Whut Glamour: Boffo Show House

Dear Diary, I was delighted to open my email this morning and find some images from the latest Boffo exhibition. Boffo is the culture/arts non-profit started by my close friends Faris and Gregory. Their most recent project is an art/design installation called “Show House” that features the work of dozens art artists and designers, each installed into uninhabited apartments on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The show is open until June 4. So check it out if you’re in New York. The exhibition space is located at 371 Madison Street and is open from 11 AM to 7 PM…

Think Outside The Box: No Socks

Dear Diary, Apparently there is a totally exciting new trend involving naked male ankles. I had no idea, always running around wearing my nerdy socks pulled up to my knees. Enjoy these glamourous images of shoes with no socks! The juxtaposition of a dressy suit with the casual exclusion of socks is a nice one. I guess it is kind of sexy to see a little skin, even if it’s just the ankle. Love this whole outfit. He looks like a sailor from the high seas, except for with better hygiene and more teeth. Ugh, I so want to be…

My So-Called Apartment Building

Dear Reader In an old apartment building in Hollywood, not covered in vines, lived twelve little gay guys, in two straight lines. …Well, not really, but you get the picture. I live in this crazy apartment building where a lot of my friends happen to live and as you can imagine, it is filled with titillating gay drama, glamourous rooftop parties, and devious boyfriend stealing. I moved here last year after admiring the building for years. Mainly because it’s the best color ever, mint green, which totally goes with the mid-century style of the building. It was built in 1949…

Tree Houses For Your Spouses

Dear Treehouses, I’ve always wanted to live in one of you. I had no idea how many other people had treehouse fetishes until I started researching the topic. There are some crazyamazing treehouses out there. Here are some of the more exciting ones: This is classic treehouse. It’s rustic and woodsy. Like my soul. This treehouse is all “Forget everything you thought you knew about treehouses, I’m an urban girl!” This one looks like an alien. So does your mom. I love the floor-length window. I’d live in there. This one is so cute and classic, like a little tiny…

Orlando’s Obsession: Casper Balslev

Dear Photographer and Music Video Cinematographer Casper Balslev, I am obsessed with your cool photographs of Los Angeles and your totally amazing music videos that I could just eat with a spoon. I discovered you when I watched the music video for “This Boys In Love” by the Presets. Upon further investigation I found out you not only shot videos for Marina and the Diamonds and a bunch of other fun bands (videos at the end of this post), you also take beautiful photographs. Please enjoy: And for the music videos, beginning with the one that started it all: Thanks…

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You Must Buy These Things Or You Will Be Socially Ostracized!

Dear Diary, The sun is shining in beautiful Los Angeles and the summer is upon us. Or at least I think it is. I actually have no idea when the official start of summer is and I don’t feel like googling it. I know the unofficial start is next weekend. Memorial Day Weekend. To get ready for summer, I’ve been slowly stocking up on summer must-haves. And so should you. If you are a girl, just buy these things for your boyfriend. That way no other girls will hit on him because he will look like a mischievous homosexual. Like…

There’s Something Going On In The Bedroom

Dear My Bedroom, I hate you. I’m over you. And I need a change. But for some reason all the bedroom inspiration I’m finding is so feminine. Which is weird because guys like to sleep too. Below are some images of bedrooms I like. Please enjoy them. I love this one. Look how tiny that mirror is? I can’t tell if it’s stupid or amazing. This grey bedding is fun. I think you can get away with dark colors in a sexy, masculine bedroom… Gimme. All of it. The flag, the cute rug, the jacket. Emily designed this one for…

Whut Glamour: New York

Dear New York, It was a whirlwind trip visiting you for the first two weeks of May. But I must say I saw a ton of pretty things (and I managed to take a picture of a few of them). Here is a pictorial recap of my trip. We stayed in an adorable part of Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens) in our friend Ian’s apartment. If I ever move back to New York I think I’ll live in Brooklyn. I’ve never lived there before but it’s way more mellow than Manhattan. Our first night there we took a little walk in Dumbo….

Valley Of The Ken Dolls

Dear Diary, I spent the past two weeks in New York, where the weather was cloudy and rainy and wet the entire time. I had a great time decorating The Lake House with Emily, but I missed my boyfriend and home so I was ecstatic to come back to Los Angeles. I got back Saturday afternoon and immediately began having more fun than I’ve ever had in my whole life. Saturday evening we went to Cinespia. This is the film series they have every summer at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s one of my three favorite things about summer in…

Being A Dork About New York

Dear New York, We’ve had a complicated relationship. I’ve loved you, I’ve hated you. I’ve run to you, I’ve fled from you. And then I’ve repeated these steps over and over until I couldn’t tell if I ever loved you at all. The first time I went to New York I was 4. We went to visit family who lived back there (sidenote: I always refer to the East Coast as “back there” or “back east” because it’s older than California). What I remember most vividly about that first trip is going to the Metropolitan Museum for what seemed like…