| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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),...
| 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’...
| 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...