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Away We Go: Patagonia

Swayed by the rugged grace of the sprawling manors skirting Buenos Aires and the… >

Away We Go: Patagonia

Swayed by the rugged grace of the sprawling manors skirting Buenos Aires and the unspoiled glacial beauty of Patagonia, we set off for Argentina to shoot our September Lookbook. Our producer Giselle gave us her on-location POV, saying, “We were inspired by the gauchos of the estancias, how they’ve kept so many of their cowboy customs alive in the modern world. Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen—awe-inspiring and so serene. The environment really took our catalog to a new level.” After seeing the footage of the colossal mountain peaks, swaying blades of pampas grass and ancient glaciers, we think so, too.

    

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Wheeling Around Amsterdam

Hold onto your handlebars; we’re off to explore Amsterdam by bike! Cycling…>

Wheeling Around Amsterdam

Hold onto your handlebars: we’re off to explore Amsterdam by bike! Cycling is the best way to traverse this storybook city, by far—cars are no match for its labyrinth of streets and canals. So make like a local, rent a fiets (that’s Dutch for bike) and pedal past rows of townhouses alive with ivy and rosebushes, quaint bruine cafés filled with convivial groups laughing over their pints, and waterways studded with picturesque houseboats.

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1. It’s easy to spend days in Amsterdam’s famous art institutions, but the city is also home to a number of quirkier museums. Start your day at the Tassenmuseum Hendrikjewhere the world’s most extensive handbag collection is set against the backdrop of a historic canal house. Our must-see? A tiny circa-1827 beaded clutch featuring the likeness of Zarafa, a giraffe gifted to King Charles X by the Egyptian viceroy.

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2. Hop on your bike and pedal down Herengracht to the beloved KattenKabinet, a museum dedicated to cat art. The Meijer family opened KattenKabinet in 1990 as a grand memorial to their own dearly departed cat, John Pierpont Morgan. In addition to pieces from Rembrandt, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, KattenKabinet houses hundreds of feline-themed sculptures, drawings, photographs and even a few real, live kitties, who prowl the patrician galleries.

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3. The “Negen Straatjes" (Nine Streets) shopping district is renowned for its boutiques, often featuring one very specific product—say, fancy toothbrushes or antique clocks. Our favorite is Knopenwinkel, a treasure trove of buttons in every size and color imaginable. You’ll know when you’ve arrived: its doorknobs are giant wood buttons.

 

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4. Feeling a bit peckish? You can’t leave Amsterdam without sampling Dutch apple pie. Take a jaunt up to the Jordaan for the city’s best slice at Winkel 43, topped with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream, of course.

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5. Work off all that sugar with a glorious ride through Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s answer to Central Park. Gawk at the locals pedaling by whilst eating lunch, talking on their cell phones, carting around friends and even holding hands—you’ll quickly realize that Amsterdammers live quite a bit of their lives on bikes! And don’t forget to look up while in Vondelpark: if you’re lucky, you might spot a flock of emerald green parakeets who call the park home.

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6. End the day with a long ride past the confines of the central city to local favorite Pont 13. Situated on a refurbished 1920s ferry in Houthhaven Port, it’s the perfect spot to while away the evening hours and watch the sun set over an icy beer and a plate of oysters. 

 

For more of Amsterdam’s scenic beauty, check out our August Lookbook.

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Away We Go: SoCal

Heeding the call of the California coastline, we left the Philadelphia Home Office… >

Away We Go: SoCal

Heeding the call of the California coastline, we left the Philadelphia Home Office behind for the salty breezes and sparkling surf of Venice and Malibu. Strolling palm-lined streets, scaling beachside bluffs and visiting the studio of artist Melissa Herrington, we just got it: how California’s easy, sun-drenched magic has drawn so many westward before us, and claimed them for its own. As our art director Whitney puts it, “Southern California is the perfect mix of ocean, art and summer. I come from there, and knew it would be the just the place to capture a really classic summer feel.” Come along with us, as we bask in the glow of the Golden State.

          Shop the July Lookbook here.
               
           Featuring the song “Marathon,” by Tennis.

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Get to Know: Good Eggs

Ah, summer: the season of farmers markets, CSAs and roadside veggie stands. What… >

Get to Know: Good Eggs

Ah, summer: the season of farmers markets, CSAs and roadside veggie stands. What better time to partner with Good Eggs, an online network of farmers & food makers, to bring pop-up markets to select stores across the country? And since we also happen to be big fans of knowing just where our food comes from, we spoke to a few of these fine producers about what they make, why they make it and, of course, how to serve it.

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The Jam Stand
Our Names:
 Jessica Quon & Sabrina Valle
Our Company: The Jam Stand
The Place We Call Home: Brooklyn, New York
What’s in Season Now: Summer makes us think of all things floral. We live in the Northeast, and after a brutal winter there’s nothing better than warm days filled with blooming flowers. That’s why we created a limited edition summer flavor called, “Stroseberry Jam”—it’s a strawberry-rose infusion.
The Best Thing We Make Is: Drunken Monkey Jam, which is made with sugar-coated bananas, a splash of rum and a dash of lime. It’s our most unique flavor and totally silly—just like us!
It’s Best Served: With ice cream, in a classic PB&J, on top of pancakes or mixed into the batter, in yogurt… you name it!
Our Philosophy on Food: We think that eating should be an experience. That has been an important factor for us since we started the company. We want each of our jams to have a personality and inspire our “Jam Fans” to have fun and get creative.
Find The Jam Stand at our NYC pop-up market:
Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
ANTHROPOLOGIE 
375 West Broadway
New York, New York


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Taart Pan
My Name:
 Diana Lin
My Company: Taart Pan
The Place I Call Home: Sunny Los Angeles, California!
What’s in Season Now: In summer, we like to use organic apricots in our tarts. Their season is short, and they’re tastiest in June and July. We like to use them when they’re slightly ripened and firm to the touch. They taste great with frangipane, a buttery almond meal filling, for a sweet, tart and nutty combination.
The Best Thing We Make Is: Our Curried Lentil Savory Hand Pie. Al dente organic green lentils are cooked in organic tomato sauce and spiced with curry powder, garam masala, cayenne pepper and freshly grated ginger. We use whole-wheat pizza dough for the crust.
It’s Best Served: Toasted or baked and served with sweet pepper jam, fresh salad and an avocado.
My Philosophy on Food: I believe all food can taste great as long as it’s fresh, and prepared with love and care.
Find the Taart Pan at our L.A. pop-up market:
Saturday, July 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
ANTHROPOLOGIE 
The Grove
Los Angeles, California


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Clearly Kombucha
My Name:
 Rachel Zarrow
My Company: Clearly Kombucha
The Place I Call Home: San Francisco
What’s In Season Now: In the summer, we love to make sangria using our kombucha. I recommend a fruity bold red, Black Currant kombucha and whatever fruits are in season on Good Eggs!
The Best Thing We Make Is: Our Black Currant and Asian Pear kombucha.
It’s Best Served: Ice cold.
My Philosophy on Food: Food is the common thread that brings us all together. Growing up at my house, family meals were always a priority. Working at Clearly Kombucha—which my sister Ali co-founded with her partner, Caleb—means the lines between family time and work time are often blurred. Many meals turn into meetings, and meetings turn into meals! We always try to create a positive environment around food and have delicious, healthy and high-quality snacks on hand for our team.
Find Clearly Kombucha at our Berkeley pop-up market:
Sunday, July 27
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ANTHROPOLOGIE
750 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, California



 

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A Curated Guide to L.A. with
Lost & Found’s Jamie Rosenthal

This July, it all came together beautifully. In the same month… >

A Curated Guide to L.A. with
Lost & Found’s Jamie Rosenthal

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This July, it all came together beautifully. In the same month we’re debuting a new home collection curated by Jamie Rosenthal, owner of the Lost & Found boutiques in Los Angeles, our team coincidentally decamped to the City of Angels to photograph our July catalog. Whether it was coincidence or perhaps a more California-style kismet, we knew we had to have Jamie use her expert eye to create a guide to the best of L.A. just for us—and for you.

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A.O.C

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

"My new stores are on Main Street in Santa Monica, so it’s been fun to be back at the beach visiting old haunts and discovering new ones. Chez Jay is truly the quintessential Santa Monica dive—it’s got vintage beach décor, great cocktails and steaks, and is steeped in filmmaking history. Fork in the Road raises the bar on the farm-to-table experience with great flatbreads and cocktails and—lucky for me—is just a block away from my store. My other longtime favorite is my friend Joanna Moore’s restaurant Axe in Venice. She’s a brilliant chef and I love eating in the outdoor garden in the back. Over in West Hollywood, AOC is one of my favorites.

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Plastica

WHERE TO SHOP

“I spend the majority of my time buying for my own stores, so I don’t have much free time to just shop, but I do regularly pop in to visit the genius Rene Holguin at RTH in West Hollywood. Rene is constantly reinventing himself with his original designs of leather goods, clothing and art. Entering his world feels like you have walked through the wardrobe into a magical universe. At the end of the day, we like to go across the street to The Roger Room for a drink. They make the most amazing cocktails! My favorite is the margarita with cucumber foam.”

"The Santa Monica Flea Market, which happens the first and fourth Sunday of every month, is easier to navigate than the infamous Rose Bowl and I always find treasures there.”

"Carla Denker’s shop, Plastica, on 3rd Street is a happy place with colorful, utilitarian design products from all over the world and unusual gifts.”

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Beachwood Café

WHAT TO DO

“Los Angeles is such an unusual place—imagine if there were canyons above midtown Manhattan! Living in the Hollywood Hills feels like that to me, with its easy access to nature. Just outside my door at Canyon Lake Drive, you can have a nice walk or run around the Hollywood Reservoir, go up to a park with an amazing view of the Hollywood sign and follow a trail full of giant aloe plants that feels like you are on the set of Lost in Space, before ending up at Wolf’s Lair, a famous ‘castle.’ Continue down to quaint Beachwood Village and dine at the Beachwood Café, which was recently renovated by my friend, superstar architect Barbara Bestor.”

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Leo Carillo State Park

“A drive up the coast is always a refreshing way to clear my head. Leo Carillo State Park in Malibu has some great hidden coves to discover. Malibu Farm, which sits at the end of the Malibu pier, is a must for lunch. It has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu Colony and a delicious menu sourced from local farms.”

“One of my favorite places to visit for inspiration is the Corita Art Center in Los Feliz. Sister Corita Kent is my hero and seeing her original silkscreens always uplifts me!”


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Chateau Marmont

WHERE TO STAY

“The Chateau Marmont instantly makes you feel as though you’re a part of Hollywood history. The new Ace Hotel downtown has an amazing rooftop bar—downtown is exploding and finally there is a convenient place to stay. At the beach, Hotel Erwin and the Shangri-La both have great rooftop lounges and ocean views.”

 


Photography Credits

AOC Wine Bar, Aaron Cook | AACK Studio
Plastica, Deborah Denker Photography
Beachwood Cafe, Ray Katchatorian Photography
Leo Carillo State Park photo, courtesy of California State Parks, 2014
Chateau Marmont, Nikolas Koenig Photography

 

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#BehindTheScenes: Greetings
From Twentynine Palms, CA

#BehindTheScenes:
Greetings From Twentynine Palms, CA

For our June Lookbook, we decamped to the Mojave Desert to avail ourselves of its mythical beauty and numinous energy. Our team found themselves overwhelmed by the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the 29 Palms Inn—between the mountain vistas, spiky Joshua trees and oasis greenery, we couldn’t help but get a little snap-happy. Head on over to Instagram to check out some of our team’s personal photos from the trip, and to soak up the mellow desert vibes.

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Meet The Model: Lin Rosenbeck

For Lin Rosenbeck, music has been in the air since birth. Every summer since… >

Meet The Model: Lin Rosenbeck

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For Lin Rosenbeck, music has been in the air since birth. Every summer since she can remember, one of the largest music festivals in Denmark would come to her lake-filled hometown of Skanderborg—it was here that she first began to dream of becoming a musician. Today, she is the lead singer and lyricist for the band Navneløs, a Danish word which translates to Nameless. We were so captivated by Lin’s ethereal music—not to mention her uncanny beauty—that we asked her to model in our June catalog. She, in turn, created lyrics exclusively for us inspired by our shoot in the Palm Springs desert.

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The desert sun rises over the mountains.
My California dream is taking off.
I got my backpack and my guitar case.
Take a ride to East Palm Drive.
The desert mountains reflect the strong sun on my skin.
I feel the hot sand between my toes.

Despite the mountains’ overwhelming beauty
my thoughts are drawn towards the cool blue waters.
As the sun sets, a long day is over,
and me and my friends surround ourselves
with guitar playing and laughter.
Days pass me by among beautiful, crazy people.
But my backpack is waiting; I feel the urge for traveling.

—lyrics by Lin Rosenbeck





 

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#BehindTheScenes: Greetings
From Casa Luis Barragán

#BehindTheScenes: Greetings
From Casa Luis Barragán

Looming large in the background of our May lookbook is the Modernist Mexico City home of architect Luis Barragán. Our catalog team was so captivated by the house’s clean lines and sun-drenched hues that they couldn’t help but snap a few personal photos as they worked. Like what you see here? Head on over to Instagram to see more of their colorful images.

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Away We Go: Mexico

The beauty of Mexico is boundless—and features prominently in our May… >

Away We Go: Mexico

The beauty of Mexico is boundless—and features prominently in our May catalog. There’s Guanajuato —a lively city of rolling hills and grand vistas. And then there’s Mexico City and the stunning home of Modernist architect Luis Barragán, with its bold hues and shadows. We return to the country again and again for inspiration; this time, as our catalog’s art director Meghan puts it, “we’re drawn by the contrast between the traditional beauty of the Guanajuato and modern lines of the Barragán home.” Follow our spirited heroine Marisol there as she discovers its charms, all to the lively beat of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s “The Soundmaker,” from their new album 9 Dead Alive.

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Instagram: Dispatches from
East Africa

Instagram: Dispatches from East Africa

Are you following us on Instagram? If no, today is a particularly fine day to start: our senior accessories designer Sebastian is sharing his favorite photos and stories from East Africa, where we traveled to connect with the designers, artisan collectives and cooperatives behind our limited-edition Legend and Song collection. For a first-hand look at his journey, head here.

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Found for $50: Morocco

Our catalog shoots present invaluable opportunities for us to explore far… >

Found for $50: Morocco

Our catalog shoots present invaluable opportunities for us to explore far-flung locales, experience new cultures, leave comfort zones behind, and ok, shop shop shop! For the March book, we headed to Morocco, first to the bustle of Tangier and then up into the Rif Mountains to the mysterious blue city of Chefchaouen. In both places we found ourselves navigating the close, twisty alleyways of ancient souks, engaging in genial haggling with shop proprietors (uncouth as it feels at first, it really is part of the experience), and coming away with some of our most cherished mementos yet. Here, three Home Office explorers share what they procured on a $50 budget.

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Richmond T., Styling Director
Berber Necklace, $30
"I have a huge jewelry collection, in part because I try to find a new piece every time I travel. It’s the best souvenir because it doesn’t take up suitcase space, and reminds me of my travels every time I wear it. I found this Berber necklace in a marketplace in Chefchaouen. I chose it for its scale, but the shopkeeper told me that each medallion represented a different Berber tribe; I can’t wait to research more about the tribe I chose.”

Fossil Rock, $20
"I recently started collecting different rocks and crystals, so when I saw this piece of African fossil rock in a shop I had to have it. I loved its spherical shape and marbled coloring."

Notebook, Free
"The kind owners of our hotel in Tangier gave a few of us notebooks to take home as keepsakes. The cover art is a collage of Tangier rooftops photographed by a local artist. Pocket notebooks like this always come in handy for work and this one will remind me of our journey to this incredible city.”

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Susy K., Chief Marketing Officer
Horn Bracelets, $6 each

"I bought these horn cuffs and bangles from the charming proprietors of our hotel in Tangier, who stocked a wonderfully eclectic assortment of local wares in their in-house boutique. I wear them with painted horn cuffs my sister bought me in Senegal. I like horn jewelry because you can achieve a large-scale look without bulk or weight.”

 

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Emily  M., Copywriter
Blankets, $30
"I bought these blankets in Chefchaouen—the town has weavers’ workshops, and textiles everywhere. I was drawn to the blue-striped blanket because it matched the walls of the city. Women in Chefchaouen wear red-striped fabric like this tied high around their waists, over their regular clothes. I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with it yet, but I like having it around.”

Bowls, $10, and Hand of Fatima, $5
"While the rest of the team was occupied at our photo shoot at in the middle of Tangier’s souk, I snuck away and browsed the shops. I bought the metal-rimmed ceramic bowls for my friends in the office and the hand of Fatima amulet for myself. It’s everywhere in Tangier; it’s supposed to ward off the evil eye!”

Vintage Book, $5
"I found this book at a bookstand we photographed in Chefchaouen. It’s for my best friend who is obsessed with ‘80s teendom and all things French. I could only muster enough high school French to guess at its contents, but it seems to be some sort of guide on personal style.”

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Away We Go: Morocco

When considering locations for a catalog shoot, options are weighed carefully… >

Away We Go: Morocco

When considering locations for a catalog shoot, options are weighed carefully. To journey somewhere far-flung and scenic isn’t always enough; a place must also stir feelings of wanderlust, curiosity and a deep need to learn its secret story. Our journey to Morocco for our March Lookbook was no different. As our art director Meghan put it, “We like to go a little off the beaten path. Tangier caught our eye, having read the accounts of writers and expats who formed a community there in the 1950s.” Susy, our marketing chief, seconds the notion, saying, “In Tangier you have this beautiful light bouncing off the Straits of Gibraltar, along with an atmosphere of louche glamour.” Indeed, Tangier became a character in our March story, not just a backdrop. From ancient medina streets to jewel box tearooms to whitewashed rooftops, we invite you to see what we saw.

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Make it Happen: Moroccan Mint
Tea at Home

In Morocco, we discovered, drinking tea is like breathing air—it is simply… >

Make it Happen: Moroccan
Mint Tea at Home

In Morocco, we discovered drinking tea is like breathing air—it is simply what one does. Served strong, sweet and steaming hot, mint tea is central to a Moroccan’s social life and cultural experience, and is lingered over all hours of the day. We drank our fair share during our excursion (truth be told, we did request it sans sucre from time to time), and even settled in at Tangier’s legendary Café Tingis for a few glasses while exploring the souk. Upon returning stateside, we longed to recreate the experience as best we could, using lots of fresh mint, ornate little glasses, and—steady hands alert—the dramatic flourish of the high pour.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

10 sprigs of mint, plus extra for garnish
3 tablespoons loose green tea
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
4 cups water

HOW TO MAKE IT…

Boil the water and pour a small amount in your teapot to get the pot nice and warm. Combine the mint sprigs, tea and sugar in the pot and fill with the rest of the hot water, steeping for a few minutes. Fill one glass with the tea and then pour it back into the pot, to dissolve the sugar and mix the flavors together. Repeat another time or two. The piece de resistance: when ready to serve, pour the tea into the glasses from a good distance above the cups. This will aerate the tea and create a nice foam on the surface of your drink. Garnish with the extra mint and enjoy with a good conversation.


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