Behind-The-Scenes at Park Studio

Photographs by Tessa Neustadt Courtesy Homepolish, With Additional Photography by Zeke Ruelas and Orlando Soria Dear Readers, Do you remember that one time I used the above lighting fixture at on my Beach House project? Also remember that one time I used a similar one in my dining room? And remember when my dining room looked like that? … ME NEITHER! But I have had a thing for these modern, industrial fixtures for a while now. But they can be hard to find, especially at a non-crazy price. But that’s where these adorable human beings come in: This is Jolene and Ben…

I Entered A Design Challenge And If I Don’t Win Everyone Will Die

Dear Reader, Do you have a big outdoor space that is just DYING for a makeover? Me neither. Because I am a poor, apartment-dwelling fool and the closest thing I have to an outdoor space is the window ledge I sometimes stand upon because I am so upset about not having an outdoor space. Thus, you can imagine my confused outrage when I was approached by Del Mar to enter into their outdoor space design challenge. Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re all “GAG ME WITH A SPEWN THIS IS A TOTALLY LAME SPONSORED POST” but it’s totally not. I…

D.I.Why? Making A Frame for Your Large-Scale Art in 10 Easy Steps

Photographs by Sean Gin Dear My Client Tiffany That Asked How To Make Your Own Frame, Do you have a giant painting sitting in your house? Is it naked? Afraid? Frameless? If so keep reading, if not spare yourself. I devised this super-simple/cheap solution to framing large paintings a while back when I made a big painting for a client. And now I’m going to share this amazing money saving secret with you. I made the above painting a few weeks ago while I was frantically cleaning my apartment. I’ve nixed my gallery wall in favor of one large piece….

My Week in Instagramz

Dear Diary, I’ve had a renewed interest in exploring California lately and it’s kind of funny. Funny because it’s making me feel way more dumb than normal. Like I’ll drive to Malibu and be like “Oh wow I totally forgot this was here!” I have this weird thing with California where it feels like home but also whenever I go anywhere lately I’m like “Oh this is so magical” like a maniac and it makes me feel like I just moved here or something. There’s slightly too much wonder. Like I kind of want to slap myself for being so…

Birthday Cake…Not for you, Rihanna

By Contributing Food Editor Jared Levan To All the Cake Lovers, Yes–that was a Kylie reference. It’s been quite a long time since my last post, but in honor of an upcoming Hommemaker birthday (July 5th), I decided Orlando needed a post dedicated entire to cake. There are probably some of you who would prefer something on pie, pastry or pudding…but we’ll get to you and yours another time. For the big 3-0, Orlando has decided on a “rustic/woodland” themed extravaganza. Now you may be asking yourself, what does a rustic/woodland cake look like? That’s a good question. I had…