May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners' spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman's own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers. "Over 30 years, New York design editor Wendy Goodman has seen an impressive range of private-home interiors. Here are more than 75 of her favorites. ", Vulture "Wendy Goodman has been New York magazine's interior design editor for 20 years, and to say she is an expert in interiors is an understatement. Her truest gift is uncovering spaces like no other. Apartment Therapy had the pleasure of touring Wendy's own home in a house tour, and you can see that she has a passion for her own interiors, as well. In May I Come in? she visits more than 75 homes - all captured in full color, immersive photographs - of some of the most unique homes, possibly ever. if you are interested in statement-making spaces, you'll find inspiration on nearly every page. ", Apartment Therapy "New York magazine's design editor Wendy Goodman takes readers on a visual journey through the personality-packed homes of Gloria Vanderbilt, Donatella Versace, Tina Turner and more. ", InStyle "On the occasion of her memoir, our design editor, recalls a few of her greatest hits [. . . ] the book tells her professional story as a tour through three worlds: her own life, those amazing interiors, and the great era of print magazines. ", New York Magazine "her [Wendy Goodman's] new book with Abrams, "May I Come In?" is out Sept 25, and its glossy pages shine with photos of the glorious residences she's been privy to", New York Post "In her new book, May I Come In?, the design editor at New York magazine, renowned for her impeccable eye, shares a few of her secrets. ", Vanity Fair "Magazine editor Wendy Goodman has passionately covered the world of style, first as a fashion editor and then as an interior design editor, since 1978 for publications including Interview, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, House & Garden, and New York. This month she publishes her third book, May I Come In?, which is packed with 70 of her favorite interiors along with her often poignant, personal observations. ", Architectural Digest "Wendy Goodman's May I Come In? Is a Design Lover's Dream Book: Tour the gorgeous homes of Gloria Vanderbilt, Richard Avedon, Tony Duquette, and many others. ", Town & Country "In May I Come In? Wendy Goodman, who first worked for New York in 1984 and has been producing design stories here since 1997, recounts an unusual life. An uncanny percentage of her friends are hugely talented and/or just fabulous, and the book tells her professional story as a tour through three worlds: her own life, those amazing interiors, and the great era of print magazines. ", New York Magazine's The Cut "For the friend who can't stop browsing apartment listings, gift this book from New York magazine's design editor of 20 years, Wendy Goodman. Goodman takes you through dozens of rooms, with pages of inspiration on how to create a space that reflects your passions and personality. (If you want a peek at her own space, we've got a tour of her brownstone for you to browse. ) ", Apartment Therapy "Those who like to snoop around houses will enjoy this book by American design editor Wendy Goodman. It is not about slick interiors, but those 'where the decoration is a by-product of a person's passions in life'. As such, the 75 houses and apartments she visits - the result of 30 years of 'design-hunting adventures' - are a diverse bunch. John Pawson's minimalist terrace in Notting Hill could not be further from fashion designer Gene Meyer's colourful New York apartment. The text is brief, but the photographs - some taken by Wendy herself - make up for it. ", House & Garden "packed with offbeat home tours around the world", CupofJo. com
Wendy Goodman is the author of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt (Abrams, 2010) and co-author, with Hutton Wilkinson, of Tony Duquette (Abrams, 2007). She has been New York magazine's design editor since 2007 and was previously the magazine's interior design editor (1997-2007). As design editor, Goodman is responsible for New York's twice-annual design issues and regular "Great Room" features. She also produces the weekly online feature "Design Hunting. " Goodman's career began in fashion at Harper's Bazaar, from which she went on to the New York Times Magazine, where she wrote and produced fashion pages, and House and Garden, where she covered the world of style and fashion. She lives in Greenwich Village and was born and raised in New York.