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  • On the Road pop-up events make splash for young architects and artists

    On the Road pop-up events make splash for young architects and artists
    One sunny Palm Springs weekend in February, what looked like an epic pool party — two days of follies — was underway at the midcentury getaway the Amado. A 12-foot-diameter wire-frame beach ball rolled down the hotel roof and splashed into...
  • Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop

    Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop
    Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...
  • Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought

    Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought
    "This is the irony," mused homeowner Richard Turner as he looked over the newly installed and remarkably realistic-looking artificial lawn in his mid-Wilshire frontyard. "We grow grass to make the illusion that we don't live in a desert. Here I am,...
  • How to keep roses healthy during a drought

    How to keep roses healthy during a drought
    Southern California may be in the midst of a drought, but that doesn't mean your roses have to go. "Roses are sustainable," says Linda McKendry, a Hidden Hills-based garden designer who specializes in rose gardens. "Historically in California, you'll find...
  • What it takes to be a good friend

    What it takes to be a good friend
    Friends. Some just drift away, tethered to us only by the occasional Christmas card or graduation announcement. Others stick. Jack sticks. A distant friend my first year in college, he rescued me when I forgot to renew my dorm contract after sophomore...
  • Homes away from home

    Homes away from home
    From a modern farmhouse-style home to a Cape Cod-inspired beach cottage, local residents toured nearly every popular style of home in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Thursday morning. Eight Costa Mesa and Newport Beach homes opened up to women —...
  • Trivia night ends with the right answer: Irene

    I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in...
  • L.A. home decor firms head to New York for NYCxDesign

    L.A. home decor firms head to New York for NYCxDesign
    Though Los Angeles hosts numerous design events throughout the year, dozens of Southern California home decor manufacturers hoping to make a national and global impact have headed east this weekend to show their work during NYCxDesign. The annual event,...
  • A house where come-and-go is a constant and it snows wiffle balls

    There are still signs of life in this old house. The basketball nesting in the sunny new mums. The scratches the dog leaves on the front door, where he paws to get in every time someone starts to cook bacon. In the bathroom, there is toothpaste where...
  • Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center

    Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center
    Six private Silver Lake-area homes designed by R.M. Schindler and rarely open to the public are being featured in a May 18 tour benefiting the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. A highlight of the tour is the redwood-and-concrete How House, which...
  • Business profile: Calico

    Business profile: Calico
    Name: Peter Guercio Age: 48 Hometown: Chicago Name of business: Calico, Deerfield Describe what you do: Interior design retailer selling and designing high-end luxury fabrics, window treatments, bedding and furniture. What sets you apart from...