New York: Nest, 2000. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Issue number 9 of trailblazing interiors magazine Nest. Founded by designer and painter Joseph Holtzman as a counter to traditional interior design magazines, the publication quickly achieved cult status for its features on unconventional "nests," as well as for its eccentric layouts (die-cut pages and covers, elaborate inserts), ornate typography, and striking photo editorials. Each issue of the magazine, which ran for a total of 26 issues from 1997 to 2004, was luxuriously produced and uniquely formatted. The quarterly famously scared off Condé Nast, which had plans to buy Nest until the Spring 2004 issue dropped, with its cover painting of Jesus and a feature on "The Ten Commandments of Decorating." The magazine soon folded, according to Holtzman "when it was still good." This issue features a story on prototypes of the nomadic tiny-home NhEW Houses, Wayne Koestenhaum’s profile on Vince aletti, a story on Paul Laffoley’s metaphysical research organization The Boston Visionary Cell, found archival photos from the 50s and 60s of a New Jersey-based group of people in drag, and scratch-off swimwear by Todd Oldham. Light wear to wraps. Near fine. Item #7965