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  • 'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg

    'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg
    Conversations With Frank Gehry Barbara Isenberg Alfred A. Knopf: 352 pp., $40 My hopes, I'll admit, were not especially high for "Conversations With Frank Gehry," Barbara Isenberg's collection of recent interviews with the architect. Particularly in...
  • A flair for the whimsical

    A flair for the whimsical
    As children of the Great Depression, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman had modest dreams: They wanted to own their home and decorate it with beautiful things. In 1952, the couple left Detroit to start a mom-and-pop arts studio in Culver City, and in the...
  • ICFF 2010: A touch of craft, a hint of folk

     
    Malene Barnett's Mehndi rug was just one example of global folk, craft and traditional arts interpreted into home designs for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which ended Tuesday in New York. Barnett said her woolen silk rug was inspired...
  • The Deal: Outdoor furniture 60% to 80% off at Restoration Hardware and Grandin Road

     
    It's that time: Just when you aren't thinking about outdoor furniture, it goes on sale. Right now, major catalog and online retailers are offering sharp-looking pieces at sharply reduced prices. Take the St. Barts lounge chair, above, on Restoration...
  • The Deal: Alvar Aalto pendants 20% off at YLighting

     
    YLighting is offering 20% off select Artek pendant lights by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto through Dec. 31. The styles pictured here: the A330S Golden Bell pendant light, shown in brass and white at far left; the A110 pendant, shaped like......
  • Vintage that's worth the toil

    Vintage that's worth the toil
    IN the eyes of furniture restorer Denise Karger, no vintage flea market find is too far gone for a 21st century revival. Her advice for that Alvar Aalto armchair you scored at the Rose Bowl? "Refurbish it the right way," says Karger, who has run...