I tend to gravitate toward the more lighthearted and fun—whether it’s my fashion and decor buys, or movie and book selections. So when Meg Mateo Ilasco, Antholog y’s creative director, proposed devoting an issue to “Wit & Whimsy,” I was immediately sold on the idea. We view Issue No. 7 as an opportunity to showcase people and places with strong senses of style and humor. In our “Conversation” feature, we chat with an actress, comedian, and author (page 12) who had us slightly starstruck; we’re longtime fans of hers. Our entertaining story (“A Family-Style Affair,” page 113) focuses on a concept that I have a personal affinity for: breakfast for dinner! (I love any excuse to eat more bacon.) And reading the dispatches from a California road trip (“Strange Days,” page 34) may be just the motivation needed to pack a weekend bag, toss it in the back of the car, and head out of town.
The interiors on the following pages—including the Portland, Maine, apartment inhabited by a clever husband-and-wife design team (“Bohemian Rhapsody,” page 106), the Los Angeles residences of several comedy writers (“The Funny Side of Life,” page 66), and a San Francisco pad designed by a firm known for its playful yet sophisticated spaces (“Fun Meets Function,” page 98)—certainly vary in their aesthetic. But the homeowners seem to share a trait: they don’t take themselves, or their decor, too seriously. Every time we look at the rooms in “Bold and Beautiful” (page 20), we can’t help but smile. And we hope that by the time you’ve finished reading this issue, you have not only smiled, but maybe even laughed out loud a few times. After all, as Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Anh-Minh Le Editor in Chief
COMING OUT of winter and easing into spring,
Published on Apr 24, 2012
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