December 18, 2013

This just landed on my desk – and instantly my holiday reading is sorted! Almost 450 pages of interviews with some of the world’s stellar architects and other related creatives: Rem Koolhaas, Jacques Herzog, Hedi Slimane, Zaha Hadid, Simon Fuljiwara, Ettore Sottsass, Shigeru Ban… Fifty-six international identities in all. Pin-Up magazine is a biannual compendium tagging itself ‘Architectural Entertainment for Adults’ – and since its launch in New York in 2006 it’s never failed to deliver on its promise of irreverent, insider insight into the worlds of architecture and design. Helmed by wunderkind Felix Burrichter (with a Masters in Architecture from Columbia, Felix cut his editorial teeth at the likes of Numéro and Fantastic Man magazines), the contributor list is also peppered with luminaries from the cultural sector. (I note my friend Stephen Todd has scribed a rather juicy looking profile on the Paris home of Rik Owens and Michelle Lamy…) All this, and not one picture to be had. Real holiday reading, then. (Available at the Potts Point Bookshop and other quality bookstores.)


Author: Nick tobias