What began as a website (www.theselby.com) devoted to pictures of
photographer/illustrator Todd Selby's friends in their homes quickly exploded into a full-time project that took him on a whirlwind tour of interesting people's homes the world over. In The Selby Is in Your Place, Selby showcases some of his favorite visits in a raucously artistic collection sure to inspire oohs and ahhs and more than a little house envy. Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Some of the most important people in fashionand#8212;Chanel, Alaand#239;a, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo, and Missoniand#8212;are known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities. Photographer Ivan Terestchenko shows the dand#233;cor, works of art, and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chaneland#8217;s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others like those of Giorgio Armaniand#8217;s chand#226;let or Vanessa Seward, Azzaroand#8217;s head designer, are completely unconventional. From minimal (Nicole Farhi) to exotic (Franca Sozanni), to a deceptively simple Frenchand#160;apartment (Loulou de La Falaise), this book explores the spaces and places created by some of fashionand#8217;s biggest names.
Praise for "Beyond Chic"
"Photographer Ivan Terestchenko traveled the globe--from Ottavio Missoni's Venetian Manse to Christian Louboutin's adobe home in Luxor, Egypt--to capture the more than 200 images in this lush and inspiring bit of voyeurism." -- Details "Photographer Ivan Terestchenko is known for his work photographing the homes of some of fashion's most notable names. Their iconic designs are well known, but what kind of style do they have behind closed doors? Take a peek into some seriously fashionable houses." -MarthaStewart.com
"Manolo Blahnik's house is like a pair of his shoes: elegant, well-proportioned and far more comfortable than it might appear. And it is appearances that are often at stake in Mr. Terestchenko's 19 beautiful photo essays on the homes of designers as varied as Azzedine Alaia, Vittorio Missoni, and Reed Krakoff." - Wall Street Journal
"Terestchenko opens doors to the homes of an extended collection of notable names in fashion....Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home invites readers into the private homes of these very public tastemakers and a lustrous list of equally-inspiring courteriers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities." -Veranda
"Terestchenko draws parallels between the aesthetics of renowned fashion companies and their creators' interior stylings. The visual study is more than just a discussion about decor." -Lonny
"Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko may just be the most beautiful book of the past few years." -From the Right Bank to the Left Coast
"People love to see the homes of fashion designers. In Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home...Ivan Terestchenko takes readers into the private spaces of the late designers Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Azzedine Alaia and Vaness Seward, to name just a few." -Habitually Chic
"A fascinating look into the private residences of some of fashion's most influential designers, tastemakers, and stylists from photographer Ivan Terestchenko. This volume of eye candy spans both the globe and a wide array of dand#233;cor styles, highlighting the diversity of the residents and their corresponding brands." --Domainehome.com
andldquo;Itandrsquo;s a kind of voyeurism meets tourism, and itandrsquo;s a thrilling journey to make.andrdquo;
andldquo;Better than fashion: Photographer Todd Selby travels around the globe, opening the door on fashionandrsquo;s craziest characters.andrdquo;
andldquo;Snap-happy Orange Countyandndash;born photographer Todd Selby points his lens at the fashion industry in his latest coffee table tome, unearthing the creative processes of designers and their inspiring environs.andrdquo;
andldquo;An energy-packed, vibrant tome brimming with eccentricity, color, beauty, patterns, movement and whimsy, Fashionable Selby will draw you in and keep you flipping page after page. From intimate portraits of Dries Van Noten selecting fabrics, to images of Nicola Formichetti in his organized-by-theme closet and pages of Isabel Marantandrsquo;s swatches and sketches, one of the original interiors bloggers is back with a page-turner.andrdquo;
andldquo;Todd Selbyandrsquo;s new book is the coolest of the cool.andrdquo;
andldquo;From designers to stylists to models and shoemakers, Selby once again traveled the world to bring some of the industryandrsquo;s eccentrics and unsung heroes to the forefront, as well as to give die-hard fashion fans a peek into the workshops of their idols.andrdquo;
Those with an interest in the working lives of these creatives will have much to learn from the book.andrdquo;
andldquo;Todd Selby goes behind the fashion curtain: In his third book, photographer Todd Selby explores the private spaces where the fashion folk work their magic.andrdquo;
andquot;Lovers of fashion and decor can experience a rare glimpse of both in this well done compilation.andquot;
andldquo;A stunning parenting tome with inspiring stores, personal tips and ethereal photography of L.A.andrsquo;s coolest moms at home with their kids.andrdquo;
andldquo;From the beautifully intimate moments captured to advice on everything from nursery dandeacute;cor to recipes, fitness and beauty, this book will surely be a secret weapon for chic moms everywhere.andrdquo;
andldquo;The Glow is full of advice and offers unique insights on parenthood from tastemakers.andrdquo;
The Selby Is in Your Place
was conceived when fashion and interiors photographer Todd Selby began taking portraits of dynamic and creative peopleand#151;authors, musicians, artists, and designersand#151;in their home environments and posting them on his web site. Nosy by nature, he wanted to see how personal style was reflected in private spaces. Lucky for us, he found his answer in the color-rich and eclectic quarters of a diverse group of subjects, including Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Faris Rotter, Andre Walker, and Olivier Zahm, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and London. Each profile is accompanied by Selbyand#8217;s watercolor portraits of the subjects and objects from their homes, and illustrated questionnaires, which Selby asks each sitter to fill out. This book consists of over thirty profiles, many of which have never-before-seen, selected exclusively for the book. The result is a collection of unique spaces bursting with energy and personality that together create a colorful hodgepodge of inspirational interiors.
The next installment in the bestselling and#147;Selbyand#8221; series, Fashionable Selby explores the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of todayand#8217;s most interesting designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more. The subjects include a mix of the avant-garde, the traditional, the must-haves, and the totally unexpected. Chapters on individual artists bring readers inside their studios, workshops, and homes, and include Selbyand#8217;s signature photographs and watercolors of not only the artists and their environments, but also the things that inspire them, the materials they use, their creative process, the people who work alongside them, and the final pieces. From the showroom of one of the Antwerp Six to the studios of Central St. Martins in London to a punk knitter in Brooklyn, Selby captures some of fashionand#8217;s biggest names, rising stars, and best-kept secrets.
The Glow provides a rare glimpse into the world of fashionable mothers at home, capturing tender moments between them and their young ones and sharing their inspiration, insights, and a few of their favorite things. Violet Gaynor and Kelly Stuart, creators of the popular website TheGlow.com, bring their unique vision of motherhood to the page with 150 gorgeous photographs and intimate interviews with tastemaker moms that follow the path from pregnancy to parenthood with wry wit, charming advice, and a deep understanding of the affectionate relationship between parent and child. The book covers everything from personal style to home decor, cooking, fitness, beauty, marriage, and more, making The Glow the parenting book for the new generation of hip moms.
Photographer Todd Selby is back, this time focusing his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef Renandeacute; Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and up a hilltop to dine at an inn without an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by watercolor illustrations and a handwritten questionnaire, which includes a signature recipe. Reveling in the pleasures of a taco at the beach, foraging for wild herbs, and the art of the perfectly cured olive, Selby captures the food we love to eat and the people who passionately grow, cook, pour, and serve these incredible edibles every day.
Praise for Edible Selby:
andldquo;Todd Selby has turned his curious eye to the kitchens of some of the worldandrsquo;s most imaginative cooks, artisans, and foragers. Far too often, food and the people who produce it are hidden behind closed doors or lost in an industrial food system, so itandrsquo;s heartening to see this book champion those who have nothing to hide. With Toddandrsquo;s trademark good humor and disarmingly quirky style, Edible Selby is a pure celebration of the creativity and authenticity of the wonderful individuals who are bringing real food to the table.andrdquo;
- Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant
andldquo;Todd Selbyandrsquo;s foray into the world of food is every bit as intriguing as his eccentric take on the world of interiors. Long live Signor Selby!andrdquo;
- Simon Doonan, Barneys New York creative ambassador
andldquo;Edible Selby captures the energy and excitement of today's food world. This book is pure Selby.andrdquo;
- Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
andldquo;Books On My Gifts Listandhellip;Photographer Todd Selbyandrsquo;s scrapbook reportage on passionate cooks and famous chefs around the world. Messy, magnificent, inspiring.andrdquo;
andmdash;Food and Wine magazine
andldquo;Exploring the world for food, thatandrsquo;s what Edible Selby is all aboutandhellip;and hopefully, you get really hungry when you read it.andrdquo;
andmdash;New York Daily News
andldquo;Photographer Todd Selby has an uncanny eye for the beauty of the unconventional kitchen; in his second book, he features cooks, chefs, and other culinary creative types in their workspacesandmdash;complete with recipes and witty hand-drawn illustrations.andrdquo;
andldquo;This is a book to read on the couch and leave there. Next youandrsquo;ll want to go to the kitchen and get crazy and make a mess. You will let your hair down, and the meal will be infused with life.andrdquo;
About the Author
Todd Selby is an interiors, fashion, and portrait photographer and painter. His photographs can be regularly seen in British Vogue, Vogue Hommes International, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, Nylon, New York Magazine, and the London Sunday Times.
Lesley Arfin is the New York-based author of Dear Diary and the former editor of Missbehave magazine.