| Apr 19, 2009
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...
| Nov 30, 2008
Jorn Utzon, the Danish architect whose eye-catching, nautically inspired design for the Sydney Opera House overcame a series of controversies surrounding its budget and acoustics to become one of the most recognizable landmarks of the 20th century,...
| Jan 3, 2009
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...
| Nov 2, 2006
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...
| Mar 28, 2009
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...