Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors was a unique and ground-breaking magazine published from 1997 to 2004, for a total run of 26 issues.
Marketed as an interior design magazine, and edited by Joseph Holtzman, Nest generally eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors showcased in other magazines, and instead featured photographs of nontraditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. Fred A. Bernstein, writing in the New York Times, wrote that Joseph Holtzman “believed that an igloo, a prison cell or a child’s attic room (adorned with Farrah Fawcett posters) could be as compelling as a room by a famous designer.” During its run, Nest showed the room of a 40-year-old diaper lover, the lair of an Indonesian bird that decorates with coloured stones and vomit, the final resting place of Napoleon’s penis, the quarters of Navy seamen, a barbed-wire-trimmed bed that doubled as a tank, and a Gothic Christmas card from filmmaker John Waters. Noted architect Rem Koolhaas called it “an anti-materialistic, idealistic magazine about the hyperspecific in a world that is undergoing radical leveling, an ‘interior design’ magazine hostile to the cosmetic.” Artist Richard Tuttle was quoted as saying that Mr. Holtzman “channeled the collective unconscious, to give us the pleasure of ornament before we even knew we wanted it.”
Nest issue 23, Winter 2003-2004 features, amongst much more: Biosphere, “Camp Nest” Joseph Holtzman’s country house, Biosquat – the Austin eco-village, “The Most Indian house in America” – the 1888 Manhatten apartment of painter, interior decorator and tastemaker Lockwood de Forest, Humberto and Fernando Campana, First Lady Jackie O’s interiors, and much more… A magazine like no other before or since.
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