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  • Furniture-making unplugged

    Furniture-making unplugged
    There is an edge to hand-cut wood, a sharp line on curves that you can see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. Master craftsman Patrice Pinaquy calls it "crispness." You can witness it in Louis XIV furniture, its fleur-de-lis and sunbursts...
  • American art collectors ripe for study

    American art collectors ripe for study
    Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
  • Gardening club and Dominguez Rancho Adobe enjoy a prickly relationship

    It was a Sunday afternoon in 1974 when a black-suited Claretian missionary known as Father Pat walked into the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Cactus Club looking to make a deal. Turn the sunny dirt patch next to his home at Dominguez Rancho Adobe into...
  • Fortress-like home protects 85-year-old details

    Fortress-like home protects 85-year-old details
    George Washington Smith made his name creating Spanish Colonial Revival mansions in Montecito and Santa Barbara from 1917 to 1930, but the Pennsylvania-born architect and painter also left his mark on Beverly Hills, Pasadena and San Marino. The Osthoff...
  • Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'

    Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'
    Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
  • Frances Brody estate sells for $14.8 million

    Frances Brody estate sells for $14.8 million
    The Brody Estate in Holmby Hills has sold for $14,888,000. The proceeds from the sale of the A. Quincy Jones house will go to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. In mid-November, the Huntington received a gift...
  • Around & About

    CLASSES Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose...
  • Housing crisis hasn't touched San Marino

    Housing crisis hasn't touched San Marino
    With its wide tree-lined streets and stately mansions set on manicured lawns, San Marino has long boasted the best property values in the San Gabriel Valley. Now it has a new claim to fame: It's the Southland's only wealthy residential community that...
  • Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist

    Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist
    As a leading contemporary ceramic artist, Elsa Rady created elegantly simple porcelain vessels and often controlled how they were presented by bolting the refined pieces into place. "She really forged her own path and became a force," said Jo Lauria,...
  • Datebook: Events, classes, exhibits in the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 50 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions, no frivolous links, please. L.A....
  • Datebook: Events, classes, exhibits for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. L....