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  • RCH Studios opens notNeutral store in Old Town Pasadena

     RCH Studios opens notNeutral store in Old Town Pasadena
    NotNeutral, the product design division of Rios Clementi Hale Studios — the architecture and design firm known for projects such as Grand Park and Bergamot Station Arts Center — plans to open its third location Friday in the One Colorado...
  • Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more

    Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more
    Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their Westlake Village home made them lament winter, the season of muddied paws, in 2012. "I remember thinking that it would be great if we had a mud room for the...
  • An inadvertent masterwork turns 31 (or 29)

    She is turning 31 and is full of blarney, with a flash of summer lightning in the eyes. On the way to her birthday bash, she notes that Santa Monica is a dangerous mix of tourists and locals — too slow and too fast — making driving here...
  • A Marine inspires a faithfulness to serve others

    I preferred thick-crust pizza and ending my meals on a sweet note — not flushing down a gluten-free dinner with a green tea smoothie. After making a new home in Southern California, I felt inferior, with all the healthful food choices here and the...
  • Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

    Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday
    The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at...
  • Setting your own design trends

    Unless you're a builder, it's not easy to personally create a house that will embody current design trends. In fact, if you had those construction and design skills, you might be more inclined to create something more trendsetting than trend following....
  • West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition

     West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition
    When California Midcentury Modernism confronts its Eastern Bloc Cold War counterpart, are they really so very different? "Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design From East and West in One Context," which opens...
  • 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...
  • Connection to the land defines Rancho Mission Viejo 'agrihood'

    Connection to the land defines Rancho Mission Viejo 'agrihood'
    "I had only one tomato plant," recalled Stan Sokolove of the window garden he maintained in his former San Diego high-rise apartment. Last year, he and his wife moved to Rancho Mission Viejo's Sendero village, a new agrarian-oriented residential...
  • From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena

    From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena
    Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit...
  • Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake

    Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake
    Not every century-old tree has its own Facebook and Yelp pages –– not to mention a short documentary. A stately sycamore along West Silver Lake Drive attained that status after 30 vintage chandeliers were strung among its branches....