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Twigitecture

by Kate on May 26, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-design-twighouses-1Oh, to sleep amongst the trees! I cannot imagine a more magical way to experience the outdoors. Last year, when we were scouting locations for Issue 17′s Market Report, I looked far and wide for treehouses in the Bay Area and found some real stunners. Ever since then, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with treehouse architecture of all kinds.

I came across this New York Times article from a couple of years ago only recently, but was delighted to learn that there are several examples of “twigitecture,” or humans nests, installed in the Bay Area. The nest at Treebones Resort (pictured below) not only has an amazing view, but probably smells pretty good, too—the creator, Jayson Fann, uses eucalyptus to make his suspended shelters. If you find yourself taking a trip to Northern California, consider booking a stay among the birds.

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anthology-mag-blog-design-twighouses-5 { All images via New York Times }

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Ash and Anchor

by Joanna on May 19, 2015

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Craving some pattern? Ash and Anchor is the place for you. From scarves to trays to pillows, these patterned pieces are a bit bohemian, a bit eclectic, and a gorgeous layer to add to any home. The artwork is created in the New York City studio of Nina Pace, and has been since 2011 when she made a departure from her traditional fine arts background. Pace then refocused her work on the highly detailed backgrounds of her paintings, making those the focal point instead. Her highly detailed, bold artwork now adorns many gorgeous pieces, but I’ve got my eyes on the textiles line.

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{ Images via Ash and Anchor }

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soane1During my trip to London last fall, one of the highlights was visiting Sir John Soane’s Museum. The former residence of the distinguished architect has been turned into a museum, filled with art and antiquities. The interiors appear essentially as they did when he passed away in 1837.

Since museum-goers aren’t allowed to take pictures—and I’m not sure when I’ll be in London again—I was thrilled to receive an email with these images: They depict the Soane’s private apartments and model room, both of which open tomorrow. The public now has access to the newly renovated spaces for the first time in over 160 years. If you’re around London or planning a trip there, I highly recommend adding the museum to your itinerary. (And I’ll be so jealous!)

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{ All images ©Gareth Gardner }

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Recreating the Cosmos

by Kate on May 15, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-loop-cosmos-2I love living in the Bay Area, but sometimes I wish there were more visible stars. It’s easy to acclimate to the local night sky, but every time I manage to take a trip south to the Mojave Desert, I am blown away by how insanely awesome the view can be—so much more vast and dense with stars than I remember.

OSMO is a project that attempts to recreate some of the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos, and I would love to be able to see this in person. This giant 9-meter inflated sphere was devised by the London-based firm Loop.ph and designed for people to enter and explore from within. Inside, the mirrored space is a recreation of thousands upon thousands of stars, which are created with laser beams bouncing off the mylar film. As this video shows, there is also an incredibly strange and appealing ambient soundscape within the space.

It’s pretty wonderful that such an other-worldy experience can be conjured with such simple materials. While I know it won’t be nearly as spectacular, I’m inspired to purchase some emergency blankets, portable fans, and LED lights to try a DIY version at home! Anyone with me? 

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The Granite

by Joanna on May 13, 2015

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The Granite is truly something special: a studio and workshop full of emerging female-owned businesses and craftspeople. Founded in 2013, the studio revolves around creatives with experience in metalsmithing as well as ceramics (the latter being my favorite part of their portfolio!).

As a fellow creative, it’s especially exciting to see women-owned and -operated businesses flourishing, with more to come who specialize in working with a variety of materials (such as silk, paper, and porcelain). For a further peek into The Granite, be sure to follow the studio on Instagram.

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 { Images via The Granite }

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