Bradford Shellhammer

Bradford Shellhammer is a New York Times featured decorator, Parsons trained fashion designer, and old school blogger. He\'s Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Fab. He created the gay blog Queerty (where he won a Bloggie) and has launched retail businesses for Blu Dot and Design Within Reach, where he also cofounded and wrote their Design Notes blog. He is a contributor to Dwell and has appeared in a myriad of magazines and websites including The Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Cool Hunting, The Huffington Post, Paper, and ReadyMade. He\'s kept a personal blog for over a decade and lives in New York City. He owns 137 pairs of shoes and has a weakness for paisley, Paul Smith, and Scandinavian electro-pop.‪

Urbanized

Urbanized

Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is at it again. After having created two fantastic films, Helvetica and Objectified, he’s now busy at work on Urbanized. His newest film “a feature-length documentary about the design of cities which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders,…

Born This Way

Born This Way

Born This Way may be the name of Lady Gaga’s upcoming album, but it is also the name of my absolute favorite new blog. Collecting the images of gay people’s childhood, the site, in a humorous way, shows that many gay people have been gay, gay, gay, gay for, um, basically forever. According to the…

Data Romance's Bones

Data Romance's Bones

Data Romance – Bones from Data Romance on Vimeo. I cannot stop listening to Data Romance‘s song “Bones.” The band is a male/female duo from Vancouver. They make electronic music and it is really good. The video above is really good too. Directed by Tash Baycroft, the video starts out as a standard electro music…

Marvel Swimsuit Special

Marvel Swimsuit Special

The folks over at io9.com have an amazing visual slideshow of the Marvel Swimsuit issues, which were published in the early 90s. They’re like Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. But with comic book heroes.

They’re also the gayest things I’ve ever seen. From io9.com:
The Marvel Swimsuit Specials were a unique breed of Nineties comic double-you-tee-effery. They took sober, serious superheroes and made them flaunt their dĂ©colletage and banana hammocks (more so than usual). Here’s the ripest cheesecake we could find.

Beefcake Blog

Beefcake Blog

Michael Denison’s blog Male Models Vintage Beefcake is really fun to get lost in. The blog is “dedicated to photographs of our favorite vintage beefcake photographers and models” and Denison does not dissapoint. Their is plenty of penis there too, so be careful as you click from work. What I find most remarkable about the…

Really gay e-cards

Really gay e-cards

Over at fab.com this this week we launched Fab Cards, our take on e-cards. Using catalog images from the 70s and 80s we designed a line of email and Facebook wall cards that are gayer than your typical offerings. The first results, a set of 26 cards, I’m most proud of and they make me giggle every time I look at them. Here are a selection of 5 we created so you can get a feel for them.

And, no, you can’t sit with us!

Vimeo of the Week: The Art of Drowning

Vimeo of the Week: The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning from Diego Maclean on Vimeo. In the above video, THE ART OF DROWNING, filmmaker and animator Diego Maclean brings to life the poem of the same name written by Billy Collins. Collins also reads the verse here on the film, a tale of what one sees when their life flashes before…

Star 1973

Star 1973

In 1973 the magazine Star launched. Star covered LA’s groupie scene. After five issues in five months the magazine ceased publication. It was gone forever.

In 2011 Ryan Richardson tracked down the original issues. He paid handsomely for them and then put their entire contents online for viewing. He’s a historian; he’s a collector.

BLACK SWAN, intentionally funny

BLACK SWAN, intentionally funny

I know, I know. Yes, I have a penchant for posting hilarious YouTube videos on this blog probably far too often. But wait! Seriously, I have discovered a girl who is so freaking funny, I cannot even stand it. Please let me introduce you to Gloria Shuri Nava. With a name like that you better be fierce!

Vimeo of the Week: Undercity

Vimeo of the Week: Undercity

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo. Andrew Wonder created this half hour film documenting his underground and overground explorations of New York City. He was accompanied by Steve Duncan, a guerrilla historian and urban explorer, as they went underground via subway tunnels and scaled Manhattan bridges. They did this without approval of the city. The…

2010: Top Five Gay Records (yes, a little late)

2010: Top Five Gay Records (yes, a little late)

Robyn ‘Dancing On My Own’ (Official Video) from Robyn on Vimeo.

I know, I know it is already 2011! But 2010 was a really great year for fans of house beats and electronic music. 2010 saw some rather impressive albums and they all had a 90s alternative, electric vibe. See below for my top five music moments of 2010. And yes, I know, I am big gay cliche.

Don't Stop The Pop

Don't Stop The Pop

Every year the gays wait for Dj Earworm’s mash-up of the year’s biggest hits. By using Billboard’s top 25 singles of the year he creates a new song entirely, celebrating and capturing the year in popular music. This year’s is a lot of fun. Music this year was upbeat and fun. We’re in a recession right? Why all the partying?

Goodbye DADT

Goodbye DADT

Politically this was an up and down year for gays and lesbians. We lost many allies’ seats in congress. And Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was defeated twice. But then something amazing happened. Harry Reid, Susan Collins, and Joe Lieberman pushed through DADT repeal in the Senate. Pelosi lead the house to the passage of a…

Goodnight Lovergirl

Goodnight Lovergirl

They are a rare breed. White skin, much, much darker voices. They sing unlike they look. George Michael. Lisa Stansfield. And, yes, Teena Marie. She was not nearly as famous as her voice had promised in the 1980s when she let Rick James lead her towards stardom. She sang for the legendary Motown. She recorded…

Vimeo of the Week: Too Fast, Too Much

Vimeo of the Week: Too Fast, Too Much

“Too Fast, Too Much” from Nathan Mauger on Vimeo. Nathan Mauger’s Too Fast, Too Much is a delightful little film. Mauger filmed the movie in Beijing using time lapse at night. The results of his filmmaking capture the chaos, and conformity, of the streets of China. Nathan writes about the project: A video I made…

My gay homecoming

My gay homecoming

I returned to my high school this week to speak about, um, being a big gay. My videographer followed me on the journey and made the above movie. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and figured it would be all warm and fuzzy to share here during the holidays.

Andy Warhol's motion pictures

Andy Warhol's motion pictures

With so many soup cans and Monroe images out there its easy to forget that Andy Warhol was not a one trick pony. The artist was also a prolific filmmaker and a new exhibit at NYC’s MoMA spotlights those films. From MoMA: Among Warhol’s cinematic oeuvre, the black-and-white silent films are the most daring and…

The 90s return

The 90s return

A large part of gay culture in the 1990s was centered around the house music and nightclub scenes, especially in New York. Top pop hits cashed in on the sound of the underground. Just look at Madonna, Deee-lite, and RuPaul’s chart performances. The singer Sam Sparro has just released the above video for the very 90s sounding house track “Pink Cloud.” Not only does it sound 90s, but it looks 90s with Sparro donning make-up and wigs, paying homage to the Club Kids of Manhattan, those freaks of the clubs made famous in fashion editorials and talk show segments.

Vimeo of the Week: Water & Rocks

Vimeo of the Week: Water & Rocks

Water & Rocks, New Zealand from Metron on Vimeo. When posting my favorite Vimeo video of the week round these parts I find myself returning to moving, ethereal short films focusing on natural beauty. This week’s choice, Water & Rocks, is one of those types. As I have two friends in New Zealand now I…

Theatre reviewers on the Verge

Theatre reviewers on the Verge

It angers me a great deal to hear the rumors the that play “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is awful and will close sooner than its January 23rd final date. It makes me so, so, so mad! I have a confession. I am a gay man who really does not like musicals. They’re typically schlocky and overblown and full of false emotion. There is nothing real about them. They’re cartoons for grown-ups. Cheesy cartoons.

So of course I had low expectations to see this play, based on the frenetically energized 1988 film by Pedro Almodovar. I love that film and all it captures: the beauty, drama, color, and sorrow of Spanish women’s lives and dramas. But guess what? The play was wonderful! Marvelous! Magnifico!

Daft Punk vs. Tron

Daft Punk vs. Tron

DAFT PUNK – DEREZZED (From the Tron Legacy Soundtrack) from Warren Fu on Vimeo. As a boy in the 1980s I adored TRON. This weekend the remake comes out. Shot with the same cameras as AVATAR and costing the $170 million, I sure hope it’s good. Things are looking likely methinks. If this awesome music…

Vimeo of the Week: Felicity and Serenity

Vimeo of the Week: Felicity and Serenity

Kurz und Schön opener from errorone on Vimeo. If you’re anything like me than I’m betting that December is a pretty stressful month for you. I have party upon party obligations stacked next to this list of gifts to buy. I have a stack of holiday cards to be addressed and stamped and I have…

Erasure's Respect

Erasure's Respect

Erasure, arguably the gayest band on the planet, have re-recorded their seminal hit “A Little Respect.” According to Mute Records: Proceeds from the track will be donated to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest…

Meat Zine

Meat Zine

When in London last week I ventured into a gay shop, you know one of those places that sells awful jewelry, tight bathing suits, lube, chains, and porn. One stop shopping. Like a gay 7-11. I was tagging along with other friends who ventured in. Seriously. No, really. What? You don’t believe me? Anyway, I…