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The Best Of Nest

Curated by Todd Oldham, 2020
279 x 229 mm, 542 pages (hardback, signed edition) 

The Best Of Nest: Celebrating The Extraordinary Interiors From Nest Magazine showcases covers and stories from the legendary Nest magazinefeaturing 300 images, and written by former fashion designer, photographer and regular Nest contributor, Todd Oldham.

Published from 1997-2004, spanning only 26 issues, Nest was an interiors magazine like no other. Moving away from the glossy, celebrity-thick pretence of interiors magazines at the time, Nest was an everyday ‘art piece’, featuring—in author Todd Oldham’s words—‘the most joyous celebrations of singular design aesthetic ever seen.’ The people behind contemporary magazines such as Apartamento and MacGuffin have hailed Nest as a key inspiration.

The book reproduces sample pages from every issue, including examples of the extraordinary die-cut page finishes the magazine was famous for. It’s a really special boomabout a very special magazine.

On the Journal:
There are several levels on which to assess this book. First, it’s a fabulous object in its own right; the reproduced pages still stand up as more than a retro time capsule. Second, those same pages act as a strong advocate for the magazine format, reminding us of the power of a strong editorial vision, and yes, that role as time capsule. Lastly, the back section is a brilliant record of the ups and downs of self publishing, that difficult coming together of ambition and reality.
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