How to Live with Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors (Hardcover)
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From the editors of Sight Unseen, an anti-decorating book that champions a new approach to interiors—simply surrounding yourself with objects you love.
“A refreshing, and necessary, counternarrative to shop-this-look consumerism and the aesthetic sameness that afflicts so many interiors.”—Vulture
In the modern home, it matters less whether your interior is perfectly appointed and more if it’s authentically personal, unique, and filled with the objects you feel a connection to. Through inspiring home tours and practical advice on how and what to collect, Sight Unseen editors Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer take you on an educational and highly visual journey through the questions at the core of their design philosophy:
• What makes an object worth having?
• How do our objects impact our lives?
Khemsurov and Singer guide collectors, design lovers, and novices alike toward a more intentional and skilled mindset in acquiring and living with objects. The book acts as a detailed primer on how to maximize the visual and emotional impact of your space, regardless of your space limitations, style preferences, or budget. From a deep dive into the world of vintage-hunting to anecdotes about favorite objects from creatives like Misha Kahn and Lykke Li to expert styling tips, How to Live with Objects is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to make their house a home.
About the Author
Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer are cofounders of the online magazine Sight Unseen, one of the most influential design publications in the United States. Former editors of I.D. magazine, they also work as freelance writers, curators, and consultants. Khemsurov is a contributing editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine and a contributor to Bon Appétit, Bloomberg Businessweek, and W, while Singer’s writing has appeared in PIN-UP, Elle Décor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, W, and more. Both live and work in New York City.
“With How to Live with Objects, an objet d’art in itself, the founders of the magazine Sight Unseen have created the bible of modern home decor and style; a design self-help book, made to aid in up-leveling the intent and impact of your space. How to Live With Objects is a well of inspiration.”—Vanity Fair
“Full of wisdom from professional interior designers. Learn how to discern between originals and reproductions, bargain at antique fairs, and navigate estate sales.”—Airmail
“A highly visual manual for improving your home and building your confidence in collecting personal, unique objects that you love.”—Architectural Digest
“How to Live with Objects is a primer for personal style, and chapters go back and forth between doling out solid design advice and giving readers a peek into some the coolest homes on the planet. Near the end of the eye-candy-filled tome, the authors demystify one of the trickiest parts of collecting objects for your home—putting them all together in a way that looks intentional (but also totally natural).”—Domino magazine
“A spirited and pragmatic design guide that delves into the impact of a space.”—Cool Hunting
“[How to Live with Objects] is a useful, illustrated guide for all the Marie Kondo challengers who find joy in amassing beautiful objects—but most of all, it’s a welcome reminder that there are as many definitions of ‘beautiful’ as there are humans on this planet.”—Fast Company
“After the Marie Kondo-inspired craze for purging unnecessary objects, this book is a welcome antidote to the idea that accumulating and appreciating stuff is bad.”—Artnet
“Creative and fun, this will be invaluable to readers looking to foster a more meaningful connection with the objects they bring home.”—Publishers Weekly