Katerina Kopytina

by Kate on November 30, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-katerina-kopytina-1I have a soft spot for artists and designers who work with plants, and I was immediately drawn to the work of Moscow-based designer Katerina Kopytina. She recently created this incredible collection of sculptural planters that are simple but bold, demanding one’s attention.

Kopytina has created a series of hanging pots inspired by the Kuiper Belt, an area of our solar system that was discovered in 1992. The number of known objects discovered within the Kuiper belt has increased to over a thousand, with more than 100,000 others thought to exist. According to Kopytina, each pot represents a new form of life. To see more of her imaginative and beautiful work, head over here.

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Tabarka Studio

by Nancy on November 25, 2015

anthologymag-blog-TabarkaStudio-1I grew up in a ranch-style house that was built in the mid-1950s, and our bathroom was hideous. Even at 11 years old, I knew that the pink and brown tiles paired with a 1970s brick linoleum floor was a disaster. Although my current bathroom is much better than my childhood one, it is still dated and needs a fresh new look.

Around the holidays, I tend to daydream more than usual about updates to the house, as the season of welcoming guests gets under way. And lately, I’ve been obsessing over these gorgeous tiles by Tabarka Studio. They hand make their tiles out of terra cotta, and hand paint each one. Many of the designs have a unique glazing finish that gives the tiles an aged look. The company was started in 2000 by creative director Meir Zenati, and if you’re in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can visit their studio there. Tabarka also produces an impressive luxury flooring line called Stone & Wood. So many possibilities and so much renovation inspiration!




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Elise Lefebvre

by Kate on November 16, 2015

anthologymag-blog-ceramics-elise-lefebvre-1I’m lucky to have a neighbor who collects bird feeders and birdhouses of various kinds, and as a result we always a healthy cluster of happy birds to admire through our window. During a brief storm the other day, I heard the most marvelous chorus of birds singing to one another through the rain. It inspired me to delve into a little research to identify the species, and since then I’ve had birds on my mind—which is why these delightful bird-inspired ceramic pieces called to me.

Elise Lefebvre is a French ceramic artist with a delicate, illustrative style and a joyful color palette. Her collection of bird pieces are my favorite; I can’t resist their adorably painted faces and cheerful round shapes. I’m going to spend a bit more time here admiring the birds, but I highly recommend taking a visit to her site to check out the full range of her work, all of which glows with her whimsical, painterly touch.

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Blog Break

by Anh-Minh on October 30, 2015

buitoni1With the final issue of Anthology done—and shipped to subscribers and most stockists—Meg and I thought this would be a good time to take a brief break. Which means the blog will be a bit quiet over the next couple of weeks. It remains to be seen if we’ll really be able to stay away from this spot! (And we’ll probably still be sharing things on Twitter and Instagram.)

Since I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, no doubt part of my break will be spent looking for recipes to try out with/for our house guests. I was browsing through Issue No. 11/Spring 2013 of Anthology—the theme of which was “Eat, Drink & Be Merry”—and thought I’d share one of my favorite spreads in the issue: A feature on Michele Platt and Francesco Buitoni’s upstate New York home and restaurant. (That fresh ricotta and chestnut honey bruschetta sounds so good!)

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Nendo Tribal Collection

by Kate on October 27, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-nendo-tribalcollection-1I love home objects that serve multiple functions, especially when one of those duties is to be a sculpture. When I came across the tribal collection, which was created by Oki Sato and his design firm Nendo, I was immediately charmed by the idiosyncratic gestures. Have you ever seen furniture with so much personality?

The collection uses solid oak for the main frames and bamboo rattan elements which are hand-woven by local artisans in the Philippines. According to Nendo’s site, the conceptual aim of this project was to “create a sense of a small and tightly knit ‘tribe’, greater and better than the sum of its parts.” I think this goal is certainly achieved; instead of prioritizing the furniture element, these pieces are both furniture and interior object, and visually they create a playful dance between the two. 

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