Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I didn't have the stomach to tackle this topic...

... but HOBAC did. Read it HERE.

I knew I was in trouble when I skimmed the press release and read this:

"I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw. I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic chateau with a taste of baroque."


And then this awesome comment:

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clearly, his manager hired some terrible "French rustic" decorator. I don't care.

If I went home with him, I wouldn't be paying attention to the decor.

And to be honest, if he opened the door and it was Jansen as far as the eye could see--now that would be a boner-killer.

mary said...

How could anyone possibly publish such a tacky, fugly, but pretentious home? Is Butler as shallow as his home?

ChrisToronto said...

OMG, I felt exactly the same way about the AD cover "story". So much lust just vanished.

hallie said...

You've got to read the AWL post about it

Ivy Lane said...

once again... you made my morning! starting off my day with a good chuckle..

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Oh my god. When I saw this in AD I literally set it down and pushed it off of the couch like it were a live, dirty, dangerous animal. Which it may be. And his smug shiteating grin on the cover, like look what I did!? Isn't it great! No longer sexy, now full on warmbabysyndrome, Girard.

Emily said...

This is funny to me because somehow, about 4 months ago, AD just started showing up in my mail. When the issue with Jen Aniston arrived, the hubs said "what does she have to do with architecture?". The response? Nothing. So, when Girard appeared on the cover, I dropped the issue into the recycle bin, plastic cover and all. I think AD is just trying to up their circulation with the celebrity enticement. Style is out the window.

Anonymous said...

Hallie, what is AWL?

Anonymous said...

I only have AD because I have such impeccable timing. I had ordered Domino right before it shut down and they sent AD instead.

It does provide scintillating reading. Letters to the editor is enthralling fiction as people wanting to suck up to "Rense-and-repeat" claim that each issue is even more splendiferous than the past one. Let's face it, nobody could believe that load of crap.

Prior to Gerard Butler, the previous low had to be the Michael Jackson cover story, which featured Neverland Ranch's tacky, dated furnishings. Which had been thrown in by the previous owners and had never been changed. Yeah, WAY insightful.

Anonymous said...

"now full on warmbabysyndrome"

Does anyone know what that means?

hallie said...

Sorry guys: www.theawl.com had a great post about him yesterday. I cant paste a link or I would. But it's worth scrolling back - hilarious!

Quatorze said...

This is the required exception to the standard God-given rule; just goes to show that not all gay men have taste.

I would STILL do him, but if it where at his place, it would be with the lights off and a blindfold over my eyes, just in case....

Daisy's Mercantile said...

Was his decorator "Decorating Den"? I can't even come to a conclusion of what part I hate the most. I could never think of looking at any other men than my husband and Patrick Dempsey and now I know why.

OK, On second look I think the iron table looks photoshopped in to cover the settee that should only been seen by a match

bruno said...

AD is desperate. Perhaps the demise of so many shelter mags last year is making them quake in their boots. Time to "People" it up. And is Paige Rense still ed-in-chief of that rag?

Anonymous said...

More celebrity decorating nightmares in today's LA Times (Nic Cage).

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cage-foreclosure8-2010apr08,0,2028352.story

Anonymous said...

AD has been pitiful for YEARS! Decorno did an open letter ages ago after they did a post about Travolta's house. (right?)

Is it privately owned? I just don't understand how better magazines failed (my fave's being Dominoe and the old House and Garden)

Why is AD still circling the toilet?

Anonymous said...

Damn funny Decorno. Maybe Stephen Drucker could help AD too. Much needed.

Anonymous said...

I thought it looked like the set to the new Phantom of the Opera sequel, "Love Never Dies," which is set in Coney Island.

No, I'm not making that up.

Thanks, Hallie, for making me late for an appointment yesterday. I got caught up looking at the many interesting post on theawl.com.

Heather said...

I usually don't get the houses AD features anyway. It always seems to contrived to me. Nothing has zest. The mag sits on my 70 year old MIL's table and I am usually never drawn to open them.

I think the most disturbing thing is his yuk bare foot on the cover. Barf.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Mary....you are right! He is as shallow as his house!

We are funny! I shrieked in front of my assistant (of only a month!) "This might kill me!!"(when I saw the newest AD with that guy on the cover in his hideous house. Lordy!

(I am sure she was hoping it wouldn't since she had worked for 3 days....and I think kinda liked me!)

These comments are a much better read than AD which has descended into "purgatory and/or limbo" (much worse than hell)!
OMIGOD!!! You people have the same problem I have! When Domino came out....I signed up for 6 years or something.....so that it would stick around!
I cancelled my AD subscription YEARS ago! All of a sudden......it arrives!

al my fave mags....... have folded....and I have a 75 year subscription for AD. Mercy!

HELP!!!

YUK!!!!!!!!!!!

Penelope Bianchi said...

Mary....you are right! He is as shallow as his house!

We are funny! I shrieked in front of my assistant (of only a month!) "This might kill me!!"(when I saw the newest AD with that guy on the cover in his hideous house. Lordy!

(I am sure she was hoping it wouldn't since she had worked for 3 days....and I think kinda liked me!)

These comments are a much better read than AD which has descended into "purgatory and/or limbo" (much worse than hell)!
OMIGOD!!! You people have the same problem I have! When Domino came out....I signed up for 6 years or something.....so that it would stick around!
I cancelled my AD subscription YEARS ago! All of a sudden......it arrives!

al my fave mags....... have folded....and I have a 75 year subscription for AD. Mercy!

HELP!!!

YUK!!!!!!!!!!!

Sylvie said...

Regarding first comment, by Anonymous:
You'd have to put a brown paper bag over that decor before I could get in the mood.
Heh.

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