Jim Darling

by Joanna on October 22, 2014

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There’s something so exciting and romantic about the act of traveling, especially when you’re lucky enough to snag the window seat. This could possibly explain why I am so in love with these paintings by artist Jim Darling. Darling treats airplane windows as the perfect portal with which to view the world. So, whether it’s the skyscrapers of New York City or the green patchwork of the midwest, these works inspire thoughts of travel and adventure.

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{ Found via Design Crush }

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{Online Preview} Issue No. 17

by Anh-Minh on October 21, 2014

Anthology Magazine Issue No. 17 (Fall 2014)

It’s time for a new release of Anthology! We’ve been busy lately processing subscription and wholesale mailings for Issue No. 17/Fall 2014, which should be arriving in mailboxes and stores soon. Until then, we hope you enjoy this online preview—which highlights just a handful of the stories in the print magazine.

Please note that delivery times do vary by location, so it may take 1-3 weeks for subscription copies to arrive. If you placed your subscription order between July 1-September 30, it starts with Issue No. 17. If you ordered on/after October 1, it starts with Issue No. 18/Winter 2015. 

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Jewelry by Uhuru

by Joanna on October 20, 2014

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Honestly, how cool is this jewelry from Uhuru? These pieces take inspiration from the design elements of Uhuru’s furniture collections, but translate them into a wearable form. The collection includes a variety of one-of-a-kind rings and necklaces made of natural wood, accented with precious metals. And each is produced in New York City using the same means of production as Uhuru’s furniture. I especially love the pieces that feature knots and holes in the wood, giving the jewelry an organic yet architectural and modern feel.

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{ Images via Uhuru }

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Napa Valley Showhouse

by Anh-Minh on October 17, 2014

jrachman_napashowhouse1Not that any of us probably need another reason to visit the Napa Valley—the dining scene alone makes it a great destination!—but now through November 16, there’s this: Traditional Home‘s Napa Valley Showcase at Caldwell Vineyard.

One of my favorite local designers, Jonathan Rachman, is participating in the event. (The space was photographed by regular Anthology contributor Thayer Allyson Gowdy.) “I am an old-school and romantic person, so as soon as I entered the cheesebarn’s breakfast room and explored the bathroom, the entire mood of the rustic space inspired my soul,” he says, adding that the “intention was to preserve the most nostalgic and rustic elements of the barn, while keeping it current.”

If you’re going to be in the Napa area in the coming weeks, don’t miss this great opportunity to see some incredible rooms in a stunning setting.

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{ All photos by  Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Traditional Home‘s Napa Valley Showcase }

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Kim Baise Mobiles

by Anh-Minh on October 16, 2014

kimbaise_mobile1Los Angeles artist Kim Baise‘s work appeals to me on an aesthetic and a nostalgic level: one of my earliest memories involving decorative objects is my childhood mobile (it was a polka-dotted umbrella with animals suspended from it), and I can’t even tell you how many elementary school projects I did that involved papier-mâché (a reindeer for a holiday scene stands out).

Back to Baise: How ridiculously cute are her ice-cream mini mobile strands (shown above)? Each one consists of five treats, among them an orange creamsicle with a bite taken out for extra whimsy. If you’re on the hunt for a cool mobile and already have a particular motif in mind, good news: Baise allows for customization. In addition to what she offers in her Etsy shop, you can see more of Baise’s creations on her blog.

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{ All images from Kim Baise }

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