Moroso Collection

by Kate on October 5, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-moroso-collection-1I was looking for some autumnal color inspiration the other day when I stumbled upon these stunning interior images from the Moroso furniture collection. These beautiful shots were taken in Patrizia Moroso’s home, which was designed by the incredible Patricia Urquiola. I love the eclecticism of this collection; the unusual colors and textures come together to make a really sultry palette. If you’d like to see more of the Moroso collection and their catalogue, you can visit the website here.

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Art of Plants

by Nancy on October 1, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artofplants-1It looks like Kate and I both have greenery on our minds! (Earlier this week, she posted about Sarah Illenberger’s “Wonderplants” art series and Sretan Bor’s botanical murals.)

Every year, I deal with an unpleasant raid of ants that get inside our walls and come through the vents looking for water. And every year, a thick black trail of ants attack my plants. I love having plants around, but I’ve had to minimize the amount of potted plants in the house. Air plants have been a great solution, and these wooden sculptures by Art of Plants are perfect vessels.

Jenny Wong-Stanley frequently uses recycled or upcycled materials and remnants to create her planters. After the wood is heated with high-temperature steam, each piece is bent by hand. The end result looks modern, yet the curves also lend an organic sensibility.

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Karolin Schnoor Calendar

by Anh-Minh on September 30, 2015

ks_1I’ve been receiving PR emails regarding holiday products for weeks now. And while I don’t like to rush this part of the year—fall is my favorite season—one thing I do like to consider well in advance is my calendar. That’s because in the past, I’ve made the mistake of procrastinating and then the calendar I want ends up selling out. *sigh*

Well, that won’t be happening this year! London-based Karolin Schnoor recently let me know that she’s now accepting pre-orders for her 2016 calendar, which features a hand-drawn illustration and type. (Regular Anthology readers may recognize her work; Karolin has done illustrations for the print magazine.) I love that her design is a single-page calendar, so the entire year is all right there in front of you. No page-flipping required. And the black-and-white palette means it will work in any decor, which is especially great if you decide to pick one up as a gift.

Be sure to browse the rest of her online shop, which offers additional prints and other paper goods. You know, in case you aren’t quite ready to start thinking about 2016 yet! (But I should warn you: Karolin’s 2014 and 2015 calendars sold out. So get one while you can!)


{ Top image via The Future Kept; all other images via Karolin Schnoor }


DIY Plywood Floor Mirror

by Kate on September 25, 2015

anthologymag-blog-diy-amerrythought-2Mirrors are one of those home purchases that I am reluctant to make; they are often overpriced, and a lot of the designs I see are beautiful to be sure, but also a bit impractical. I love this simple floor mirror tutorial by Caitlin over at The Merry Thought because it’s attractive in an unfussy way, and super functional.

The full tutorial with images of the steps can be found on Home Free, and you can see more images of the finished design here. I’ve noticed Caitlin is an expert with simple wood projects, and am also a huge fan of her other floor mirror project and this simple daybed design. If you need inexpensive furniture pieces and like to do a bit of woodworking, she should definitely be added to your go-to list for inspiration.

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Marmoreal Collection

by Kate on September 24, 2015

anthologymag-blog-design-marmoreal-1I love it when designers not only create new furniture collections, but invent brand new materials as well. For this collection, Dzek collaborated with British designer Max Lamb to create “marmoreal“—a composite of four different types of Italian marble, mixed with polyester resin binders in two shades. The result is a brilliant re-purposing of marble cast-offs, and also highlights the natural beauty of these classic marbles in a fresh, contemporary way. 

I love seeing this material en masse in tile form; the color and patterning  is beautiful. Whether it’s covering an entire surface or just edging the sides of a minimalist light fixture, it is truly eye-catching and almost other-worldly. You can see more images and find details on the marmoreal collection here

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