Patrick J Hamilton

Patrick J Hamilton

At a Glance:

Patrick J Hamilton has been a Project Contributor since June 2011, has written 28 entries and currently lives in New York City, New York.


Patrick J. Hamilton is an interior designer, blogger, humorist, writer and self-proclaimed “Accidental Activist” living and working in Manhattan.

After twelve years of Catholic school in Miami, Patrick attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his BFA in Graphic Design. He returned to his South Florida home where he lived in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale before coming to New York in 1995 to work as an ad agency Creative Director.

Patrick has become an active member in and advocate for the New York interior design scene, where he covers industry events for his design blog, AskPatrick, and where he contributes house tours for major interior blogs. He spearheaded “NYC Designing Men: It Gets Better” and recently participated for the second time in "Design on a Dime," the annual fundraiser to benefit New York's Housing Works.

Patrick and his interior projects have been featured on HGTV,, CBS,, Apartment Therapy, and the windows of Bloomingdale’s New York flagship store.

Hamilton is battling an ongoing Facebook addiction.

Patrick J Hamilton: Recently Filed

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Socks, (White) Lies, and Videotape

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | January 20, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've always liked fun, colorful socks. They're a way to add some fun and creativity to the male uniform. But back when I was a college student, they were about something else entirely.Read More

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Making the Case for the Uppercase Gay

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | January 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Don't we, as a movement, as a population, deserve the distinction of a proper noun to help define us? Personally, I think it's a capital idea, and a very civil right.Read More

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AIDS in New York: The First Five Years

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | July 28, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The New York Historical Society marks the impact of the terrible and mysterious dawn of the AIDS crisis. The power of this important show lies between the lines, and the emotion comes from surprising places.Read More

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Bert & Ernie: The Best Coverboys for Marriage?

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | July 07, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

You'd think I'd be a natural candidate to like the New Yorker cover where Bert and Ernie cozy up on a couch to celebrate the end of DOMA. But, dear neighbors, you'd be wrong.Read More


Alienation & Orientation: Dissecting 'The Procedure'

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | June 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

When you don't know where you fit, life's a lonely road, even with a partner at your side.Read More