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  • At Brock Galerie, original condition is in

    Brock Galerie owners Cameron Smith, above left, and Tom Kurthy are not graduates of the refinishing school of modern furniture. "We like to find things in a weathered state and not mess with it," Smith says. "Leaving something in its original condition is...
  • A flair for the whimsical

    A flair for the whimsical
    As children of the Great Depression, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman had modest dreams: They wanted to own their home and decorate it with beautiful things. In 1952, the couple left Detroit to start a mom-and-pop arts studio in Culver City, and in the...
  • Helsinki, Finland's Modern approach to design

    Helsinki, Finland "I'd prefer to face indoors," I said to my friends Christopher and Dirk, who had taken me out for dinner on my first night in Finland's capital last October. We were about to be seated at Lasipalatsi, the "glass palace" restaurant....
  • 'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg

    'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg
    Conversations With Frank Gehry Barbara Isenberg Alfred A. Knopf: 352 pp., $40 My hopes, I'll admit, were not especially high for "Conversations With Frank Gehry," Barbara Isenberg's collection of recent interviews with the architect. Particularly in...
  • Vintage that's worth the toil

    Vintage that's worth the toil
    IN the eyes of furniture restorer Denise Karger, no vintage flea market find is too far gone for a 21st century revival. Her advice for that Alvar Aalto armchair you scored at the Rose Bowl? "Refurbish it the right way," says Karger, who has run...
  • Plus-size furniture grows with America's girth

    Plus-size furniture grows with America's girth
    It can be a bit delicate to ask a furniture shopper: "Oh, sir, um, maybe, ah, you'd like to see something a bit, hmmm, sturdier?" We are, as a people, as a sitting-in-chairs public, big. Bigger than we ought to be, health authorities frequently tell us....