the New York City studio of Nina Pace, and has been since 2011 when she made a departure from her traditional fine arts background. Pace then refocused her work on the highly detailed backgrounds of her paintings, making those the focal point instead. Her highly detailed, bold artwork now adorns many gorgeous pieces, but I’ve got my eyes on the textiles line.

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{ Images via Ash and Anchor }

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La Casa Decotó

by Joanna on May 14, 2015

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Ever on the lookout for pieces to finish my loft in Seattle, I practically comb Etsy on a daily basis. My latest discovery is perfect for adding a touch of the Mediterranean to your home, while also providing guests with extra seating.

La Casa Decotó was founded by maker Montse and specializes in just that: small-batch rugs, ottomans, pillows, and other textiles. Some pieces are hand-crocheted by Montse in her Barcelona studio, and exhibit a heavy influences from North African crafts. Other pieces in the shop are vintage and truly one of a kind, making this shop a go-to as I get settled into my new place.

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Antivilla

by Kate on May 12, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-interiors-antivilla-6Those of you who read the magazine know that we tend to gravitate towards eclectic, lived-in homes that are often filled with lots of fun, beautiful stuff. So it stands to reason that this spare, monochromatic concrete space would not catch our eye—and yet I’m totally drawn to it. Part of what interests us about the homes we feature are the stories and handmade touches behind the space. This Antivilla, a refurbished former lingerie factory renovated by the Berlin-based architecture firm Brandlhuber +,  has both.

This building represents a collective effort to create a cost-effective, uniquely hybrid space that can adapt to the seasons. The huge, irregularly shaped window openings are the result of friends working together to hammer away at the concrete slab facade, and the airy, transparent curtains can cut the interior into big open summery spaces or more enclosed nooks for winter. I admit that I would immediately feel the need to add color and softness to this space, were it my own—but there is a beautifully meditative, ethereal quality to the sparseness, and I find the open, broken-down facade so captivating; like peering out of a beautiful, ancient ruin.

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anthology-mag-blog-interiors-antivilla-5{ All images by Erica Overmeer, found via ArchDaily }

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DIY Abstract Botanical Art

by Kate on May 5, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-projects-leaf-art-5From my years of creating DIYs, I know that the best projects produce a certain effect upon viewing—a moment that contains flashes of recognition, comprehension, inspiration, and delight, all at once. It’s instantly obvious what disparate elements have been pulled together to create something new, but also how it was done. And a project with only 2-3 materials? Even better.

This leaf art project was sparked by the creator’s fortuitous find of a simple frame from Copenhagen-based designer Moebe, which is just two pieces of plexiglass held snugly together by four pieces of wood and a rubber band. The abstract design created by folding and weaving the leaves is equally clever, simple, and lovely—a perfect match for the spare frame. Any project that takes a few minutes to make but provides endless viewing pleasure, wins large in my book. To see the step-by-step instructions for creating this project, click here.

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Enhabiten

by Joanna on April 30, 2015

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Ever on the lookout for more decor to add to my new loft, Enhabiten came across my desk (read: screen) and I got really, really excited. Created by New Hampshire-based designer Liane Tyrrel, Enhabiten features gorgeous home goods, plus a few other great pieces like jewelry and accessories.

I’m especially drawn to the home textiles for their bohemian, casual vibes. Each piece is dyed in small batches with natural dyes, which are locally sourced. Many of the textiles are vintage, but given a new lease on life with Tyrrel’s silhouettes and applications. With so many gorgeous pieces, I don’t even know where to start!

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