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Drawn Home

by Nancy on July 29, 2015

Anthologymag-DrawnHome-1Earlier this month, my family drove six hours north to Jacksonville, Oregon. We picked an unbelievably scorching hot weekend to go, as temperatures were between 102-107 degrees and the evenings provided little relief. At the end of our stay, I longed for cool breezes, the rolling fog, and wrapping myself in a quilt at home. Specifically, Stacey Beach‘s collection caught my attention.

Beach is the designer behind Drawn Home, a textiles line that is handmade in Oakland, California. The summer-weight throws and quilts are made of all cotton, and light enough to be a perfection addition to a duvet. Beach pairs bright and muted colors effortlessly so that her designs have a calming and soothing feel to them. Even though we’re experiencing a heat wave right now, I know cooler nights are on the way. And cozying up in one of these throws outside with a drink sounds just about right.

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Lorien Stern

by Kate on July 28, 2015

anthologymag-blog-ceramics-lorienstern-1It seems that exciting new ceramic artists are popping up everywhere these days! It’s wonderful to see such a diverse range of work in this age-old medium; from whimsical to organic to futuristic and everything in-between.

The loose, ebullient style of artist Lorien Stern’s work instantly grabbed me. Stern is not afraid of using bold colors and childlike simplicity to create her ceramic objects, yet these pieces are clearly for all ages. I can’t imagine not cracking a smile every time I passed by one of these objects hanging on my wall or sitting in my kitchen. Anything that can create such joy upon first glance is well worth paying attention to. You can shop her pieces and find more of her work here.

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Nynne Rosenvinge

by Kate on July 23, 2015

anthologymag-blog-decor-nynnerosenvinge-1It’s become clear to me over the past couple of years that I’m much better equipped to handle face the stress of daily life when my home is set up to be a place of peace. This has meant paring things down significantly, organizing better, and thinking more consciously about the objects I collect. This is not to say that non-functional objects are not important; in fact they are some of the most emotionally beneficial things I own. When I feel overwhelmed, I take a few moments to gaze at this plant in a small ceramic bowl that sits on a shelf in my bedroom, and everything slows down a bit.

I was reminded of this when I discovered the work of Copenhagen-based artist and designer Nynne Rosenvinge. Her watery abstract paintings and are so beautiful, fluid, and simple, and I love her soothing, cosmic color palette. It’s not hard to imagine being relaxed in the dreamy environment of her designs. Rosenvinge has an Etsy shop where you can purchase some of her prints and wall stickers, but you can also see the full range of her work here.

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Ilano at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on July 8, 2015

anthologymag-blog-ilano-1I was so happy to see Ilano‘s booth at the West Coast Craft show last month. Roselio Ilano was featured in Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 and I loved reading her story. It was fascinating to learn that Ilano started off studying cartography at UC Berkeley and how she evolved to designing textiles. I wasn’t able to attend the photo shoot, but was excited to see her goods in person at WCC.

Ilano partnered up with women artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico, and designed a line of personal and home accessories. The result? Beautiful handmade goods with an updated and modern edge. The techniques used by the skilled craftswomen were passed down from generation to generation. It amazes me that the vibrant colors in the yarn are all achieved by plants.

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The Greenbrier

by Anh-Minh on July 6, 2015

greenbrier7While I’m not a golf fanatic, I do occasionally follow the sport, and this past weekend marked The Greenbrier Classic, an annual tournament held at the West Virginia resort. Some people are drawn to The Greenbrier for its golf and tennis amenities … and others, like me, to its decor, which can be traced back to Dorothy Draper. The noted interior designer “left the hotel with a bold new personality, using color and oversized patterns to paint a picture that reflected the luxury of space, elegance, and sense of history in every detail.” (You can read more about her firm’s relationship with the resort here.)

The aesthetic might not work with the architecture of my own home, but I would love to spend a long weekend in one of these rooms and admire the talents of Draper as well as her protégé, Carleton Varney.

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