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New Work from Snedker Studio

by Kate on July 30, 2015

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A few years ago, we shared the work of designer Pernille Snedker Hansen here on the blog. And I often refer back to our archives to rediscover artists we love, and also to remind myself to check in on any new projects that are happening. It turns out that Snedker Hansen’s work has expanded, and she has created so many exciting projects since we last wrote about her—particularly in the area of her exploration into marbled wood—that I just had to share.

I think this is one of the most incredible cases of material transformation; the wood becomes something totally unexpected through Snedker Hansen’s treatment. I doubt this is a very easy process to recreate, but it inspires me to consider wood flooring, or any wood surface, as a potential blank canvas. You can watch a video about Snedker Hansen’s work here, and definitely check out the diverse range of projects on her personal site as well.

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anthologymag-blog-design-snedkerstudio-6 { Images via Snedker Studio }

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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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Issue20_Cover-loresWe’ve reached another milestone release here—the big 2-0! We’re busy getting Issue No. 20/Summer 2015 shipped out to subscribers and stores as quickly as possible. The theme for our latest edition is “Print & Pattern,” and it includes some stunning homes (like the one gracing the cover, shot by Laure Joliet), as well as an array of talented artists and designers. Oh, and you definitely don’t want to miss the travel story on Lisbon. We can’t stop daydreaming about the beautiful tiles found all over the capital city of Portugal.

This is just a sampling of the content we have in store for you with Issue No. 20. We hope you enjoy the magazine once it does land in your mailbox or on your local stockist’s shelves.

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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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Gopi Shah Ceramics

by Nancy on July 21, 2015

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I have an addiction to buying ceramics and I’m not ashamed of it. I extend this obsession to purchasing ceramic gifts for my friends. Who doesn’t want a beautiful new ceramic vase, or tumbler, or planter?

I was introduced to Gopi Shah Ceramics when I was at the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair last weekend, and her wares did not disappoint. Shah’s ceramic line launched last year after moving to Austin, Texas. She combines memories, nature, and modern elements in her designs. I love her hand-painted patterns, and was especially drawn to her clever Zodiac Lantern candle holders. Each piece represents a Zodiac sign with hand-drilled holes outlined in gold. When lit, the light shines through and reflects on nearby surfaces. A ceramic piece that can go from day to night? A perfect addition to any collection!

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{All images from Gopi Shah Ceramics}

 

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