Weekend 2, 2013: Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been

I’m keeping my Friday commitment to share with you something that I’ve read, watched, experienced or listened to. Upon the week of its release in mid October last year I picked up Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been. An excellent book even for those with a slight interest in what Pharrell has created for himself and for an insight to the people he connects with.

There are many elements to this book, plenty of photographs of Pharrell’s career highlights, art work and designs from his fashion label BBC/Ice Cream. The biggest highlight for me is his transcribed conversations with Buzz Aldrin, Anna Wintour, Jay-Z and Kanye West among others.

The words are fascinating. Buzz Aldrin speaks of how Americans should bypass sending astronauts back to the moon and aim to make  a permanent settlement on Mars. Kanye West brings up many interesting ideas. The most surprising for me was how he creates music visually. He reveals that to this day he can’t play piano and that he used draw the covers of his records before even thinking about the music. His example, “Let’s put this fountain in Vegas to music.”

Enjoy reading Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been. Published by Rizzoli.

Featured Image is a Limited Edition Version of Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been. Signed by Pharrell with a custom tee and protective case. No. 138 of 500