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Publishers WeeklyStarred Review.
Globe-trotting photographer Selby has transformed his fascination with wacky interiors into a large-format book so wonderfully goofy it brings the conversation back to the coffee table. Selby traveled to the homes of more than 40 artist hipsters the world over, maximalists whose innovative personal lives influence their homes. They "Want you to see their cats, the weird ceramic sculptures they bought on the side of the road in West Virginia, their collection of Chanel shoes..." Whether Selby is shooting Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, whose space is startlingly jammed floor-to-ceiling with books, or hanging out on the tiny green canal boat fellow photographer Retts Wood calls home in a London marina, the common denominator is fun (the book even comes with stickers). Selby's labor of love documents the wilder side of life at home for free-spirited artists, musicians, writers, and models from New York, LA, Japan, Australia and elsewhere. Few of the artifacts Selby documents have a purely utilitarian use, and many have been plucked from the thrift store-or curb-solely for their joy-factor. Even if living with vintage prosthetic limbs or floors of fake snow doesn't appeal, this book is so full of whimsy that even minimalists will find ideas to steal.
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