THE BEST SETS WE EVER HAD! THE TEN TOP NUDE PHOTOBOOKS JUST HAPPEN TO BE THEBEST NUDES 1-10. PUBLISHED IN JAPAN BETWEEN 1978 AND 1982. AND FOR ALL THE TIME IT TAKES US TO FIND A COMPLETE SET, THEY SELL IN SECONDS :). THIS TIME WE PUT THE BRAKES ON FOR JUST ABOUT LONG ENOUGH TO SHOW YOU WHY THEY ARE SO IRRESISTIBLE.
One to five in the blink of eye. You buy them for the nudes and get the supercool art direction for free!
An IDEA Instagram favourite. Not least because it somehow manages to present a completely naked body in a completely Instasafe composition. The photographer is Otto Weiser. Much more about him to follow.
Many of the volumes are split between two or three photographers. Not this one; Jeanloup Sieff gets a whole volume to himself. As indeed he should. He took enough nudes to fill all the books in your your local library. If only...
Karin Székessy. The German photographer married to the artist Paul Wunderlich.
Same two women in black and white. Székessy shares the third volume in the series with Irina Ionesco. It is one of the more extraordinary books we have ever seen.
Otto Weiser again. In fact two more to come. His half of the sixth book in the series is just hit after hit after hit. Weiser may not be biggest name in the sexy photo world but he is getting the recognition now. This is another wonder of the IDEA Instagram.
That car phone though.
Ms. Dynamite. If loving this is wrong... For the record, we are aware that chewing the fuse of a dynamite stick is not that dangerous. You can try that at home.
Subtlety returns. Some of the photographs - such as this Olivier Dassault impressionistic picture - let the viewer find their own erotic source. Dassault btw, who wasn't known to us, turns out to be a French billionaire. Read about him on our sister publciation Forbes.com!
Just because a picture exists does mean we have to show it! Gérard Pétremand took this photograph. No mention of Gérard on Forbes. No fortune made from barbwire underwear :(
And this you may know. James Baes shot this in Ibiza. It forms the cover of one of the great IDEA amazines - the Lui Ibiza issue - which we did have as we were writing this but.... somebody bought it! In its absence - this is a bit special.
Six to ten and back again.
At the time of writing we do have all ten volumes. Until one of you hits the buttom below and buys them. One set. One click. One love.
NEXT WEEK'S NEWS NOW. COMING SO SOON. DAVE SWINDELLS' IBIZA '89. MORE PICTURES THAN YOU HAVE EVER SEEN FROM INSIDE (AND OUTSIDE) KU, AMNESIA, PACHA AND CAFE DEL MAR. LEGENDARY PARTIES FROM ONE COVER TO THE OTHER. NEXT WEDNESDAY 18TH, IT WILL BE PUBLISHED. THE LIST FOR IT STARTS NOW.
Just like any great club - you've got to be on the list. Give it your best shot on the button below. Password protected purchase at least 24 hours before the official release :)
SUPERBOOKS! HOT DAMN! HOW GOOD IS THAT LINE UP? TOILET PAPER NO.1. RITZ NO.1. MEISEL HOLLYWOOD VOGUE IS BACK. FOR THE FEW SECONDS BEFORE WE INSTAGRAM IT, THE MOST PERFECT HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS IS BACK!
Probably is the best selection of books and amazines at any one time in any one place in the whole history of the world.
IDEA SIGNATURE STORE! TRIPPING OUT ON MARTIN PARR THIS WEEK. SIX SIGNED PARR BOOKS RIGHT THERE. IN ORANGE THOUGH - COOKIE MUELLER HOW TO GET RID OF PIMPLES. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND SEALED WITH A LIPSTICK KISS! SOME KIND OF SUPERBOOK THAT IS!
Twenty times WOW and so many more on the button below.
GET AHEAD WITH A HAT. THESE ARRIVED TODAY. THE IDEA ALL NEW PLANT SEEDS CAP. TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE INSPIRATIONAL HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS BOOK. AND THROWING BACK TO THE EARLIEST DAYS OF THE NINETEEN SEVENTIES.
STARTING TO WONDER HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL OF THESE BOOKS?! HAVE SOMEONE GIFT YOU A GIFTCARD. COMES IN DIGITAL VERSION AND / OR REAL PLASTIC FERGADELIC CARD SPECKED WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE COCAINE (BUT ISN'T, OBVS).
IDEA Christmas decoration GIF not included - just getting in practice :)