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  • Online retailer One Kings Lane closes Hunters Alley
    Online retailer One Kings Lane closes Hunters Alley

    Hunters Alley, the stylish sister site of One Kings Lane, the online home décor retailer, has closed just shy of its six-month mark. The closing of the site -- surprising to many online shopping enthusiasts and design insiders -- was part of a larger corporate restructuring at One Kings...

  • 5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity
    5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity

    As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you won't see any designer...

  • Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself
    Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself

    The designer, known for his industrial-looking pieces, is fascinated by manufacturing processes. He will speak as part of Dwell on Design and the Los Angeles Design Festival.

  • HD Buttercup to open third showroom, in Orange County
    HD Buttercup to open third showroom, in Orange County

    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.

  • Crowd-funding helps designers stand up, start up and sell
    Crowd-funding helps designers stand up, start up and sell

    At 6 feet, 3 inches, Sam Carmichael was more comfortable standing than sitting at his office desk. But his standing desk broke soon after he got it, and higher-quality versions cost thousands. So after Carmichael became a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he collaborated with...

  • Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off with tours and party Friday
    Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off with tours and party Friday

    Design fans will want to take the afternoon off Friday as the Los Angeles Design Festival offers the first of its three "Design Hooky" self-guided tour days, part of a two-week-long celebration of design in Los Angeles.

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