| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Los Angeles-based sustainable furnishings retailer Cisco Home, which recently opened showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto, moved south this week, opening a new, 8,000 square-foot showroom at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.
| Jun 27, 2014
Design Within Reach has taken its Eames chairs and Saarinen tables to a spacious new studio meant to make customers feel right at home.
The 17,000-square-foot shop along the North and Clybourn shopping corridor at 755 W. North Ave. had a soft opening...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
HD Buttercup, the cavernous home furnishings mecca with locations in Culver City and San Francisco, has announced it will open a third location, at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa in October.
The 40,000-square-foot showroom will be designed...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The iconic Eames molded fiberglass shell chair returns to vintage form as Herman Miller unveils a sustainable version of the 1950 chair that is made from recyclable fiberglass.
Herman Miller discontinued the popular shell chair during the 1980s due to...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
| Mar 8, 2014
A slab of monkeypod wood with a bronze heart embedded in its surface hangs from the ceiling by two lengths of white-and-pale-gold marine rope at Creative Registry. Festooned from the rope are frothy tassels and braided Mylar — all the components...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), which sold 86% of the nearly 400 lots offered in its Sunday sale, reported the highest total in its 22-year history Monday, realizing $5.12 million in sales, including commissions.
The surprise of the show was the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Framing and arranging photographs shouldn't be overwhelming, says Los Angeles interior designer Erinn Valencich.
To prove her point, Valencich often frames photos herself using inexpensive frames from Aaron Brothers and arts and craft stores such as...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:22 AM
The new Melrose Avenue location of Design Within Reach -- a retailer known for stocking iconic pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Isamu Noguchi -- offers more than just classics.
Spread out over 10,000 square feet, the airy, two-story...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For a decade, while traveling to perform in concerts, Moby was looking for a new place to call home. His longtime city of choice, New York, had become so gentrified and expensive that artists — his spiritual kin — were being driven out.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Celebrated for his more-is-more interior designs, Hollywood legend Tony Duquette (1914-99) was, fittingly, more of a Renaissance man. He not only decorated the homes of Mary Pickford, Elizabeth Arden, J. Paul Getty and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but...