Posts Tagged ‘mess’

Todd Selby on mess

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Canadian House and Home recently asked photographer Todd Selby about the aesthetic of his photography and blog:

Q: What’s with all the crazy collections and homes with a borderline messy aesthetic?

A: My look is very of the culture. It’s a backlash to that super modern, dot-com, end of the ’90s era.

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When library scientists complain about having too many books.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

This is an addendum – or antidote – to the previous wall-of-books post. Riba, a library scientist, writes

Within our home the sheer quantity of books we own inhibits our ability to display artwork. Bookshelves have consumed most of the wallspace, leaving few places to hang paintings. We could weed our book collection — I could point to dozens of books which we haven’t opened in over a decade which are also readily available from the library… But whether it’s nostalgia, inertia, or something else, the books continue to gather dust and the paintings sit in the corner.

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Minimalism vs. maximalism – “minimum is maximum in drag.”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It would be hard to count the number of times I’ve seen a photo of a beautiful minimalist interior in a blog and then scrolled down to the comments to discover that many people find it cold, sterile, clinical, unfit for kids, even morally reprehensible. Oddly, it’s the same thing with maximalist interiors – I see one I like, and then find people saying it’s too bohemian, it’s a hippie train wreck, degenerate, or the clutter gives them a headache.

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