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Quitokeeto

by Joanna on March 4, 2015

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I feel like I am constantly on the hunt for sites to inspire me and help me figure out the vibe that I want in my new apartment. Maybe that explains why I’m so into Quitokeeto, a recent discovery for me.

Initially started as a pop-up shop, Quitokeeto has turned into a full-fledged purveyor of new and found objects, as well as collaborative pieces. The gorgeous array of items is curated by Heidi Swanson and Wayne Bremser, both of whom have an affinity for culinary accessories. (I’m also a big fan of Swanson’s cooking site, 101 Cookbooks.) True to their passion, the online shop is full of gorgeously designed ceramics, knives, textiles, and everything else you could possibly need for a handsome, functional kitchen.

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{ Images via Quitokeeto }

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Lena Wolff x Erica Tanov Fabric

by Anh-Minh on February 26, 2015

ericatanov_openerIn our 4+ years of producing Anthology, designer Erica Tanov‘s home remains one of my all-time favorites. We featured it waaay back in Issue No. 8, and then posted some outtakes from our shoot. (The image above, taken by Kelly Ishikawa, is from the published story.)

I’ve been familiar with Erica, her work, and her Bay Area shops for years—I remember working on Fourth Street in Berkeley when I was in grad school and popping into the outpost there during my lunch breaks and just marveling at all of the beautiful things she purveyed. Right now, I’m coveting the fabrics in her collaboration with artist Lena Wolff.

My mom taught me how to sew when I was a kid, and it’s one of the crafts that I’d like to take up again. And this line of graphic fabrics just might be what finally motivates me to bust out the (no doubt dusty) sewing machine!

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{ Top image by Kelly Ishikawa for Anthology. Remaining images via Erica Tanov. }

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J.M. Generals

by Joanna on February 24, 2015

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The closer my new apartment comes into sight, the more I daydream about what I want to use to fill it. My latest home decor crush is J.M. Generals, purveyor of hand-woven textiles, American cashmere, scented candles, and soaps. New York-based designer Jeffrey Monteiro started J.M. Generals with the idea of designing essential products for conscious living. Each product feels totally useful, but also very minimalist as well.

J.M. Generals works closely with independent makers, farmers, and producers, and possesses a strong affinity for the use of recycled materials, as well as sourcing materials made in America and selling goods free of traditional retail markups. The result? Products that make you feel good all over. Personally, I’ve got my heart set on an American cashmere throw, something I can envision being in my family and home for many years to come.

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{ Images via J.M. Generals }

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Nightwood NY

by Anh-Minh on February 20, 2015

ag_nightwood_issue18I’ve been working in Park City, Utah, this week and woke up to a flurry of snow today. It got me thinking about Anitha Gandhi’s home, shown above and featured in Issue No. 18 of Anthology. It may seem odd that I associated wintry weather with such a colorful abode—unless you know Anitha’s approach to her décor:

No matter what the conditions outside, she could at least conjure an interior that transports her to a warm destination. “I wanted it to feel like the Caribbean, with super saturated colors,” Anitha says.

Anitha worked with Nightwood NY, a Brooklyn-based furniture, textile, and interior design duo. Ry Scruggs and Nadia Yaron were responsible for so many of the pieces in Anitha’s home. I couldn’t believe how much they designed, built, or sourced! Below are a few more images from their portfolio.

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The next time I’m in New York, I’d love to visit Nightwood’s showroom, which is open by appointment only. In the meantime, I’ve been checking out their online shop and have got my eye on the totem weaving.

P.S. If you’d like to see the full feature on Anitha’s home, be sure to pick up a copy of Issue No. 18 from one of our stockists.

{ Top image by David A. Land for Anthology. Remaining images via Nightwood NY }

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Spartan

by Joanna on February 17, 2015

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Ever on the hunt for destinations when traveling, Spartan is at the top of my list for an upcoming trip to Austin. Partners with the San Francisco shop Voyager, Spartan is chock full of gorgeously designed goods that are each special in their own right. To me, this aesthetic has a modern bohemian vibe—rich, but casual, and definitely useful.

In their own words, Spartan seeks to offer objects that are practical, but “without straying far from our core inventory of reliable, classic items.” Everything in this shop is so beautiful, I’m going to need an extra suitcase for all the goodies I plan to buy.

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{ Images via Spartan }

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