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Confetti Riot

by Joanna on March 16, 2015

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I have a confession to make: If I could, I’d fill my entire loft with pillows and have one giant pillow party at all times. In my imaginary world, these pillows by Confetti Riot would fit in perfectly. The prints are fantastically quirky, while the colors are just neutral enough to work in a variety of spaces.

Shop owner Kathryn creates the prints herself with hand-carved, hand-printed artwork on a cotton/linen blend fabric. Thanks to this process, each pillow is unique. She also offers hand-woven mug rugs—you know, to keep my coffee table safe from spills during my giant pillow party.

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{ Images via Confetti Riot }

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Kat and Roger Ceramics

by Joanna on March 11, 2015

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Talk about ceramics eye candy … Meet Kat and Roger ceramics. The first time I laid eyes on their pieces, I was browsing a San Francisco boutique and was immediately blown away by how California they felt. Everything was what I envision the ’70s in California to be: golden hues reminiscent of sunlight; chunky, bold forms; even the bumpy surface texture reminded me of the sand at the beach. Each piece is made of hand-thrown and then hand-painted stoneware.

Based in the Mount Washington neighborhood of L.A., Kat Hunter and Roger Lee met in grad school while studying painting and ceramics. While their work isn’t strictly inspired by California, it’s clear that they have a dedication to the artists’ life after settling in Los Angeles.

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 { Images via Kat and Roger }

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Wirely Home

by Joanna on March 9, 2015

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Now that I’ve officially taken up residence in an old loft space in Seattle, I feel like my interior design choices are becoming more and more important—almost like I have to do the space proud! I still want the space to have a boho vibe, but now I’m leaning towards a touch of the mid-century modern, too.

Enter Wirely Home.

The online shop perfectly merges those two aesthetics. The addition of tons and tons of plants to most spaces lends that bohemian note, and then placing them on MCM-inspired surfaces yields a wonderful mix. These plant stands and table tops are inspired by the wire hairpin legs of the Knoll butterfly chair and are made of powdercoated steel. The table is comprised of modular plywood and works well as a plant stand. I also like the idea of a series of the side tables that can stay put or move around as needed.

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 { Images via Wirely Home }

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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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