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Issue20_Cover-loresThis cover story brings back such great memories! It is one of my favorites to write because it involved three very talented individuals: interior designer Chloe Redmond Warner, whose dining room is captured on the cover; photographer Laure Joliet, who was an Anthology contributor from day one; and stylist Miranda Jones, who was also a regular in our pages over the years.

I especially love looking at this feature right now because it is so dark and gloomy outside! It’s been a stormy week here in the Bay Area, but flipping through Issue No. 20 is an instant pick-me-up. If you don’t already have a copy, you can purchase one in our back-issues shop (which, by the way, now carries Issue No. 21). And below are a couple more homes that appeared in our pattern-themed edition.

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BOLD PLAY in Brooklyn

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{ Purchase Issue No. 20/Summer 2015 }

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Home Adventures

by Kate on January 4, 2016

anthologymag-blog-design-homeadventures-1I’m always excited to see a home object—be it furniture, utensils, textiles, or anything of the sort—that blurs the boundaries between the functional and the sculptural. Home Adventures is a Barcelona based-design firm with a playful, inventive vision and knack for walking this line. Their newest series, called “Lines & Dots,” is a collection of lamps that are wonderfully abstract and kinetic, while remaining simple and functional.

“Lines & Dots” originated with dozens of ink drawings, which were then transformed into eight unique sculptural lighting designs and soldered by hand. It’s such a delight to get a glimpse of the whole process, from sketch to process to to finished piece. These lamps are beautifully geometric and have just the right touch of color. To see the full collection, click here

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Issue19_Cover-loresFor our last blog post of the year, we’re going back to spring and taking a closer look at Issue No. 19. This bright and cheery cover—which shows the living room of event designer David Stark and artist Migguel Anggelo‘s Miami living room—always puts a smile on my face. And it’s an especially welcome sight on a cold winter morning! Below are a couple more spreads from the issue, which you can purchase—along with other back issues—right here.

Ready, Set, Go! Melina Hammer shared a trio of recipes that are perfect for making and taking on the road. These are the recipes you need for your next potluck or tailgate!

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Pride of Place Interior designer Niya Bascom of Ishka Designs gave us a tour of his Brooklyn residence, which is appointed with so many beautiful travel mementos.

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{ Purchase Issue No. 19/Winter 2015 }

As many of you know, 2015 is the final year of publication for Anthology. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the magazine and the blog. It’s been a pleasure sharing so many creative people and places with you over the past five years. We’ll still be posting here from time to time, but with less frequency since our team is embarking on new projects.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Issue18_Cover-loresIn case you didn’t receive the back issues that you’re still missing from your Anthology collection … Our back issues shop is still open for business!

Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 is one of over a dozen magazines currently available in the shop.

Shades of Beauty:This is one of my favorite photo essays that we published over the years.

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Vivid Imagination: As you can see, James Aguiar and Mark Haldeman’s Brooklyn home was perfect for the color-themed issue!

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Prized Possession: Theresa Canning Zast of Kate Spade shares a photograph that she treasures.

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{ Purchase Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 }

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DIY Roundup: Holiday Wreaths

by Kate on December 21, 2015

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-1As the year winds down and the storms begin to bluster outside, I find myself happily ensconced indoors, tackling my long awaited list of everyday tasks. I finally did a bit of “spring” cleaning—only six months or so past the season—and am now readying myself to do a few craft projects before the holidays.

I decided to round up some of the loveliest holiday greenery projects I could find: nothing too complicated, because I don’t want to explode over my newly organized home with a lot of supplies. These simple, elegant wreath designs are just the right type of project for the coming weeks. They are all easy enough to be party-appropriate, and are the perfect activity for cultivating a cozy holiday spirit on a cold winter afternoon. Enjoy!

{ Image above: Copper & Twig Wreaths by Erika Rax }

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-2 { Alyssa Hoppe’s Unique Holiday Wreath tutorial via Design Love Fest }

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-3 { Festive Wreath Making, via Freckle and Wulff }

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-4 { DIY Wooden Bead Wreath from Bildschoenes }

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-5 { Eucalyptus Christmas Wreath tutorial, via Treasures & Travels }

anthologymag-blog-projects-diy-wreath-roundup-6{ Simple green mini-wreaths to dress up your presents, via Frolic Blog }

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