| May 29, 2010
Poured-in-place concrete walls. Glued, laminated Douglas fir beams. A galvanized steel roof. Architect Ruth Hasell's emphatically modern home in Orange County isn't just a rejection of the phony French castles and wannabe Tuscan villas proliferating in...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Nov 16, 2010
Philip "Flippy" Hoffman, a pioneer of big-wave riding in Hawaii in the 1950s and the co-owner of Mission Viejo-based Hoffman California Fabrics, which supplies printed textiles to the surfwear, quilt and craft industries, has died. He was 80.
| Aug 14, 2011
Denim, a simple, sturdy and relatively inexpensive material, has been associated with manual labor for much of its 200-plus-year history in the United States. But the indigo-dyed cotton fabric has undergone a transformation in the last few decades,...
| Nov 20, 2011
Location: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Off East Coast Highway roughly between Jamboree Road and MacArthur Parkway.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.
Known for: "Overlooking the ocean,...
| Jun 29, 2008
NEXT month, shoppers will be able to walk into H&M and buy a nautical-inspired minidress designed by 21-year-old Beau Fornillos, who created the sporty frock using a computer video game.
Fornillos isn't a professional fashion designer. He built the dress...
| May 13, 2007
The bald and bespectacled Paul "Renetto" Robinett, doing his best full-throated impersonation of Eddie Vedder, strums his way through "Amazing Grace" on a beautiful, custom-made guitar. An instrument-maker in Nashville sent it to him.
| Nov 4, 2009
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Former pro skateboarder Pierre AndrÃ©s Senizergues, founder of the footwear and apparel company Etnies, is designing more than sneakers these days. Senizergues, whose Newport Beach pad was featured as one of our Homes of The Times last year, has teamed...
| Nov 7, 2009
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L.A. street wear brand Blood Is the New Black is celebrating five successful years in the rag trade with an exhibition of works from its artistic collaborators at Junc Gallery. Founder Mitra Khayyam was one of the pioneers of using......
| Nov 18, 2009
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It has been five years since the "Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau" big-wave surfing contest has been held, but organizers are hoping an El NiÃ±o-supercharged winter will provide the necessary conditions for a green light to the prestigious contest.......
| Dec 7, 2009
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*Updated to reflect contest will not be held Monday The largest swell in 10 years is arriving along Hawaii's north-facing beaches, and George Downing, director of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest, probably will give the.......