Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On my bedside table

Karl Lagerfeld's studio/library - drool!


Lovely hand-written questions from Todd Selby, and answers from the houseboat lady.

Christian Louboutin's studio - hello handtools!

The Selby is in Your Place, and indeed this book is firmly ensconsed in mine. It is delicious, a peek into the dwellings of fantastically creative and diverse folk, and I love it because it shows how people really live.

No super-styled shots, no sleek make-overs that cause you to wonder where all the everyday detritus is. I love seeing the piles of paper, the electrical cords, the dust, the 'stuff' that accumulates on my benches, and on the benches of others too!

Plus there are stickers, interesting examples of handwriting and drawings, in the form of questions/answers between Mr Selby and his subjects, and detailed but teeny blurbs which defer to the huuuuge amount of cool pics.


Claire said...

I love the look of this book - absolutely love it. It's on my "must buy" list and your post has just confirmed that I need to make a book order, pronto! xx

Ellie said...

What I wouldn't give for that book filled room...kidney, splean, whatever.

arvidurs said...

Its a very nice looing Book. I like it a lot, and very nice pictures.

Little Paper Trees said...

adding to my xmas list now!