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  • Leather floors have luxury, recycled style

    Leather floors have luxury, recycled style
    Do you believe in reincarnation? It's possible that your discarded leather belts from a few seasons ago could find new life under your feet. Leather products of all sorts are being repurposed into sleek, exotic flooring. Both tiles and planks can be...
  • Tuscany in winter brings shivers of delight

    I was feeling lucky. That was my excuse for going to Siena in the dead of winter, when Tuscany is generally cold and rainy. But rules -- including those that govern the weather -- were made to be broken in Italy, I've found. In Rome, you can wake up...
  • Renovated Holy Name shines in debut mass

    For the last two years, Bob Rigali Sr. and his five children have poured their collective heart and soul into renovating Holy Name Cathedral. For more than a century, generations of the Rigali family have contributed to Chicago's Catholic landscape,...
  • 'The Blind Side'

    Sandra Bullock retrieves much of the career momentum that "The Proposal" gave her and that "All About Steve" threatened to kill with "The Blind Side," a surprisingly smart and moving drama about a Memphis steel magnolia who doesn't truly bloom until she...
  • Midcentury lovers: Make room for chintz and needlepoint

    Midcentury lovers: Make room for chintz and needlepoint
    The winds of change are blowing, and if you are lucky you might get ahead of the next trend by taking your grandmother to tea and smiling sweetly. Mark my words, chintz, brown furniture and handmade pieces are back. We have been on a midcentury bender....
  • 'Top Design': triathlon

     
    Guest blogger Karen Shih is back and excited that, finally, the designers are NOT working in teams on Top Design:Finally, an individual challenge! But it's not designing a room … it's a design triathlon, and the winner of each part......
  • 'Top Design' season finale: And the winner is ...

     
    Guest blogger Karen Shih files her last Top Design recap. Thanks for writing, Karen!It's the season finale! After 10 weeks, it has come down to Nathan (not surprising), Preston (kind of surprising, given his start) and Ondine (where did she......
  • Metropolitan Home magazine closes

     
    The publisher of Metropolitan Home announced this morning it was shutting down the magazine and laying off the staff. The December issue will be Met Home's last. Hachette Filipacchi Media said it will focus on its other shelter title, Elle Decor, which...
  • Gifts for wine lovers: Wine books of 2009

     
    To accom pany a story on wine gifts for the holidays that appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the L.A. Times' Food Section, I’d like to recommend a few that don’t involve uncorking a thing: Just open and turn......
  • L'Oreal hosts a luncheon with Diane Keaton at Mr. Chow's

     
    "It's a good day anyway, but it's a great day because of this jacket," joked Diane Keaton, modeling her newest wardrobe addition, a form-fitting black leather Rick Owens jacket. "L'Oreal bought this for me -- isn't that amazing?" The actress......
  • Carlos Mota's last-minute Easter flower arrangement

     
    Aspiring flower arrangers, get psyched. Carlos Mota, editor at large for Elle Decor, has a book called "Flower Cheap and Chic" coming out in May and the arrangements are easy, smart, and look fantastic. We'll take a look at Mota's book closer to its...