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  • Modernizing her Ps and Qs: Calligrapher Molly Suber Thorpe
    Modernizing her Ps and Qs: Calligrapher Molly Suber Thorpe

    A new generation is discovering calligraphy, thanks to Molly Suber Thorpe's modern approach. And it's jumped from wedding invites to chalkboards, planters, wine glass charms and even snail mail.

  • Sophisticated Robert Kuo designs on display at Pacific Design Center
    Sophisticated Robert Kuo designs on display at Pacific Design Center

    Robert Kuo is a designer for all ages. Marrying ancient Chinese motifs and crafts including enamel cloisonne, lacquer work and hammered copper repousse with sleek modern forms, he has consistently redefined contemporary art furniture and accessories since opening his namesake West Hollywood...

  • The house that home-makeover shows built
    The house that home-makeover shows built

    When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom "Home Improvement"...

  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers" and several other HGTV shows...

  • If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive
    If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive

    Are you struggling to sell your house? Did you have a renovation nightmare? Does your dwelling have its own story to tell?

  • New candle lines add a glow of inspiration
    New candle lines add a glow of inspiration

    Candles that are for enjoying classical music or are shaped by rushing water. Fragrances that encourage guests to linger or scents designed as tributes to the men in our lives. New L.A.-based entrants in the field of home fragrances are differentiating themselves through distinctive...

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