| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:29 AM
If anyone thinks the old-school catalog is dead, try Googling the frenzy that is the Ikea 2014 catalog. The annual showcase of flat-pack splendor has become its own retail event. The company is releasing its free 2014 Ikea catalog app Thursday and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:01 PM
"Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still" (PBS, Friday). My tears having overrun every cup in the cabinet upon the recent cancellation of "Bunheads," I turn with relief and excitement to this documentary bouquet on the famed western Massachusetts...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word “minimal” underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled “...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...
| May 16, 2013
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years.
When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:50 AM
With condo buildings sprouting from vacant lots and talk of lifting height restrictions on its high-rises, Hollywood offers one of the best illustrations of Los Angeles' push toward population density. In the heart of this quickly changing neighborhood,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Looking for kitchen design ideas? Start here. L.A. at Home has been developing Home Inspiration galleries where you can see what Southern Californians have done in their new homes and in their remodeling -- from custom cabinetry to Ikea installations,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Ikea’s 87-year-old founder is slowly letting go of the reins at his company as his youngest son steps into a major board position within the Swedish furniture giant.
Ingvar Kamprad, who launched the business 70 years ago in a small Swedish...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Kmart’s woes — sliding sales, worried investors — would make any retailer want to curse. But as it turns out, the discounter’s dirty mouth may prove to be a saving grace.
The chain, which has a bit of a fuddy-duddy reputation,...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Cinemark Holdings Inc., the nation's third-largest theater chain, is bulking up in Los Angeles County with plans to open a multiplex at the SouthBay Pavilion shopping mall in Carson.
Vintage Real Estate, which owns and manages SouthBay Pavilion, said it...