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Entries in The Selby Contest (4)


the selby photo shoot

Congratulations to Eileen Peters, winner of ‘The Selby is in Your Place Contest’. Her entry was selected based on 3 photos which reflected a lifestyle we believe in. After seeing Todd Selby’s photos from the shoot, we were blown away by Eileen and Mark’s attention to detail and how apparent it is that they love their home and each other.

We also loved working with Todd which was an added bonus. We’re inspired by his talent and creativity, his work ethic and sense of fun. Thank You to all who participated and made this a wonderful experience—enjoy!


CB2 windows: the selby

Coast to coast, CB2 stores are getting in the spirit of The Selby is in your place contest.


Thanks Bill for temporarily parting with the pig—one of the more ‘unusual’ childhood toys from his collection—and Brett for the Jack Black/Nacho Libre wrestling mask. Vance.

South Beach

Midtown Atlanta

See the how-to: create this installation of stainless and enameled metal balls. Chris.

Lincoln Park

Thanks to Natalie, Kevin and Dennis for your inspired sketches and poems—snap, snap, snap… Kate.

West Hollywood

Thanks to the neighborhood yard sale for the ‘Payless Shoes’ letters. Todd.


A big Thank You to Janine and Robert for their artistic contributions. Patrick.

Union Square


how to: create a stainless art installation 

1. Stainless balls, 6” or 10”, quantity as needed.

2. Enameled balls, 4” or 6”, quantity as needed.

3. Drill with a 3/32mm drill bit.

4. Drywall screws.

5. Pegboard, plywood or MDF, sized as needed.

6. Mounting hardware—consult your local hardware store for the best advice.

1. Design a composition based on a mixture of stainless and enameled balls, 4”, 6” and 10” in diameter.

2. On a rug or protected flooring, layout the balls per the sketch to get a 3-D vision of the design.

3. Safety first: wear protective eyewear and be careful to keep the drill and balls from slipping out of control. Using the 3/32mm drill bit, drill a hole into each ball. Note: it can take a moment to ‘puncture’ the metal with the drill bit, so keep the pressure steady.

4. Screw a standard 2” drywall screw from behind the pegboard into the pre-drilled hole.

hint: if you’re not able to “float” a panel, attach the installation to a board sized for the design and hang it like wall art using the appropriate hardware for its weight and the wall.

Thanks to chris, midtown atlanta store designer, for this creative and beautiful DIY project.


the selby contest

What: The Selby is in your place Contest*
When: August 16-September 15, 2010

Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces—with an artist’s eye for detail.

It began in June 2008 as a website where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his artistic friends in their homes. Soon, requests came in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes featured on the site.

The Selby became so popular—up to 35,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate and Todd’s first book, ‘The Selby is In Your Place’, was released in May 2010.

So you think your place is, well, hot? Then 1) upload three pictures of your most creative living space along with a headline/title and then 2) solicit votes via email, facebook and twitter.

The Top 50 vote getters will advance to “round 2”: 50 finalists’ profiles will be judged by Todd Selby and CB2 representatives for originality/creativity of entry and how well they reflect a CB2 inspired lifestyle—even if your photos don’t contain CB2 merchandise. 

Grand Prize is $10,000 shop card for CB2 merchandise, Todd Selby to shoot you and your space, and a giant signed poster based on the shoot.

*Terms and conditions apply. See official rules for details at