| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house?
That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:15 PM
NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies.
The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Retail sales rose 0.2% in July in a slow-but-steady performance that suggests Americans aren't ready to spend enough to kick the economy into a higher gear.
The month-to-month uptick represents the measure's fourth straight gain, the Commerce Department...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin.
The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To cheers and techno music, Electric Run competitors gathered after sunset with glow sticks and neon spandex, fuzzy hats and face paint to run the 5K night course, accompanied by a light show.
"The atmosphere was charged and energetic, and I had a great...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
As one of the superintendents for the $1-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:38 AM
“Warm” and “delicate” are not adjectives commonly associated with concrete, but new lighting and tables from the Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp ask you to reconsider.
Ryan Upton and Airi Isoda, the designers behind Wrk-shp,...
| Apr 28, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Earlier this week we posted one more sign of the American retail recovery, the expansion of the Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Times photographer Allen J. Schaben's shot of the brick wall at the checkout counter prompted us to ask Land of...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Futuristic fabrics and high-tech garments are just one way technology is affecting the fashion landscape. Another, e-commerce, was the topic of discussion at Fashion Digital Los Angeles, a recent day-long conference in Hollywood.
Some 450 registrants...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
SEATTLE — Dan Sligh was on his way to a camping trip with his wife and Navy colleagues when he noticed the oversized truck in front of him on Interstate 5 seemed about four feet too wide on the right side for the bridge they were approaching near...