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  • Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself

    Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself
    Los Angeles-based designer Brendan Ravenhill creates furnishings, lamps and accessories that are surprisingly elegant given that they are driven by manufacturing processes. Ravenhill describes himself as someone who "chases simplicity" in his designs....
  • Mustache or no mustache? It's one of a dad's many stressing questions

    The 'stache might finally have to go. "Who has a mustache anymore?" notes the younger daughter. "I do," I say. The last, worst reason to have a mustache is that everyone else has one, as they did in the 1970s, when I first grew mine. TV detectives,...
  • Kirk Douglas looks back at 60 years of marriage

    In 1953, I was a successful movie star arriving in Paris for the first time. I knew no one and spoke no French. It wouldn't be a problem. Beautiful Parisians might love to be seen with Kirk Douglas, the Hollywood leading man, even though they never...
  • Chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres create tasteful West Coast home

    Chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres create tasteful West Coast home
    With businesses based on two coasts and intensely busy schedules, chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres craved a calming and inspiring environment in their Beverly Hills condominium. They also wanted their West Coast residence, purchased in 2010, to...
  • Catch a whiff of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

    Catch a whiff of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
    The scent of lavender will be in the air June 28 in downtown Ojai as the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival returns to Libbey Park. Vendors will be selling plants, soaps, lotions, art and jewelry. Music, food and speakers on aromatherapy, sustainable...
  • 'No matter what' leads to what matters most

    A 100% match! I did a double-take on the results of my first foray into computer dating. I hadn't made any concessions on what I said I wanted in a man, clearly stating my "musts": Must be Latino, educated and enjoy sports, theater, movies and Frank...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Modern Japanese product design in the spotlight

    Modern Japanese product design in the spotlight
    How to encapsulate a nation through 100 objects? "Japanese Design Today 100," a small but choice touring exhibition sponsored by the Japan Foundation and making its world debut tonight at Perloff Hall at UCLA, attempts to do just that. The free show...
  • Nextdoor, a free social network site, links neighbor to neighbor

    Nextdoor, a free social network site, links neighbor to neighbor
    I had no idea a flasher plagued my Los Feliz neighborhood –– until I joined Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods. I was, in fact, ignorant of considerable activity, all within blocks of me: a rash of car...
  • UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options

    UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options
    Jewish and Muslim student groups at UC San Diego had an idea they could work on together — creating a campus dining spot with both kosher and halal dishes. It was a small but meaningful collaboration amid tensions that have arisen from the...
  • Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space

    Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space
    Garden designer Naomi Sanders was gratified to learn that a recent landscape design she created in Venice was copied by a neighbor. "I feel flattered," she said with a laugh. "It's great when homeowners see something or are inspired by a garden and...