| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Pocket office: Here's a quick peek at a space-efficient home office set up inside an extra closet....
| May 28, 2012
| 4:34 PM
“Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors,” a new book by Michelle Gringeri-Brown, editor of Atomic Ranch magazine, looks at classic ranch houses adapted to modern living....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Works by British artists Banksy and Damien Hirst were recently on the auction block....
| May 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"Girls" on HBO: "Girls" has delivered plenty of surprises in its first season, not the least of which was the home of Marnie's boyfriend, Charlie, whose Mondrian-inspired studio is a study in how to live efficiently in a very small space....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's been a rough week. A few days ago, at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 6-year-old Jani toppled a food cart and was confined to her room. She slammed her head against the floor, opening a bloody cut that sent her into hysterics. Later, she...
| Apr 29, 2012
If your destination is Bratislava, be prepared for a few questions: Is that in Eastern Europe? (No, it's in Central Europe.)
Capital of Slovenia, right? (Uh, no.)
Where is that? (The last question courtesy of a Customs employee at LAX.)
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ikea Group, the Swedish home goods retailer currently residing in 298 blue-boxed stores in 26 countries, wants to expand. Just don’t rush it.
The company opened 11 new stores in nine countries in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31 – buying the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Thailand’s transgender residents are displeased with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea because of a new ad they say is “disparaging” and “disrespectful” to their way of life.
The commercial — titled “Luem Aeb,&...
| Nov 24, 2012
Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, maybe we can talk about something that is really important: oatmeal.
Let's be specific. What most Americans think of as "oatmeal" is really rolled oats. You know, the stuff that comes in the big cardboard tube...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Backpacking across Europe? Soon, travelers may be able to bunk in budget hotels from Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea.
The owner of Ikea’s intellectual property rights, Inter Ikea, is planning to open at least 100 such lodgings across the...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:29 PM
When Joe Borst bought a run-down 1952 house in Marina del Rey, he and girlfriend Maria Torres hoped to transform the 1,200-square-foot cookie-cutter plan into something that felt larger, more open and modern — a tall order given the limited budget....