Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches," is a compilation of material from 1941 to 1986.
Mandatory water restrictions may be prompting gardeners to have second thoughts about their thirsty gardens and lawns, but for the homeowners in the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 25, water conservation is a way of life.
The first thing visitors will notice upon entering the latest Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a historic fireplace framed by emerald green tile. The brilliant wall brightens the dark entryway in a distinctly modern way, yet the Grueby tile is original to the house.
The 2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design features an estate designed by Fernand Parmentier in 1910. The home is an eclectic English Tudor combined with Craftsman elements.
It doesn't take much to fall in love with a wall covered in natural plaster. One touch will do it. The surface is smooth as marble but warmer, more welcoming.
A battered painted dresser; an overstuffed sofa covered in faded, flowered fabric; a chipped vase filled with nearly-gone cabbage roses; a light fixture draped in ropes of rock crystal. These design elements are a few of the lasting legacies of Shabby Chic, the home décor empire founded in the...