| Jun 5, 2008
THERE WAS a time when Hallie Holtzman could only imagine sitting at a window, sipping tea, spreading mulberry jam on toast and admiring the scent of sweet peas from the garden of her dreams.
But here she is today, in the morning room of her two-story...
| Oct 27, 2005
THOM and Leslie Beers are possessed, though in no way like Linda Blair or Emily Rose. The couple does not talk in tongues or levitate, but their Sherman Oaks home speaks in an elevated vernacular of its own. An ode to Craftsman and Age of Aquarius arts...
| Jan 31, 2009
Something green and drippy is growing on store shelves. It's the assortment of "green" cleaning products many people are spraying, scrubbing and wiping all over their homes in an attempt to keep things fresh, sanitary -- and environmentally benign.
| Jun 9, 2005
Lunch was long over, the conversation lingered, and Alice's patience was wearing skittishly thin. A girl couldn't wait all afternoon. At last the guest stood from the dining table to leave, but not just yet, please, journalist and photographer Jamie...
| Aug 11, 2005
DAHLIA aficionado Pat Cunningham likes to say he has either 40 years of experience or one year of experience 40 times over. Either way, he has grown hundreds of varieties of the flower in his Manhattan Beach garden and developed his own hybrids, including...
| Oct 5, 2005
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"I keep saying it and saying it and saying it," says John Greenlee, "brown is a color too." As autumn turns the dozens of grasses, sedges and rushes in his Pomona nursery various shades of gold, silver and brown, the leader of the Western meadow...
| Jul 7, 2005
Director Don Roos' "Happy Endings," which arrives in theaters July 15, is not only a picaresque romantic black comedy, but also a valentine to midcentury Los Angeles architecture. "I wanted to capture the Garden of Eden landscape of L.A.," Roos says. "The...
| Oct 6, 2008
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Of course everyone is entitled to an opinionbut you have to be a Bill Gates for that opinion to make it to prime time. Until now.
From a three-story loft on Venices Electric Avenue, Lisa Eisenpresser and a band of couch-sleeping, jeans-wearing, self-...
| Aug 23, 2008
You're an evil genius, bent on world domination. You have a nuclear weapon simmering away in the basement of your underground lair, deep within some Polynesian volcanic island. You still have to eat.
Bring me a sandwich, fool! Hah-hah-hah!
| Jan 31, 2009
Domino publisher Condé Nast announced this week that it was closing the magazine less than four years after its much-heralded launch. The March issue will be Domino's last. Though the publication had quickly gained a devout following with its mix of...
| Nov 22, 2008
Erika Kern is not quite Martha Stewart. The 33-year-old from Bakersfield has, however, stitched up cloth portraits of the domestic diva. Kern has also painted, printed and sewn hundreds of patchwork robots and felt log pillows sold for $45 online -- and...