Posts Tagged ‘Todd Selby’

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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What makes something arty or bohemian?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

The use of the word “bohemian” is getting curiouser and curiouser (to quote Alice in Wonderland). Bohemian! Arty! What do these even mean now? To choose a trivial example, is this round object in our studio arty? I thought of it as a minimalist piece of art or decoration for the ceiling, but recently a visitor at our studio open house alternately called it arty and bohemian.

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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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The Selby – photos of real spaces

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

You can lose hours in The Selby. Completely addictive. Todd Selby takes fascinating photos of the real, unfluffed interiors of artists and designers. And then he does a droll Q&A with each in coloured markers. Via the style files.

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