Trawling through various blogs, websites and podcasts daily, or hourly in fact can be a task. It takes something especially unique or special to capture our attention.
In these various explorations we’ve come across such wondrous finds, but many of the most treasured sites seem to take a leaning towards interiors.
Call it voyeuristic, but people like to see how other people live.
Saving you the trouble, we’ve outlined some of our favorite personal interior sites (featuring apartments, lofts and studios throughout NYC) for you to bookmark.
Todd Selby is a world-renowned portrait, interiors and fashion photographer. His popular photo project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so popular (with up to 35,000 unique visitors daily) that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate. These joint projects have included a large ad campaign and web project with Nike 6.0, a solo show at colette, an international ad campaign for Habitat, work for the New York Times T Magazine and frequent contributions to Vogue Paris and Architectural Digest France. Todd’s first book, The Selby is In Your Place, was released in May 2010.
Born and raised in New York, Michael Mundy started his photography career in his late teens capturing rock bands in the East Village. He has continued his passion for photography and has since worked with some of the best in the business. Some of his editorial clients include Vogue, W, Town & Country, House & Garden and Wallpaper.
However, Michael has an additional project, ‘AN AFTERNOON WITH’, and it has become a mild obsession.
It’s the simple style, tranquil manner and perfectly captured essence of the subjects that draw you in to each post.
“This is a project about people. It is a project about our space and the things we keep and the things we don’t throw away. It is a project about looking for and finding connections we all have. It is about seeing yourself in these spaces. Every picture is a portrait of the owner – be it a room, an object or a view”, michael explains.
Originally a blog, ‘Where They Create’ is a visual document of creative environments of artist & creatives Barbera has met during his travels and assignments.
Paul Barbera was born in Melbourne, Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1994. Paul works between Melbourne, Amsterdam and New York, also lived in various locales that include Berlin, Prague, Singapore and Rome.
During this time, Paul established himself as an interiors and lifestyle photographer, working with publications like View on Color, Bloom, Elle Decor, Freudin, Grazia, Vogue Living and Jalouse.
Freunde Von Freunden (translated from German, meaning ‘friends of friends’) is an international interview magazine, that portraits people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments. Featuring video interviews of creative folks in their own personal environment (sometimes at home, sometimes in their studio), the site is decidedly international in flavor, and has a sophisticated sense about it.