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Lighting by Michael Anastassiades

by Joanna on November 19, 2014

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The lighting collection by Michael Anastassiades walks a very fine line between art and design. The pieces are all about composition and balance, materials and minimalism. Anastassiades launched his studio in 1994 with a focus on product design, furniture, and environmental design. He believes in “objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality that one might not expect.” What I find especially interesting about his work is that his background is in civil engineering, which could explain an approach that veers more functional than aesthetic. Yet they are clearly appreciated for the latter, too: His designs are part of permanent collections at the MoMa, Craft Council in London, FRAC Centre in New Orleans, and more.

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{ Images via Michael Anastassiades }

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{Off Shoots} Hannah and Evan

by Anh-Minh on November 14, 2014

Anthology-Haslegrave-couple-chalkboardWhen Meg and I were brainstorming content for the family-themed summer issue, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave were on our short list. We remembered seeing the brothers’ Brooklyn apartment on Design*Sponge years ago, and have been admirers of their design studio, hOmE. It turned out, though, that Oliver had moved out of the place and Evan was now living there with his wife, Hannah Haehn. So we decided to feature the newlyweds in Issue No. 17, our recently released design-centric fall edition. These are some of my favorite outtakes from Hannah and Evan’s shoot with photographer Seth Smoot. (For the full story, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine, which is currently available through most of our stockists.)

And if you want to check out some of hOmE’s latest work, you’re in luck: Earlier this week, New York magazine posted pictures of Sisters, a brand-new eatery designed by the Haslegraves. No surprise: It looks fantastic.

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{ Images by Seth Smoot for Anthology Magazine }

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Sweet Gum Co.

by Joanna on November 12, 2014

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As a fan of one-of-a-kind and handmade design, I was delighted to recently discover Sweet Gum Co., a boutique specializing in Southern-made provisions. The shop is bursting with pieces both vintage and handcrafted, hailing from Tennessee and the South. The real treat here is that each item is selected to carry on the storytelling tradition of the South. Whether it’s a wooden stirring spoon that’s made to use a family recipe or a handbuilt serving bowl full of warm biscuits, these pieces tell a story while also bearing witness to the new stories you create in your home.

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{ Images via Sweet Gum Co. }

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ABJ Glassworks

by Joanna on November 10, 2014

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ABJ Glassworks is a Philly-based designer focusing on whimsical, yet modern creations. Started by Ashley Bram-Johnson, these glass pieces are the result of traditional stained-glass techniques, capturing the “nuances of light throughout the day and the changing seasons.” The effect is really quite lovely.

Bram-Johnson uses eco-friendly materials, such as non-toxic flux and lead-free silver alloy solder. From glass wallhangings to geometric terrariums and planters, it’s safe to say that these pieces are exactly what my home needs.

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{ Images via ABJ Glassworks }

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Orla Kiely Kids Bedding

by Anh-Minh on November 4, 2014

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I wish designer Orla Kiely would open a store in San Francisco! But since she hasn’t yet, I frequently pop over to her online shop to see what’s new (and maybe on sale). I recently noticed these kids bedding collections and have to say: If my nieces and nephews were younger, I would totally be nudging them to re-do their rooms to include one of these patterns.

Shown here, top to bottom: Around the World | Birdwatch | Dandelion | Cars

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{ Images via Orla Kiely }

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