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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Carlton Abbott: A Lifetime of Art & Work

    Carlton Abbott: A Lifetime of Art & Work
    After nearly 90 award-winning structures and dozens of solo art shows, Williamsburg architect and artist Carlton Abbott has carved out a commanding reputation. Few talents can match the breadth of his work, which ranges from accomplished drawing, painting...
  • From the Archives: From the ashes, new blooms rise

    From the Archives: From the ashes, new blooms rise
    ALPINE, CALIF. -- When Keli and Dan Cadenhead came home from dinner that Saturday in October 2003, the sky north of their hilltop house was glowing orange. They watched all night as the light intensified, filled the horizon, finally reared its flaming...
  • Home/Fashion Schedule beginning Oct. 12, 2009

    Oct. 12 2/3 cover centerpiece: tc-home-black-1012-1018 (TRIB) black walls are the latest trend, QA with House Beautiful editor Stephen Drucker, tips from Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan on how to DIY black 3x6 cover: sub LAT twist...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...
  • Doing right by Wright too costly

    Depending on whom you asked in 1952, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Avery Coonley estate in Riverside was an aging landmark or a developer's gold mine. But to Carolyn Howlett and her husband, both driven artists who admired Wright's flair, it looked...
  • Modernism, take 2: tweaking the cliché

    When people think of Palm Springs, says Mark Davis, owner of the city's first store devoted to midcentury Modernism, they picture a butterfly roof house, a rock fireplace, the classic 1956 Eames lounge chair, the Nelson bubble lamps. What they no...
  • The prestigious palette

    The prestigious palette
    Wine snobs, step aside: There's a new breed of aesthetes who believe that a bottle of rosé is a bottle of rosé, but a can of Sydney Harbour "La Vie En Rose" is intoxicating. These are the enthusiasts who get high on the color, clarity and depth of...
  • Cathedral Embodies Spiritual Journey

    Cathedral Embodies Spiritual Journey
    Austere and slightly atavistic in its mysticism, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a landmark of remarkable architectural intelligence. Designed by the Spanish firm Jose Rafael Moneo Architects, with Los Angeles-based Leo A Daly Architects,...
  • Pure folly? Precisely

    Pure folly? Precisely
    Richard SHAPIRO'S folly began, as many great things do, with the smallest of ambitions. Though the modern art collector and antiques dealer already had seven fireplaces in his 1920s Holmby Hills villa, he wanted an outdoor hearth. A place, he recalls,...