The Granite

by Joanna on May 13, 2015


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 }



by Kate on May 12, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-interiors-antivilla-6Those of you who read the magazine know that we tend to gravitate towards eclectic, lived-in homes that are often filled with lots of fun, beautiful stuff. So it stands to reason that this spare, monochromatic concrete space would not catch our eye—and yet I’m totally drawn to it. Part of what interests us about the homes we feature are the stories and handmade touches behind the space. This Antivilla, a refurbished former lingerie factory renovated by the Berlin-based architecture firm Brandlhuber +,  has both.

This building represents a collective effort to create a cost-effective, uniquely hybrid space that can adapt to the seasons. The huge, irregularly shaped window openings are the result of friends working together to hammer away at the concrete slab facade, and the airy, transparent curtains can cut the interior into big open summery spaces or more enclosed nooks for winter. I admit that I would immediately feel the need to add color and softness to this space, were it my own—but there is a beautifully meditative, ethereal quality to the sparseness, and I find the open, broken-down facade so captivating; like peering out of a beautiful, ancient ruin.





anthology-mag-blog-interiors-antivilla-5{ All images by Erica Overmeer, found via ArchDaily }



by Joanna on May 7, 2015


Meaning “clay” in Russian, Gleena is a ceramics studio based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Specializing in porcelain tableware, Gleena’s aesthetic is all about soft pastels, organic shapes, and “imagery inspired by childhood summers spent at grandma’s country house outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.” The pieces are practical for daily use, but are handmade and have lovely touches like double-dipped glazes so they feel a bit special, too.

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{ Images via Gleena }



by Joanna on April 30, 2015


Ever on the lookout for more decor to add to my new loft, Enhabiten came across my desk (read: screen) and I got really, really excited. Created by New Hampshire-based designer Liane Tyrrel, Enhabiten features gorgeous home goods, plus a few other great pieces like jewelry and accessories.

I’m especially drawn to the home textiles for their bohemian, casual vibes. Each piece is dyed in small batches with natural dyes, which are locally sourced. Many of the textiles are vintage, but given a new lease on life with Tyrrel’s silhouettes and applications. With so many gorgeous pieces, I don’t even know where to start!

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{ Images via Enhabiten }


Anthology Issue 19 Cover Even if the spring-like weather hasn’t quite arrived where you live yet … The spring issue of Anthology is coming soon! The subscription mailing is getting under way, and we’ll be shipping to stores soon, too.

The theme for Issue No. 19 is Inside/Outside—and I am especially crazy about this cover, which features the Miami home of event designer David Stark. There are plenty more shots of his interior in the pages of the new issue, along with other wonderful stories. This online preview includes just a sampling. As always, we hope you enjoy it!

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