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Neutra restoration in Long Beach honors time and patina

If you drive through Park Estates, a traditional Long Beach neighborhood of broad-roofed, mainly one-story houses, you might easily pass right by a modest pitched-roof, two-story home. But the Hafley House and its companion one-story Moore House next door are significant 1953 creations of modernist...

Julie Newmar invites you to dance into her private gardens

In a career that has stretched lithely across seven decades, Julie Newmar, the early blooming classical pianist and dancer who grew up to be TV's first feloniously feline Catwoman, has earned a Tony Award for her first speaking role on Broadway and received two U.S. patents for pantyhose and brassiere...

Beverlywood low-water redo brings carrots, conversation and cash too

For Jeffrey and Linda Glaser, getting rid of their Beverlywood front lawn was a no-brainer.

'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple

Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches," is a compilation of material from 1941 to 1986.

Gardens full of ideas on show in Mar Vista tour

Mandatory water restrictions may be prompting gardeners to have second thoughts about their thirsty gardens and lawns, but for the homeowners included in the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 25, water conservation is a way of life.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens at Eliot House, a 1910 Tudor

The first thing visitors will notice upon entering the latest Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a historic fireplace framed by emerald green tile. The brilliant wall brightens the dark entryway in a distinctly modern way, yet the Grueby tile is original to the house.

Natural plaster advocates want to reduce cement in construction

It doesn't take much to fall in love with a wall covered in natural plaster. One touch will do it. The surface is smooth as marble but warmer, more welcoming.

Wright to auction Blackman Cruz antiques, curiosities

Wright, the Chicago auction house that specializes in 20th century design, will partner with the Los Angeles design atelier Blackman Cruz to sell nearly 250 items including industrial, primitive and rustic curiosities such as chairs from Al Capone’s Wisconsin hideout, Continental antiques, midcentury...

Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow releases book, talks design

The term "bohemian" is historically a fluid category. Now Los Angeles-based stylist, blogger and design maven Justina Blakeney shares updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview with the publication Wednesday of " The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes " (Stewart, Tabori...

Research and respect go into restoring a John Lautner guesthouse

Although most of us know about architect John Lautner through iconic works such as the circular Chemosphere house or the Silvertop estate, his first official commission in Los Angeles was a modest 600-square-foot guesthouse, a refuge that has the peaceful feeling of a cabin with warm wood...

Descanso showcases its new low-water Center Circle Garden

Descanso Gardens' new Center Circle Garden, which opened Friday in La Cañada Flintridge, proves that water-wise gardens can be high on beauty while low on water and maintenance.

'The Royals': Behaving badly never looked so good

From the Clampett’s Beverly Hills mansion to Lord and Lady Grantham’s pile o’ bricks, aka Downton Abbey, television has inspired house envy in viewers pretty much since its invention. The newest entry, however, puts them all in their place: the behemoth baroque estate...

The fierce angel who tends Amir's Garden in Griffith Park

"These winds are creeping me out," shouted Kristin Sabo as she tended groves of black walnut atop a Griffith Park peak during a mid-March heat wave. ¶As the no-nonsense volunteer caretaker of Amir's Garden, Sabo battles more than unseasonable Santa Ana winds. She terms the 5-acre parcel,...

A chandelier built of bicycle parts? It makes a statement

Artist and designer Carolina Fontoura Alzaga turns unlikely trash into beautiful treasure.

Indoor garden products plant edible crops in the kitchen

Supermarket greens are rarely as tasty as the ones you grow in your garden, which is why a new crop of products looks to offer city dwellers a zero-mile diet by letting them raise their own greens indoors, year-round.

As days get warmer, springtime tables go pastel

As the days get longer and the outdoors beckons, what will you bring to the table? For entertaining, "classic white dishes are always a must," says Beverly Hills party planner Mindy Weiss, "but spring is a great time to really mix up the tabletop with pastel options and darker colors."

Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger

Todd Segal's tiny 1919 Highland Park home — a 624-square-foot cabin that rests on a 7,500-square-foot hillside lot — was inhabited by squatters when he purchased it five years ago.

Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories

Eight years ago, Kathy and Andrew Russell's frontyard was like many of the gardens in their Brentwood neighborhood — monopolized by grass.

L.A. designers debut new work at AD Home Design Show in New York

Nearly a dozen emerging Los Angeles furniture and decor designers will introduce their latest products -- and make their debut -- at Made, an exhibition that is part of the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which is open to the trade and public from Thursday through...

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