| 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...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Surprisingly, little has changed at the Eames House since 1949, when Charles and Ray Eames designed their Pacific Palisades home and studio as a model of affordable modern living. Most of the objects they lived with remain in place at the two-part,...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Landscape designer Jay Griffith believes in reinvention — in life and in the garden. “I love recycling,” he said, referring to his preference for rescued plants, reclaimed concrete, repurposed lumber and castoffs from commercial sites,...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A drive along Angus Street in hilly Silver Lake requires navigating a gantlet of buckled concrete slabs and dirt-filled cracks.
But on South Seabluff Drive in Playa Vista the ride is smooth, the pavement is black and you can smell the fresh asphalt....
| 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.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bow & Truss, the new North Hollywood restaurant and lounge, has some key design elements with high visual impact that diners just might want to bring home....
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Architect Douglas Ewing helps a Pasadena family restore an oddity in the canon of Craftsman design: A 1909 Arts and Crafts house with log chalet flourishes....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Tile maker Walker Zanger offers FSC-certified wood tiles...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The Rose lily: For flower lovers who thought the traditional white Easter lily had run its course as a holiday hostess gift, the lily world is introducing a hot new hybrid this year: the Rose lily....