Wonder Walls: A guide to displaying your stuff! (英語) ハードカバー – 2012/10/11
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Whatever your taste, it’s about celebrating the beautiful, the eccentric, the simple. In a world where trends and styles are dictated to us, Sarah Bagner, better known as Supermarket Sarah, encourages readers to believe in their own styles and ideas. Here Sarah travels the globe, visiting cosmopolitan locations in Tokyo, London, and Stockholm, offering up inspiration and variety as she illustrates novel ways in which people use their own walls to display themselves and their “treasures.” She visits the homes and studios of designers and collectors, viewing the displays of minimalists and hoarders. The walls range from the quirky to the romantic, from vintage to brand new. Whatever is displayed, and however it is displayed, everything has a meaning for its owner. From collections of supermarket receipts, records and toys, to chandeliers and antlers, whatever it may be, Sarah loves a story. Items only have the value that you put on them and Wonder Walls explores the ideas and thoughts behind people’s objects and why these objects, when adorning a wall, help us discover ourselves. The walls featured here are all revealing, amusing, and thought-provoking, and will inspire you to look at your own collections with a fresh eye.
Sarah Bagner worked as a creative in advertising for several years after graduating from art college, before moving into styling and selling her vintage wares in London’s Portobello Market. She set up www.supermarketsarah.com in 2009, where she sells and displays all her items on walls. Users simply click and buy. Sarah’s ‘walls’ spread into public spaces: bars, galleries, shopfronts, and a pop-up store in Selfridges, London’s premier department store. Sarah also puts on events and installations, often collaborating with top designers, including Donna Wilson, Tom Dixon, Fred Butler, Patternity, Bethan Wood, Tatty Devine, and Jaguar Shoes Collective.
The author is based in London, UK.
The book is full of cool collections, items, kitsch and knick-knacks, and is a really fun book to flip through. Inside are displays of board games, perfume, hanging lamp, thread, slipper, and Japanese toy collections, to name a few. The book mostly showcases living and work areas and private collections. You have to love a book with a chapter titled, "Hoarder's Delight". I think it is a worthwhile investment for designers or those who like a modern, urban decorating style. It is a fun book for the right audience, and seems like a book Amy Sedaris would love.