Brooklyn Candle Studio

by Kate on December 7, 2015

anthologymag-blog-decorating-brooklyncandleco-1Gift-giving season is upon us, and I’m feeling lucky to have discovered Brooklyn Candle Studio at just the right time. Run by Tamara Mayne and a small team of makers, this Brooklyn-based studio creates small batches of some of the loveliest candles I’ve ever come across.

The ingredients are simple and sustainable, the containers are recyclable, and the scent combinations are incredible: Montana Forest, Green Tea Lemongrass, and Fern & Moss are just a few. The candles comes in a range of vessels, including travel tins, and would make wonderful gifts for anyone on your list. You can see the full collection and get your holiday shopping started by visiting the shop here.


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Blog Break

by Anh-Minh on October 30, 2015

buitoni1With the final issue of Anthology done—and shipped to subscribers and most stockists—Meg and I thought this would be a good time to take a brief break. Which means the blog will be a bit quiet over the next couple of weeks. It remains to be seen if we’ll really be able to stay away from this spot! (And we’ll probably still be sharing things on Twitter and Instagram.)

Since I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, no doubt part of my break will be spent looking for recipes to try out with/for our house guests. I was browsing through Issue No. 11/Spring 2013 of Anthology—the theme of which was “Eat, Drink & Be Merry”—and thought I’d share one of my favorite spreads in the issue: A feature on Michele Platt and Francesco Buitoni’s upstate New York home and restaurant. (That fresh ricotta and chestnut honey bruschetta sounds so good!)

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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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Sretan Bor

by Kate on September 29, 2015

anthologymag-blog-art-sretanbor-murals-1I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been on the lookout for brightly colored botanical imagery as a way to prepare for the ever-dwindling daylight hours and the onset of cold weather. I’m pretty sure if I had a room like this to spend time in, I would never have the winter blues, even in the middle of January.

These magical jungle walls were created by Sretan Bor, an artist, illustrator, and muralist based in Serbia. What carries through all of his work is an incredible sense of playfulness. Whether it’s an animation, city mural, or poster, Bor’s imagery is always vivid, fun, and full of life. You can see more of his work here, and check out his tumblr for a jolt of creative energy.

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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.

anthologymag-blog-diy-amerrythought-5anthologymag-blog-diy-amerrythought-6anthologymag-blog-diy-amerrythought-7{ All images and full project from The Merry Thought }

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