Pharrell: places and spaces i've been
We are all a little bit in love with the creative force that is Pharrell Williams, so we were rather excited when our Rizzoli New York project came about and we realised it meant we could stock his book; an opulent, oversized volume documenting his world and his work.
The books walks us through his music career; his many projects from his production team The Neptunes, N.E.R.D., and his collaborations with friends Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop royalty. We also take a look at his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewellery, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler and Marc Jacobs.
Amid the glossy photoreel we also encounter the "wonderfully vivid folks" he refers to, a starry list of collaborators with whom Williams conducts informal conversations. Among them, Jay-Z, Buzz Aldrin, Anna Wintour, Hans Zimmer and Zaha Hadid. We especially love his conversation with Jay Z about the grunge music era, and his proposal of doing "really fun and really next level" prefab housing with Zaha Hadid.
Our coffee table says yes please.
© 'Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been' by Pharrell Williams, published by Rizzoli international Publications, Inc. RRP £35.