“Ultimately, my home is a representation of my past, present, and future. From one of my favorite spots in the house—the daybed in the living room—I can see an abstract painting acquired from a gallery in Vietnam (where I was born); an overflowing container of matchbooks (picked up during various trips); stacks of research material for the articles I’m currently working on (I live under constant deadline pressure); and photos of family and friends (of course). I can also envision, as I look over at the adjacent dining room—with its 10-foot table that most days is far more than my husband and I require!—holiday gatherings that are to come. No matter where we’ve lived, our decorating efforts have always emphasized one thing: bringing in reminders of the people and places that we hold dear.”
— Anh-Minh Le, editor in chief of Anthology
• photos by Kelly Ishikawa.