| 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 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...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Packed with every type of light imaginable — including antique-brass chain pendants, Sputnik sconces and organic-looking wood chandeliers — the first direct-to-consumer Arteriors store, in West Hollywood, is sure to please the lighting-...
| Oct 30, 2013
It is, alas, a feng shui no-no. But when space is at a premium, storing items under the bed can be the key to harmonious living, as long as you keep it organized.
Dawn Falcone, an organizing/design expert based in New York (dawnfalconelifestyles.com),...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Even if you spit, hire a designated driver and plan your route with the efficiency of a mom navigating Costco, there are only so many wineries you can visit in a day. Which is a problem in California, home to nearly 3,000 wineries. Most of them make...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Ray and Charles Eames started their experiments in molded plywood back in the 1940s, but the couple’s famous molded arm and side chairs never were made in anything other than fiberglass or polypropylene because the curves of the seat couldn’...